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Murder Count is Even, but ComPol Promises Reduction in 2018

With only nine days to go in 2017, crime statistics for the past twelve months indicate that there are equal numbers of homicides recorded between this year and 2016.  That [...]

Gangs the Main Cause; City Rules the Roost Again

The introduction of Operation ACT, a direct law enforcement response to the spike in violent crimes during the months of September and October, has, to a certain extent, stemmed the [...]

The Stick for Gangsters; New Laws Will Target Them

The feud among inner city gangs, particularly during the aftermath of ACP Chester Williams’ departure from his previous post as Commander of Eastern Division South, is responsible for the upsurge [...]

Operation ACT Has Reduced Friction and Tension

The Belize Police Department, despite its many internal challenges this year, is beating its chest proudly and basking in the success of Operation ACT.  Much of that achievement was made [...]

Police’s 2018 Resolutions: Armed, Empowered, Active

And finally from ComPol Whylie, is a projection of what can be expected of the department come January 2018.  While many of its challenges are ever-present, the agency is armed [...]

Guatemala Moves to Restore Normal Diplomatic Relations

Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington’s meeting with his Guatemalan counterpart Sandra Jovel Polanco produced a number of updates on critical issues between the two countries. After months of tension due to [...]

Foreign Minister Says Belize Receptive and Reciprocal

Despite niceties over the years on the diplomatic front, relationships on the ground between the two countries have shown bumps and bruises. The two foreign ministers spoke of trying to [...]

Are Countries Ready for 2018-19 Referenda?

2017 is almost over and it was a big year news-wise. But 2018 is expected to be even bigger, as the question Belizeans and Guatemalans have been waiting for decades [...]

P.U.P. Did Not Play Scrooge with Christmas Cheer

The final announcement from Prime Minister Dean Barrow at the December eighth meeting at the House of Representatives came as a true surprise. Despite a sluggish economy, the Government of [...]

Belmopan Man Avoids Shooting Death by Drive-By

Belmopan police are investigating an attempt made on the life of twenty-year Jose Amilcar Najera. The Armenia farmer was shot to the lower chin and left palm on Thursday night [...]

2 Sought in Hattieville Late Night Stabbing Attack

Meanwhile, police are looking for two persons in connection with a stabbing on Wednesday night in Western Pines Village, near mile eight on the George Price Highway. Just before eight [...]

K.H.M.H.’s NICU Wins Christmas Decorating Competition

Every year, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital carries out a Christmas decorating competition among its various units. Each staff of the different participating units develops a theme and they work [...]

From the Streets: Why is Christmas Special to You?

Downtown Albert Street was bustling with residents purchasing gifts and food items for that perfect Christmas celebration for the entire family. It’s one of the favorite times of the year [...]

Anglican Bishop Says We Must Follow Christ Child’s Example

As important at this time of the year as the things we eat and do are our reflections on the legend of the Christ Child and his entry into the [...]