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Breaking: Murder on King Street in downtown Belize City

In Breaking News, police have confirmed that there was a murder a short while ago on King Street in downtown Belize City, in front of Teddy’s Music Shop. The name [...]

Rogue San Pedro cops extorted, robbed tourist

Even as they celebrate police week, two police officers in San Pedro were taken to court this afternoon on a slew of charges including theft and extortion. Police Corporal Denfield [...]

Will accused businesswoman face lengthy jail sentence for drugs?

A Belize City businesswoman was convicted this morning in the court room of Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith for the drug trafficking of fourteen point six grams of crack cocaine [...]

Angry Santa Familia residents thwarted from confronting accused killers

The chilling murder of Emy Guerra in the west still has the Santa Familia community reeling. The sixteen-year-old girl and her boyfriend Eleazer Bacab were in the village when three [...]

Chester Williams takes on media over Castro decision

Now, Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams sat before the press on Monday and spent nearly half an hour explaining why police chose not to charge twenty-three year old Wasani, [...]

Castro brothers’ attorney Herbert Panton recounts detention

The Brothers Castro and the curious case of the unlicensed Wingle, the haul of contraband beer, and their ministerial connections is a story that won’t go away. The arrest of [...]

Former Magistrate Panton dismisses leaked documents

According to Panton, Police Constable Shedrick Caliz presumably made an about-face and decided not to proceed with charges when he failed to produce a medico-legal form after allegedly roughing up [...]

Panton says ACP Williams, police did the right thing

While Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams is facing strong adverse criticism by the media and the public, Panton maintains that A.C.P. Williams had indicated from the beginning that a [...]

San Pablo residents meet with MoE; no update on investigation

The Ministry of Education continues its investigation of a reported incident of corporal punishment and possible child abuse against teacher Ednita Cocom of San Pablo Government School. She is accused [...]

Accused pleads guilty to theft at Spoonaz Café

In May of 2016, Spoonaz Photo Café & Bar was burglarized and the culprit was caught on surveillance camera. Today, after more than a year of incarceration, the accused thirty-nine [...]

Jamaal Jackson back to jail for gun possession during attempted robbery

Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith also dealt with the case of thirty-two -year old Jamaal Jackson who was on remand awaiting sentencing for the offense of kept unlicensed firearm and [...]

Police confirm drug trafficking aboard Norwegian ship

A week after it happened, police have confirmed the presence of drugs aboard a cruise ship docked at Harvest Caye in the Stann Creek District. Police indicated on Monday that [...]

Drivers charged for traffic offenses in Orange Walk

The Transport Department continues to pursue drivers in an operation to enforce the national traffic and road safety laws. This past Friday, nine drivers of buses in the Orange Walk [...]

Police, Immigration’s “southern sweep” nets at least thirty immigrants

Reports from Punta Gorda say that as many as thirty women from the South will face immigration violation charges after a sweep over the weekend. Information from the area states [...]

Vicious and deadly attack on young couple stuns Santa Familia village

It was a particularly violent weekend in the west. A horrific attack on a young couple has left the Santa Familia community in shock. The sixteen year old girl was [...]

Police, family stumped over killing in Santa Elena Town

There was further bloodshed in the west on Friday night. Hours before the murder of Emy Guerra, twenty-two-year old Maynor Portillo was found shot to the head near the Convention [...]

Castro boys battle Police to stalemate but Customs ensnares them for contraband beer

In the city brothers Jafari and Wasani Castro and their companions managed to run afoul of two separate law enforcement organizations in the span of a single day – this [...]

Chester Williams says case against Castros had ‘bored holes’

The Eastern Division (South) police’s official account differs slightly in that the vehicle was parked when the officers approached, but the rest of the leaked report appears to be true. [...]

Police want internal leaker, insist Castros face no charges

So there will be no charges, and the matter appears to be resolved – except for the leak of a usually confidential police document seemingly designed to bring pressure on [...]

Who wanted Jorge Lemus of Unitedville dead?

The family of fifty-two-year old Jorge Lemus is trying to come to terms with his untimely death. His body was found in a drain in the village of Unitedville in [...]

Big meth bust on Harvest Caye; three Eastern Caribbean nationals in jail

News Five has learned of a significant bust of drugs on the island of Harvest Caye, where Norwegian Cruise Lines has their cruise port. Sometime last week, three visitors to [...]

Jury frees Orange Walk man charged with theft

An Orange Walk man is free of the charge of theft following the conclusion of his trial in the Supreme Court late on Friday. A jury of nine deliberated for [...]

An Elderly Shopkeeper’s Grisly End in August Pine Ridge

An elderly shop keeper was callously murdered on Thursday afternoon in Orange Walk. Ninety-year-old Pedro Pol was robbed inside his shop in August Pine Ridge at around two o’clock. Police [...]

Police Say Minor Detained as Investigations Continue

While Orange Walk police say one minor is in custody, the family contends that at least two persons; one from Guinea Grass and one from August Pine Ridge have been [...]

City Youth Tells Story of Shooting on Jasmine Street

In the city, shots rang out on Thursday night. A young man was shot on Jasmine Street at around seven o’clock.  Wasani Avila was along with a friend when a [...]