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Trade Winds 2022 Comes to a Close

Trade Winds 2022 officially came to a close today. A ceremony was held at Price Barracks in Ladyville to mark the culmination of the two-week exercise. Officers from twenty-two countries [...]

Trade Winds 2022 Maritime Training

Last night we showed a few of the training exercises our Belize Defense Force Soldiers have been engaged in on land and in the air during Trade Winds 2022. Tonight, [...]

Soldiers from Twenty Two Nations Training Shoulder to Shoulder

In the event of a national or regional security crisis, Belize will be able to depend on its counterparts from across twenty-two nations participating in Trade Winds 2022. The two-week [...]

Four Weeks of Challenging Jungle Training

Another aspect of the Trade Winds exercise is a first-of-its-kind certified jungle training being hosted by the Belize Defense Force.  For the past four weeks, thirteen soldiers from across the [...]

Belize’s Landscape Provides Ideal Training Ground For Trade Winds 2022

Trade Winds 2022 will come to an end on Thursday of this week with a joint exercise at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan. Plans are already in the works [...]

Tactical Training for Tourism Police Officers

Today at the Mexico Sports Center in Belize City, tourism police officers were engaged in tactical training. It is organized by the Belize Tourism Board to instruct the officers on [...]

The Story of a Domestic Violence Survivor

The recent killing of Tracy Thompson in Calcutta and the chilling videos that have captured women being beaten unconscious and, in some cases, being left for dead, have sent shockwaves [...]

Politics Aside, Peyrefitte and Musa Join Forces to Tackle Crime and Violence

Hard on the heels of a bloody weekend marred by deadly violence and road traffic accidents, the United Democratic Party issued a recorded statement in which the Shadow Minister of [...]

Minister of Home Affairs is Open to Bipartisan Effort to Crime Fighting

In responding to the criticism levied against him, Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa took the high road and admitted that he is prepared to work with anyone for the [...]

Police Ramping Up Presence in Belize City & Mahogany Heights

So what’s the plan going forward? ComPol Chester Williams says that even though the violence over the last few days is considered isolated events, the department is ramping up presence [...]

Public Encouraged to Report Police Abuse to Professional Standards Branch

The police officer who was involved in an altercation with a civilian over the weekend at the Belize City municipal airport has since been placed on interdiction. According to Minister [...]

Dangriga Mayor Joins Police in Meet & Greet

On Wednesday, we brought you the story of a meet and greet session in Belize City with the top brass of the Eastern Division and church leaders about their respective [...]

Ambassador Appointed as Head of National Security

Ambassador Oliver del Cid has been appointed Director of National Security and head of the National Security Directorate, formerly the National Security Council Secretariat. The Prime Minister’s Office made the [...]

Supreme Court Finds G.O.B.’s Microsoft Contract with SMART Was Valid

The Supreme Court has struck down an application for judicial review by the United Democratic Party in connection with the Microsoft contract awarded to SMART Belize Limited by the Government. [...]

Police, B.D.F. and Coast Guard Support Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Program

The Joint Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Programme for the security forces was launched today. The initiative involves the Belize Police Department, the Belize Defence Force, and the Belize Coast [...]

When Will Belize Implement a Witness Protection Program?

A witness protection program is yet to be put in place to ensure the safety of persons who are willing to cooperate with prosecutors during trials.  By and large, the [...]

Belize Hosts 2022 Central American Security Conference

Belize is hosting the 2022 Central American Security Conference with high-level defense and security leaders from the United States, Central America and other countries within the hemisphere. The Ministry of [...]

Brigadier General Azariel Loria Takes Command

Today, at the celebration of the forty-fourth anniversary of the Belize Defence Force, the official ceremonial change of command parade took place at the Sir Colville Young Parade Square at [...]

44 Active Cases in B.D.F.

The B.D.F. has at least forty-four active COVID cases. This, as the Belize District continues to have the highest transmissibility rate.  While generally isolated and locked off, there are reports [...]

Safety Protocols for the B.D.F. Parade

The official change of command within the Belize Defence Force will be held on Friday at Price Barracks. Since last week, the soldiers have been engaged in practice for the [...]

Azariel Loria to Formally Take Command of the B.D.F.

On Friday, Brigadier General Azariel Loria will be formally installed as the new commander of the Belize Defense Force.  He takes over from his predecessor who demitted office in December.  [...]

Succession at the Helm of the Belize Defense Force

Former Belize Defense Force commander, Stephen Ortega, retired from duty on December twenty-first, 2021.  Since then, he has been succeeded by Azariel Loria who has risen in rank to become [...]

U.S. Medical Mission in Toledo Concludes

U.S. Southern Command’s Joint Task Force Bravo today concluded a six-day medical outreach program in the Toledo District in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Wellness.  The joint medical [...]

Joint Bravo Task Force Carry Out Activities in Belize District

The Joint Bravo Task Force’s motto is “progress through unity” and that is exactly what they are seeking to accomplish in Belize over the next two weeks. The “Keel Billed [...]

B.D.F. Soldiers Awarded at Traditional Christmas Luncheon

There are many holiday events at this time of the year, but one of the most festive is the traditional Christmas luncheon at the Price Barracks. News Five’s Duane Moody [...]