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National Security C.E.O. says more police officers to be placed on city streets

During the Budget Debate on Monday, Minister of National Security John Saldivar reported that B.D.F. personnel on Belize City streets will soon be pulled out. It’s a move that has [...]

GSU descends on San Pedro to fight a crime wave

Early this morning, members of several high-intensity, elite units of the Police, B.D.F. and Coast Guard descended on the island of San Pedro. It is part of an operation to [...]

An update on the current state of affairs in Venezuela

The Embassy of the Republic of Venezuela held a press conference this morning to update the local media on the current state of affairs of that country, in the wake [...]

Police officers attend IBIS workshop for firearms crimes

The government of Canada gifted Belize with an Integrated Ballistics Identification System back in October 2012. Known as IBIS, the system is a modern tool being used to investigate and [...]

D.P.P. finally presented with files on the investigation

Ten minutes ago News Five received an update from Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryl-Lynn Vidal via email. She confirmed that at five forty-three this evening investigators visited her office to [...]

Incoming Commander Discusses Future of GSU

Superintendent of Police, Linden Flowers is the new commander of the Gang Suppression Unit. The news broke this past Tuesday that the career officer was bumped up the chain of [...]

GSU Boss Says Officers Aren’t Above the Law

There are thirty officers in the Unit and Superintendent Flowers says that those who step out of bounds will be penalized; criminal elements will be dealt with and that the [...]

…He says he has been let him down, but the B.D.F. says not so

Corporal Rodriguez feels that the B.D.F. has let him down, and feels that he is being given the runaround. Today News Five was in Price Barracks, where we discovered that [...]

Police Passing Out Ceremony: A historic number of women join the police force

Today, the top brass and rank and file of the Belize Police Department, along with family, friends and supporters joined to welcome the eighty-ninth recruit squad…the men and women who [...]

Belize Defense Force to receive salary adjustments in 2014

While the police was spreading cheer today, the year 2013 is ending with a bang for the Belize Defense Force. According to the C.E.O. of National Security, there will be [...]

Soldiers honored at annual B.D.F. Christmas Luncheon

The annual B.D.F. Christmas luncheon took place today at Price Barracks. Brigadier General David Jones was in high spirits; the force has had a good year having received a number [...]

Joint Operations Center Inaugurated at Price Barracks

Belize’s armed forces have been the recipients of very significant Christmas treats recently, courtesy of the US and Canadian governments. Coming on the heels of approximately five million dollars in [...]

Police Precinct One receives two new motorcycles from the business community

There is always a spike in amount of robberies during this time of the year. Throughout the city, particularly in downtown Albert and Regent Streets, thieves behave more brazen prompting [...]

B.D.F. and Coast Guard receives over one million dollars in specialized equipment

Two weeks ago the U.S. Government gifted the B.D.F. and Coast Guard with over one million dollars in specialized equipment, to be used primarily for capacity enhancement. That early Thanksgiving [...]

BSAG gets new equipment and gear

The equipment and gear will all be used specifically by the Belize Special Assignment Group in their operations in the country. BSAG is an elite unit of the B.D.F., tasked [...]

Belize Coast Guard celebrates its eight anniversary

Today the Belize Coast Guard celebrated its eighth anniversary in grand style in San Pedro, inaugurating its forward operating base and also passing out thirty new recruits. The facility, which [...]

U.S. Government gifts the B.D.F. and Coast Guard vehicles and equipment

Today, the Belize Defense Force and the Belize Coast Guard received a significant donation from the United States Government. The operational capabilities of both branches of Belize’s armed forces have [...]

Meet the new SEALS of the Belize National Coast Guard

While the coastguard is under scrutiny for the shameful incident involving the detention of a boat carrying the Dominican Prime Minister, a team of eight operators attached to the Coastguard [...]

British warship docks off the coast of the Old Capital

Given its geographic location, Belize has long been determined as a transit point for drugs coming from Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. It is estimated that the amount of cocaine passing [...]

US Southern Command’s General John F. Kelly Visits Belize

The US Southern Command has been a very friendly partner in Belizean development – in areas ranging from medical care and infrastructure assistance to training and the donation of military [...]

Police Department Launches Gang Resistance Education and Training Program

Today the Belize Police Department proudly launched a historic documentary chronicling the success story of one of its greatest initiative. The Gang Resistance Education and Training program was first born [...]

Belize Police Department Receives Mobile Command Center from Taiwan Government

Today, the top brass of the Police Department gathered at the Queen Street compound for a historic donation, a first of its kind in Belize. Thanks to the government of [...]

Man says he was beaten by five cops

Tonight, there is a new charge of brutality by the Gang Suppression Unit against two men, one not only ended up in the hospital, but also before the courts. Jermaine [...]

Mexican fighter jets given permission to fly over Belize

Earlier this month, News Five reported on the presence of Mexican military planes in Belizean airspace. At the time there were persistent reports that on June thirtieth at least three [...]

UK donates 17 Bedford Four-Tonners to the BDF

The United Kingdom via the British High Commission donated seventeen Bedford Four-Tonner trucks to the Belize Defense Force. It’s a welcomed gift since ten of the twenty trucks currently used [...]