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Orange Walk Bandido Shot Dead By Store Owner

A man who robbed a store in Orange Walk at gunpoint is tonight at the Northern Regional Hospital morgue after he was fatally shot by the proprietor. That man, Leslie [...]

Is the P.M.’s Position on Enforcing Anti-Gang Laws a Double Standard?

Reeling from an explosive surge of gangland violence which resulted in three murders and multiple casualties in a matter of hours, Prime Minister Dean Barrow on Thursday announced that Police [...]

Audrey Matura-Shepherd on Preventative Detention

Preventative Detention – the proposed amendment to the constitution was the cause of fiery debate, controversy and contention. So much so that Prime Minister Dean Barrow backed down from the [...]

Francis Fonseca Says Throwing Money at Crime Problem Won’t Work

This morning, the leader of the Opposition, Francis Fonseca, was asked about the current crisis as it relates to crime. While Fonseca says the opposition is ready to work with [...]

Why does the Police Department Wait for D.P.P.’s Office Before Charging Criminals?

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is severely backlogged with a number of criminal cases.  In fact, the bottleneck has seen files proceed through to the courts at [...]

Why Aren’t Known Gang Members Charged for Gang Affiliation

P.M. Barrow during that press conference also conceded that the police department, as well as the local media, is very much familiar with the names of well-known gang members and [...]

2 Dead, 6 Injured in Retaliatory Shootings, Belize City On Lockdown

Belize City came under siege on Wednesday. In a spate of seven hours, three men were murdered. It started in the early afternoon when Cyril McFoy, the father of a [...]

P.M. Barrow Meets With Police High Command to Address Crime Wave

The overnight violence in Belize City immediately prompted Prime Minister Dean Barrow to call a meeting with the brass of the Belize Police Department to address the ongoing reprisals that [...]

Government Pledges Additional Financial Resources to Tackle Crime

In an attempt to quell fears of further violence, P.M. Barrow has pledged that government will expend whatever financial and material resources necessary to address the ongoing issue of gang-related [...]

6 Men Detained in Overnight Shooting, Will They Be Charged?

Barrow says that he does not believe that any of the six men who are presently in detention will be charged for murder, that he says would only succeed a [...]

18 Kilos of Cocaine Found In Icebox Full of Fish

Police and Customs officers made a huge bust on Wednesday night in Orange Walk. Just under forty pounds of suspected cocaine with a street value of over one point three [...]

Dangriga Police Crack Down Drugs and Ammunition

Still in the south of the country – Dangriga Police report that this morning they conducted anti-drug operations in that municipality. The operation included the Special Branch Unit, the Dangriga [...]

Another Allegation of GSU Brutality on Jane Usher Boulevard

In this newscast, we have carried untold numbers of allegations of brutality at the hands of the police. Tonight, residents of the Jane Usher Boulevard are alleging that they were [...]

ComPol Whylie Assures More Boots on the Ground

At the top of the newscast, we told you of the three murders and shootings that transpired in a span of seven hours on Wednesday. The violence has put the [...]

Police Brass Discuss Gang Matrix

Assistant Commissioner of Police Dezeree Phillips and Deputy Officer Commanding Eastern Division Edward Broaster also explained the gang matrix, as it relates to the ongoing criminal activities.  According to Phillips, [...]

Cyril McFoy Murdered While Playing Dominoes At Home

Just before two o’clock this afternoon, as many as six gunshots rang old in the area of the Saint Ignatius Primary School located near the Raccoon Police Station as well [...]

Belize On Drug Transit List, Sedi Responds

While Elrington spoke candidly on the case against the principals of Titan International Securities in his capacity as Attorney General, he was unaware of Belize’s designation as one of several [...]

O.A.S. Releases Anti-Corruption Report on Belize

The Organization of American States Anti-Corruption Mechanism has released a fifty-five page report on Belize. It follows the visit of the Committee of Experts for the Implementation of the Inter-American [...]

GSU Boss Mark Flowers Under Fire From Wilson Street Women

  Mark Flowers, the Head of the Gang Suppression Unit, made the headlines recently when he made public comments against the two-term former Prime Minister Said Musa, who at a [...]

Belize Designated as Part of U.S. Drug Transit Route

Allegations of securities fraud and money laundering, in recent days placed Belize on the international headlines. Tonight, the issue of drug trafficking is attracting negative attention for the country. On [...]

Police Recover Murder Weapon in Near-decapitation of Guatemalan National

On Sunday morning, the life of a Guatemalan national was callously taken a stone’s throw from where he lived in the Duck Run Three Area of Spanish Lookout, Cayo District. [...]

$3000 in Contraband Alcohol Seized in the West

On Friday’s newscast we reported about a bust of contraband goods in Bullet Tree Area.  Members of the Crimes Investigation Branch and the Special Branch of the San Ignacio Police [...]

Champagne Paris Accused of Stealing Female Items in Independence

  In early July, nineteen-year-old Perfilio Rodriguez spent two nights on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being charged for aggravated assault. Rodriguez, also known as Vanessa Champagne Paris, [...]

Health Minister Pablo Marin on Stolen Vehicles

Because of our volume of news on Monday, we didn’t carry the following two stories. First, we have a report on stolen vehicles from the Ministry of Health which has [...]

Guatemalan national is chopped to death – his head almost decapitated

Turning to crime news. Three men were murdered over the weekend, in San Pedro, Belize City and in Cayo District. Early on Sunday morning, a Spanish Lookout resident was killed [...]