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14 year old boy is charged for murder of 18 year old Mario Trotman

14 year old boy is charged for murder of 18 year old Mario Trotman

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016. 7:24 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: A 14 year old male minor, dwarfed by the police officer escorting him, appeared this morning in…

Taxi man robbed and vehicle stolen near Bullet Tree

Taxi man robbed and vehicle stolen near Bullet Tree

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016. 7:10 p.m. CST By Chrisbert Garcia: Belizean authorities have reached out to Guatemala’s Civil Police for assistance in locating a stolen taxi that…

Elderly man dead after being hit by truck in Spanish Lookout

Elderly man dead after being hit by truck in Spanish Lookout

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016. 6:03 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: A notice of intended prosecution has been served to 59-year-old Spanish Lookout resident, Felix Sandoval after his…

Drug Bust in Corozal Town

Drug Bust in Corozal Town

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016. 9:38 a.m. CST By BBN Staff: Breaking Belize News has been reliably informed that police in Corozal have made another drug bust. Presently…

Osmer Sabido takes the stand in murder trial of Christie Carrasco

Osmer Sabido takes the stand in murder trial of Christie Carrasco

Posted: March 15, 2016. 8:25 p.m. CST. By Dalila Ical: Osmer Sabido, accused of the stabbing death of his girlfriend, Christie Carrasco on February 28th 2011 took the…

Father and son shot in Belize city

Father and son shot in Belize city

Posted: March 15, 2016. 2:25 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Forty-seven-year-old Dean Parks and his 13-year-old son are today recuperating at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) after…

Orange Walk man escapes kidnapping attempt

Orange Walk man escapes kidnapping attempt

Posted: March 14, 2016. 5:38 p.m. CST. By Dalila Ical: Police are investigating what they have described as an attempted kidnapping in Orange Walk. Police say that they…

Three detained for fatal Sunday morning shooting in city

Three detained for fatal Sunday morning shooting in city

Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016. 3:54 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: Three persons have been detained by police in connection with a Sunday morning shooting in Belize City…

Taxi driver clings to life while passenger shot dead

Taxi driver clings to life while passenger shot dead

Posted: March 13, 2016. 11:58 a.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: Belize City police are currently investigating another murder in the old capital. A little after 4 this morning a…

“No charges for now” against Alida Catzim

“No charges for now” against Alida Catzim

Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016. 6:14 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Police have announced that Alida Barrientos de Catzim, accused of stabbing her husband Romel Catzim to death…

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Athlete of the week: Jerry Rhaburn

Athlete of the week: Jerry Rhaburn

Posted: March 15, 2016. 5:35 p.m. CST. By Beverly Vernon: Jerry Bruce Rhaburn was born…

Dr. Mario Estradaban takes the stand on Osmer Sabido trial

Dr. Mario Estradaban takes the stand on Osmer Sabido trial

Posted: March 15, 2016. 2:10 p.m. CST. By Dalila Ical: The murder trial for Osmer…

GOB breaks ground for new schools in the West

GOB breaks ground for new schools in the West

Posted: March 15, 2016. 1:42 p.m. CST. By Chrisbert Garcia: Ground-breaking ceremonies are being held…

Petrocaribe, FAO sponsor new agricultural program in South

Petrocaribe, FAO sponsor new agricultural program in South

Posted: March 14, 2016. 6:05 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: The Executive Secretariat of the…

Bandits face Honduran Progresso FC in friendly match

Bandits face Honduran Progresso FC in friendly match

Posted: March 14, 2016. 5:59 p.m. CST. By Beverly Vernon: On Tuesday March 15th at the newly…

Kaya Cattouse wins female cross country

Kaya Cattouse wins female cross country

Posted: March 13, 2016. 2:05 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: Kaya Cattouse is the winner…

Warm conditions prevail

Warm conditions prevail

Posted: March 12, 2016. 9:58 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The National Meteorological Service of…

Female Belize Defense Force soldier missing

Female Belize Defense Force soldier missing

Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016. 12:33 p.m. CST By Chrisbert Garcia: A relative of 30-year-old…

Three vehicles donated to Ministry of Health

Three vehicles donated to Ministry of Health

Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016. 12:25 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: Three Ford Ranger pickup…

“20,000 Strong” rally draws largest crowd

“20,000 Strong” rally draws largest crowd

Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016. 11:17 a.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Thousands of women –…

Ian Gaynair is player of the week

Ian Gaynair is player of the week

Posted: March 10, 2016. 3:08 p.m. CST. By Beverly Vernon: 29 years old Ian ‘Yello’…

Early morning police operation nets weed and gun in the old capital

Early morning police operation nets weed and gun in the old capital

Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016. 2:56 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: Police with the assistance…

Murder trial for Osmer Sabido commences

Murder trial for Osmer Sabido commences

Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2016. 9:18 p.m. CST By Dalila Ical: The murder trial for…

Economy

Major Caye Alert! “They” don’t want DJ Khaled to come to Belize

Major Caye Alert! “They” don’t want DJ Khaled to come to Belize

Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016. 10:03 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) made international headlines today when it Tweeted an offer to Snapchat king…

Nine child friendly municipalities to be awarded

Nine child friendly municipalities to be awarded

Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016. 3:18 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: The Sustainable and Child Friendly Municipalities Initiative is a collaboration between the Ministry of Labour, Local Government…

VIP calls on GOB to take pro-active stance with Guatemala

VIP calls on GOB to take pro-active stance with Guatemala

Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016. 12:39 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: A press release issued today by political party, Vision Inspired by the People (VIP), denounced Guatemala’s military…

Second phase of IDB-sponsored Sustainable Tourism Program focuses on emerging destinations

Second phase of IDB-sponsored Sustainable Tourism Program focuses on emerging destinations

Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016. 2:53 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Belize has officially launched the second phase of the Sustainable Tourism Program, focusing on emerging destinations and…

Tropic Air continues to give back

Tropic Air continues to give back

Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2016. 9:03 p.m. CST By Dalila Ical: Tropic Air Belize continued its nationwide #TropicGivesBack charitable fundraising campaign by giving to Caye Caulker on their…

Are Belizeans better off in 2016?

Are Belizeans better off in 2016?

Posted: March 7, 2016. 12:00 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Are you better off in 2016 than you were last year or the year before? Are you confident…

Belize named as major money laundering country

Belize named as major money laundering country

Posted: Saturday, March 5, 2016. 11:31 a.m. CST By BBN Staff: Belize has once again been listed in a US report as being a major money laundering nation…

CPBL delays payment to growers pending approval of loan facility

CPBL delays payment to growers pending approval of loan facility

Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2016. 7:07 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Today citrus producer company Citrus Products of Belize Limited (CPBL) announced it will not be able to…

Politics

Round-table discussion: Belize Press shut out

Round-table discussion: Belize Press shut out

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016. 5:20 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: His Excellency the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan),…

Orange Walk Mayor clears up $60,000 embezzlement accusations

Orange Walk Mayor clears up $60,000 embezzlement accusations

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016. 11:31 a.m. CST By BBN Staff: After Facebook posts emerged recently, making bold accusations that Mayor…

Taiwan President Ma, Eastern Caribbean leaders in Belize

Taiwan President Ma, Eastern Caribbean leaders in Belize

Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016. 11:25 a.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Outgoing President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency…

UDP confirms Vega resignation

UDP confirms Vega resignation

Posted: March 10, 2016. 11:15 p.m. CST. By BNN Staff: The United Democratic Party (UDP) Secretariat, via press release this morning,…

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Could a third-party ever win an election in Belize?

Posted: March 2, 2016. 5:18 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The political landscape in Belize, like many other places in the world, is dominated by a two-party…

Entertainment

Hopkins parandero makes history!

Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016. 6:45 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Belizean paranda artist Clayton “C-Wills” Williams has swept five top awards at the Garifuna Music Awards…

Education

Minister Aragon meets regional officials to discuss sports in Belize

Posted: February 9, 2016. 4:45 p.m. CST. By BMG Staff: Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture Elodio Aragon, along with members of…

Living

Protestors in Chetumal briefly delay travelers again

Posted: February 25, 2016. 6:06 p.m. CST. By Dalila Ical: Up to midday today, Belizeans and travelers headed to Belize were once again stranded at the Subteniente…