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Police will keep the peace at the polls

The complement of the Belize Police Department will be deployed into the streets of Belize City, as well as other municipalities across the country tonight, in anticipation of the opening [...]

Guat Soldiers Make Detention in Belize but Did They Have Authority?

In foreign affairs news, there are sketchy details about an apparent incursion by Guatemalan soldiers into Belizean territory. The question tonight is what authority they had to act. In this [...]

U.S. Makes Latest Donation of Equipment to B.D.F., Coast Guard

The Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard received more than eight hundred and fifty-thousand dollars in drug fighting equipment and training packages. The US Embassy handed over the [...]

Handling the Sarstoon

On Friday the Minister of Defence John Saldivar addressed an unexpected visit to Belize from members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces who were said to be asking about an earlier [...]

B.D.F. Graduates 89; Gets New Commander

At Price Barracks in Ladyville this afternoon, it was out with the old and, especially, in with the new. The national army is now forty years old and has had [...]

Changes to Protocol after Kaibil Border Walkover

Surveillance footage captured last week showed an alarming occurrence at the western border between Belize and Guatemala. Taken from inside the Customs office, a trio of Guatemalan soldiers dressed in [...]

Why Are Guats Still Following B.D.F. Up Sarstoon?

Following last week’s encounter between a team of Belizean youth basketballers and members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces, in which the latter tried but failed to stop them circling Sarstoon [...]

Operation ACT records successes; continues into 2018

Operation ACT, acronym for Addressing Crime Together, was launched on October twenty-seventh as a direct law enforcement response to the escalation of violent crimes in Belize City.  With the establishment [...]

Top policemen, women and dog honored

It’s been a while since the Belize Police Department has issued certificates of recognition for high school students who do the right thing.  But while that program may be on [...]

Tips to stay safe this Christmas

This Yuletide season, Belizeans are taking to the streets en masse to complete their seasonal shopping ahead of Christmas Day.  While you will be out in the hustle and bustle [...]

Coast Guard Introduces Sea Cadets

The Sea Cadets – they are the young new faces on whom the Coast Guard hopes to make an impression. After years of planning, the Coast Guard is taking fifty [...]

Investigative team named to look at B.D.F. audit

Weeks after it came to light that there was alleged hanky panky in the B.D.F. Lieutenant Colonel Charlton Roches is being investigated by a team of fellow Belize Defense Force [...]

Who’s the Best Warrior of them all?

A week of grueling activities undertaken by law enforcement officers concluded today with the most demanding challenge that tested the wherewithal of the participants. Both the Coastguard and the B.D.F. [...]

B.D.F. Commander to Act on Audit

Lieutenant Colonel Charlton Roches remains sidelined from active duty in the Belize Defense Force, pending a decision by the incoming B.D.F. commander, Steven Ortega, on the status of his employment.  [...]

Corozal North rep hails Police, Customs assault on Estero

There has been a noticeable increase in the number of contraband seizures reported in the Corozal District within the past few weeks.  That’s because customs and police have been working [...]

Audit’s tough questions for B.D.F.

An executive summary of the Auditor General’s Report on Belize Jungle Experience Limited, dated the seventh of June, 2017 has been obtained by News Five. It details the transactions between [...]

B.D.F. Trains with International Partners; Criminals Targeted

Belize may not have fought any wars in its young existence. But every day of their lives, the more than thirteen hundred men and women of the Belize Defence Force [...]

Audit of Jungle Experience Continues as Owner/Soldier Sent on Leave

While the Force was busy training with its international partners, a prior such training involving German soldiers and the costs asked for by a senior officer’s private company remains under [...]

“Tropical Dagger” Targets Terrorism, Transnational Crime Training

The Tropical Dagger Joint Military Training exercise has been ongoing since November fifth, with the participation of security forces from Jamaica, Canada and the United States of America. According to [...]

Uniform Diversion Investigation Stalled

No charges have been laid, but interest is still high in the case of used battle dress uniforms and discarded outboard engines that had been property of the Belize Defence [...]

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 [...]