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Guat Military Crossed Border with Camera Crew – Big Deal?

Later in this newscast, we will show you what the Customs Department is doing about enforcement on importation of known counterfeit goods. But the Department is practically a sort of [...]

Defence Ministry Explains Why B.D.F. Senior Officers Are Not Ready to Retire

Tonight, the Ministry of National Security says four officers who have reached retirement age are well within the law to remain in the Belize Defence Force.  Late last week, documents [...]

BATSUB & B.D.F. Stop a Wedding on St. George’s Caye

Gunfire and explosions at Saint George’s Caye crash a wedding party in progress as armed soldiers storm the beach. It happed on Thursday night as a group of twenty-six guests, [...]

Defence Force’s Top 3 Officers Past Retirement, Juniors May Sue

The leadership of the Belize Defence Force is under fire tonight, but not from Guatemala. Internal information forwarded to News Five indicates that several senior officers may be in violation [...]

Audit Shows ‘Different Level’ of Alleged Corruption in B.D.F.

Prime Minister Dean Barrow this afternoon lent his support to a full investigation of Belize Jungle Experience Limited.  The company is being audited by the Audit Department for appearing to [...]

John Briceño Says New B.D.F. Probe is Latest in Corruption Chain

The Auditor General is on the case of a senior officer of the Belize Defence Force who is being questioned on whether his private company benefited from an inside connection [...]

U.S. Helps Renovate B.D.F. Price Barracks Hospital

Today, the U.S. Embassy handed over a renovated hospital to the Belize Defense Force.  The U.S. Southern Command’s Humanitarian Civic Action funded the rehabilitation of the medical facility at Price [...]

Rogue cop caught on tape beating homeless man

Police brutality is a real existence that Belizeans are faced with seemingly on a daily basis.  We have reported on numerous occasions the physical abuse of civilians at the hands [...]

Steven Ortega Rises to the Top of the B.D.F.

Bomb Expert and Commander of the Belize Defense Force, Brigadier General David Jones, is currently on pre-retirement leave after almost two decades of service with the force. But who will [...]

B.D.F. Members to Help Dominica Disaster Relief

B.D.F. to Dominica? Yes, says Defense C.E.O. Felix Enriquez. The B.D.F. will be heading to the hurricane devastated island to help with reconstruction. Dominica has been asking for help after [...]

Belize’s Defenders Talk to International Strategic Partners

A week ago, the Ministry of Defense hosted the third annual multi-national security conference in Belize City. The purpose of the conference was to share Belize’s vision, work and needs [...]

I Want To Be a Soldier in the Army!

Police were called in this morning at Price Barracks to remove a group of men and a woman hoping to be accepted as recruits for the new B.D.F. intake. They [...]

Getting prepared for holiday weekend with Police; threats addressed

As Belizeans prepare to start the extended celebration weekend, citizen’s security is a huge concern in light of lethal explosives found in recent days. A number of mass events such [...]

What did Home Affairs Minister really mean with media jibe over riot?

Are mixed signals being sent by the Ministry of Home Affairs? The Police Department spent upwards of half an hour at its Thursday press conference seeking to justify its treatment [...]

Cops vent on social media; one is reprimanded by bosses

The unfortunate incident on Wednesday during which reporter Marisol Amaya was physically assaulted by members of the Special Patrol Unit on the Tower Hill Bridge in Orange Walk, remains a [...]

Anatomy of assault: why police were wrong in treatment of Marisol Amaya

There is mounting outrage tonight, including from us here at Channel Five, at the unnecessary use of force against the media by the police on Tuesday. Krem’s Marisol Amaya was [...]

Organizations roundly condemn police for Amaya assault

Condemnation of Wednesday’s events has come in fast and furious from several organizations. We lead with the statement issued this evening by KREM Radio in support of assaulted journalist Marisol [...]

Opposition protest becomes chaotic riot at Tower Hill

A protest proceeded as planned in Orange Walk today.  But what started as a peaceful march against the “hot bed of corruption’’ at the Ministry of Lands escalated into a [...]

Police meet and greet on Jane Usher Boulevard

Police were out on their weekly meet and greet visits today with residents across the city. We went along with the cops on the south side in the Jane Usher [...]

Police aim to disarm criminals on Southside

When we spoke with Superintendent Arzu, we also asked him about the increasing number of weapons and drugs recently seized, retrieved primarily from empty or abandoned lots. Arzu says that [...]

Armed Forces’ Military Tattoo Marred by Accidental Tear Gas Release

The Military Tattoo was back this year to display the readiness of the Belize Fence Force and the Police Department. Hundreds headed over to the Marion Jones Sporting Complex on [...]

Police rewarded for heroic river rescue

It is not often that the good deeds by cops are celebrated publicly – but two officers attached to the San Ignacio Police Station are being praised by their Department [...]

Police to Get to Bottom of B.D.F. Uniform Mystery

The story of the used B.D.F. uniforms…everyone has weighed in from the respective government ministries, including home affairs and defense.  Those worn military garbs were all listed for destruction by [...]

Dangriga teen at odds with police after being shot

The family of Ashton Augustine in Dangriga says they want answers from the police because the seventeen-year-old boy was shot under what they consider an excessive use of force. His [...]

The Army to Benefit from New Hospital Construction

The Belize Defense Force is getting a new hospital through collaboration with the United States.  A team from the U.S. Marine will be carrying the necessary construction to bring up [...]