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A Stabbing Between in-Laws

An argument between in-laws has left one person hospitalized and another facing an attempted murder charge. Police say that during the early hours of Tuesday morning, a family was socializing [...]

Reydarius Sho is Hacked to Death in the South

Since the round-up of gang members in Belize City, the gun violence has subsided.  But there was a murder recorded over the weekend in southern Belize. Around midday on March [...]

Lindon Hinds & Kendale Flores are Charged for Murder of 5 Year-Old Kia Herbert

It’s been almost a week since five-year-old Kia Herbert was senselessly murdered inside her house on Pitter Street in Belize City; she was with her mother, Frances Herbert when shots [...]

Alleged Gang Members Imprisoned

As the crackdown of suspected gang members continues, police today hoarded away a first group of affiliates.  The men were picked up at different times and places and kept in [...]

Police Department Publishes Wanted Persons List

The full force of the law to crack down on crime came down as early as three o’clock on Wednesday morning when the round up began in neighbourhoods in the [...]

Police Make Several Arrests Following Belize City Bloodbath

Several persons were arraigned this evening in the lower courts after being charged for crimes ranging from attempted murder to murder.  On Tuesday afternoon, twenty-two-year-old Derrick King, an employee of [...]

An Update on the State of Emergency

At a press conference this evening, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams provided an update on operations being conducted under the existing state of emergency, beginning with an increase in the [...]

Measured Progress in Solving Homicides Involving Two Infants

Investigators are closer to making arrests in at least three of the murders that occurred earlier this week.  According to Commissioner Williams, they have made significant inroads in cracking the [...]

What’s Ahead for Citizen Security this Weekend?

ComPol Chester Williams stopped short of divulging operational details of police activities that are scheduled for this weekend, suffice to say that the ramped up presence of officers in the [...]

Anglican Bishop Speaks on Crime Situation

The recent spike in gun violence in the Old Capital claimed the lives of two innocent children in two separate incidents. Five-year-old Kia Herbert was fatally shot on Tuesday as [...]

Minister Faber Speaks on Spate of Crimes

Also speaking on the topic was Minister of Education, Youth, and Sport Patrick Faber. Kia Herbert was a constituent in the Collet Division which is, Faber’s constituency. The Minister says [...]

South Side Belize City Under State of Emergency, Again

The coronavirus, crime and the recent crash of a B.D.F. helicopter, in which four soldiers perished; are heavy and hugely critical issues facing the nation.  First on the matter of [...]

Chester to Bad Man: “We Will Find You Wherever You Are”

While police conducted an early morning raid today, it is believed that a number of persons, who are wanted for involvement in gang activity, may have given them the slip [...]

No Judicial Relief Prior to Thirty-day Incarceration

It is expected that of the eighty-two persons, who are presently in custody and are headed to the Belize Central Prison for the next thirty days, a number of them—through [...]

Gang Members Keep Receiving Extensions for Unpaid Fines

Equally challenging for the Belize Police Department, in its attempt to put away known gang members, is the fact that the lower courts continue to impose fines and grant subsequent [...]

Law Enforcement is More Than Just Boots on the Ground

Minister of State Elodio Aragon Junior, himself a former ranking police officer, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Ministry of National Security which includes the Belize Police Department.  [...]

Perlene Polonio Mourns the Loss of Her Son to Gun Violence

Eight areas across the city are on lockdown tonight as a state of emergency is in effect. The crime that swept through the Old Capital at the start of the [...]

Still No Arrests for King’s Park Triple Murder

As we’ve said, the security measures put in place by the Ministry of National Security was triggered by the bloodbath in the Old Capital. Within less than forty-eight hours, seven [...]

Several Persons Detained in Connection with Murder of Baby Kia c

Another innocent infant was senselessly killed in the spate of violence in the city. Five-year-old Kia Herbert was sleeping with her mother inside their bedroom when a gunman aimed his [...]

Investigators Following Leads in Collet Morter’s Killing

The Lake Independence area is in lockdown, having been identified as a hotspot for gang activity.  B.D.F. soldiers and police officers are stationed at all streets and access to that [...]

B&B Employees and Two Others Shot in Deadly Encounter

In the face of an imminent threat from the coronavirus, a crime wave is sweeping across the city. There is word tonight that B.D.F. soldiers will be deployed to the [...]

5-Year-Old Kia Herbert is Killed as She Sleeps Inside Her Bedroom

The lives of two innocent children were taken following separate shooting incidents on Sunday night and Tuesday morning.  As the city reeled from the crime wave since Sunday, the nation [...]

4 Year-Old Dominic Rhamdas is the 3rd Person Killed in King’s Park Shooting

Among the seven persons to be senselessly killed in the past forty-eight hours, is another infant, four-year-old Dominic Rhamdas.  The young child was at home when his mother Shakira White [...]

Teenager Gunned Down on Gladden Street

Before Kia Herbert, was gunned down in her house, a father of one was shot and killed in Belize City.  Collet Morter was hanging out with friends when the killer [...]

2 Persons are Injured in Jane Usher Blvd. Shooting

Aside from the seven murders, nine persons have been injured in shootings in the violence that ash erupted in the past two days.  On Jane Usher Boulevard this morning around [...]