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Hartin’s case adjourned until October.

Jasmine Hartin appeared in San Pedro Magistrate’s court, but not for her manslaughter by negligence charge in connection with the death of police superintendent Henry Jemmot, but for common assault [...]

New Details Emerge on Two-Day Confrontation in the Chiquibul

Four days after two standoffs between a joint team of B.D.F., forestry personnel, Friends for Conservation and Development rangers and Guatemalan soldiers and civilians occurred in the Chiquibul Reserve, and [...]

Shots Fired During Chiquibul Crop Clearing Operation

News Five has received reports that over the weekend a joint operation including the B.D.F., forestry officers and Friends for Conservation and Development rangers was in the Chiquibul Reserve to [...]

Was there an “Exorcism” at BDF Camp?

The Belize Defense Force has issued a statement on a video in wide circulation on social media which purports to show a soldier being possessed by a spirit.  Described as [...]

New Commanding Officer At BDF Air Wing Prioritizes Pilot Safety

The Belize Defense Force’s Air Wing has a new Commanding Officer. Major Kenroy Smith took on the role on June first. He has also taken on the job of flight [...]

San Pedro Resident Harassed, Detained for Not Wearing Mask

Belize is once more getting negative publicity about our mask policing, this time on San Pedro. On Thursday, Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa was called about an incident involving [...]

What Will Happen to Officer Involved?

Estrada and her brother will be filing an official complaint with the Professional Standards Branch of the Belize Police Department, at the request of Minister Musa, who says that this [...]

Minister of National Defence and Border Security Meets with Guatemala’s Defence Attaché

Guatemalan Military official were in Belize on Tuesday to meet with their Belizean counterparts.  Guatemala’s Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché Brigadier General Rember Yonivan Menendez Gasparico held meetings with [...]

Two Belizean Cadets Graduate Mexican Naval Academy

Two members of the Belize Coast Guard have completed their studies at the Mexican Naval Academy. Officer Cadets Ruby Jimenez and Anthony Aguilar earned their Bachelor’s degrees under an initiative [...]

U.S. Embassy Invests Over $400,000 in Equipment to Belize Coast Guard

Today, the Belize Coast Guard received a hefty donation from the U.S. Government in the form of outboard engines and night vision goggles to help in its crime fighting efforts [...]

Improving the Welfare of the B.D.F.

While were with the Minister of National Defence and Border Security, he also spoke about the welfare of the soldiers at the Belize Defence Force. A former military man himself, [...]

Mexico and Belize Pledge to Continue Naval Cooperation

The newly appointed Mexican Naval Attaché to Belize, Captain Freddy Ruben Perez Castillo met with the Minister of National Defence and Border Security, Florencio Marin Junior today in Belmopan.  The [...]

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 [...]