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Author of Police Dept.’s Crooks Report wanted for sex offences

Most people would recognize the name Harold Crooks, he is the man who gave a damning report and recommended over a hundred ways to fix the police department. In fact [...]

Crooks’ problem should not affect credibility of his report

But will the allegations have any bearing on the famous Crooks Report? The Commissioner of Police, Crispin Jeffries, was busy most of today, but the Police Press Officer, Sergeant Fitzroy [...]

Anthony Burgess gunned down and killed

There’s another suspect on the run but here in the city. He is wanted for a shooting that has ended in murder. Shots rang out on Ebony Street just before [...]

Three killed and several more injured in brutal highway accident

And in the south, an accident on the highway Monday night left three persons dead and five others hospitalized.  It happened around eleven p.m. at mile two on the Southern [...]

Viewers poll about tourism minister’s salacious comments

Our segment on questions and reflections has picked up considerable steam from our viewers who have been texting and writing in their comments in reaction to the issues of huge [...]

Scotiabank ends work day with bomb threat

Just before news this evening a bomb threat was called in to Scotia Bank Albert Street Branch.  Bank employees were already leaving work when someone called in a bomb threat.  [...]

Price of fuel at the pump continues to shoot up

The increase of twenty-five percent on GST will hit consumers on April first. And if you are bracing to now pay twelve point five percent in the sales tax, hold [...]

Government reacquiring squatters’ land for agriculture

In Belmopan, Cabinet met in regular session today and discussed a matter that has been on the airwaves since the beginning of the week. Three weeks ago News Five reported [...]

Cop fined $10,000 for extorting businessman of $100

A jury of nine convicted a bad cop for extortion today.  According to Hytklin Kelat, on November thirtieth, 2008, Police Constable Marlon Harris, stopped him at the checkpoint located four [...]

Man charged for inappropriately touching ex-common-law wife

A man faced an embarrassing period before the court because his ex-common law wife has accused him of touching her inappropriately.  Thirty-two year old Preston Reynolds is charged with Aggravated [...]

Career and veteran burglar, David White, back behind bars

A man who already has a series of criminal offenses to answer to had another charge added to his list today.  David White is being accused of breaking into the [...]

Onslaught of robberies throughout the old capital

And while Harold Crooks is being sought in Jamaica, in Belize local crooks are carrying on an onslaught of robberies.  On Monday night it was Cosmetic Corner on Cemetery Road [...]

US attorney calls out Hubert E. Elrington to return to face charges

Hubert Erin Elrington is a Belizean American, who is free in Belize, but wanted by the police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States.  He is the [...]

GOB doesn’t meet minimum standards to eliminate human trafficking

Human trafficking is the trade or commerce of people, a practice which is illegal in most countries and has been likened to a form of modern day slavery.  The most [...]

Gastroenteritis on the rise in Belize

Nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea: do these sound familiar? If you’ve been experiencing these symptoms you may have been affected by a wave of gastroenteritis, which is spreading like [...]

Police commissioner discusses crime statistics

The crime situation in Belize has many residents constantly looking over their shoulders in fear that their lives would be washed away in the indiscriminate wave of bloodshed that now [...]

Great escape owner faked heart attack and wreckage wreaking havoc

The Great Escape, the luxury yacht, that damaged Belize’s pristine barrier reef on November thirtieth, 2009 is gone but not forgotten.  There were reports that it was leaking fuel into [...]

PUP denounces balkanization of San Pedro and minister’s comments

By now you may have heard the extremely controversial remarks made last week Thursday by Manuel Heredia, the Minister of Tourism, about one potential plan to deal with crime on [...]

Minister almost apologizes for comments

Racial profiling has been a tactic that was once practiced by some police departments in the United States that led to costly lawsuits.  So it was shocking when a Minister [...]