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One Man Detained Pending Investigation in Case of Missing Belizean American Missing Man

Today, the search officially began for missing Belizean American businessman Owen Tucker Senior. A group of police officers, relatives and friends gathered at the Washing Tree Eco-Park and Resort, formerly [...]

Case Struck Out Against Alleged Partygoers During COVID S.O.E.

A group of eleven persons, many of whom are family and friends, walked free from charges that were brought against them in August 2021.  They were arrested following an alleged [...]

Chunox Fisherman Busted with Conchs in Conservation Zone

Twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Trapp, a fisherman of Chunox Village, appeared unrepresented before the lower court today where he was charged with a single count of fishing in a conservation zone. It [...]

Leonardo Mesh Challenges Charge for Fisheries Offense

Another fisherman, also from Chunox Village, was equally charged for the offense of fishing in a conservation zone. Thirty-five-year-old Leonardo Mesh, however, is challenging the allegations brought against him by [...]

NEAC’s Decision on Port Expansion Project is Yet to be Formalized

Mum’s the word at the Ministry of Sustainable Development, in the wake of a decision taken by the National Environmental Appraisal Committee on Thursday.  Following a final round of public [...]

John Saldivar Faces the Media on Corruption Allegations

This afternoon in Belize City, former Belmopan Area Representative John Saldivar broke his silence, following a lengthy absence from facing the media.  The erstwhile Minister of National Security convened a [...]

Saldivar Says He is Prepared to Fight to the Bitter End

Designation aside, Saldivar’s political future hangs in the balance.  The defeated politician is offering himself as a candidate in an upcoming U.D.P. convention where he is running against several others, [...]

Saldivar Says He is Focused Mainly on Winning Belmopan Convention

Can embattled politician John Saldivar mount a legitimate legal challenge against the United States government and what would it take for him to be successful in court?  It’s a question [...]

Saldivar Defends Private Use of Coast Guard Vessel, But Admits Personal Error

John Saldivar, during his time with the media this afternoon, also spoke about the use of the coast guard vessel, under his tenure as Minister of National Security, to ferry [...]

Orange Walk Resident Beaten with Metal Bat, Survives Attack

An Orange Walk resident is admitted at the Northern Regional Hospital tonight, after he was struck multiple times to the head and abdomen with a metal bat just after eight [...]

A Mental Patient is Gunned Down in an Officer-Involved Shooting

There was a mid-morning shooting incident in Belize City that brought everything downtown to a screeching halt.  Vehicular traffic was diverted away from the Swing Bridge, where the body of [...]

ComPol Williams Says Francis Ramos had a History with Knives and Machetes

In the wake of the shooting, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams spoke with reporters.  He outlined the sequence of actions taken by the responding officers, according to the amateur footage [...]

D.P.P.’s Office will have Final Say in Deadly Swing Bridge Shooting

Was the police officer that fired the fatal shot that neutralized Francis Ramos Junior justified in using lethal force?  It’s a question that many are asking in the aftermath of [...]

Following Collapsed Court Ceiling, Where Will Hearings be Held?

Today, normal court proceedings at the Public Building that houses all the Magistrates’ Courts, the cellblock, some of the Supreme Court chambers and offices had to be put on halt, [...]

Chief Magistrate Says No Records Were Damaged When the Ceiling Collapsed

The collapsed ceiling of the Magistrates’ Court building put a damper on the progress of the court’s operations with current cases, but it did not result in any losses of [...]

Samuel August Pleads Guilty to Killing His Son and Grandmother

A little over four years ago, a Belize City family was beset by tragedy when a distraught former in-law rammed a piece of heavy equipment into a home, killing a [...]

Former P.M. Dean Barrow Files Application for Judicial Review in $3.1 Million C.I.B.L. Case

Former Prime Minister Dean Barrow has launched an application for judicial review before the Supreme Court on behalf of his clients at the Caribbean International Brewery Limited, in Orange Walk [...]

San Pedro Businesswoman Robbed, Shot; Husband Murdered

A businessman was shot dead in San Pedro and his common-law wife was also shot and robbed of their day’s sales. It happened in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, as [...]

Police Commissioner Advises Against Hiring Interdicted Police Privately

You just heard that the main suspect in the robbery and murder incident in San Pedro is an interdicted policeman. It is not an unusual occurrence for police officers to [...]

A Policeman in Corozal is Accused of Sexually Abusing a Minor  

In the north, another law enforcement officer is being investigated, following allegations being made against him that he sexually abused a female minor in Corozal District.  According to Commissioner of [...]

Ceiling Collapses at Belize City Magistrates’ Court  

Today, the Magistrate’s Court was supposed to be in session as per usual, but an emergency pause had to be put in effect after court employees walked in the building [...]

A Grisly Triple Murder in Sand Hill; Was it Drug-related?

It’s the kind of incident that frequently occurs in the drug world, a hit is placed on persons who cross someone powerful, either over money or product.  That’s what police [...]

Police Investigate a Possible Drug Angle in Triple Homicide

Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero, along with Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, was on the scene this morning.  Investigators were canvassing the area and speaking with residents to get a clearer [...]

L.I.U. Donates One Hundred Body Cams to Belize Police Department

The Belize Police Department today received one hundred new body cameras to add their inventory. The body cameras were donated by the Leadership Intervention Unit and handed over to the [...]

Belize Takes Honduras to World Court Over Sapodilla Cayes

It caused quite a stir in the upper house a few weeks ago, when the Leader of Government Business introduced a motion to include Honduras’ claim over the Sapodilla Cayes [...]