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Another Innocent Teenager is Gunned Down in Belize City

He was a son, a student, a friendly young man who never got in trouble and just wanted to play basketball. One glance at his picture, or a moment listening [...]

Additional Measures to Combat Gang Violence

The senseless murder of Dwayne Gabourel has incensed the Belizean community, prompting the Belize Police Department to take additional measures in addressing the pervasive gang violence that has taken hold [...]

PM Briceño Condemns Senseless Killing of Dwayne Gabourel

Prime Minister John Briceño returned to Belize on Saturday, following a trip to New York where he addressed the United Nations General Assembly on a range of issues, including climate [...]

SJC President and Belize City Mayor Speak Out Against Violence

The St. John’s College community is reeling from the death of young Dwayne Gabourel, even as they are still coming to terms with the mid-August attack on a fellow schoolmate, [...]

Alleged Gang Members Condemn Killing of Minor

This morning, a group of individuals from the Lake Independence area came out condemning the recent killings of innocent young persons, including the most recent shooting death of fifteen-year-old Dwayne [...]

Shooter Not Part of Gangs Involved in Truce

Regional Commander of Eastern Division, Doctor Richard Rosado also confirmed that the group responsible for the killing of Gabourel was not a part of the recent truce brokered last week [...]

Murder in Corozal; Aldo Cowo Executed in Front of His Family

There is another murder to report. Up north in Corozal Town, a brazen gunman approached and executed Aldo Cowo in front of his family.  The deceased was reportedly in front [...]

Two More Belizeans Killed in Mexico?

Police are waiting for further confirmation of reports that two Belizeans have been killed in Chetumal, Mexico. Over the weekend, information surfaced that the men – one from San Pedro [...]

2 Injured in Shooting on Madam Liz Avenue

Following the shooting of Dwayne Gabourel on Saturday evening, shots rang out in the vicinity of Madam Liz Avenue off Fabers Road in south side Belize City. Alex Faber and [...]

Official Report on Simon Lamb Shooting

Police are officially speaking on the shooting incident on Simon Lamb Street last Thursday, in which three persons were injured. Kareem Young, Emanuel Wesby, and Camryn Briceño were shot when [...]

3 Persons Injured in Shooting on Simon Lamb Street

During news time on Thursday night, shots rang out on Simon Lamb Street in north side Belize City.  Surveillance cameras in the area captured residents scattering and trying to escape [...]

No Arrests as Yet in Murder of 15-year-old

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams also gave us an update in the murders of two teenage minors earlier this week. On Wednesday morning, fifteen-year-old Niccanor Fermin was executed in the [...]

Gang Members Detained During SOE were Not Involved in Killing of Teen

On Sunday evening, seventeen-year-old Michael Henry was fatally injured during a drive-by shooting at the roundabout near the intersection of Fabers Road and the George Price Highway. He was inside [...]

Peace Treaty Brokered Between Backa Lands and PIV

A ceasefire has been brokered between two Belize City gangs with a history of enmity that has seen many lives lost on both sides of that bitter rivalry. On Wednesday [...]

Can a Truce Actually Hold?

An armistice between those feuding groups in Lake Independence is nothing new. In fact, over the years, we have covered several initiatives undertaken by the Belize Police Department, through the [...]

Dead at Fifteen, Niccanor Fermin is the Latest Murder Victim

Fifteen-year-old Niccanor Fermin became the latest victim of gang violence when he was executed and dumped in an overgrown area near the entrance to Vista del Mar on Wednesday morning.  [...]

Could Niccanor Fermin Have Been Saved?

Several months ago, Fermin’s mother had reached out to the Belize Police Department, as well as the Wagner’s Youth Facility to secure a scholarship opportunity for her son.  While that [...]

Department of Youth Services is Critical in Gang Intervention

The Department of Youth Services is critical in providing the kind of assistance that is needed to intervene in the lives of young men who choose a life of crime.  [...]

B.D.F. Soldier Charged for Murder of Elston Morter

On Independence Day, a stabbing incident in Hattieville ended the life of coast guard seaman Elston Morter. His friend, Marcel Gill was also stabbed and remains hospitalised. Today, police formally [...]

B.D.F. Soldier Fatally Stabs Coast Guard Seaman

A stabbing incident on Independence Day, in the New Site area of Hattieville, off the George Price Highway at mile seventeen, has left a Belize City resident dead and another [...]

Murder in Ladyville

There was a mid-morning murder in Ladyville today. Around nine-forty-five a.m., a vehicle was seen driving on Blue Marlin Drive, which is the entrance to the Vista Del Mar community. [...]

San Pedro Resident Clings to Life Following Shooting Incident

A San Pedro resident is clinging to life at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, following a shooting incident on the island on Tuesday evening. Noe Nelson Zetina was at the [...]

Drive-by Shooting Ends in Murder of a 17-Year Old Athlete

A seventeen-year-old Belize City resident succumbed to gunshot injuries this morning following a shooting on Sunday evening. Michael Henry was travelling in a vehicle along with four other persons when [...]

Elsworth Hendy Shot in the Face

Less than an hour after the drive-by shooting, shots rang out once again in Belize City and in the same vicinity. Police are reporting that just around six-thirty p.m., two [...]

SOE Inmates Released, What Does it Mean for Gang Armistice?

A group of fifty men, all believed to be actively involved in various gang rivalries, was released from the Belize Central Prison over the weekend, at the end of a [...]