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Standoff On the Sarstoon: Belize Coastguard versus Guatemalan Navy

There is tension tonight following a twenty-six hour stand-off between a Coast Guard Patrol and Guatemalan naval personnel in two vessels near the mouth of the Sarstoon ended at midday [...]

C.E.O. of National Security George Lovell Comments on Confrontation

The Coast Guard patrol was in that area conducting reconnaissance with a view to possibly constructing a Forward Operating Base there. So while this specific situation was defused, what happens [...]

Is There Really Confusion About Maritime Border?

This latest incident where, for clarity, the Guatemalan military suddenly seems unsure of where the maritime borders lie, comes on the heels of comments from Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington. In [...]

U.S. Issues Advisory in Cayo District Following Double Murder in Teakettle

It didn’t make it in the news on Thursday, but the U.S Embassy did send out a release issuing condolences to Paul Signorino and Julian Jones, the two American nationals [...]

Did Guatemalan Poachers Kill Belize’s National Animal?

And from milpas to wild animals- the pressures inside the Chiquibul are numerous. And the FCD has been working tirelessly to put a stop or to mitigate in some cases. [...]

BPD Implements New Program to Fight Crime

The police department is embarking on a new program that will see senior officers guide young recruits to improve their policing skills. This is all part of a strategy to [...]

New Police Station Inaugurated in Crooked Tree

There is a brand new Police Station in Crooked Tree. Actually it’s been in use since it was completed in October 2013, but today it was officially inaugurated with much [...]

Maskall Police Station Finally Renovated

For many months there have been complaints about the dilapidated, abandoned and empty Police Station in Maskall. There hasn’t been an officer stationed there because it is only fit for [...]

Scenes of Crime Technicians Graduate Forensic Program

Training concluded today for a group of technical personnel from the Police Department, who will hopefully hone their skills in investigative work and in the prosecution of cases where the [...]

Lake-I Residents Pass Self Defense Program

The Precinct Two Police Officers, through their community policing, have been working on the ground to engage residents. From one on one interaction to group efforts, the police say they [...]

Police Training Academy Inaugurates Gym

A ribbon cutting ceremony for a newly constructed running track and gym at the National Police Training Academy was held today at its compound in the Capital. The facilities will [...]

Police Officers Transferred

Several transfers are in the pipeline for senior officers in the Police Department, says Commissioner Allen Whylie. The transfers are part of an annual process and effective July of this [...]

No Update in Military Ammo Missing Three Months

Almost exactly three months ago, two containers of military-grade ammunition were stolen off the secure, guarded B.D.F. Echelon Base in Lord’s Bank. The ammunition, about two thousand, seven hundred rounds [...]

Want To Join The Police Department? Recruitment Test is on Saturday.

The Belize Police Department will be carrying out its national recruitment examination on Saturday at seven a.m. across the country. Today, Public Relations Officer of the department, Douglas Hyde took [...]

British Troops, the Series Continues

Earlier this week, we aired part one of a series produced by ITV News of the UK on the experience of British soldiers in Belize. Tonight, we have the remaining [...]

British Troops, the Series Ends

While battle readiness is equal parts physical and mental preparation, accuracy in identifying and eliminating hostile targets is a skill that is acquired with practice.  Penetrating and negotiating thick foliage [...]

British Soldiers Undergo Intensive Training in Belize

British soldiers are a regular sight on our roads, especially in the west as they train in the rough of the Mountain Pine Ridge. Belize actually provides an ideal training [...]

Police Officers Learn Basics of Public Relations

In this newscast we have often reported on tensions between the police and the community. Well today police officers from various precincts across the country converged on Eastern Division where [...]

…Participants Will Implement Lessons in Days Ahead

Police Constable Keith Cruz, attached to the Raccoon Street Station, shares what he has learned during the session with us. He believes that calm and restraint should prevail in dealing [...]

Community Policing Cleans Up the City

Earlier this week, the top brass of the police department met with the media to build on relations and to improve the flow of information. And today, officers rolled up [...]

Coastguard Beefs Up Patrol Amid Turf War on the Island

Northern Ambergris Caye, despite a handful of high-end, luxury resorts, has become the stomping grounds for beach combers who roam the largely uninhabited expanse in search of drug deposits.  Criminal [...]

Guatemalan Fishermen and Soldiers In Belizean Waters, Coastguard Steps Up Patrol Measures

Earlier this week, we showed you images of Guatemalan soldiers purportedly on patrol in Belizean waters near the Sarstoon River.  Those images were captured by members of the Belize Territorial [...]

Territorial Volunteers Encounter Illegal Guatemalan Fishermen Near Sarstoon

With sustained incursions by Guatemalan poachers into Belizean territory, along its terrestrial borders, a year-round issue for local law enforcement, military and coastguard patrols in the waters off southern Belize [...]

Guatemalan Military Patrol Also Within Belize’s Territorial Waters

According to Maheia, despite reporting the incident to local authorities, very little is being done to increase police and military presence in the area of the Sarstoon River.  In fact, [...]

Supreme Court Rules on G.O.B./Belize Bank International Arbitration Award

This morning the Supreme Court issued a ruling declining an application by the Belize Bank for enforcement of an award granted by the London Court of International Arbitration. The L.C.I.A. [...]