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“Monchi” Cervantes Clamors for the Capture of Manuel Castillo

Manuel Castillo, one of four men accused of the abduction and murder of seventy-one-year-old Ramon Cervantes Senior, in July 2014, is yet to be brought to justice. Despite being detained [...]

ComPol Williams Responds to Cervantes’ Criticisms

You heard it, Orange Walk North Area Representative Ramon Cervantes Junior says that the Belize Police Department and Interpol have been dormant in the hunt for Manuel Castillo. The fugitive [...]

Burnt Drug Plane Remains Found Behind Sunday Wood

For several months, there had not been any report of a drug plane landing in Belize.  That lull, however, was short-lived as local authorities were informed over the weekend that [...]

Murder in Gungulung: A Marijuana Merchant is Shot & Killed

A weed seller who migrated from Supal Street to Gungulung was executed on Monday night by someone familiar to him. It is believed that the murder of Darrel Alvarez was [...]

Life in Prison and Lengthy Sentences for Ramon Cervantes’ Killers

Life in prison for twenty-seven-year-old Noe Gonzalez after pleading guilty to the murder of Ramon Cervantes Senior in July 2014. The seventy-one-year-old was killed and disposed of in a shallow [...]

Cayo Men Charged for Possession of Unlicensed Firearm

A trio of men, including Oscar Caretella, Dennis Matus and Rene Zetina, has been arrested and charged for the offense of kept firearm without a gun license and kept ammunition [...]

Criminal Justice Professor from U.S. Doing Research in Belize on Recidivism

How much does relapsing into crime occur in Belize? And how much of it has to do with the treatment from people in the justice system, law enforcement and rehabilitation? [...]

Mother of Two Allegedly Murdered By Common-law Husband in San Ignacio

It’s another heartbreaking story of domestic violence that gripped the nation over the weekend. A thirty-five-year-old mother from Santa Familia Village is dead. Ima Landero was allegedly killed by forty-seven-year-old [...]

Augustine Gonzalez Charged for Murder

According to Police, Gonzalez was hospitalized and treated for the self-inflicted stab wounds. He was later handed over to police and subsequently charged for the murder of Ima Landero. A.S.P. [...]

Who Killed Iwin Palma in Ladyville?

Meanwhile, in Ladyville, a father of two very young children was shot dead in the Milpa Extension area in the wee early hours of Saturday morning. Residents in the area [...]

Taxi Man Paul “Bazz” Panton Executed in Belize City

Another murder was recorded in Belize City this morning. That’s four murders in the Old Capital in exactly one week. Just after six a.m. today on Heart Street in the [...]

One Suspect is Being Sought in Murder of Jordan Bradley

Twenty-six-year-old Jordan Bradley, a resident of 4th Street in King’s Park, lost his life in a drive-by shooting on Wednesday evening.  He was at a yard on 11th Street when [...]

Shemar Nunez Charged for Conspiracy to Commit Murder

Belize City police have arrested and charged Shemar Nunez in connection with the Father’s Day murder of Benjamin Hyde Sr. The forty-nine-year-old was gunned down as he rode a bicycle [...]

Police Response to Recent Gun Violence in the City

And while these recent incidents may not all be related, there is concern over citizen security. Communications Director of the Belize Police Department, Assistant Superintendent Fitzroy Yearwood says that since [...]

Coast Guard Officer Accused of Stabbing Step-Daughter on the Run

Thirty-four-year- old Alberto Espinoza, a coast guard officer from Trial Farm Village, Orange Walk, allegedly stabbed his step daughter, eighteen- year- old Daxia Martinez, following a verbal altercation on Tuesday [...]

Gunmen Open Fire on 11th Street Residence, One Man is Dead

The spate of gun violence in Belize City continues unabated, despite the efforts of the Leadership Intervention Unit and the Belize Police Department to keep the peace among feuding gangs. [...]

Police Ramp Up Their Presence in Rocky Road Neighborhood

As the family of Benjamin Hyde Senior mourns his death, the Belize Police Department remains in high gear, patrolling the streets of Belize City, particularly the neighborhood on the south [...]

ComPol’s Meet and Greet Hopes to Prevent Retaliation from Rocky Road

On Tuesday afternoon, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams visited the community where he met with relatives of Benjamin Hyde Senior. While the ComPol has gone on record to categorically state [...]

A Father Visiting His Children is Gunned Down on Father’s Day

There was a murder in Belize City on Sunday and tonight police in the Old Capital are bracing for reprisal, as the shooting victim is the son of a well-known [...]

Jeffrey Buller is Executed During Deadly 6th Street Attack

On Friday night, a barrage of gunshots rang out on 6th Street in front of a Chinese restaurant where two young men had gone to purchase food.  It is believed [...]

No Suspects or Arrests in Glenford Vernon’s Murder

Police are still looking for two men whom they believe were involved in the murder of Glenford Vernon on Thursday night.  He was socializing with several others on Dolphin Avenue [...]

Brodies Employee Gunned Down in Buttonwood Bay

A well-known employee of Brodies Supermarket, here in Belize City, is dead after he was shot in the Buttonwood Bay neighborhood on Thursday night.  It was routine for Glenn Vernon [...]

Football Athlete Allegedly Caught With Contraband

Ian Gaynair is a well-known football player who made a name for himself with the Jaguars, Belize’s National Team.  But tonight, he is not making the news for his accomplishment [...]

Single Mother Fed Up with Repeat Burglaries in Ladyville

A single mother in Ladyville has been the victim of numerous break-ins at her home near Marage Road.  In the wee early hours this morning, her residence was burglarized and [...]

Dangriga Resident and Artist Shot Dead

Tonight, we begin with tragic news from Belize’s culture capital. A well-known resident who was popular for music was gunned down last night on one of the busiest arteries in [...]