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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 [...]

Shooting a Result of Robbery; One Held, One Sought

Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams spoke briefly about the shooting incident involving twenty-four-year-old Wasani Avila.  According to the Officer Commanding Eastern Division South, the motive for the attack on [...]

Police Nabbed Accused Killer of “Hard Rock” in Belmopan

The murder of popular Belize City disc jockey Andrew ‘Hard Rock’ Bennett stunned the deejay fraternity several weeks ago, when word of the deadly shooting on Central American Boulevard spread [...]

Benque Moneychanger Shot at Home

A well-known money lender of Benque Viejo del Carmen is recovering from gunshot injuries he received on Thursday, when armed assailants opened fire on his home.  Fifty-one-year-old Erwin Cocom was [...]

More Tomorrow’s Jeremy Parham Charged in Murder of Omar Barahona

The murder of twenty-one-year-old Omar Barahona Junior shocked the Cotton Tree residents and surrounding communities in the Cayo District.  Last Saturday, Barahona Junior was shot and killed as he attended [...]

In Belize City, Construction Worker Arraigned for Murder of “Hard Rock” Bennett

Three weeks ago, popular DJ and radio personality Andrew “Hard Rock” Bennett was gunned down on Central American Boulevard. Hard Rock’s murder shook the community because it broke a three-week [...]

Puerto Azul Conspirators Face Jail Time and Fines; But Is It Enough?

After a year of investigation by Italian police, the courts of Italy have pronounced justice on several persons accused of defrauding investors of more than twenty million U.S. dollars in [...]

Police Minister Wants Investigation to Take Course in Chunox Shooting

An internal investigation conducted by the Professional Standards Branch into an officer-involved fatality in Chunox Village is ongoing.  On Friday evening, forty-four-year-old Richard Garcia was shot and killed when a [...]