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Where is the Plan to Fight Crime?

John Briceño has unfailingly linked the issue of crime to economic activity and opportunity or the lack thereof. But with the resurgence of major crimes, particularly in south side Belize [...]

Wilfred Elrington Says Corruption is More Worrying than Crime

Minister of Home and Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington was the featured speaker at the University of Belize’s lecture on Monday on security and threats to Belize on the eve of [...]

More Questions than Answers in Tragic AAA Security Murder-Suicide

There are still more questions than answers in the murder-suicide of businessman Robert Godfrey of Triple A Security and his long time employee Delsie Smith over the weekend. The allegation [...]

Family Holds to Faith as Aaron King Remains in Recovery

Three persons remain hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital following a weekend of gun violence in the Old Capital. One of the victims, Aaron King, we can confirm from [...]

Shocking Murder-Suicide at AAA Security

Two people were killed in a shooting that police had described as murder-suicide on Friday night. The shocking incident occurred inside the offices of AAA Security on the Philip Goldson [...]

Honduran Killed Without Warning in Belize City

There was more bloodshed in the city. Twenty-four hours after the murder-suicide at AAA Security, fifty-one-year-old Santos Miguel Bernardes was executed. The sanitary engineer was playing domino at his neighbor’s [...]

Aaron King Shot at Buttonwood Bay Party

As the weekend progressed, party goers at an event in Buttonwood Bay scattered in fear of their lives. Among the guests was Belize City resident Aaron King. One of two [...]

American-Model Grenade Strikes San Pedro Home

On the prime tourism island of San Pedro, residents in the area of San Mateo escaped grave injuries when a high explosive fragmentation grenade was thrown beneath the house of [...]

Ambergris at War?

Commander Jones says the fragmentation grenade sent shrapnel flying across a fifteen meter radius, shaking a number of houses in the immediate area of the blast.   Brig. Gen. David [...]

More Shootings in Belize City; Suspect Sought for Scheffield Ysaguirre

Just after eight o’clock on Saturday night, some two hours before the execution of Santos Miguel Bernardes, several shots rang out near the corner of Pitter and Elston Kerr Streets, [...]

Police Look for Shooters of Joseph Ducey, Who Shot Back

There were a total of five shooting incidents over the weekend in which three persons were killed and three others remain in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. [...]

Wasani Castro Avoids Charge after Apologizing to Police for Outburst

Another near brush with the law for Wasani Castro; he was picked up by police on Sunday at the ITVET compound where he was attending the annual expo.  According to [...]

Education Minister Says Threats to Schools Treated Seriously

The faculty and staff, as well as the student body at Saint Martin de Porres School, returned to the compound this morning, following a bomb threat on Thursday.  The ominous [...]

“Nine” and Rounds Removed from Partridge Street

A nine millimeter and one hundred live rounds of ammunition were taken off the streets this morning. A joint operation by the Special Assignment Team, K-Nine Unite and the Gang [...]

Who Killed Dean Bennett in Cayo?

The body of a John Doe retrieved from the Macal River on Tuesday has now been identified as twenty-year-old Dean Bennett.  Bennett was last seen alive on Sunday night in [...]

St. Martin de Porres R.C. Principal Gets Rude Welcome with Grenade Threat

Police circled the area of Saint Martin’s school in Belize City since six this morning.  Parents kept most of the seven hundred students away from the school since it is [...]

Trump Names Belize among Major Countries for Drug Transit

The U.S. President, Donald Trump, has placed Belize on a list of Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2018.  The presidential determination was made [...]

15 Months On, Search Continues for Krystal Mitchell’s Killer in Belize

It has now been fifteen months since the murder of thirty-year-old Krystal Mitchell, who was found dead at the apartment of an acquaintance in San Diego, California. The divorced mother-of-two [...]

Ladyville Girl Stripped from Family over “Revenge”

A twelve-year-old girl is missing. Lucera Constantino, a standard five student of Ladyville left home on last Friday in the company of a twenty-four-year-old man identified as Luis Sinturion. According [...]

“John Doe” Surfaces Near New Bridge over Macal River

There is a second murder in less than forty-eight hours to report in the west. On September tenth, Jose Sibrian was stabbed to death following a confrontation at a bar.  [...]

Body Shows Tattoos of Rosary, Names “Dian” and “Emmanuel”

But the identity of the victim remains a mystery and police is turning to the public for assistance as well as their counterparts in Guatemala to determine who is John [...]

Hispanic Man Sought in Buena Vista Murder

The first murder victim in the west for this month lost his life on the tenth. Police are yet to crack that case in the murder of Jose Sibrian, a [...]

Chester Williams versus Marco Vidal: Will Senior Cops Land in Court?

Is there a bitter sibling rivalry brewing within the ranks of the Belize Police Department that may very well end up in the Supreme Court?  Since succeeding Assistant Commissioner of [...]

Police on the Meet and Greet Beat

In the weekly police meet and greet, we caught up with Regional Commander of the Eastern Division South Marco Vidal on the south side of the city. Vidal and other [...]

Witness in High Profile Murder in Orange Walk is Slain

There is a troubling murder to report tonight; a witness in the murder of Daniel Sosa was killed execution style in Orange Walk. Full disclosure in the case against highly [...]