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BDF Commander Comments on PC Ical

After six days of being lost in the jungles of Southern Belize, P.C. Bernard Ical returned to post in good health. The police officer went missing last week Wednesday and found [...]

Women, Peace and Security Agenda Launched

A virtual launch took place this morning of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda of the Ministry of National Security.  The agenda seeks to promote gender equality, women empowerment and [...]

Police and Mask Wearer Have it Out at Water Taxi Terminal

Another video in circulation today shows a trio of officers restraining a civilian at the San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi Terminal earlier today over the proper use of his [...]

PC Bernard Ical returns – details his six days being lost in the jungle!

Tonight we start our newscast with the heroic story of P.C. Bernard Ical. He was lost in the jungle but today he is back like he never left, Ical tells [...]

ComPol outlines rescue efforts for PC Ical

And so there you heard it – the man who helped to steer P.C. Bernard Ical to safety at the observation post is none other than his commissioner who was [...]

PC Ical returns – but did he follow protocols that could have prevented this ordeal?

And so today ComPol Chester Williams had nothing but welcoming words for his officer, hailing him a brave man – but did that brave man adhere to the protocols on [...]

Six Days Later, PC Bernard Ical is Found Alive and Well in Columbia Forest

There was a collective sigh of relief across Belize today when it was confirmed that Police Constable Bernard Ical was safe and alive. Ical found his way back to the [...]

Coast Guard Launches Operation Blue Lightening

The Belize Coast Guard today launched Operation Blue Lightning. The operation is geared at keeping Belize’s maritime border closed during this crucial battle against COVID-19.  While the B.D.F. and police [...]

BDF to implement Sexual Harassment Policy

The Belize Defence Force says that plans are already in place to address some of the internal wrongdoings outlined in the investigation into the allegations at the training company. Today [...]

BDF says there is no rape culture; but will further investigation be conducted among other units to determine this?

Now this plan, comes on the heels of a number of allegations in the training school and more recently following an allegation of rape for which Sergeant Margarito Pop was [...]

BDF General says the Force wants to recruit more women

During today’s interview, the Commander also spoke about the direction the B.D.F. is moving. He acknowledges that times are evolving and things need to change, now that may sound like [...]

BDF investigating escape from quarantine facility in the south!

And finally on the topic of B.D.F for tonight, the press also took the opportunity to ask General Ortega about the issue of the border jumpers escaping from quarantine facilities. [...]

Guatemalan Shot Inside Chiquibul; Illegal Poaching Ongoing

A Guatemalan national is hospitalized after he was shot on the leg inside the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. Porfilio Ramirez Tirgeros, from the border community of La Rejoya, was along with [...]

O.A.S. to Verify Whether Belizean Soldiers Crossed Over into Guatemala

The Organization of American States is conducting an investigation to determine the geographical location of a team of Belize Defense Force soldiers, who ventured into an area of the adjacency [...]

O.A.S. Asked to Confirm B.D.F. Soldiers’ Location

There is a developing situation along the western border near Jalacte Village. Reports in the Guatemalan media claim that Belize Defence Force soldiers illegally crossed the border into Guatemala.  The [...]

ComPol Williams Says He Won’t Campaign Against Cpl. Eldon Arzu

Voting will take place on June seventeenth for the Police Association of Belize. Long time president Corporal Arzu is seeking re-election and his opposing slate is being led by Sergeant [...]

Destruction of Clandestine Airstrips Continue

The destruction of several clandestine airstrips across the country is an ongoing exercise being carried out by the Ministry of National Security, in light of their usage for the illegal [...]

Illegal Airstrips Destroyed in Toledo

Several clandestine airstrips have been identified for destruction in the Toledo District where an operation led by the Belize Defense Force will continue to see these makeshift runways being destroyed [...]

Corporal Reynaldo Choco is Laid to Rest in Big Falls

A solemn ceremony was held in the village of Big Falls, Toledo, for fallen soldier Corporal Reynaldo Choco. His flag-draped casket was carried from his house in the village, to [...]

Grieving Wife Not Satisfied with BDF Silent Treatment

The Belize Defense Force has come under fire for the manner in which it handled the notification of the families of the deceased airmen.  As with Jean Baizar, who lost [...]

“You can never be informed quickly enough” – Mike Peyrefitte

While the B.D.F. effected its internal protocols to confirm that all four men had indeed perished in the crash before notifying their respective next of kin of the tragedy, it [...]

Preliminary Report into Helicopter Crash Completed

A preliminary report following an investigation into the deadly helicopter crash has been submitted to Rear Admiral John Borland, who is coordinating a probe into the incident that claimed four [...]

Families of Deceased Airmen are Expected to be Compensated

The issue of compensation for the families of the four deceased airmen has been raised in light of the fact that B.D.F. personnel do not qualify for social security benefits.  [...]

Who Will Now Lead BDF Air Wing?

The untimely demise of the head of the B.D.F. Air Wing, as well as his second-in-command, has left a vacuum in the leadership of that military unit and in the [...]

Corporal Yassir Mendez is buried with military honours

Corporal Yassir Mendez joined the Belize Defence Force as a member of Intake fifty-three in 2010. He was posted to the air wing in 2011. He served there up to [...]