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Sudden Death for Ladyville Teen, Brandon Bradley

The Ladyville jurisdiction of the Belize Police Department recorded its third murder since the start of the year.  On Wednesday night, a seventeen-year-old student was gunned down on the Lord’s [...]

Caught on Camera – a Gas Attendant is Robbed at Gunpoint

Just minutes before the murder of Brandon Bradley, there was an armed robbery at the 24/7 Gas Station located at the junction of the Phillip Goldson Highway and the Lord’s [...]

Robbers Hit Go Wireless in Belize City

Police in Belize City are still busy fighting crime, even though the gang element has for now been removed as a major source of worry. Sometime this afternoon, the downtown [...]

New C.E.O. of Corozal Free Zone Runs into Trouble with Staff

The Corozal Commercial Free Zone has had its share of recent troubles with imports falling drastically and sales plummeting as well. Now comes word that with a new man at [...]

Your Labour Day Weekend Will Be Crime-Free, Thanks to Gang Truce

On the eve of the extended holiday weekend, opposing gangs met in the city to commit to a crime free weekend. The meeting was held at the Raccoon Police Station [...]

Reports of a Raid at Orange Walk House of Barton Middleton

On Wednesday, Orange Walk businessman Barton Middleton flatly told the senators in the Immigration inquiry that he had nothing more to say in regard to questions of his alleged involvement [...]

Cruel Fuel Hike Raises Cost of Living; Exports in Sugar and Banana Rebound

According to the latest statistics released by the Statistical Institute of Belize, though food prices are down slightly, Belizeans are feeling the pain of a higher cost of living due [...]

Was Elvin Penner ‘Consulting’ for Won Hong Kim?

Omar Phillips worked as a Data Entry Clerk for the Immigration Department from 2009 to 2013, when the Won Hong Kim scandal broke, and his role became known. He and [...]

Omar Phillips Says Verification was Limited for Applications

According to Phillips, Immigration officers, particularly at lower levels, receive only the most basic training in the various tasks to which they are assigned on a daily basis. For data [...]

Why the ‘Picture of a Picture’ Was Necessary in Special Cases

As we reported on Wednesday, retired Immigration Officer Therese Chavarria confirmed that in at least two or three cases, with permission from senior officials, she was able to fool the [...]

More Training & Monitoring Needed at Immigration Department

The Senate Special Select Committee has been soliciting most attendees of the public hearings for their ideas on how the Immigration Department can be improved. While it has become clear [...]

American Couple Missing in North

A Canadian woman and her boyfriend are reported missing in the north. On Wednesday midday American national Joseph Milholen reported that earlier that day he went to pick up his [...]

Man Convicted of Dangriga Rape

There is a rape conviction to report tonight. In January 2015, a Dangriga man met a woman walking on the road side heading into the town to pick up a [...]

Belize and El Salvador Officers Conclude GREAT Training

Police officers from El Salvador were in Belize to take part in the GREAT program. They joined up with local police officers for a two-week training program that concluded today [...]

Rural Eastern Division Works on Office Upgrades

Rural Eastern Division of the Police Department is making changes to their headquarters in Ladyville, Belize District to allow for greater space for officers to do their work. Both Government [...]

Gangs Getting Along on Jane Usher

On Wednesday, you heard South Side Commander ACP Chester Williams talk about the progress community policing has made on the south side. Last weekend his division held a family day [...]

Home Affairs C.E.O. Gets ‘Antsy’ on Chester’s Record

Earlier this week, we asked C.E.O. George Lovell of the Ministry of Home Affairs about the transfers of some of top cops in Belize District. One in particular is the [...]

Youth to RISE in Dangriga

Government has secured financing from the Caribbean Development Bank to expand the Youth and Community Transformation Project to at risk communities in Dangriga, San Ignacio and Santa Elena. These communities [...]

Mexicans Trade Mission in Belize

Today, the Embassy of Mexico and the Mexican trade and investment agency, ProMexico, organized a Commercial Mission to Belize where seven companies from Cancun and Merida brought products and services [...]

Murals – Communities Brought Together Through Art

Art is being used as a means to bring communities together. In the south side of Belize City, the Department of Youth Services has turned bare walls into colorful pieces [...]

Healthy Living and Child Care Development

For the first few years of a child’s life they are totally dependent on their parents and caretakers for all their basic needs. There have been successful strategies implemented in [...]