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Valley of Peace Couple Held Up; Husband Murdered

There was a murder in Saint Margaret’s Village earlier today. Six armed men rob a Valley of Peace couple, Vicente Garanza and his wife, Celfa while the couple was on [...]

John McAfee Dead: Cold Case in Belize Remains

The story of the apparent suicide of controversial figure John McAfee in a Spanish jail today made international headlines. And while his death means he will never travel to the [...]

Toledo Police Officer Shot

A Guatemalan xatéro is being accused of shooting a police officer in the Toledo District. Reports are that Police Constable Ronaldo Camara was on his way from San Jose Hawai [...]

Female Teen in Benque Murder Case is Granted Bail

A seventeen-year-old female minor, reportedly involved in the murders of Gonzalo Rosado and Wayne Cadle, was granted bail when she appeared in court this morning.  The young woman was charged [...]

Body Found in Mosquitoville

Authorities are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains in the Mosquitoville area in San Ignacio. According to police, bones and a skull along with some pieces of garments were discovered [...]

Former AG Peyrefitte Says Narco Trafficking Stigmatizes Belize

Last month, PM John Briceño discussed narco-trafficking with President Alejandro Giammettei during his time in Guatemala.  Former Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte says that he hopes Briceño gets all the multinational [...]

Teens Accused of Murders in Belize Caught in Guatemala

Over the weekend, a pair of teenagers was handed over to local authorities by their counterparts in Guatemala.  The youths, seventeen and eighteen years old, respectively, are being held in [...]

Mark Burgess is Shot on Iguana and Seagull

A Belize City resident is recovering from a gunshot injury following an attempt on his life on Friday night.  Mark Burgess was walking along Iguana Street around ten-thirty p.m. when [...]

Minister Musa Says Not All Police Interactions on Video Constitute Abuse

Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries, Kareem Musa says his ministry is doing a lot to crack down on reports of police brutality.  Minster Musa says he personally [...]

Scholarships to Prevent Gang Recruitment in At-Risk Youth

Intervention has been one of the longstanding approaches used to tackle gang violence, particularly in south side Belize City.  And while the approach offers relief from violence to these communities, [...]

Mexico and US Supplying Marijuana to Belizeans

Since the decriminalization of the possession of up to ten grams of marijuana, no further legislation has been passed for its sale and purchase. So, while it is legal to [...]

DNA Taken to Try and Identify Remains Found at Larks Caye

Police have taken a DNA sample for the body of John Doe found at Larks Caye, off the coast of Placencia. A postmortem result conducted on June fifteenth found the [...]

Drug Plane Landing Unconfirmed

On Thursday, the media got a chance to ask the Commissioner of Police about reports of a drug plane landing in the area of Graham Creek and Crique Sarco on [...]

Body Found at Larks Caye Died from Multiple Injuries: Still Not Identified

Police have released the postmortem results of a body found near Lark Caye, off the coast of Placencia two weeks ago. As we reported, when Coast Guard officers found the [...]

Manslaughter Charge in the Death of Jillian Garcia

Nineteen-year-old Jillian Garcia lost his life on Sunday night when he was run over by an SUV traveling at high speed.  The incident happened in his home village of Trial [...]

2 Fires in Jalacte

Police are reporting on two fires in Jalacte, Toledo District over the last two days. On Tuesday, reports are that a thatched structure which houses the residence of Stephen Koy [...]

PG Father Seeking Answers in Death of Security Guard Son

What happened to his son? That is the question one father from Punta Gorda is asking tonight, one day after his son’s body was found on a small caye ten [...]

Tattoos Helped Father Identify Son’s Remains

The burnt remains found on a farm in Esperanza Village last week were identified on Tuesday as that of missing fireman Peter Luis Jones.  His grieving father, Peter Jones Senior, [...]

S.P.U. Raid Turns Up Firearms and Marijuana

The Special Patrol Unit conducted an operation in the Saint Martin de Porres neighborhood on Monday night which yielded a quantity of marijuana, as well as a cache of weapons.  [...]

Elder Abuse: Secret Crime Seldom Reported

June fifteenth is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  The National Council on Ageing says last year, four percent of domestic violence cases were crimes against older men and women, but [...]

Trial Farmer Villager is Run Over…Is It Vehicular Homicide?

A young man from Trial Farm, Orange Walk District is dead and an investigation is underway to determine whether the circumstances that led to his demise were intentional or accidental.  [...]

Father Identifies Remains of His Son, Missing Fireman Peter Jones

There is a sad end to a missing person’s story from last week.  This evening, police have confirmed that the burnt remains found on a farm in Esperanza Village last [...]

Superintendent Jemmott to be laid to rest Saturday

Fallen police Superintendent Henry Jemmott will be laid to rest in Dangriga on Saturday. During Monday’s press briefing A.C.P. Joseph Myette said many of his fellow officers have been affected [...]

Cocaine found in Dangriga Washer

Police busted five people, including a minor, with five parcels of cocaine in Dangriga. According to police, a search was conducted at a residence on Poots Martinez Street on Thursday [...]

Brother Angry At Sibling Who Does Not Contribute to Family, Is Fined Thousands after Machete Attack

In court news, a man who pleaded guilty to threatening his brother, hacking him with a machete and then chopping up his personal belongings was given until September thirtieth to [...]