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Coast Guard Adds Sixty New Sailors to Its Numbers

This afternoon, the Belize Coast Guard held a passing out ceremony for sixty recruits. Of the bunch, Recruit Marlon Cucul received two awards: for Champion Shot and Champion Swim, while [...]

PM Briceño Urges New Coastguards to be good Examples

P.M. also told the new recruits that their contribution to this country will be an invaluable service and urged them to remain humble and steadfast and to be an example [...]

Home Affairs Minister Says News of ComPol’s Retirement Just Rumors

We also heard from Kareem Musa, the Minister of Home Affairs, on the reports of ComPol Williams’ pre-retirement. Minister Musa says he reached out to Williams this morning after receiving [...]

Is the Special Patrol Unit Falling Short of the Commissioner’s Expectations?

The Commissioner of Police and his Eastern Division Commanders held a meeting with members of the Special Patrol Unit today in Belize City. According to ComPol Williams, the unit that [...]

ComPol Says Aaron Gamboa is one of the Departments “strongest commanders”

As for the competence of the S.P.U. Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Aaron Gamboa, ComPol Williams says he is one of their strongest commanders. ComPol Williams also addressed recent allegations [...]

B.D.F. Adds Over 100 More Members to its Ranks

This evening, the sixty-sixth passing out ceremony since the commissioning of the Belize Defense Force in 1978, was held at Price Barracks in Ladyville. Over a hundred recruits spent the [...]

Belize Coast Guard Recruitment Exercise, Deadline is July 14th

They have not enlisted new seamen in four years, but this year the Belize Coast Guard is looking for sixty men and women to join the ranks of the naval [...]

Police Department Reintroduces Senior Officers to the Country

The Belize Police Department has commenced a new public relations campaign that aims to familiarize residents across the country with the commanding officers in their respective jurisdictions.  It’s an initiative [...]

Chris Noble Reintroduces Himself to Eastern Division Residents

Senior Superintendent Christopher Noble is also responsible for Eastern Division as the lead administrator.  This afternoon, he also reintroduced himself to the Belizean public.   Sr. Supt. Christopher Noble, Administrator, [...]

B.D.F Receives Communications Equipment

The first set of communications equipment that will be deployed to Belize Defense Force outposts was handed over today to Brigadier General, Azariel Loria. The B.D.F will benefit from an [...]

Association of Defense Attorneys Concerns on the Liberty of Citizens

In the wake of the decision taken by the court to deny bail to Tehje Vaughn for the shooting death of Charles Canton, the Association of Defense Attorneys has issued [...]

Association of Defense Attorneys Wants to Help with Irregularities

The Association of Defense Attorneys agrees, however, that bail could have been denied for various reasons, including for protection of the defendant or that the person poses as a flight [...]

PM Briceño Takes on Rogue Cops Within the BPD

Earlier today, Prime Minister John Briceño confirmed that the Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl-Lynn Vidal, has recused herself from the Elmer Nah double homicide case. According to P.M. Briceño, while [...]

Human Rights and Use of Force Curriculum for Police Officers.

Police intake one hundred and ninety-six is making history by becoming the first cohort to receive structured training in human rights and the use of force. The Human Rights and [...]

U.S. Embassy Makes Significant Donation to Belize Police Department

The United States Embassy in Belize handed over a significant donation to the Belize Police Department today in Belmopan. The donation, which is estimated at a little under one million [...]

U.S. Embassy Donates Five Heavy Duty Military Trucks to the B.D.F.

Today, the Belize Defence Force expanded its fleet of vehicles when it was officially handed five heavy duty military trucks. The donation from the U.S. Government is to the tune [...]

US to Donate Air Asset to Assist with Intercepting Narco Trafficking Activity

The guessing game in tracking illicit activity when it comes to drug plane landings is soon to be over. The Belize Defence Force will shortly acquire an air asset, by [...]

F.O.B. Assessment Complete; Ministry Sourcing Finance to Fix

While the media spoke with the Acting Chief of Staff of the Belize Defence Force, Lieutenant Colonel Jermaine Burns, he was asked about an update on the forward operating base [...]

BATSUB Installs New Bridge in Lord’s Bank Village

Today, in the village of Lord’s Bank, the British Army Training Support Unit, BATSUB, officially inaugurated a bridge in the community that provides access to the Belize River. The project [...]

Riverine Training to Take Place behind Lord’s Bank Area

The bridge will provide access to an area for riverine and jungle exercises by both military forces.   Lt. Col. Jermaine Burns, Acting Chief of Staff, B.D.F. “We had come [...]

Hundreds of B.D.F. Soldiers Receive Land Certificates

A News Five team was back at Price Barracks for the conclusion of two events. The first was a proud moment for hundreds of men and women of the Belize [...]

Engineers Conduct Site Survey on Sarstoon F.O.B.

The Ministry of National Defence and Border Security, along with a team of engineers, visited the Sarstoon Forward Operating Base in the Toledo District on July twenty-ninth.  The visit follows [...]

Grieving Family Forced to Bury B.D.F. Suicide Victim Prematurely

When twenty-three-year-old Micah Miguel took her own life last week, her grieving family did not expect that they would have to forego a proper sendoff for the Belize Defense Force [...]

B.D.F. Minister Says More Psychiatric Assistance is Needed

When asked about the tragic incident, Minister of National Security Florencio Marin Junior told the media that there are ongoing efforts to seek psychiatric assistance, as well as help with [...]

Jasmine Hartin Pleads Not Guilty in Indictment Hearing

Today, Jasmine Hartin walked up the stairs of the Supreme Court for an indictment hearing before Justice Ricardo Sandcroft. The hearing was in reference to the manslaughter by negligence charge [...]