Crime

Corozal police bust seven pounds of weed

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017. 11:45 a.m. CST.   By BBN Staff: According to police reports, yesterday around 3:00 p.m., Corozal police were on mobile patrol on the…

Bandits make off with $1,800 in highway robbery

Bandits make off with $1,800 in highway robbery

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017. 11:45 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Ernesto Blanco, 42, a truck driver for Lucas Gas station of Bella Vista village, Toledo reported that…

Police investigating fake $100 bill paid to BEL

Police investigating fake $100 bill paid to BEL

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017. 11:33 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Yesterday around 11:30 a.m., 21-year-old Ari Smith, a cashier at Belize Electricity Limited, Belize City reported that…

Two adults and 2 minors busted with gun and ammo in San Pedro

Two adults and 2 minors busted with gun and ammo in San Pedro

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017. 2:48 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Yesterday around 3:30 p.m., police conducted a search in a wooden bungalow house located in the San Mateo area…

Two men arrested in Belize City for drug trafficking 2033 kg of weed

Two men arrested in Belize City for drug trafficking 2033 kg of weed

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017. 2:41 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: According to police reports, yesterday around 11:50 am, while police were conducting patrol on Louise Bevans Street, Belize City,…

$10,000 reward to capture Felix Ayuso’s killer

$10,000 reward to capture Felix Ayuso’s killer

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017. 11:11 a.m.CST. By BBN Staff: The person accused of murdering San Pedro resident Felix Ayuso, 28-year-old Vildo Westby is at large and police…

Man fined over $10,000 for little more than a pound of weed

Man fined over $10,000 for little more than a pound of weed

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017. 11:01 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A man busted with more than a half kilo of weed has been given until next March…

Esperanza man missing

Esperanza man missing

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017. 10:41 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Yesterday, 46-year-old Elberta Velasquez of Esperanza village reported that on Sunday, July 9 at about 8:15 p.m.…

Still no signs of Mark Pollard

Still no signs of Mark Pollard

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017. 10:20 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Mark Pollard has been missing for 17 days and there is still no sign of him. The…

Elderly Cowpen villager dies in traffic accident

Elderly Cowpen villager dies in traffic accident

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017.  9:30 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: According to police reports, Ernesto Cadle, 48, a taxi driver of Cowpen village reported about 7:00 last…

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US Embassy donates USD $217,000 in supplies to National NEMO Warehouse

US Embassy donates USD $217,000 in supplies to National NEMO Warehouse

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017. 3:36 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: On July 19, U.S.…

ComPol on why police have not investigated Immigration scandal

ComPol on why police have not investigated Immigration scandal

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017. 11:33 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: At yesterday’s senate hearings,…

New May Pen bridge inaugurated

New May Pen bridge inaugurated

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017. 11:18 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A new bridge on…

Belize Diabetes Association of New York completed Annual Foot Care Mission to Belize

Belize Diabetes Association of New York completed Annual Foot Care Mission to Belize

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017. 5:19 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Belize Diabetes Association…

COMPOL unsure of immigration security clearances

COMPOL unsure of immigration security clearances

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017. 5:19 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belize’s Commissioner of Police,…

COMPOL says he did not do anything wrong

COMPOL says he did not do anything wrong

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017. 5:19 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Compol Whylie was asked…

Pueblo Viejo & Conejo Creek get new water system

Pueblo Viejo & Conejo Creek get new water system

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017. 2:11 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Government of Belize…

Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program being hosted in Belize

Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program being hosted in Belize

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017. 10:10 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The 2016 cohort of…

Belizean successfully completes World Customs Organization Career Development Program

Belizean successfully completes World Customs Organization Career Development Program

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017. 8:36 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The 2016/2017 World Customs…

Toledo man charged for Bangladeshi national’s murder

Toledo man charged for Bangladeshi national’s murder

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017. 9:12 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Yesterday, Juan Choc, 23,…

Motorcyclist knocked dead by Independence

Motorcyclist knocked dead by Independence

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017. 8:50 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Our newsroom has just…

Belizean children to participate in CODICADER

Belizean children to participate in CODICADER

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017. 8:00 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The National Sports Council…

New song and video promotes upcoming World Youth Conference

New song and video promotes upcoming World Youth Conference

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017. 7:03 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Department of Youth…

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IDB group steps up its support for Belizean public and private sectors

IDB group steps up its support for Belizean public and private sectors

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017. 5:19 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A Business Forum organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group and the Belize Chamber of Commerce…

Belize – The Financial and Economic Gurus

Belize – The Financial and Economic Gurus

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017. 2:13 p.m. CST. By Richard Harrison: Belize will celebrate its 36th anniversary of Independence this September 21, 2017. The country has been governed…

ASR Group to combat incoming sugar industry issues with productivity

ASR Group to combat incoming sugar industry issues with productivity

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017. 9:18 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The American Sugar Refineries (ASR) Group, owners of Belize Sugar Industries (BSI), is planning on using increased…

Optimism in the Citrus Industry, says Ministry of Agriculture

Optimism in the Citrus Industry, says Ministry of Agriculture

Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017. 1:45 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: On Monday, July 10th, 2017, a meeting was held at the Conference Room of the Ministry of…

Tourism industry continues to grow

Tourism industry continues to grow

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017. 4:21 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belize continues to attract increasing amounts of tourists, according to the latest overnight visitor statistics from the…

Belize Bank upgrades frustrating customers

Belize Bank upgrades frustrating customers

Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017. 9:08 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Many Belizean account holders of Belize Bank Ltd. have been complaining on social media about the new…

Record amount of sugar with less cane; 2017/2018 sugar crop closes

Record amount of sugar with less cane; 2017/2018 sugar crop closes

Posted: Friday, July 7, 2017. 6:01 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The 2017/2018 Sugar crop, ended with the month of June, and American Sugar Refineries/Belize Sugar Industries (ASR/BSI)…

Premium fuel now $10.97 per gallon

Premium fuel now $10.97 per gallon

Posted: Wednesday, July 5, 2017. 9:11 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belizean motorists continue to feel pressure at the pump with the ever increasing costs of fuel although…

Politics

Ministry of Housing advises public to beware of scam artists

Ministry of Housing advises public to beware of scam artists

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017. 3:36 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, today, issued a…

PUP suggests Mayor Bradley may be unhappy with UDP

PUP suggests Mayor Bradley may be unhappy with UDP

Posted: Tuesday, july 18, 2017. 10:49 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: People’s United Party (PUP) Leader John Briecno, in an interview with…

Will Mayor Bradley seek re-election?

Will Mayor Bradley seek re-election?

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017. 8:18 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Our newsroom has confirmed that two term Belize City Mayor,…

Mayor Bradley making way for new Mayoral candidates?

Mayor Bradley making way for new Mayoral candidates?

Posted: Saturday, July 15th, 2017. 11:46 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:  The Amandala Newspaper is reporting that two sitting Belize City…

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Investigate a robbery, Find a body

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017. 1:58 p.m. CST. By Lisa Shoman: Yesterday, Commissioner of Police and former CEO in the Ministry of National Security, Allan Whylie went…

Entertainment

Atlantic Bank Ltd. donates $5,000 to Verge of Umbra

Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017. 9:06 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: In April, Verge of Umbra, a Belizean metal Group won the Central American metal competition in…

Education

Gateway Youth Center summer camp 2017

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017. 9:20 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Gateway Youth Center is partnering with leading NGOs, businesses and government agencies to start a…

Living

Fake Vicks in Belize

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017. 11:23 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Office of the Director of Health Services informed the Belizean public that the issue of…