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Corozal police find weed, gun, and ammo

Corozal police find weed, gun, and ammo

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017. 1:08 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Yesterday, police visited the residence of David Salvador Samos of Altamira area, Corozal Town; however, he was not…

Orange Walk retiree missing

Orange Walk retiree missing

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017. 1:08 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Reymunda Wright,59 of #3 Barbados Street, Orange Walk Town reported to police that yesterday evening around 5,…

Bowen & Bowen robbed of $25K

Bowen & Bowen robbed of $25K

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017. 1:08 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The warehouse manager for Bowen and Bowen Distribution Center located at #1 Slaughter House Road, Belize City…

Stolen Hilux still in Guatemala

Stolen Hilux still in Guatemala

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017. 10:33 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Last Friday, a Toyota Hilux was stolen from a mechanic shop in San Ignacio. According to police…

Police detains ganja farmer in Cotton Tree

Police detains ganja farmer in Cotton Tree

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017. 2:53 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A farmer of Cotton Tree Village, Cayo District has been detained by police. According to reports, yesterday…

Belize City man busted with weed

Belize City man busted with weed

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017. 9:27 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Last night, police conducted a search with a warrant at the home of David Hauze on Aloe…

Body found in Belmopan

Body found in Belmopan

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 6:25 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: According to reports, the lifeless body of a man was found behind his house this evening in…

Jafari Castro arraigned in Belize City

Jafari Castro arraigned in Belize City

  Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 4:56 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Today, 21-year-old Jafari Castro, son of Transport Minister Edmond Castro, was arraigned in the Belize City…

Man charged for robbery at Caribbean Tire

Man charged for robbery at Caribbean Tire

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 2:54 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Today in San Ignacio town, Oscar Gomez,22, a truck driver of Billy White Village, Cayo District was…

Custom officer guns down alleged contrabandista

Custom officer guns down alleged contrabandista

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 1:12 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A contrabandista refusing to peacefully surrender his goods to Custom officials was gunned down yesterday. According to…

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National Evangelical Association of Belize disagrees with GOB intent and steps in decriminalizing marijuana

National Evangelical Association of Belize disagrees with GOB intent and steps in decriminalizing marijuana

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017. 4:09 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff:  The National Evangelical Association…

GOB Officially announces Legislation on Indefinite Moratorium on Offshore Oil Exploration

GOB Officially announces Legislation on Indefinite Moratorium on Offshore Oil Exploration

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017. 2:41 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Today, in the sitting…

NEMO trains public officers in Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis

NEMO trains public officers in Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017. 2:35 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Yesterday, a number of…

Goldson House teams up with BCVI for 3 day Summer Camp

Goldson House teams up with BCVI for 3 day Summer Camp

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017. 2:35 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The National Institute of…

Former Harlem Globetrotter, Melvin Adams, in Belize for charity event

Former Harlem Globetrotter, Melvin Adams, in Belize for charity event

Posted: Thursday. August 17, 2017. 6:29 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Former Harlem Globetrotter, Melvin…

Belmopan police and traffic officials meet to discuss traffic management

Belmopan police and traffic officials meet to discuss traffic management

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017. 3:05 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Today, members from the…

Belizean scientist authors groundbreaking new study on hair loss treatment

Belizean scientist authors groundbreaking new study on hair loss treatment

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017. 1:17 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Aimee Flores, a Belizean…

BTIA Cayo invites you to its Cocktail Party

BTIA Cayo invites you to its Cocktail Party

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017. 9:27 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Belize Tourism Industry…

GOB to decriminalize marijuana?

GOB to decriminalize marijuana?

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 6:38 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belizeans at home and…

Six Corozal students get scholarships

Six Corozal students get scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 5:47 p.m. CST.  By BBN Staff: Six students from the…

Retired NBA Star is in Belize

Retired NBA Star is in Belize

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 4:39 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Retired American basketball player,…

Caribbean Association of Pharmacists holds AGM in Belize

Caribbean Association of Pharmacists holds AGM in Belize

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 1:43 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Pharmacists Association of…

Garifuna groups express outrage over Eldred Neal reinstatement

Garifuna groups express outrage over Eldred Neal reinstatement

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 1:16 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Three Garifuna groups within…

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Gas prices going up again

Gas prices going up again

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017. 8:39 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Today, the Belize Bureau of Standards announced that effective midnight tonight, Regular gas is going up by…

IDB blog makes recommendations on how Belize can improve juvenile justice

IDB blog makes recommendations on how Belize can improve juvenile justice

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017. 8:47 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Sin Medios, a blog operated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has commended Belize’s approach to dealing…

Belize financial regulator warns of bogus securities company

Belize financial regulator warns of bogus securities company

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017. 4:24 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The International Financial Services Commission (IFSC), Belize’s financial regulator, has issued a warning regarding Trine Markets Group…

New Belize e-commerce site, Chompati, now live

New Belize e-commerce site, Chompati, now live

Posted: Sunday, August 6, 2017. 6:17 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Chompati, a new e-commerce website connecting businesses and business people all across Belize, has now been launched,…

Cost of living inches up slightly for June

Cost of living inches up slightly for June

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017. 8:13 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belizean households paid an average of 60 cents more for goods and services for the month of…

Sugar drives export increase for first half of 2017

Sugar drives export increase for first half of 2017

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017. 8:13 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The sugar industry was Belize’s single largest revenue earning export for the first half of 2017, contributing…

NCL called out for exploiting Big Red on Harvest Caye

NCL called out for exploiting Big Red on Harvest Caye

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017. 3:39 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: One Green Planet, the largest publishing platform on eco-sustainability, in a recent post condemned Norwegian Cruise Line…

More flight routes from Canada to Belize and Mexico

More flight routes from Canada to Belize and Mexico

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017. 8:28 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: WestJet has just announced new flights to Mexico and Belize. Those flights leaving from Calgary, Edmonton and…

Politics

Julius walks out

Julius walks out

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017. 12:53 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Member for Cayo South, Julius Expat has walked out of…

Fort George Area Rep calls for Re registration

Fort George Area Rep calls for Re registration

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017. 12:53 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Former Prime Minister of Belize and Fort George area representative,…

Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural development relocating office

Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural development relocating office

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017. 2:53 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Labour, Local Government & Rural Development (Belmopan…

Foreign Ministerial Bull

Foreign Ministerial Bull

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017. 2:41 p.m. CST. By Lisa Shoman:   Two years ago, I accompanied over a hundred Belizeans…

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Belize~ Decriminalization of Marijuana

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017. 11:25 a.m. CST. By Richard Harrison:  Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant…

Entertainment

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 Services (DYS) held a launching today for the song and music video…

Education

Special-Ed student graduates in Stann Creek district

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017. 9:31 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Special Education student Reynaldo Pop graduated last Thursday from United Community Roman Catholic School in San…

Living

Heart disease and murder, the leading causes of death in Belize

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017. 9:04 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:  The Central Health Region has released very troubling information. According to its latest data, the leading…