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Minister of Police: San Pedro Incident was ‘Regrettable’

The Belize Police Department continues its media offensive tonight, in the wake of disturbing footage of officers shooting indiscriminately at residents in San Pedro on Saturday morning.  The department has [...]

More Charges Coming after Medical Report

PCs Coye and Madrill are on interdiction following their arraignment in the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court.  The gun-toting officers, specifically Police Constable Norman Coye, wounded as many as five persons [...]

Minister Suggests Officers Should Have Thought Twice About Using Firearm

Amateur video captured by spectators during the disturbance shows an unnamed female patron being manhandled by the responding officers, despite being handcuffed and subdued on the ground. She was hit [...]

Marco Vidal Returns; Minister Says He Must Play by the Rules

Former head of the Gang Suppression Unit, Senior Superintendent of Police Marco Vidal, who has been operating under the radar for some time, returns to Belize City on July first, [...]

C.W.U. Says No Rewards for Loyal Teachers

The announcement on Monday that those teachers who did not strike last year will be getting a hefty honorarium is not going down well. The Belize National Teachers Union is [...]

Stevedores Want Strike; Port Says Nothing to Strike About

The last time stevedores at the Port of Belize Limited broke off from work was in December of 2015. They held the Port at their mercy for four days over [...]

Notice Sent for End of April; C.W.U. Wants Negotiations First

This afternoon, the CWU made good on the threat by stevedores, firing off a letter to the Minister of Labor through the Labor Commissioner Ivan Williams and copied to the [...]

Port Says C.B.A. Negotiations Stalled for 15 Months

The Christian Workers’ Union has gone through three presidents and multiple executive members in the span of five years, as the old regime of Antonio Gonzalez and James McFoy gave [...]

C.W.U. Points Fingers at Port, Hints at Sale

The stevedores, however, believe that the Port is purposely delaying negotiations of the CBA; it’s been sixteen months since the last round of negotiations.  CWU President Trujeque says that an [...]

Port C.E.O. Says No Deal Yet on Sale

It’s hard to believe, but it has been five years since the Port of Belize Limited was put in receivership by Ports Investment Limited, seeking to recover loan indebtedness by [...]

Murder Count Climbs Near 40; March Explosion Fuelled It

News Five’s count of murders since the start of 2017 shows an increase over the same period last year. Thirty-nine murders have been reported up to today, compared to thirty-four [...]

Jason Joseph Has Attempted Murder Charge Dismissed

A street figure, Jason Joseph, who has had his own share of run-ins with the law walked free today from a charge of the attempted murder of a Belize City [...]

CitCo Talks to Taxi Drivers

The City Council announced today that it is rolling out some new initiatives. First, the Council signed a MOU between the Council and most taxi associations to improve the overall [...]

More Cameras, No Guns, After Death of P.C. Marvin Locke at Racoon Street Police Station

Police Constable Marvin Locke was stabbed and killed by a civilian assailant just a few short steps away from where Minister of Police Elodio Aragon addressed a gaggle of reporters [...]

G.S.U. Trimmed; New Task Force Will Go after Criminals

The Gang Suppression Unit, the elite strike team within the department, feared for its unrestrained approach to policing, is downsizing.  As we reported last week, there won’t be any recruits [...]

Environmentalists Work to Save Manatees and Others from Stranding

Every so often there are news reports about manatees getting caught up in boat propellers, or swallowing garbage that chokes them, or having other kinds of distress that causes them [...]