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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 ...
"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 ...
By Richard Harrison: Municipal elections are held every three years in the 9 principal cities and towns of Belize….the last one was held on March 4, 2015 and the upcoming one will be held on March 7, 2018. The total voter turnout for the last elections was 57%, with 60,533 of the total 105,634 registered ...

Andy Wigmore, 51, was appointed Belize's Trade and Investment Minister Council, attached to the Belize High Commission to London in 2012, a diplomatic post that he held until last year, January 23, when he was sacked from his job due to his highly publicized meeting with the US president-elect Donald ...
Sunny Eaton is a local attorney and 4-time nominee for Out & About Nashville's Faves & Raves. Her wife, Karin Balsley is a network engineer. They have been together for 6 years and live in East Nashville. Sunny and Karin left everything behind to take a two-year drive, with their dog, through Mexico and ...
police believe that from November up to last week, Leonel Isaac Rodriguez Peralta, Joscan Jafet Hernandez, and Belen Hernandez had been visiting Atlantic Bank ATM's in the Corozal, Orange Walk, Belize and Cayo Districts and that they withdrew huge sums of money with over 60 international credit ...
An internationally-renowned career diplomat Magdalena Talamas delivered her parting tweet on Saturday of this weekend from the Organization of American States. In her tweet, she expressed having the privilege of working over the last decade in the Belize-Guatemala mediation process. Talamas also ...
By BBN Staff: BBN has received reports about a shooting incident that left a man dead in Belize city this afternoon. According to reports, the incident happened on Plues Street and eye witnesses say that a lone shooter fired three shots shortly after 1 pm. The identity of the victim is still unknown at this time.
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has deployed two vessels to survey the waters of Belize as part of the Commonwealth Marine ... Following a stakeholder meeting with the Belize Port Authority and wider government earlier this month, priority areas will be surveyed, capturing sonar data of ...
By BBN Staff: Three volunteer firefighters from Alberta, Canada will travel to Belize this month to share their expertise in emergency response. Chris Layes, Rylen Trimble, and Bryon Redknap of the Grande Cache Fire Department will deploy on two trips in January and February to help train firefighters in ...
By Richard Harrison: In a democracy the people get the government they deserve….and the government is a reflection of the people. elections will be held in the 9 principal Municipalities on March 7, 2018…..these elections are held every three years. Currently, the ruling UDP party controls 8 of the 9 ...
NEW YORK, NY -- Renowned hotel and brand management company Dream Hotel Group today announced the development of three new hotels in Mexico and Central America: Unscripted Tulum, Unscripted Belize and Dream Belize. The signings represent a major milestone for Dream Hotel Group, ...
On Tuesday night at around 9:30 in Belize City 37 year old Carolyn Revers and, 34 yea rold Damian Cattouse were sitting in a parked car on North Front Street - when someone pulled up and shot them. Revers was treated and released for two gunshot wounds to the arm, while Cattouse is in the hospital ...
On Sunday, January 14, 2018, a bilateral meeting was held between the Delegation from Belize and the government of the United Arab Emirates to announce the emPOWER Rural Electrification project (emPOWER Project). The emPOWER Project aims to provide renewable energy solutions to assist ...

Tomorrow night the National elite basketball League will kick off its season right here in the city with the Belize hurricanes one of two teams representing the city. They had a tough season last year, but they says they have reloaded to properly represent the old capital. We got to speak with a few team reps ...
A Belizean publishing house has released a new travel magazine called Caribbean culture and Lifestyle: The Belize Edition. For McNab Publishing it's a follow up to its takeover of the old tourism workhorse, Destination Belize. The new magazine has a wider focus which looks at travel, culture, and lifestyle ...
BBN has been able to obtain a leaked video that shows three Guatemalan soldiers strolling into Belize's border on the night of January 16, 2018. The video shows three soldiers walking into the customs area. One of the men appears to be a Kaibil, a member of the special operations armed forces of ...
Eyebrows were raised across Belize today when footage emerged of a trio of Guatemalan soldiers - waltzing into the Immigration Hall at the Benque Viejo border. It's seen as a major disrespect by those with experience in border relations, but the soldiers - one of them a Kaibil - appeared to be taking their ...
One week after US President Donald Trump allegedly referred to African nations and Haiti as "shithole countries", the US has revoked Belize's eligibility for workers visas. On Tuesday, the Federal Register published a decision of the Department of Homeland Security to remove Belize, Haiti and Samoa from ...
This is the historic decision made by Belize, small Central American country on the border with Mexico and Guatemala that has banned all future oil explorations within its territorial water in order to protect its Great Barrier Reef. The Belize Barrier Reef, which is the world's second-largest reef after Australia's, ...
By BBN Staff: Last night around 9:20, police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial hospital Emergency Room where they saw Darwin Beaton, 15, a student of Belize city suffering from a gunshot wound to the left leg. police also saw Ian Williams, 20, of Belize City suffering from a gunshot wound to the chin.
There are still no suspects, no known motive and no justice in the murder of our executive digital producer. Only the calendar has changed since this day two years ago when Anne was found dead, a day after she went missing from the equestrian resort in Belize where she had been on a horse-riding ...
By BBN Staff: A cold front is affecting Belize and will maintain windy and cool conditions over the next couple of days. The 24 hour forecast is for mostly windy and cool conditions to continue with little or no rainfall. Gusty winds will blow from the North to Northwest at 15-25 knots. The sea state will be rough.
According to the police in Belize, gang and gun violence is the biggest problem facing the nation. There are also many unskilled young people who are susceptible to joining gangs. Correspondent John Zarrella visited Belize for "Americas Now." He talks to government officials as well as Dianne Finnegan ...
The Belize side requires a few fees and stamps upon exit. And try as I might, I could not get the agent to smile, even though we were all speaking English. But entering Guatemala was a little more chaotic. In addition to the language difference, there is the money difference and then the misunderstanding of ...
The government of Belize halted all exploration for oil in its territorial waters from Dec. 29, becoming one of the first developing countries to turn away from oil in favor of protecting the ocean environment. "This is truly 'The People's Law,'" Janelle Chanona, vice president of the NGO Oceana in Belize, said in ...
I will freely admit that when I moved to Ambergris Caye, the biggest of the 200 or so islands in Belize, I brought with me several gourmet cookbooks fully expecting to be able to obtain such things as Dashi, baby vegetables, broccolini, and fresh globe artichokes. I actually knew better, but I didn't know what ...
"The reef is critical not only for the tourism industry, which employs one in every four Belizeans, but it also serves as a 'barrier' against storm surge and beach erosion, which will only increase with climate change," said Dana Krauskopf, owner of Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort south of Belize city.
Nadia Bood, Mesoamerican reef scientist at WWF said that "Not only has its government listened to calls to protect the Belize Barrier Reef, which only last year was under threat from seismic oil exploration, it has stepped up to become a world leader in ocean protection by ending all oil activity in its waters." ...
By BBN Staff: During his customary New Year's address, Prime Minister Dean Barrow used the platform to highlight the things that Belize had to be thankful for while addressing the challenges the country has to face in 2018. Barrow's speech was heavily focused on infrastructure, pointing out the works ...
Readers will remember that in December of 2017, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington stated that Belizeans do not need to fear any encounters with the Guatemalan armed forces when travelling to the Sarstoon. Yesterday, officers of the Belize Coast Guard and the Sarstoon forward operating base had to ...
By BBN Staff: On Wednesday evening, police conducted an anti- drug and firearm operation on Moya Street in Belize City. As a result, they found a 9mm pistol, a 40 mm pistol, and 188 grams of cannabis. In addition, 2 magazines were found, one of which contained 14 live rounds and the other with 10 live ...
Belize, home of the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, has permanently suspended oil operations in its ocean waters. The legislation marks the first time that a developing country has taken such a major step to protect its oceans--and all the life within--from oil exploration and extraction.
By BBN STaff: Unconfirmed reports reaching BBN News Desk is that a murder happened in the Belama Phase 2 area tonight. According to our sources, shots were heard and when police visited the scene, a male person was apparently dead on the ground and a female was injured and has been ...
A small craft warning is in effect for coastal areas of Belize. High temperatures are expected as follows: in the coast, 80 degrees Fahrenheit; 80 degrees Fahrenheit inland and 70 degrees Fahrenheit in the hills. Low temperatures for tonight in the coast are expected at 68 degrees Fahrenheit, inland at 64 ...
The National evangelical association of Belize has sent out its first press release for the new year, and its tackling 2 very weighty and controversial topics. As we told you, the unofficial murder count is tied with 2012, for the most murderous year in Belize's history, with 145 murders. Their release says, quote, ...
Last night we had part one of our interview with Jarrell Big baby Miller - the #2 ranked contender for the world heavyweight title - who's also a proud Belizean. In part two of our interview, Miller talks about growing up in Belize city - and then migrating to Brooklyn, New York at the age of 6. He says the ...
So, while police say that Meighan died of natural causes, they have no idea where Belize city Resident Jamal Humes is. You'll remember his mother's interview with us in which she said she last saw her son on Boxing Day. Well, today, police said that they have been trying to facilitate the family in their ...
By BBN Staff: Fareed Ahmad, popular barber and football referee was gunned down yesterday morning in Hattieville Village, Belize. Residents initially believed it to be a traffic accident since the vehicle had crashed and ended up in some bushes along the highway. However, on closer observation it was ...
Looking forward to next week, the PM alluded to the national dilemma over paying that 90.6 million dollars award to the Belize Bank. It's for the Universal Health Services debacle - and PM Barrow didn't really give any clue as to what the government side would do in the House of Representatives:... Rt. Hon.
Since the year 2008, when Belize's annual murder count jumped the 100 mark, it has largely remained at triple-digit figures over the span of the decade. In fact, Belize has been listed as one of the deadliest countries in the world, based on the number of murders which occur in this very small population of ...
Overnight, there has been a pair of unrelated homicides to add to the mounting body count going into the final days of 2017. A well-known and respected high school teacher has lost his life in a predawn act of butchery in Belize City, while a popular barber and businessman was gunned down inside his ...
It was a great year to hold bitcoin, but a bad time to have been invested in the Uzbek soum. As 2017 winds to a close, a look at the winners and losers around the globe shows that, broadly speaking, the riskiest assets performed well, with bullish sentiment on display in stocks, emerging-market sovereigns ...
The Chicken Foot Eating Contest in Corazol, Belize was a big deal, and then things got really exciting! We drove to Orange Walk Town and camped along the shores of the river just in time for the fun of the Belize Independence Day celebration! This event includes a local carnival with rides and games, ...
By BBN Staff: Following a meeting in Panama last week between Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington and his Guatemalan counterpart, Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel, Guatemala is moving toward normalizing diplomatic relations with Belize. The meeting, which was the first such bilateral meeting since Jovel ...
World-renowned National Geographic has cited Belize as a prime destination for travelers in a recently published article by its travel site entitled "Best Winter Trips in 2018". The article, recommended nine places, eight countries specifically, and one general region that travelers should explore during the ...
So, as you heard in Ambassador Nikki Haley's speech to the UN General Assembly, the United States appears to interpret the actions of those countries which supported the vote as an "attack". Belize supported the vote, and so today, we sought out Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington for comment on ...


 

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