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Defense C.E.O. Awaits Police Report on Uniform Caper

There is new information coming out of the Ministry of Defense tonight, following the discovery of a significant quantity of outdated military equipment that were scheduled to be dispensed with [...]

Where Was Breach in Procedure?

The inventory of obsolete battle dress uniforms, along with the detachable boat engines, was found inside a home in Orange Walk Town.  Mexican national Miguel De Jesus was found with [...]

Guat Military Trail Belize Expedition in Belizean Territory

This morning, shortly after passing through the Sarstoon Island area, the Guatemalan Armed Forces trailed the Belizean boat for some ten minutes. While the boat remained within Belize territory, as [...]

Central Bank builds cheque processing system to supplement national payment

The Central Bank of Belize launched today a new Automated Cheque Processing, which paves the way for the electronic processing of cheques. It means that clearing time will be reduced [...]

Internet operators told to set minimum security standards

This April’s National Cyber Security Forum, hosted by Packet Clearing House and the Public Utilities Commission, featured a host of participants working to create a National Cyber Security Strategy and [...]

4 Pilots Train to Fly Huey ‘Copters for B.D.F.

An auspicious ceremony was held at the Belize Defense Force headquarters in Ladyville.  Four pilots completed a Helicopter Conversion Training Course to fly the Taiwanese-gifted Hueys thus transitioning from the [...]

U.S. Hands Police Refurbished Boats

The United States of America has formally transferred three boats and equipment valued at close to a million Belize dollars to the Belize Police Department.  The vessels were previously seized [...]

Police show softer side with open day

The Belize Police Department has been observing Police Week since Sunday. Activities have been planned for the entire week, some are internal and others involve the community. One of the [...]

Customs, Mexico still struggle with patrolling border

We have been regularly reporting on issues along the Mexico-Belize border with respect to contraband and other smuggling, illegal entry and exit and other issues. The Customs and Excise Department [...]

Celebrating the Police Department

The men and women of law enforcement across the country, those attached to the Belize Police Department, are celebrating Police Week 2017. Since launching a calendar of events on Sunday [...]

Closing Successful “Beyond the Horizon” Campaign in Ladyville

More ten million U.S. dollars has been invested in the education and health sectors through the U.S. Embassy’s Beyond the Horizon Project.  Communities in the Belize, Cayo and Stann Creek [...]

B.D.F. Chasing Suspected Guatemalan Incursions

It has now been a month since it was reported that the villages of Otoxha and San Benito Poite have been facing a takeover of acres of territory by Guatemalan [...]

Who is Belize Law Enforcement’s “Wonder Woman?”

As children perform in dance, music and drama, female officers are taking part in the Belize Coast Guard’s second annual Wonder Woman Challenge, taking place at its headquarters on the [...]

Body of Guatemalan Retrieved in Chiquibul; Others Reported Injured

When we left you on Tuesday evening, the breaking news was the discovery of a body, believed to be that of a Guatemalan national, inside the Chiquibul National Park.  The [...]

Belizean Soldier Pilot Tops Training Course

A Belizean soldier is flying high after topping a fourteen-month course in pilot training in Jamaica. The Ministry of Defence and the Belize Defence Force took the opportunity to give [...]

Going Beyond the Horizon

In commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, local journalists and media personalities were invited for a fly over of Belize from the Belize District over to the Cayo District. Treated [...]

Teaching the GREAT program to police from Belize, Salvador

The Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT) Program is a violence prevention program. The program is being used to fight delinquency, youth violence, and gang involvement through school-based, law enforcement [...]

Investigation Concludes Into Incident Involving B.D.F. recruit

In early March, News Five aired the disturbing video of a training program involving a Belize Defense Force recruit.  The video that went viral may have captured multiple breaches in [...]

Official Opening of U.S. Army South’s “Beyond the Horizon”

Last week the U.S. Army South held a meeting with local partners to conclude their final plans for Beyond the Horizon 2017.  The project will see investments of over ten [...]

U.S. Army Takes Belize “Beyond the Horizon”

The U.S. Army South, in partnership with the B.D.F., will be kicking off Beyond the Horizon 2017. For about ten years now, the training exercise has been taking place in [...]

Toledo Soldier Tops Guyana Training Course

A B.D.F. soldier is making a name for himself in Guyana. Officer Cadet Francisco Choc was awarded best overall trainee in the Guyana Defence Force standards officers’ course.  Choc also [...]

Did Former B.D.F. recruit’s Training Go Too Far? Army Investigates Leaked Videos

Two disturbing videos of recruits training for the B.D.F. have been obtained by News Five. The first, in its entirety, captures the rigorous and extreme training program, including tear gassing [...]

Defense Minister & C.E.O. to Hunting Caye

Minister of Defense John Saldivar and his C.E.O. Felix Enriquez today commenced a national tour of facilities operated by the Belize Coast Guard. The visit started in the south with [...]

Meetings to Begin on Sarstoon Protocol in Coming Weeks

Late last year, talk of signing a Sarstoon protocol with Guatemala was a hot-button issue that dominated the news. Well, as you would have noted, December has come and gone [...]

72 New Recruits for B.D.F.

Approximately five hundred applications were submitted to the B.D.F. for Intake number sixty-two but only around one hundred and fifty of those were invited to train. But after the first [...]