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A Suspected Pirate is Captured, Two Vessels are Seized

An operation led by the Belize Coast Guard to tackle coastal piracy has resulted in the arrest of an individual who is believed to be the prime suspect in the [...]

Fighting Crimes at Sea

The coming together of the coast guard, police department and fisheries is the most effective crime fighting strategy at sea.  Aside from support from these agencies, the coast guard also [...]

Coastal Piracy – An Interagency Approach to Combating Criminal Network at Sea

“Square grouper” coming ashore on Belize’s coastline used to be the main traces left behind by regional drug traffickers. But now boat engine thefts, attacks on island homes and fishermen [...]

Safety for Fishers from Coastal Piracy

The Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, after consultation with the Fisheries Department, announced last Friday that the close of the lobster season has been extended for another two [...]

Coast Guard Continues Its Development

The Belize Police Department attracted thousands of applicants at their recent recruitment exercise.  The new intake would only accept about two hundred persons and was approved by the Ministry to [...]

B.D.F. Celebrates 43rd Anniversary

Today, the Belize Defense Force held a ceremony at the Sir Colville Young Parade Square at Price Barracks in Ladyville to celebrate its forty-third anniversary.  The B.D.F. was formed on [...]

Should ComPol Williams be disciplined for leaked audio? Minister of Police says nope!

Did Commissioner Chester Williams go too far in reprimanding the cop who pulled him over during curfew hours? Today the ComPol’s boss, Minister Musa, sounded off on lasts week’s leaked [...]

Guatemalan Navy Illegal Enters Belize’s Territorial Waters

The government is reporting that the Guatemalan Navy illegally entered Belize’s territorial waters on Thursday, December thirty-first, in the south.  A release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that [...]

GSU & Anti Gang Task Force Disbanded!

The Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) and the Anti-Gang Task Force have been disbanded. This decision has given birth to the Gang Intelligence, Investigation, and Interdiction Unit (GI3), which will be [...]

225 New Police Constables Out of Thousands of Applicants

The deadline for the submission of applications for persons interested in joining the Belize Police Department is Thursday.  Over the past two days, the headquarters in Belmopan has been busy [...]

Coast Guard Annual Luncheon & Award Ceremony 2020

Today, the Belize Coast Guard held one of its tradition – the annual Christmas luncheon and awards program.  The Christmas luncheon for military or service members is a long standing [...]

Coast Guard Meets with Sarteneja Community

Earlier today, Acting Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard, Commander Gregory Soberanis, along with his operational staff, met with the leadership of Sarteneja Village to discuss community collaboration and partnership [...]

Minister Meet with San Vicente Villagers

On Thursday, Minister of National Defence and Border Security Florencio Marin and his Minister of State Oscar Mira met with villagers of San Vicente in the Toledo District. Also present [...]

Ministry of National Defence & Border Security Visit San Vicente, Toledo

Today, Minister of National Defence and Border Security Florencio Marin and Minister of State Oscar Mira visited the village of San Vicente in the Toledo District to meet with the [...]

Prison Officer Terminated Over Mass Prison Break

A prison officer has been terminated as a result of the findings of an internal investigation into the massive prison break on October twelfth.  A group of twenty-eight prisoners escaped from [...]

Three Escapees Remain on the Lam

Escapees Michael Faux, Jaroud Lamb and Erwin Lanza remain on the run. They were among the twenty-eight prisoners that broke out from the Belize Central Prison on October twelfth. According [...]

Kolbe Foundation C.E.O. says Bail Application Hearings Held Virtually

According to Murillo, instituting a lockdown played a crucial role in controlling the COVID-19 spread at the Belize Central Prison. He says that the Kolbe Foundation is working along with [...]

Will cops’ face-to-face meeting break COVID-19 regulations?

Later this week the Belize Police Department is also hosting a commanders meeting – that is they are planning to meet in person with their new Minister on Thursday. If [...]

The Ministry of Defence & Border Security

Today the Belize Coast Guard is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary – and their new bosses in the Ministry of Defence and Border Security were there to celebrate with them. But [...]

Coast Guard @ 15!

At the top of the newscast you heard from C.E.O.  Dario Tapia when we met him at a celebration held at the Belize Coast Guard’s headquarters today. The press was [...]

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 [...]