Five new confirmed cases of COVID-19

2021-05-06

By Zoila Palma: Today, the Ministry of Health and Wellness informed that of the 418 tests conducted, 5 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. Seven more people recovered from the virus while three...

Senior Managers: 'Salary cut approved in the budget, but that's an easy fix'

2021-05-05

By Benjamin Flowers: President of the Association of Public Sector Senior Managers Sharon Frazer, explained today that, even though the Government of Belize (GOB) has already approved the 10 percent...

Amnesty International says human rights in danger in El Salvador

2021-05-04

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Amnesty International said on Sunday that human rights are in danger in El Salvador after the government removed the Solicitor General and other magistrates of the Supreme...

In Mexico, ancient Maya cave reveals mysterious painted hand prints

2021-05-03

Dozens of black and red hand prints cover the walls of a cave in Mexico, believed to be associated with a coming-of-age ritual of the ancient Maya, according to an archeologist who has explored and...

Irene Thiessen wins the We’re Back 5K race in Belmopan

2021-05-02

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Irene Thiessen won the We’re Back 5K race in Belmopan on Saturday morning. Thiessen running for Westrac won the first in-person race after the more-than-a-year sports...

DFC has invested $23 million in agricultural loans and projects $7 million more for 2021

2021-05-01

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: DFC says that it has invested $23 million in agriculture out of a total of $117 million it’s invested so far in 2021. $76 million are to the productive sector, which...

Two Bella Vista teens reported missing

2021-04-30

By Benjamin Flowers: The family of 14-year-old Kiara Cáceres and 13-year-old Eli Cáceres is asking the public's assistance in locating them. The teens were last seen at their home in Bella Vista...

Man, 21, found with gun stolen from murdered security guard

2021-04-29

By BBN Staff: Police have detained James Rudon,21, of La Democracia. Rudon was detained in Southern Belize when he boarded a bus for Santa Rosa Village. When police searched his backpack, they found...

Chelsea pull one from Real Madrid in 1-1 draw UEFA Champions League semifinals

2021-04-28

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Chelsea pulls one on Real Madrid on a rainy evening at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium in Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals. American striker...

‘Last year, cane farmers lost $55 million … this government will not allow farmers to continue...

2021-04-27

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: “Last year, cane farmers lost $55 million … this government will not allow farmers to continue losing money. Not if we can avoid it,” said Minister of Agriculture, Fооd...

Belize Weather: Heat alert returns for interior

2021-04-26

Warm and dry weather will persist over the area, says the National Meteorological Service. Skies will be sunny today and clear to partly cloudy tonight. No rainfall is expected. High temperatures are...

Worldwide caravans planned against US blockade against Cuba 

2021-04-25

By Aaron Humes: Today, Saturday, according to Prensa Latina, there will be a worldwide demonstration against the United States’ economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. According to...

No leads in the murder investigation of Kevaughn Wade

2021-04-24

By Benjamin Flowers: A man was gunned down in Punta Gorda last night, and police are trying to find out the circumstances that lead to his murder. Kevaughn Wade was sitting on a veranda at a house...

Benque Viejo del Carmen’s House of Culture observes Earth Day planting trees around Belize’s...

2021-04-23

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: In observation of Earth Day, the Benque Viejo del Carmen House of Culture/NICH (BHOC) is observing the reforestation and conservation day planting trees at key public...

Speeding boat kills pregnant manatee in southern Belize

2021-04-22

By Benjamin Flowers: The Belize Fisheries Department (BFD) is reporting that a speeding boat in southern Belize has killed a pregnant Antillean Manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus), a species that is...

POINT AND COUNTER-POINT-BELIZE BLUES: Stressed, Depressed and In a Mess

2021-04-21

The views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Breaking Belize News. By Dorian A. Barrow, Ph.D., Florida State University: As the Blues Singer John Lee...

BTL drops eighteen workers as Communications’ Workers’ Union empathizes

2021-04-20

By Aaron Humes: Eighteen workers of Belize Telemedia Limited have been made redundant effective today. According to the company’s Executive Chairman, Mark Lizarraga, Telemedia will officially comment...

San Isidro Resident loses life in traffic accident

2021-04-19

By Zoila Palma: Jose Pop, 27, of San Isidro village, Toledo, lost his life yesterday in a traffic accident. Pop lost his life after he was knocked down by 33 year old Gerardo Arevale. Arevale told...

In Pictures: The Queen and nation bid farewell to Prince Philip

2021-04-18

The funeral for the Duke of Edinburgh is being held in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Belize Nominated in 8 Categories at World Travel Awards 2021

2021-04-17

Belize has been nominated in 8 regional categories of the annual prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2021! Here's how to vote now.

BREAKING: Heavy police presence at Belmopan Supreme Court as Hugh 'Beasy' Middleton brought in for...

2021-04-16

By BBN Staff: Police officers swarmed the Belmopan Supreme Court today as Hugh Middleton A.K.A 'Beasy', was taken to court for day one of his trial for the murder of Kyne Gentle. Middleton stands...

Social Security Board union elects new executive

2021-04-15

By Zoila Palma: The Social Security Board (SSB) union has elected a new executive for the 3-year term from 2021 to 2024. The Union's new Chief Executive Representative is Ella Waight, her Deputy is...

Barcelona knock off Real Madrid as the World’s Most Valuable Football Club

2021-04-14

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Forbes Magazine says Barcelona are the most valuable football franchise in the world overtaking rivals Real Madrid. According to Forbes, Barcelona are worth $4.76 billion,...

Second Belize City man shot Sunday night

2021-04-13

By Aaron Humes: Twenty-one-year-old Vanny Thomas was the second victim of gunfire on Sunday night about half an hour before the shooting on Banak Street that injured Denvoy Bartley. Thomas was...

Cayo family tied up and robbed during a home invasion

2021-04-12

By Benjamin Flowers: A Cayo family was held at gunpoint, tied up, and robbed during a home invasion last night. Phillip Ismael Lopez, 51, told police that he and his family were inside their home...

Debt that Belize owes foreign creditors is 85% of the national economy

2021-04-11

By Zoila Palma: Nations are struggling to manage debt and climate change as well as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Government leaders are calling for green debt relief. In an article...

First time since July 2020, no new case of COVID-19 detected in Belize

2021-04-10

By Zoila Palma: Today is the first time in 2021 that there is no new COVID-19 case detected in Belize for 24 hours. Since March of 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Belize, the Ministry...

Building manager responds to concerns over government office space in Dangriga, claims accusations...

2021-04-09

By Benjamin Flowers: The manager of an office building located on St. Vincent Drive in Dangriga Town has come forward to say that the health and safety concerns being raised about the building are...

Eight new cases of COVID-19 reported

2021-04-08

By Zoila Palma: Data from the Ministry of Health and Wellness indicate that 8 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today. There are now 51 active cases of COVID-19. Four more patients recovered from...

Belize Ambassador Candice Pitts presents credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic...

2021-04-07

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Newly appointed Ambassador of Belize to the Republic of China (Taiwan), Candice Pitts, today presented her letter of credence to Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu....

United States special envoy Ricardo Zúñiga meets with Guatemala president Alejandro Giammattei today

2021-04-06

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: United States special envoy to The Northern Triangle countries, Ricardo Zúñiga, is meeting this evening with Guatemalan president Alejandro Giammattei according to elsalv...

11-year-old boy dies after concrete wall fell on him

2021-04-05

By Benjamin Flowers: An 11-year-old boy from San Roman Village, Corozal District, is dead after a concrete wall fell on him yesterday. Police say that Jamir Samir Marin was in a hammock along with...

Renewing With Growth: World Bank preaches higher productivity through economic restructuring and...

2021-04-04

By Aaron Humes: The Latin American and Caribbean region is poised to bounce back through significant transformation in key sectors as the region begins to rebound, the World Bank reports. After a...

Scotiabank is gone – hands over Belize operations to Belize Bank Corporation Limited

2021-04-03

By Aaron Humes; As of yesterday, Thursday, Scotiabank (Belize) Limited is no more. It has been renamed Belize Bank Corporation Limited (BBCL) after its original parent, the Bank of Nova Scotia in...

BREAKING: Union president confirms Dr. Manzanero situation "not settled"

2021-04-02

By Aaron Humes: President of the Association of Public Service Senior Managers Sharon Frazer told us this afternoon that as far as she is aware, the status of Dr. Marvin Manzanero has not been...

Belize Tourism Board says its offices will close for Easter break

2021-04-01

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) says its offices will open on Holy Thursday but will be closed the entire long weekend including Good Friday and Easter Monday. On Thursday,...

Gas price goes skyward, regular now over $11 a gallon

2021-03-31

By BBN Staff: The Government of Belize has announced yet another increase in the price of gasoline, which sees an increase in the price of Kerosene and sends the price per gallon of regular fuel...

Social Security announces launch of new self-service online platform

2021-03-30

By Benjamin Flowers: Today the Social Security Board (SSB) announced the launch of its new online self-service platform called "My Social Security" which will give customers greater access to the...

Pan American Health Organization: 32 countries in the Americas have detected 1 of 3 COVID-19...

2021-03-29

By Zoila Palma: Today, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) informed that 32 countries in the Americas have reported the presence of at least 1 of the 3 “variants of concern” of the virus that...

More than 20,000 people in Belize have received their first AstraZeneca shot

2021-03-28

By Zoila Palma: The Ministry of Health and Wellness continues to encourage the public to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others. As the COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues countrywide,...

Warning sounded against illegal activities in Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve

2021-03-27

By Aaron Humes: According to concerned citizens in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, there has been increased reports of illegal activities occurring within the Bacalar Chico National Park and associ...

Archaeologists claim evidence of ‘wealth disparity’ at southern Belize Maya sites

2021-03-26

By Aaron Humes: The site of Uxbenká and the smaller nearby city of Ix Kuku’il in southern Belize have provided clues to archaeological researchers that ancient Maya cities were no different from...

Over 17,000 people in Belize have received their first AstraZeneca shot

2021-03-25

By Zoila Palma: The Ministry of Health and Wellness continues to encourage the public to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others. As the COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues countrywide,...

US Center for Disease Control says fully vaccinated people may visit unvaccinated family and...

2021-03-24

By Ruben Morales Iglesias: The Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States said today that people who are fully vaccinated can visit family and friends who are not vaccina...

Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations extends condolences on passing of conservationist,...

2021-03-23

By Zoila Palma: The Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Anthony Mahler extended sympathies on the passing of conservationist and founder of the Belize Zoo, Sharon Matola. “On behalf of the...

Deon McCaulay hints at government that footballers want football to play

2021-03-22

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, the Government of Belize gave the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) permission for the Belize Men’s National Team to train in a bubble...

Deon McCaulay, Woodrow West, co-captains of the Belize National Football Team, confident ahead of...

2021-03-21

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Two of Belize’s most experienced plyers are leading the Belize Men’s National Team in their bid to qualify to the second round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers....

Contractors visit Corozal and southern hospitals ahead of plans for refurbishment

2021-03-20

By Aaron Humes: All regional hospitals, the municipal hospitals in Corozal and Punta Gorda Town and the Central Medical Laboratory in Belize City are to be retrofitted over the next five years as...

National budget delay confirmed, no new date set

2021-03-19

By Benjamin Flowers: BBN has confirmed with senior government officials that the Briceno government made the decision a short while ago to postpone the upcoming budget presentation. Earlier we...

European Union agency: “AstraZeneca vaccine’s benefits outweigh potential side effects”

2021-03-18

By Zoila Palma: Several countries in western Europe has temporarily suspended the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a precautionary measure. However, top medicine regulators have indicated...

New San Pedro Town Council introduces 1st ever Market day!

2021-03-17

By Zoila Palma: Today, the San Pedro Town Council informed that it is introducing its first-ever market day. “This is the council's first attempt at creating commerce within our town with an intent...

Mayor Bernard Wagner says the Belize City Council will work to revitalize the old capital

2021-03-16

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Mayor Bernard Wagner said that the new Belize City Council is working on uplifting the old capital during their new three-year tenure so that the local economy can thrive....

COVID-19 recoveries outnumber new cases for the month so far

2021-03-15

By Benjamin Flowers: There have been more recoveries from COVID-19 than newly-reported cases for the month of March thus far, according to accumulated data from the Ministry of Health and Wellness...

Southern Workers Union calls on Government to re-open abandoned Commerce Bight Port

2021-03-14

By BBN Staff: This week, the Southern Workers Union (SWU) renewed its call to the Government of Belize (GOB) to reopen the Commerce Bight Port, located some 1.5 miles south of Dangriga, which had...

Officers of the Belize Postal Service participate in planning workshop

2021-03-13

By Zoila Palma: Senior officers of the Belize Postal service were engaged in a strategic planning workshop this week. The workshop was held at the National Emergency Management Organization confere...

Mexico to charge $24 tax to visit Chetumal beginning April

2021-03-12

By Ruben Morales Iglesias: The neighbouring Mexican State of Quintana Roo will apply a tourist tax to all foreign visitors, but will charge Belizean land visitors $24.00 (246 pesos), ten percent more...

Water interruption planned for Belize City today

2021-03-11

By BBN Staff: Belize Water Services Limited is reminding the public that there is a planned interruption of services to Belize City this afternoon. The interruption will affect Central American...

Belize loses another person to COVID-19

2021-03-10

By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) is reporting that another patient has died from complications connected to COVID-19. The latest national pandemic update produced by the MOHW...

How Cuba leads in the global fight against COVID-19 Pandemic 

2021-03-09

By Aaron Humes, Belize City: Isaac Saney, a Cuba specialist at Dalhousie University, Canada, and Co-Chair & Spokesperson, Canadian Network on Cuba, has commented for Guyana’s Stabroek News on Cuba’s...

One dead, one ill in Austria after taking AstraZeneca vaccine; health authorities suspend use

2021-03-08

By BBN Staff: Health authorities in Austria have suspended the use of a batch of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca pending an investigation after one person died and another person became...

CIBC First Caribbean Bank to assist 10 countries acquire COVID-19 vaccines

2021-03-07

By BBN Staff: CIBC First Caribbean bank will assist 10 countries in acquiring COVID-19 vaccines with a donation of US $500,000. The donation is aimed at boosting vaccination programs in atleast 10...

Deon McCaulay may miss the first two games of Belize World Cup qualifying games

2021-03-06

By Ruben Morales Iglesias: Belizean striker Deon McCaulay has been the talisman of the Belize National Men’s Football Team (BNMFT), popularly known as the Belize Jaguars, over more than a decade, but...

Mexico says U.S.’ Central American aid to assist southern Mexico

2021-03-05

By BBN Staff: The United States Biden administration has committed a $4 billion aid to promote development in Central America, Yahoo News reports. Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said...

Three wanted for murder of Philip Wallace

2021-03-04

By Aaron Humes: Police announced that they are seeking the three persons who gunned down 32-year-old Philip Wallace last Friday night on Kraal Road. Wallace, a mechanic, was at an alley in the area...

Athletes in Politics: Kaya Cattouse, Kent “Bob” Gabourel running with the Red and Blue

2021-03-03

By Ruben Morales Iglesias, Belize City: They normally compete on the road, in the sea, in a ring, on a field, in both national and international events wearing the Red and Blue, and while the colors...

Large gatherings banned on Municipal Election Day

2021-03-02

By Aaron Humes: Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat announced this morning that under Statutory Instrument 14 of 2021, gatherings of more than 10 individuals are not allowed on Wednesday,...

Mayor Daniel Guerrero bids farewell to council, thanks supporters

2021-03-01

By BBN Staff: Mayor of San Pedro Town, Daniel Guerrero issued a statement today bidding farewell and thanking the people of the town for putting their trust in him. “I wish to also place on record, a...

Mayan harp musician, Florencio Mes celebrates his 83rd birthday

2021-02-28

By BBN Staff: Florencio Mes, one of the 2 K’ekchi’ Mayan Harp musicians celebrated his 83rd birthday on February 26, 2021. Mes, a Toledo resident is also a crafting genius. We join in wishing him a...

CARICOM Heads of Government re-emphasize support for Belize’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

2021-02-27

By BBN Staff: During the 32nd Inter-Sessional meeting of the conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Briceño updated his colleagues on the recent...

Australia's new law makes Google and Facebook pay for news

2021-02-26

By BBN Staff: Australia has finalized amendments to new legislation which will require the global companies Google and Facebook to pay for news content, reports the Associated Press. Following...

GDP down 14 percent overall,  and down 13 percent in fourth quarter of 2020

2021-02-25

By Aaron Humes: Thanks to COVID-19, 2020 was a year to forget, the Statistical Institute of Belize confirmed at its first quarterly press conference for 2021. Gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 13...

Wife of “El Chapo” Guzman held on drug conspiracy charge

2021-02-24

By Aaron Humes: Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, has been arrested near Washington, D.C., on suspicion of participating in a conspiracy to...

Јоеl Ваrdаlеz granted bail on attempted murder charge for allegedly beating common-law wife in the...

2021-02-23

By BBN Staff: Stann Creek resident Joel Bardalez, who made headlines back in January for allegedly beating his common-law wife Sidney Tut, 28, in the face with a hammer, is officially out on bail....

Belize Electricity Limited postpones scheduled power outage

2021-02-22

By BBN Staff: Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) announced this morning that the planned power outage for today, Sunday, February 21, 2021, has been postponed. BEL noted that the outage, which was...

Christian Gusenbauer stable after home invasion on Lark Caye off Placencia

2021-02-21

By Aaron Humes: Austrian retired resort owner, Christian Gusenbauer 46, of Private Heaven Resort, captivated social media on Friday night with his updates as he lived a nightmarish ordeal when...

Spouses of CARICOM leaders appoint a new chair

2021-02-20

By BBN Staff: The spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) held its 1st official handing over ceremony, where Patricia Minnis, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The...

CARICOM and Canadian Foreign Ministers to discuss fight against COVID-19, economic recovery and...

2021-02-19

By BBN Staff: The foreign ministers will discuss key issues of mutual interest including the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Economic Recovery, and Climate Resilience. Friday’s meeting will be...

Police seek public assistance in Jerome McLaren murder investigation

2021-02-18

By BBN Staff: The Belize Police Department is calling on the public to report whatever information they have available on the murder of Jerome McLaren, 21, that happened earlier this week. McLaren...

Man charged with drug trafficking pleads down to lesser charge, gets off with fine on the first...

2021-02-17

By BBN Staff: This week, the Belize City Magistrate's Court accepted a plea from Gary Young, 24, to a charge of simple drug possession as opposed to drug trafficking, and gave him a fine because it...

Mexico plans to vaccinate elderly, poorest residents first

2021-02-16

By BBN Staff: Mexico has received a shipment of 870,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses from India on Sunday. The country has laid out plans to vaccinate the elderly, the country’s poorest and the reside...

Pope Francis thanks Colombia for offering protection to Venezuelan immigrants

2021-02-15

By BBN Staff: Pope Francis has thanked the Government of Colombia for its decision to offer temporary protective legal status to almost 2 million Venezuelan immigrants. The Associated Press reports...

Belize Met Service: Cloudy spells and showers expected today

2021-02-14

By BBN Staff: The National Meteorological Service of Belize (Belize Met Service) says that weather conditions will be slightly moist today, bringing cloudy spells and showers. The 24-hour forecast...

Government discusses new E-Passport system

2021-02-13

By BBN Staff: Over the years, Belizeans have consistently complained of the outdated and tedious process for passport applications. Those long lines and number taking days may very well be long gone....

Football Federation names Johny El-Zein to Jaguars

2021-02-12

By Aaron Humes: Cypriot-Belizean Johny El-Zein is the latest recruit to the National Football Team, the Jaguars, as they pursue a World Cup berth in 2022. Born to a Belizean father in Dubai, United...

Wanted Guatemalan busted with a shotgun in Belize

2021-02-11

By BBN Staff: Guatemalan national, Wilmer Monroy,38, was detained after a search of his home in St. Margaret’s Village led to the discovery of a 16 gauge shotgun and (7)16 gauge cartridges. Monroy...

Amid concerns, Ministry of Health says Belize has options with Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

2021-02-10

By Aaron Humes: As countries in Europe and South Africa are stepping back from vaccinating patients with the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, some in Belize want to know if it will work as...

Carmelita Gardens: The Greenest Sustainable Community in Belize

2021-02-09

Paid Contribution: Carmelita Gardens is the ideal home for resilient, ecologically aware, and joyful folks. Thanks to the pandemic, people around the world are discovering the importance of both...

Moses “Shyne” Barrow commends crime-fighting strategy

2021-02-08

By Aaron Humes: Area representative for Mesopotamia, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, has commended the efforts of Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, for a “measured” presentation of the plans for a...

Today is reggae icon Bob Marley's 75th birth anniversary!

2021-02-07

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: ♬Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery None but ourselves can free our minds ♬ Today is the 75th birthday anniversary of Robert Nesta Marley, known around the globe...