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Drunk driver kills 7 year-old girl in road traffic accident

Drunk driver kills 7 year-old girl in road traffic accident

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017. 10:21 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:Sometime before 7 last night,  6-year-old Ashanti Pollard was walking along with her mother 42-year-old, Dawn Swasey. While…

13-year-old student shot in Belize City while watching TV

13-year-old student shot in Belize City while watching TV

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017. 10:21 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: According to police reports, around 11:10 last night, police visited the K.H.M.H. where they saw a 13-year-old…

Six-year-old girl killed in accident on Faber’s Road

Six-year-old girl killed in accident on Faber’s Road

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017. 9:01 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff :Reports reaching our newsroom is that there was a fatal road traffic accident on Faber’s Road in…

Orange Walk man killed by friend

Orange Walk man killed by friend

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017. 12:29 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: At around 8:30 last night, Marcelino Chan, 54, was stabbed to death by his own friends. They…

Broad day shooting leaves one man hospitalized

Broad day shooting leaves one man hospitalized

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017. 12:29 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Twenty-four-year-old Deon Brackett was shot at around 11:30 a.m. on the south side of Belize City yesterday.…

Breaking: Man shot in Belize City

Breaking: Man shot in Belize City

Posted: Saturday, February 25,2017. 12:54 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff:We have received reports of a shooting that happened around 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Central American Boulevard…

US charges former Guatemala Vice President with drug trafficking

US charges former Guatemala Vice President with drug trafficking

Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017. 11:22 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:Yesterday, the United States Embassy in Guatemala issued a statement asserting that the United States government will seek…

Santa Familia man busted with weed, gun and ammo

Santa Familia man busted with weed, gun and ammo

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 3:08 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff:Yesterday afternoon around 12:50 p.m., police executed a search warrant at the residence of Robert Clifford Biro in…

Police looking for Belizean Cheaters

Police looking for Belizean Cheaters

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017. 2:07 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The new Belizean Cheaters craze on Facebook has gained so much traction that police are reportedly currently…

Leaked documents incriminates immigration officers in Nanes Schnitzer fraud

Leaked documents incriminates immigration officers in Nanes Schnitzer fraud

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017. 9:28 a.m. CST.   By BBN Staff:An internal document leaked from the Immigration and Nationality department this week, gave a  detailed breakdown of…

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Funeral for Bishop Martin to be held tomorrow

Funeral for Bishop Martin to be held tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017. 4:53 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff:Bishop Osmond Peter Martin, the…

CWU gets new President

CWU gets new President

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017. 4:49 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff:Long standing trade unionist, Dale…

Sea Cucumber season closes for 2017

Sea Cucumber season closes for 2017

Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017. 9: 30 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:The Belize Fisheries Department…

Cost of living up for 2017

Cost of living up for 2017

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 3:10 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belizeans had to pay…

Belize House Speaker, new President of regional body

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 1:11 p.m. CST. Photo: Healthy Caribbean Coalition By BBN Staff:Speaker…

Was it really worth it? Ashcroft asks

Was it really worth it? Ashcroft asks

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 10:32 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:Lord Michael Ashcroft, in an…

Chamber of Commerce calls for action to save economy

Chamber of Commerce calls for action to save economy

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 10:32 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Belize Chamber of…

Supa G denied entry into US

Supa G denied entry into US

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 9:59 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belizean Punta Rock superstar,…

Fatal road traffic accident on Santa Rosa Road, Southern Belize leaves one dead

Fatal road traffic accident on Santa Rosa Road, Southern Belize leaves one dead

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 6:38 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A fatal road traffic…

PUP and UDP guilty of immigration offences

PUP and UDP guilty of immigration offences

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017. 9:28 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:The Opposition People’s United Party…

Belize passport printer not in service

Belize passport printer not in service

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 1:32 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Operations at the Belize…

Shark fishing at Lighthouse reef atoll (again)

Shark fishing at Lighthouse reef atoll (again)

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 11:45 a.m. CST. Picture: MarAlliance By BBN Staff:The MarAlliance today…

La Ruta Maya Belize river challenge kicks off on March 3

La Ruta Maya Belize river challenge kicks off on March 3

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 9:10 a.m. CST. Picture: My Beautiful Belize.com By BBN Staff:…

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Economy

Exports rebound in 2017

Exports rebound in 2017

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 11:53 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: After several consecutive months of underperforming, Belize’s exports increased by 51.2 percent at the beginning of 2017.…

Ashcroft willing to settle

Ashcroft willing to settle

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 10:32 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Michael Ashcroft is willing to settle with the Government of Belize over its multi-million dollar arbitration award.…

Belize misses Superbond payment

Belize misses Superbond payment

Posted: Wednesday, February 22,2017. 10:57 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belize did not make a scheduled US $13.3 million payment toward the 2038 “Superbond” on Monday, in the midst…

CDB projects 1.7 percent growth for region

CDB projects 1.7 percent growth for region

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 3:54 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), at a press event last Friday, projected a 1.7 percent economic growth…

“Utility company shares to be sold to SSB” says Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“Utility company shares to be sold to SSB” says Prime Minister  Dean Barrow

 Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017. 6:23 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Prime Minister Dean Barrow explained this week that, contrary to statements made by opposition leader John Briceño,…

Thousands of sacks of potato rot in La Gracia Village, Cayo District

Thousands of sacks of potato rot in La Gracia Village, Cayo District

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017. 9:23 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Today, BBN visited La Gracia Village in the Cayo District to meet with concerned potato farmers. La Gracia…

Belize gets US $10 Million loan for SIF

Belize gets US $10 Million loan for SIF

Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016. 2:39 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Social Investment Fund (SIF) is the latest benefactor of a US $10 million dollar loan from…

Belize to receive $400 million from CDB

Belize to receive $400 million from CDB

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016. 10:13 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belize is set to receive a loan of US $200.5 million from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to finance…

Politics

Breaking: GOB can’t find Vega

Breaking: GOB can’t find Vega

Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017. 12:24 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Months after  the Government of Belize announced that it would…

Barrow’s law firm holds shares in Ashcroft’s Belize Bank

Barrow’s law firm holds shares in Ashcroft’s Belize Bank

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 9:02 a.m. CST.   By BBN Staff: This week, Lord Michael Ashcroft confirmed that Prime Minister…

Official funeral & Mass of Thanksgiving for Leela Vernon to be held next week

Official funeral & Mass of Thanksgiving for Leela Vernon to be held next week

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017. 11:16 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Brukdown Queen, Leela Vernon passed away from a cardiac arrest…

Eric Chang and Patrick Tillett summoned to appear to Senate hearing

Eric Chang and Patrick Tillett summoned to appear to Senate hearing

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017. 9:28 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:Former Belize City Deputy Mayor, Eric Chang, and the Council’s Financial…

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The Belize Old River has a lot of history.- The story of this river has changed over the Centuries

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017. 5:37 p.m. CST. By Hector Silva:In the 1580’s the Belize River was referred by the Maya civilization as the ” RIVER TIPU…

Entertainment

Hode’s Place in San Ignacio – a premier restaurant with a friendly family environment

Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016. 9:03 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Hode’s Place, located on Savannah Road on the banks of the Macal River, is one of…

Education

Forest Department hosts second summer camp

Posted: July 12, 2016. 3:02 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Forest Department’s Savannah Summer Camp 2016 for children is scheduled to kick off on July 25th and run…

Living

Mr. Belize set to participate in Arnold Schwarzenegger body building competition

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017. 12:29 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Rigo Vellos, five time Mr. Belize Champion, is gearing up to represent the country at an…