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An Alleged Gunman is Charged for the Murder of Benjamin Hyde Sr.

Twenty-one-year-old Damion Saldano is spending his first night on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being arraigned this afternoon for the Father’s Day murder of Benjamin Hyde Senior. He [...]

Police Recruit Intake Ninety Six

Today was the last day for interested persons to send in their applications to become a member of the Belize Police Department. Earlier this month, Cabinet approved Intake Ninety six [...]

No Area Rep Recommendation Needed to be Recruited as Police

A number of officers have been dismissed from the Belize Police Department for various infractions and Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has said that this has been happening on a [...]

Drunken Policeman Stretches Out in the Middle of the Road

A video that has found legs on social media is once again casting bad light on the Belize Police Department. In the brief clip, a seemingly intoxicated officer can be [...]

Flooding in the South Suspected to Have Impacted Several Farms

A weather system that crossed near southern Belize over the last few days has dumped heavy rains in that part of the country, resulting in flooding in at least two [...]

14th Annual Border Commanders Meeting Held in Corozal

The fourteenth annual Border Commanders Meeting between the militaries of Belize and Mexico was hosted in Corozal. Headed by Rear Admiral Elton Bennett, the Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard, [...]

NEMO and National Met Service Share Their Hurricane Preparedness Plan

The above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season is due to the likely presence of the La Nina phenomenon, as well as warmer-than-normal sea temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean. In anticipation of [...]

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 [...]