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Coastguard Graduates 45 New Recruits

Courage, Commitment and Respect—they are the core values of the Belize National Coast Guard, the maritime forces of the country. Today at the B.D.F. Air Wing, forty-five recruits joined the [...]

Groundbreaking for Sarstoon F.O.B. is Coming in December

Minister of National Security John Saldivar also made a huge announcement today during his address at the coastguard anniversary celebration.  On December ninth, the Government of Belize will be breaking [...]

Coastguard’s Best Warrior 2015 is Chosen

The Belize Coastguard held its annual strong man competition over the weekend at different locations. Three days of grueling competition tested the physical fitness of the officers stretching their skills [...]

Still No Arrest in Election Night shooting

Sixteen days after he allegedly discharged his firearm in public on election night, a close affiliate and supporter of Minister of Police John Saldivar has yet to be charged, or [...]

Eastern Division South Commander Says Police Attitude Has Changed

Before the Garifuna Settlement Day holiday we caught up with Eastern Division South Commander Chester Williams as he and his officers walked on Oleander Street in the City, meeting and [...]

Williams Claims Police Have Regained Community’s Respect

Williams told News Five that before any community is willing to respond to Police intervention, that department must have legitimacy. The Commander of Eastern Division South claims that slowly, but [...]

B.P.D. Meet & Greet Initiative in Northside Belize City

The police were on the beat this afternoon in both the North and South side of the City. Community policing has become a main strategy for the Police Department’s efforts [...]

Police Investigate Brazen Daylight Murder in San Ignacio

The death toll went up by one in San Ignacio where as recent as Sunday morning; a Guatemalan national was stabbed to death as he exited a popular nightclub. That [...]

Police Break Down Citizen Security Guidelines for Election Day

Across the country, final preparations are underway before the opening of polls on Wednesday morning.  Among the many responsibilities the police department is tasked with is citizen security.  Officers from [...]

Police Ramp Up Vigilance on Election Day

There has been escalating tension in the days leading up to the 2015 General Election. There’s the vandalism of signs, aggression by supporters from both parties and then there are [...]

Police Mourn Loss of Sgt. Orlando Cruz

On Sunday morning, police officers attached to Precinct Four of the Belize City Police Department responded to the scene of a fatal traffic accident on the Phillip Goldson Highway, just [...]

Leaked B.D.F. Report – Escalation in Guatemalan Aggression Towards B.D.F. in the Sarstoon

Confidential documents show that the aggression by the Guatemalan army and navy started years ago, but intensified dangerously and persistently so since 2010, to the point where the Guatemalans were [...]

Police Receive Basic Intelligence Training

A “Basic Intelligence Analysis Training” for officers attached to the Belize Police Department concluded today at the Best Western Biltmore Plaza. The training, which is being coordinated through the Central [...]

Officers Ready to Put Skills Into Practice

While the training is to enhance the criminal justice system, for corporals Jane Usher and Jermaine Hyde of the Belize Police Department, the training will allow them to better their [...]

High-Ranking British Army General In Belize on Official Visit

A high-ranking member of the British Army arrived in Belize today and met with Prime Minister Dean Barrow this afternoon. He is Lieutenant General James Everard. One of the main [...]

BATSUB Heads to Gales Point for Jungle Warfare Training

The Belize Defense Force and the British Army Support Unit teamed up today for a joint training exercise to sharpen the skills of the two armies. Belize offers the right [...]

Persons Detained and Released Without Charges May Sue Police

Bradley says that his client and another Coast Guard officer who was similarly detained are considering legal action against the Police. That’s because they were allegedly held long past the [...]

B.D.F. and Guatemalan Military Encounters are Routine – P.M. Barrow

COLA’s campaign has been focused on the Sarstoon and the need for a military presence at that location. It is a cry that has resonated, especially after footage last week [...]

B.D.F Soldiers Complete Skills Training with U.S.M.C.

More than twenty B.D.F. officers are now trained on marksmanship and combat readiness. The month-long training was carried out by the United States Marine Corps and a ceremony was held [...]

Prime Minister and B.D.F. Commander Sing From Different Hymn Books

The first release from the National Security Council, issued just before the expedition on Sunday, broke the news of “countless encounters” between the B.D.F. and Guatemalan military. The release speaks [...]

Is Fear of Dengue Reason Why B.D.F. is Reluctant to Build F.O.B. on Sarstoon Island?

So will the Coast Guard’s Forward Operating Base be constructed at the mouth of the Sarstoon? And if so…when? The F.O.B. has been on the drawing board for eight years [...]

Coast Guard Commander Explains Absence from B.T.V. Expedition

On Sunday, the Coast Guard made its presence felt in Barranco, as they checked to ensure the safety of passengers and vessels headed to the Sarstoon. But they couldn’t do [...]

B.D.F. Commander, “Relationship with Guatemalan Military is Jeopardized”

The Prime Minister claims that following Sunday’s incident with the Guatemalan Navy, there is no doubt that tensions and thus the risk and danger has increased, not only to the [...]

Dismantling Criminal Firearms Trafficking Organizations

Seventy percent of the population of SICA member countries identify crime as the main threat to sustainable human development and one of the biggest contributors is the trafficking of illegal [...]

Coastguard Cannot Entertain BTVs Request

Sunday’s expedition to Sarstoon Island will see a rather large civilian contingent representing various organizations, including the Northern Territorial Volunteers and COLA.  The maritime leg of the journey, from Barranco [...]