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Belizeans Fishermen Arrested in Guatemala for Illegal Entry

There is another developing story. It is well-known that Guatemalan nationals illegally enter Belizean territory for illegal activities. Most recently when the Sarstoon law applied, their fishermen routinely traversed into [...]

Murder in Paradise, El Diablo is Executed in a Hail of Gunfire

The fourth murder for the Corozal District for this year took place on Thursday evening in the village of Paraiso. Thirty-seven year old Delmar Guerra was trailed and executed by [...]

Delmar Guerra is Ambushed and Killed in Paraiso Village

Late this evening, San Joaquin resident, Delmar Guerra was shot multiple times as he drove a van through the village of Paraiso, Corozal. Guerra was ambushed by a pair of [...]

A Single Firearm is Used in Ladyville Murders/Shootings

Since March of this year, Ladyville has been experiencing an upward trend in violent crimes. It started with the murder of Rene “Fat Cat” Chavarria and since then, three other [...]

Suspected Arsonist Escapes from Police Custody in Ladyville

Police also believe they have the person responsible for setting two vehicles on fire in Ladyville over the extended weekend. But while quick police work led to the apprehension of [...]

Did Police Pummel Zachry Knox Following Incident Involving Top Cop?

On May twelfth, nineteen-year-old Zachry Knox allegedly fired three shots at Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams during a high speed chase in the city. Knox was picked up that [...]

Alrick Smith Remanded for Alleged Intention to Kill an Entire Family

Another Ladyville resident is tonight on remand, following a shootout last Saturday on Marage Road during which twenty-one-year-old mechanic Lionel Rhamdas was killed. Thirty-one-year-old Alrick Smith has been charged for [...]

Ladyville Police Recover Firearm Used in Marage Road Shootout

Investigations are ongoing into the deadly exchange of gunfire which claimed the life of Lionel Rhamdas. In that shooting, at least three firearms were involved and police had initially recovered [...]

Illegal Loggers at Mayflower Bocawina National Park Caught in the Act

We have reported on illegal activities within the expansive Chiquibul National Park many times, in fact within the last week after three Guatemalans were detained while panning for gold near [...]

Police Investigate Human Remains Found in Blue Creek

On Tuesday evening, sometime after five p.m., Police were called out to a farm in the Blue Creek Village, Orange Walk District. There, they discovered the human remains of a [...]

Teenage Wounded in Belize City Shooting

Nineteen-year-old Chioma Williams is recovering from injuries she received during a shooting incident in Belize City on Tuesday night.  Williams reported to police that shortly after eight o’clock, she was [...]

Much More on the Guatemalan Detention of Mennonites

Tonight we have more details on the alleged kidnapping of two – not one, Mennonite farmers who were clearing fire breaks on a large plot of land which adjoins the [...]

Police Detained Foreman of Plett’s Ranch for Questioning

There was another incident on the farm the next day. Watchman Rogelio Barrientos was allegedly approached by fifteen military officers, and a request was made for heavy equipment to be [...]

Steven Young Arraigned for Attempted Murder after Bar Fight

Twenty-five year old Steven Young is serving his first night in prison for the attempted murder of a Lord’s Bank resident, who was stabbed during an altercation inside Ruba’s Bar [...]

2 Men Surrender in Shooting Death of Lionel Rhamdas

Two men, twenty-eight-year-old Egbert Baldwin and nineteen-year-old Darwin Estuardo Prado, are in custody for the shooting death of their friend Lionel Rhamdas. The duo surrendered to Ladyville police earlier today [...]

Duo Freed and Rearrested on Murder Charge

Tarique Gillett and Lyson Cacho were arraigned in March and July 2015 for the murder of Michael Welch and the attempted murder of Kingsley Morrison. Last Friday, both were set [...]

Was Shooting After Fishing Trip an Accident?

A man is currently listed in stable condition at the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan after he was rushed there this afternoon with a gunshot injury. According to a very [...]

Mennonite Farmer Detained, Kidnapped and Held by the Guatemalan Military

There is an incredible story coming out of the borderland between Belize and Guatemala behind Spanish Lookout. It involves allegations of kidnapping, assault and damage to property. Last Thursday, Mennonite [...]

Why Didn’t Police Believe Plett’s Story?

There’s plenty more to this story, including how Plett managed to make his way back, and also the matter of his bulldozer operator who was also detained by Guatemalans and [...]

O.A.S. says No Guatemalan Military was in the Area

Over the weekend News Five was able to reach a representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via phone. He told us that they had been able to verify with [...]

3 Guatemalan Gold Panners are Caught in the Chiquibul by the B.D.F.

There’s another incident that happened late last week. A trio of Guatemalans panning for gold inside the Ceibo Chico area of the Chiquibul Forest Reserve has been arrested and charged [...]

Lionel Rhamdas Killed During Shootout in Ladyville

In the past two months, four persons have been killed in Ladyville, Belize District in gun violence that is attributed to ongoing gang rivalry.  On Saturday night, Lionel Rhamdas was [...]

Man Stabbed to the Chest in Lord’s Bank

But there was also a stabbing in the Lord’s Bank community also in Ladyville, where thirty-year-old Brandon Stevens was stabbed to the chest following an altercation at a bar in [...]

Cop Remanded for Sexual Assault of an 8 Year-Old Girl

A police officer is in trouble with the law tonight, facing a minimum of twelve years to life imprisonment if found guilty of the act of a sexual assault upon [...]

3 Arraigned for Shooting in the City

Three of four persons are in custody tonight for a shoot-out last Thursday night in the City. The intended target was Mark Vernon, a city resident. But it led to [...]