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BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Apr. 26, 2018- Today, the Chamber of Commerce held their annual general meeting. The Chamber is currently in its 98th year of operation, which makes it the longest serving private-sector organization in BELIZE. Kim Aikman, CEO of the Chamber, told Amandala that the central ... Commerce
New Quarantine Treatment arch inaugurated at the Port of Belize Ltd. ... The Ministry of Agriculture and the International Organization for Health in Agriculture, (OIRSA) officially inaugurated a treatment facility at the Port of Belize Limited. Hipolito Novelo reports. Belize has been part of OIRSA since 1996.

By BBN Staff: Police are still investigating an armed robbery that happened on Monday morning in San Ignacio Town. According to authorities, two unmasked men strolled into the UNO Gas Station that is located on the Benque Viejo road in San Ignacio Town and held up the cashier with a 9mm gun.
The third annual Regional Training against Illegal Trade and Custom Defraudation was held in San Salvador. The two-day event saw representation from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, the United States of America, and Belize. Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett, Commander of Eastern ...
BELIZE CITY, Wed. Apr. 25, 2018- The transshipment of drugs through BELIZE has entered a new phase of sophistication after a twin engine jet plane landed on the San Estevan / Progresso Village Road, located about 3 miles out of San Estevan village, Orange Walk District, early yesterday ...
Central American countries, along with Mexico, are participating in a scholarly summit which commences today in Guatemala. United World Colleges is hosting the summit. Emil Pulido, who is a volunteer member of the United World Colleges, is representing Belize at the summit. Pulido spoke with ...
The church will also feature its missions trip to Belize. This will be the third year a team goes to Belize. The past two years they built a cafeteria that provides lunch for all of the ... There is no charge, but an offering for the Belize team will be received. Refreshments will be served. For more information, ...
By BBN Staff: Last night around 8:45, police visited the KHMH where they observed Denroy Alvarez, 31, with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Initial investigation revealed that about 8:40 PM, Alvarez was on a parked motorcycle at the corner of Nargusta and Honda Street when he was approached by ...
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — A senior Bahamian private sector official says he hopes local companies will together with their counterparts from Jamaica and Belize, be more aware of the opportunities offered by the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM)-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement ...
A project aim at establishing an open government climate is Belize is currently being rolled out. The project is being spearheaded by the Organization of American States in collaboration with the US Embassy in Belize and The Trust for the Americas. This approach encourages direct and constant ...
By BBN Staff: Following the surge in violent crime over the weekend, Prime Minister Dean Barrow is hosting an emergency press conference at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza. Barrow is flanked by Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie, Defense Minister John Saldivar, Police Minister Wilfred ...
By BBN Staff: BBN has been reliably informed that there was an early morning murder in Belize City. The victim, Kendis Flowers, a reputed affiliate of the Ghost Town Gang was killed in an area referred to as Backatown. The Ghost Town Gang Crip Gang and Backatown Bloods Gang have been at odds for ...
By BBN Staff: The Spanish Lookout Mennonite Community in Belize is celebrating their 60th anniversary. Celebrations began in Spanish Lookout yesterday and will continue today. Spanish Lookout was first established in 1958 when its founders relocated from the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico.
By BBN Staff: With the passing of the election season, the Government of Belize is expected to revisit several national issues that it put on hold to deal with the March 7 Municipal Elections. Among those national issues is the pending voter re-registration exercise which is twenty years overdue. Last year, the ...
By BBN Staff: A 52-year-old Belize city mother, Bernadine Lauriano, is dead following a shooting at her Aloe Vera street home in Belize city, in which her 9-year-old daughter was also shot twice. According to police, Lauriano, a sanitation worker, and her daughter were at home around 9:35 last night when ...

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Mar. 8, 2018– Thousands of Belizeans in Belize City, San Pedro and the other district towns began casting ballots in important municipal elections yesterday, Wednesday, March 7, when the polls opened at 7:00 a.m., following which there were 12 hours of voting until 6:00 p.m., when ...
Belize is expected to miss its own projections for fiscal consolidations, but meet the targets set by the bondholders. And twenty million dollars are to be raised in new measures including GST on data. Much of the half-hour plus address concerned counting the country's blessings, or as it was officially titled, ...
To further pivot away from traditional tourism ad approaches--like white sandy beaches and quirky interactions with locals--the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and its agency ICF Olson are partnering with The World Wildlife Fund, to create The Sister Reef Project a campaign to raise awareness and money for ...
The documentary will feature the riders in the countries of Belize, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico and Colombia. Former biker, Mike Wagner is the creator of the documentary. Screenings of the short film will be done in the countries. The band on bikes is travelling with their camping equipment, a pedal powered ...
Over the course of just four years, the second largest barrier reef system in the world has endured severe damage that could jeopardize its existence in the future. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which is located between the Yucatan Peninsula from Mexico to Belize, holds both a sublime coral reefs and a ...
(Riviera Maya, Mexico – March 9, 2018) Today at the World Ocean Summit, the government of Belize has announced it will expand its network of no-take zones, a type of marine protected area, from approximately 3 percent to over 10 percent by the end of 2018. The expanded areas are managed in ...
By BBN Staff: Unofficial reports from up north indicate that the People's United Party (PUP) have claimed the Town Council in Corozal. Boxes are still being counted at this time, but the celebration is already underway for PUP supporters. Unofficial reports also indicate that the PUP have won the Orange ...
Linda and all her sisters and our children will not rest in peace until we build a better Belize for women, girls and boys in our Jewel. Be a part of our struggle. More on this manifesto can be found here: https://www.breakingbelizenews.com/2018/02/19/a-manifesto-for-linda/. The views expressed in this article ...
Marriott's Autograph Collection is partnering with developer Andrew Ashcroft on a new property in Belize: Alaia. The boutique hotel, which will be set in the southern part of Ambergris Caye, is slated to make its debut in 2020. “With the forthcoming opening on Alaia, I am thrilled to begin this real estate and ...
The Belizean coast is lined with hundreds of islands and cayes that form the Belize Barrier Reef, the longest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere. Renting some of these islands is surprisingly within reach, especially if you can gather a group of friends or family members to share costs, and if you consider ...
Government representatives from the United States and Belize are teaming up to help protect cultural heritage artifacts from Belize. According to a press release, Acting Charge d'Affaires Deborah Lingwood at the United States Embassy in Belize and Greg Vernon, the Acting President of Belize's National ...
The Reporter has confirmed that 17-month-old baby, Alyssa Sherylee Nunez, died around 4:00 this morning at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), four days after being raped and brutalized allegedly by her stepfather. In the aftermath, Belizeans have taken to streets across the country, calling for ...
After he left SJCJC he was elected as Chief of Staff of the Belize Youth Movement, the youth arm of the PUP, and challenged for the presidency of the National Youth Council. His spirited campaign and obvious appeal attracted the ire and attention of the other major political party, which pulled out nearly all ...
By Richard Harrison: Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is a nature reserve in the Cayo District of southern central Belize. It was established in 1944 to protect and manage the native Belizean pine forests. Its boundaries are poorly defined, but it is estimated to cover an area of 106,352.5 acres, although ...
The Foreign Ministers were joined by the Special Representative for the Secretary-General of the OAS for Belize and Guatemala, Washington Abdala. The diplomatic delegations of both countries held a bilateral meeting and discussed the development of community projects along the border. They also ...
By BBN Staff: Belize and the Principality of Andorra have formally established diplomatic relations on Monday, February 26, 2018, following the signing of an official Protocol. According to a release from Government of Belize (GOB), the representatives of both countries noted the significance of the occasion ...
11 weeks ago, we told you how Guatemala had chosen Sandra Jovel, as Foreign Minister to replace Carlos Raul Morales. She recently addressed the OAS Permanent Council along with Wilfred Elrington, and today she made her first visit to Belize at the Adjacency Zone Office, which is located at the ...
Pretty much every production chain starts with fuel as its source of energy, without which nothing moves….and movement is what causes transformation, adding value along a product-market chain. A product-market chain is only sustainably viable when all the segments along the production chain are ...
The event was held on Albert Street, taking up the area from Belize Bank to Wesley Church. Attendees were treated to live performances by renowned Belizean artists such as Cocono Bwai, and Bredda David, along with other attractions such as live drumming, face painting and Ozzy the clown for children.
By BBN Staff: Today, the Government of the United States and the Government of Belize signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material of Belize. The Agreement solidifies the collaboration between the United States and ...
BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 19, 2018– The National Sports Council (NSC) coordinated Belize District Primary School Volleyball Tournament, which commenced on Monday, January 15, reached its finals last Thursday, February 15, when Hummingbird Elementary defeated Belize Elementary, 25-11, 25-5, ...
Yesterday we told you about the three new ambassadors that came to Belize and presented their credentials. Janet Olisa was one of the ambassadors from Nigeria. Today she held a press conference to discuss a new technical agreement that was signed between Nigeria and Belize. Mrs. Janet ...
By BBN Staff: For years Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) has been purchasing power from the Commission of Federal Electricity (CFE) in Mexico. However, Belize is about to begin to sell power to a subsidiary of that company called CFE Calificados. Yesterday representatives met in Belize and signed off on ...
More than 50 works on paper and canvas from Belizean faculty and students are on display through March 23 in the Donna Service Gallery (Building A) on the BPCC campus, 6220 E. Texas St. The Gallery is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A virtual artist talk with ...
There are plans for 30 additional hotels internationally over the next four years, from a Dream hotel in Belize to boutique-oriented Unscripted hotels in Birmingham, England, and Tulum, Mexico. Below are edited excerpts from a conversation with Mr. Stein in Manhattan. How has Dream influenced the ...
By BBN Staff:Today, Scotiabank Belize announced that it will be closing two of its district branches later this year. Scotiabank said that it would close Spanish Lookout Branch effective April 20, 2018 and its Placencia Branch effective June 22, 2018. The bank explained that the closure came after reviewing ...
By BBN Staff: A Southwest Airlines flight headed from Belize to Denver, Colorado had to make an emergency landing in Houston after the plane depressurized mid-flight. Flight 289, which left Belize yesterday, took the emergency landing for passenger safety because flying at above 10,000 feet without ...
By BBN Staff: Governor General of Belize H.E. CSir Colville Young welcomed three new ambassadors to Belize today at the Belize House today in Belmopan. H.E. Janet Omoleegho Olisa, High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; H.E. Yasser Morad Osman Hosni, Ambassador of the Arab ...
After years of 16-hour days as owners and operators of a Victorian B&B and cupcake shop in Richmond, Virginia, the easygoing lifestyle of San Pedro, on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, is just what she and her husband, Albert, were looking for. “We'd been vacationing here several times a year for ...
Belize, like the rest of the world, is also actively involved in the fight against cancer. According to the Ministry of Health 120 cancer warriors died in 2017 alone. Between 2010-2017 puts the number of cancer-related deaths around 1,414. Cervical cancer is one of the most prevalent types of cancer in Belize.
By BBN Staff: Canadian National Jordan Bacchus, 28, has been a fugitive at large since May 2016 when he was accused of the murder of Melvin Almendarez in Belize. Since he fled Belize he has kept a low profile. However, the Toronto Sun has reported that he was nabbed along with a woman during a ...
By BBN Staff: The Belize Coast Guard will be holding an Officer Selection Board on February 13 and 14, to select potential candidates to attend the Mexican Naval Academy entering summer 2018. Candidates must be citizens of Belize between the ages of 17 – 20, unmarried, fluent in Spanish and have no ...
“We had, had a report of an H3N2 strain sometime in February last year and we had a case that was exposed to the US, came to Belize ended up at KHMH and died. Again as things have it, I think we didn't follow proper procedure in terms of sampling. We are still investigating the case, I think part of CDC's ...


 

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