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Mayas Back in Court, C.C.J. Leans on Government over Consent Order

The Government of Belize has been given one last chance by the Caribbean Court of Justice to live up to its promises made in April of 2015, when it agreed [...]

Will Crique Sarco Be Model for Maya Communal Lands?

In August, the Maya village of Crique Sarco was the first to be entered in the Maya Land Registry. A geographical map created over the course of five years delineated [...]

Trial in Franz Parke Case Set for December

A trial date of December eleventh has been set in the fixed date claim filed by Leader of the Opposition John Briceño against the Attorney General, which concerns the appointment [...]

Wife Perishes, Husband Hospitalized after Traffic Collision

Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the south. On Saturday between miles eleven and twelve on the Southern Highway, thirty-five-year-old Allen Andrews of Sittee River was driving a [...]

Youth Activist Faces Police Assault Charge

A physical altercation between a police officer and a young activist was captured on video this weekend.  Justin Usher was arrested for reportedly punching the policeman.  But the tirade did [...]

Cop Nails Cop at Club for Unlicensed Gun

Aside from the Roaring Creek police officer who is in trouble for his drunken behaviour, in Belize City a cop was detained and is in custody for an incident that [...]

Accused Attacker of Mayflower Street Mom and Kids in Court

A thirty-one-year-old mother and her two children ages were viciously attacked inside their home on Mayflower Street in Belize City. The culprit has been identified as the common-law husband to [...]

Pen Road Shootout Leaves 4 Injured

Four persons were injured in a single shooting on Sunday afternoon as they socialized on Neal Pen Road. A man walked up to the group of friends and fired several [...]

“Chainsaw” Can’t Escape Second Shooting in 3 Weeks

The weekend’s fifth shooting victim is James Swaso, who is better known as “Chainsaw.”  He is in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was shot [...]

Is Operation ACT Working Despite Shootings?

The weekend rollout of the latest crime fighting measure to be undertaken by police in Belize City is yet to yield fruit.  Despite the seemingly overwhelming presence of officers in [...]

Police Tiplines in Overdrive on weekend

Assistant Commissioner of Police Dezerie Magdaleno also plays a key role in the effectiveness of the campaign.  Her responsibility to ACT includes the gathering of actionable leads from members of [...]

Pawnshop Robbery Trio Charged; Cops to Receive Honors

Belmopan police have arrested and charged three persons in connection with last Thursday’s robbery of First Stop Pawn Shop in Belmopan. And it appears that a disgruntled former employee of [...]

Vidal Says Blame It on the “Kush”

The illegal sale of marijuana has long since been identified as the root cause for an eruption of gun violence among feuding groups in Belize City.  Both activities have spiked [...]

The World of Sports with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.     [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities…]

Haitian Taxi Driver Shot Critically in Lake I

The Belize Police Department has launched a new offensive on gang-related crimes in the city.  We will show you what is being done in an attempt to curb the spike [...]

Police Prepare to ACT

Police today launched an initiative called ACT, which stands for Addressing Crime Together, to tackle the spiralling urban violence related to gang activities.  ACT will boost police presence in three [...]

New Wheels on the Ground

Minister of State Elodio Aragon Junior whose office is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Belize Police Department, says the plan of action has the full support of the [...]

Dangriga Taximan Found with Throat Slit on Southern Highway

While police put more boots on the ground in the city, police in southern Belize continue investigations into the apparent murder of thirty-two-year-old Jose Alfredo Majil, a taxi operator based [...]

1 Individual Sought for Lamb/Almendarez Murders – They Are Not Related

A pair of relatives is being laid to rest this weekend, following a series of murders in the Lake Independence area over the past few days.  The family and friends [...]

Cardinal Andrews Still Fighting for Life

Twenty-eight-year-old Cardinal Andrews was shot once in the back of the head on Wednesday and remains in a life-threatening condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  Tonight, his attacker remains [...]

As Granddaughter Recovers, Family in New Road Incident Clam Up to Police

Seven-year-old Malli Herrera was the unintended target of a gunman who opened fire on a New Road residence on Tuesday night in Belize City.  The Saint Joseph School student was [...]

Brothers Underwood on Bail; Accuse Police of “Planting” Live Round

Brothers Alexander Underwood, twenty-eight, and Austin, twenty-four, have made bail on a single charge of possession of prohibited ammunition, to wit, a single five-point-five-six round allegedly found on their property [...]

Family Claims Heavy Police Harassment

Following Underwood’s release from custody this evening, News Five spoke with one of his relatives.  She says that there is indeed surveillance footage which purportedly captured a team of officers [...]

No Bail for Warren Lewis

Judge Herbert Lord today handed down a decision in the bail application of twenty-six-year-old Warren Lewis, accused of the August eighteenth 2009 murder of Albert Braddick Allen. Lewis’ attorney, Darrell [...]

Pacific Storm to Dump Rain in South, Central Belize

The National Meteorological Service and National Emergency Management Organization are advising Belizeans to get ready for a wet weekend. Tropical Storm Selma in the south-east Pacific is expected to move [...]