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4 Persons Detained for Murder of Anwar Garbutt in Dangriga

Four of five persons, including a minor, are in the custody of the Dangriga Police tonight and are likely to be charged for murder in the wake of the vigilante [...]

Father Stabs Teen After Catching Him in Bed with 13-year-old Daughter

A thirty-seven year old and a sixteen year old resident of Sand Hill are facing criminal charges in connection with a stabbing incident in the village on Monday afternoon. Sometime [...]

Breaking News: Stabbing in Sand Hill

There is a report of a violent incident in Sand Hill Village on the Phillip Goldson Highway. The father of a young girl reportedly stabbed and threw acid on a [...]

Did Residents of Culture Capital enact Vigilante Justice on Anwar Garbutt?

How far is too far for citizens to take matters in their own hands? Well, it is believed that they went too far in Dangriga this morning when a man [...]

Anthony Obando Arraigned for Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with Underage Girlfriend

Tonight, there is another report of sexual abuse against a minor. A fifteen year old student in the Cayo area has confirmed to police of an ongoing illegal relationship with [...]

Robbers Hit FCIB; Undisclosed Amount of Cash

A group of armed bandits slipped pass a police officer on duty and bank security to pull off a daring heist at a bank in Belize City this morning. The [...]

Mayorga Sought for Suspicion of Murder

There is still no word on the whereabouts of Ulysis Mayorga. The Honduran national is wanted by police in connection with murder of his ex-wife, twenty-one year old Merlin Mejia. [...]

Minor Raped by her Father

Reports of indescribable sexual abuse against minors are becoming more prevalent and repugnant. This week, a twelve year old girl reported to the Independence police in the south, that years [...]

Heredia Speaks on Crime on the Islands

The recent spate of violent crimes on San Pedro and Caye Caulker has prompted the command of the Belize Police Department to revisit its crime-fighting strategy. While additional personnel have [...]

BPD Hosts Meet & Greet

For some time now, community policing is a strategy that has been advanced by the Eastern Division of the Belize Police Department throughout the city. On Sunday, the South Regional [...]

Domestic Violence Claims Another Life

The details of the latest murder in Belize City are all-too-familiar and tragic. The life of a young woman, a mother of a four year old son, was taken in [...]

Belize Downgraded on Human Trafficking Watchlist

Belize has been downgraded to Tier Three on the Human Trafficking watch-list, based on a stinging assessment by the U.S.  The report states that, “The Government of Belize does not [...]

Anti-Trafficking Committee Says Report is Tainted

While the Committee absolutely disagreed with the downgrade, it is what it is. As far as Alpuche is concerned, they can only do what they’ve been doing because in the [...]

Police Department Focuses on Quality of Life Offences

On Monday night, we told you about an initiative organized by Regional South Commander for the Eastern Division of the Police Department in the Mayflower Street area. That area, which [...]

Burrell Boom Caretaker Gunned Down

The Rural Eastern Division is reporting three deaths in its jurisdiction; the first is a murder. A forty-eight year old caretaker was shot and killed at about nine o’clock on [...]

Mayflower Street Intervention is a Success

For the past couple weeks, the Ghost Town, Mayflower Street area has become a most dangerous area in the south side of Belize City. At least six persons have been [...]

Missing Girl Found in Lucky Strike

Jacqueline Carmen Calderon, a Belize City minor who was reported missing on Thursday has been found. The thirteen year old is now in the custody of the Human Services Department [...]

Crime, Crime, Crime! What’s the Ministry’s New Strategy?

Minister of National Security John Saldivar and six senior officers of the Police Department conducted a mid-year review succeeded by a release issued earlier this week. There has been a [...]

Domestic Violence and Personal Conflicts on the Rise

The shift in violent crimes, particularly murder, has changed to domestic instances and personal conflict. So what is the police department’s strategy to address this issue?   John Saldivar, Minister [...]

Stepfather Accused of Raping 17-year-old Daughter

Months after she was allegedly raped, a seventeen year old girl has made a report to the police. The teenager from Belize City claims that her stepfather raped her last [...]

Thirteen-Year-Old Minor Missing in Belize City

Also in Belize City, there is a report of a missing thirteen year old girl. The minor, Jacqueline Carmen Calderon, a student who resides in the Southern Foreshore area of [...]

Is Kelvin Usher Really Dead? Autopsy on Unidentified Remains Still Pending

The charred remains of a man were found about four hundred feet from the Bermudian Landing Bridge since last Saturday.  But are the remains that of Kelvin Usher, a Ladyville [...]

Investigation into Fatal Hope Creek Shooting Continues; No Interdiction of Officers

It’s been almost two weeks since Hope Creek resident, Leopold Myvette, was shot and killed in the south by police officers attached to the Dangriga Police Formation. Police say that [...]

Belizean Minor Found Nude and Beaten in Cancun

Mexican newspapers are reporting that a Belizean minor was found in the nude and in a drunken stupor in a bushy area of Cancun where she has reportedly been in [...]

Guatemalan National Charged with Unlawful Sexual Intercourse

Also in the south, a Guatemalan national is in custody tonight for a most disturbing report made last week. He is thirty-eight year old Selvin Giovanni Castro who has been [...]