Saturday, May 9th 2015.Aaron Humes Reporting: Today’s top story is what we, Belize Media Group, are doing to help more Belizeans at home and abroad get their news in real time, the instant it happens.
Correspondents and members of staff met at beautiful and scenic Cahal Pech Village Resort overlooking downtown San Ignacio to discuss past accomplishments and look ahead to future objectives.
Acting CEO Hugh O’Brien reminded that at the top of our vision and strategy is to be the number one online news source for Belizeans.
BMG was the brainstorm of a group of pioneers including late CEO Peter Tonti-fondly remembered at the start of this morning’s event-and journalist and former website namesake Patrick Jones.
Founded in 2013, BMG already has thousands of dedicated followers from North America, the Caribbean, and as far as Europe and even India reading and commenting on our news stories!
According to Editorial Director and Chief Technology Officer Larry Waight, there have been more than 1.3 million visitors to www.breakingbelizenews.com and more than 4.9 million page views. Many are reading our crime reports but they also follow us for politics, sports and even weather.
Readership has shot up 132% in the first five months of 2015 over 2014 and our mailing list and Facebook appreciation have greatly expanded. In fact, Facebook is our top referral source to the website ahead of Google and other search engines. Most readers access us via mobile devices, confirming Waight’s belief that social media is the news desk of the future-and the future is now!
BMG will continue to stay ahead of the pack by providing first, fast and accurate, original reporting, sharp commentary and a platform for effective advertising services.
We, your BMG news team, will continue to be the first and best source for Belize news!
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