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Ret’d Capt. Comments on Tragic Helicopter Crash

The families of the fallen officers have made public their disappointment that they learnt of the demise of their loved ones on social media and not from the B.D.F. command. [...]

What Caused the Helicopter to Crash?

According to the Ministry of National Security, Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard Captain Elton Bennett is the lead investigator, under command of Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral John Borland, [...]

Families of Deceased Soldiers Learn of Crash on Social Media

As you have heard, the families of the deceased soldiers have complained that the Belize Defence Force failed to notify them that the men had gone missing even though there [...]

Investigation underway into fatal heli crash!

Tonight, flags are flying at half mast at public buildings as the country mourns the deaths of four B.D.F. officers. The wreckage of the helicopter was removed from the crash [...]

The Choco Family says Ministry nor B.D.F informed them of son’s death

The mother of deceased pilot Radford Baizar said on Friday that the family didn’t get an official word from the Ministry nor the B.D.F. that the pilot had perished. The [...]

PUP is critical over GOB’s inaction following the deadly BDF crash

The deaths so the B.D.F. officer is evoking strong sentiments everywhere. The People’s United Party critical of the handling of the worst airs disaster that claimed the lives of Major [...]

Does the B.D.F. Tolerate Sexual Harassment of its Female Staff? One Victim Speaks Out

Tonight we bring you more of our interview with the member of the civilian staff at the B.D.F.  The victim has been working there for many years but as you [...]

B.D.F. Commander Comments on Allegations of Sexual Abuse in the Force

The head of the Belize Defence Force Brigadier General Steven Ortega today braced for reporters who sought answers after allegations of despicable acts of sexual abuse against female recruits was [...]

Will B.D.F. Act Swiftly Against Sexual Predators?

A special investigative team has been assigned by the Ministry of National Security. The team is being led by Assistant Superintendent Sherlette Ramclam and includes Inspector Shaida Mckenzie, Josephine Garbutt, [...]

B.D.F. Celebrates 42nd Anniversary with 101 New Soldiers

The ranks of the Belize Defense Force grew by a one hundred and one soldiers today. After undergoing rigorous training, the young men and women donned their uniforms this afternoon [...]

Independent Investigation into Allegations Against B.D.F.; Victim Speaks Out

The Ministry of National Security has launched an investigation into a number of allegations against members of the Belize Defence Force. On Wednesday night, we broke the story about mounting [...]

Migrant Caravan from Honduras Makes Way into Mexico

A group of about one thousand migrants from Honduras and elsewhere from Central America have made their way into Mexico after travelling for several days through neighbouring Guatemala. The migrants [...]

No Migrants Entered Belize

On Friday, the caravan was spotted by the Cadena’s operating base near Belize’s border with Guatemala. The splinter group comprised of about fifteen to twenty persons who authorities feared would [...]

Belize’s Concerns About Migrant Caravan

The National Security Council comprised officials from the ministries of National Security, Human Development and Immigration. While some of the migrants are in search of a better life, others are [...]

Civil Aviation to Get $12 Million Radar

The illegal airplane landings have increased in recent years and civil aviation and security authorities believe that a new radar system will help to crack down, or at lease track [...]

Guatemalans Remain on Belizean Land

Two Guatemalan families remain settled on Belizean territory along the western border. They are residing in an area known as Barrio el Juda and the property belongs to businessman Jorge [...]

A New Leader Takes the Reins of the Belize Coast Guard

This morning at the Coast Guard Headquarters in Belize City, eighty-seven new recruits were officially welcomed into the maritime law enforcement agency.  While these men and women were formally inducted [...]

85 New Coast Guard Officers, More Resources Needed

The largest intake of coast guard recruits to date passed out this morning and will be deployed to active duty forthwith.  It is part of an organizational strategy to grow [...]

2 Guatemalan Families Have Settled Illegally on Belize’s Side of the Border

Commander of the Belize Defense Force, Brigadier General Steven Ortega confirmed that two Guatemalan families have illegally settled on Belize’s side of the border in Benque.  The Barrio el Juda [...]

B.D.F. Patrols Barrio el Juda Area Daily

The B.D.F. Commander says that since the Barrio el Juda situation has re-emerged, B.D.F. soldiers are daily patrolling the area with the hopes that other Guatemalans will desist from squatting [...]

B.D.F. Team Defeats the Coast Guard to Win the 2019 Best Warrior Competition

After three days of gruelling competition, the Belize Defence Force proved they are a force to reckon. A group of eight soldiers broke records to take home for the first [...]

Elton Bennett to Take Over as Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard

There will be a changing of the guard at the Belize Coast Guard; the baton passes on to the current Vice Commandant Elton Bennett, who has been with the unit [...]

B.D.F. and Coastguard Teams Neck & Neck in Best Warrior Competition

Day two of the Best Warrior Competition took the B.D.F. and Coastguard teams to Price Barracks, the home of Belize Defense Force.  The obstacles today were more gruelling and the [...]

Day-One of the 2019 Best Warrior Competition

The Annual Best Warrior Competition got underway this morning and continues until Friday.  Teams of competing soldiers of the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coastguard are pushing their limits [...]

A New Fleet of Vessels for the Belize Coast Guard?

The Belize Coast Guard is in the process of revamping its fleet of seagoing vessels and earlier this week the maritime law enforcement agency was gifted with a newly-built watercraft [...]