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Humberto Ramos is Murdered in Santa Cruz Village

Police are following all leads in the gruesome murder of Guatemalan national Humberto Ramos.  The caretaker was found dead inside a small wooden shed at his place of work in [...]

7 Escapees Remain on the Run!

It’s been more than a week since the twenty-eight prisoners escaped from the Belize Central Prison. And twelve days after the prison break, seven of the escapees remain on the [...]

SEA Busts Illegal Conch, Lobster and Boney Fish as Sea

The Southern Environmental Association, SEA, has been ramping up its presence within two marine locations that it co-manages, resulting in a number of fisheries busts over the past few weeks.  [...]

SEA Strengthens Partnership with Coast Guard and Fisheries

Since its establishment, SEA has built on its relationships with the Belize Coast Guard and the Fisheries Department.   That partnership has proven fruitful, says Palacio.   Arreini Palacio Morgan “We’re [...]

A Guatemalan National is Killed in Santa Cruz

There was a gruesome murder overnight in the southern community of Santa Cruz where a Guatemalan national was found with multiple chop wounds to the body this morning.  Sometime around [...]

2 More Escapees Recaptured; Only 7 Remain on the Lam

Escaped prisoners Kendale Flores and Luke Bowen were captured overnight on the Placencia Peninsula, following tips from the community. This morning the recaptured men were taken to the Police Training [...]

Wanted Fugitive Jadiel Rojas is Busted in San Ignacio

Forty-four-year-old American National Jadiel Rojas and his sixteen-year-old son were detained by San Ignacio police on Wednesday night.  Rojas, who has been residing in Belize illegally, is wanted by U.S. [...]

Violators of Quarantine Regulations during Nomination Day to be Dealt With

A number of persons have been arrested for violating the quarantine regulations either for social distancing or for not wearing a mask.  And according to Commissioner Chester Williams, over the [...]

Managing Spontaneous Motorcades on Nomination Day

Although both major political parties agreed not to hold the traditional mass gathering of supporters and motorcades through the streets, there were instances when that commitment was not upheld, much [...]

ComPol Concerned about Adherence to Quarantine Regulations on Election Day

With a preliminary post-mortem of the activities held on Nomination Day, we asked the Commissioner of Police about his expectations for Election Day. Long lines of voters are expected to [...]

12 Persons Arrested After Political Squabble in Red Bank

The police have swiftly charged persons who were not wearing face masks or social distancing in the village of Red Bank when a confrontation erupted between party supporters on Sunday. [...]

3 More Escapees Recaptured

Three more escapees are in police custody tonight, leaving nine more on the run. Police say that Albert Banner handed himself in this morning. The reports are that he surrendered [...]

Robbers Target Corozal Store

An armed robbery occurred with the speed of lightening at a Corozal store on Monday night. Surveillance cameras were rolling as the armed men entered Gou Tai Store and proceed [...]

Machetes Wielded, Shots Fire as Political Fanatics Clash in Red Bank

There are twenty-three more days to go before the general elections on November eleventh and emotions are reaching fever pitch among party supporters. On Sunday, in the village of Red [...]

Commissioner Williams Comments on Red Bank Spat

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams was asked about the incident in Red Bank Village and he says that when he saw the video, he immediately gave the directive to arrest [...]

Not Just a Jailbreak, but a Hostage Situation Turned Escape

In the aftermath of the prison break, the narrative of what transpired is gradually being released. As you know, there is an investigation underway by the police department into the [...]

No Evidence of an ‘Inside Job’ in Prison Breakout

Tonight, the Belize Police Department says that there is no evidence that the mass prison breakout resulted from an inside job. You’ll recall that on Tuesday of last week Commissioner [...]

Investigation underway into deaths of prisoners Akeem Tillett and Stephan Jenkins

And so turning to the lead investigator into the prison break-out, we asked Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero, who is the Deputy Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch, for an [...]

A Cop and Several Others Busted with Twenty-Three Pounds of Weed

A female police officer is among a group of persons arrested on drug charges. Acting upon information received, police intercepted a vehicle driven by police officer Stephanie Patten Cima around [...]

Elderly Man Beaten Up in Corozal; Attackers Face Attempted Murder Charge!

Police say that they have arrested and charged several persons for the beat down of an elderly man in Corozal. The incident happened last week Wednesday and tonight the victim [...]

Businessman Charged for Trafficking Three Women

Last week we reported on Chinese businessman Jin Zhou Wu who was arraigned on three counts of trafficking in persons.  According to police, they have been investigating the story for [...]

6 More Escaped Prisoners are Arraigned, including Alleged Mastermind Joel Sierra

Turning to the prison break; a total of fourteen escapees have been recaptured; one was killed and thirteen others, between Thursday and today, were arraigned for escape charges. While nine [...]

PM Commends the Security Forces for Response in Prison Break

Two B.D.F. soldiers were injured during exchange of gunfire between the escaped prisoners and the security forces earlier this week; prisoner Akeem Tillett was shot and killed. Two other inmates [...]

Mother Claims Her Son, Who Escaped from Prison, was Beaten

Outside the courtroom it was an emotional time for Stephanie Edwards. She the mother of recaptured prisoner Deon White, who was sentenced to a year in prison earlier today by [...]

14 Inmates Remain on the Run!

It’s been twenty-four hours since the last five escapees were captured and there are still fourteen inmates on the loose.  As we’ve reported, thirteen prisoners are in custody and one [...]