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Chester Lobbies for Power to Terminate Rogue Cops

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams is lobbying for authority to summarily dismiss officers within the department who are found guilty of abusing their powers.  It is a proposal that was [...]

World GIS Day is Celebrated Virtually

Today is being celebrated as World GIS Day and is used to celebrate innovative applications of geographic information system technology in everyday lives. Held virtually this year, Total Business Solutions [...]

GIS in Everyday Operations, including Belize Sugar Industries

GIS technology is also used by the sugar cane industry in the north and links the various stakeholders under one platform. Cane Farmers Relations Manager at B.S.I., Olivia Carballo Avilez [...]

GSU to Re-brand and Change Course

Over the years, the Gang Suppression Unit has gained notoriety for fighting fire with fire and for meeting the civilian populace with brute force.  It’s a brand that has left [...]

GSU Can Go, But a Specialized Police Taskforce is Still Necessary

Weighing in on the pending changes, ComPol Williams agrees that while yes, the GSU needs to be done away with, there is still a need for a specialized unit to [...]

ComPol Says It’s More Than Simply Re-branding

According to Commissioner Williams, transforming the GSU requires more than just a name change, the culture that has become intrinsic within that unit also needs to be improved since it [...]

Gill Net Ban to Be Revisited Says Minister of the Blue Economy

Minister of the Blue Economy and Civil Aviation Andre Perez says that the recently enacted gill net ban will have to be revisited. Earlier this morning, a statutory Instrument signed [...]

ComPol Williams: Issue at Lands Department Dealt With

On Thursday, the legal counsel for the Ministry of Natural Resources was arrested by police for suspicious activities at the Lands Department in Belmopan and all branches countrywide were shut [...]

MOW Equipment Recovered from Property of Rene Montero

On Thursday, Prime Minister John Briceño said that an investigation will be launched at the Ministry of Works since there have been allegations of massive corruption and abuse within the [...]

John Saldivar is Reportedly Hospitalized

Former Belmopan Area Representative John Saldivar is reportedly hospitalized after exhibiting symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19.  While his health status is yet to be confirmed, we understand that Saldivar [...]

Chester Williams: Smooth Sailing in Policing Elections

The General Elections went without a hitch from a policing standpoint. Voters were well-behaved and, for the most part, adhering to COVID-19 protocols; they went to cast that important ballot [...]

The Fate of ComPol Chester Williams

There is a new minister of Home Affairs; that’s Kareem Musa from Caribbean Shores. So what does this mean for Commissioner Chester Williams? The ComPol told News Five today that [...]

An Update on Investigation Against John Saldivar

ComPol Chester Williams also gave an update on the status of the investigation against disgraced former minister John Saldivar as it relates to the Lev Dermen scandal. Texts by Saldivar [...]

National Sports Council’s Case File Forwarded to D.P.P.

There is another investigation that has been moving at a snail’s pace. It involves questionable cash transactions in respect of former Minister of Sports, Herman Longsworth and others at the [...]

Body of Missing Guatemalan Man Found Floating Near Hunting Caye

There is also a sudden death to report tonight. On Tuesday afternoon, the body of a man was discovered floating in the sea, about five miles northeast of Hunting Caye. [...]

The CEOM’s Preliminary Report on Belize’s 2020 General Elections!

The CARICOM Election Observation Mission held a brief press conference with the media today to give an update on their observations of the 2020 General Elections in Belize. Prior to [...]

PM Briceño Honors Rt. Hon. George Price

And to close the news we leave you with one of the first acts by John Briceño, just before he was sworn in as Prime Minister in Belmopan today, he [...]

Policing Election Day

When he spoke with the media this morning, Commissioner Chester Williams also spoke on policing on Election Day.  Williams says that their job is to ensure that the election process [...]

ComPol on Election Day Curfew

As you know, as of nine p.m. on Wednesday night, a countrywide curfew kicks in.  Today, ComPol Williams told the press that police officers will be making sure that the [...]

PM Barrow Bids Farewell to the Media

Prime Minister Dean Barrow formally bade adieu to the media on Saturday ahead of his retirement to private life on Wednesday.  For the past twelve years, we have had a [...]

Land Grab in Succotz Village

There’s only six days left for the November eleventh election and in this last leg, land grabs are being reported all over the place. Three families in the west say [...]

Three Owners for One Piece of Land in Benque

There is also the case of Arturo Martinez. He owns a house lot in Benque Viejo – or so he thought.  Martinez says that he went to make inquiries at [...]

National Cyber Security Strategy 2020-2023 is Launched!

The Ministry of National Security in partnership with the Public Utilities Commission has launched Belize’s first national cyber security strategy.  According to the ministry, the drafting of the Cybercrime Bill [...]

Leaked Recording: Is Castro Buying P.U.P. Flags?

As the story of the aggravated burglary was playing out, an audio was released on social media.  Three persons, including Minister Edmond Castro, are heard discussing a deal about to [...]

John Briceño says Gaspar Vega Should Be Criminally Investigated

During Tuesday’s press conference, Opposition Leader John Briceño was also asked about the allegations made against former U.D.P. Minister, Gaspar Vega. Seventy-two-year-old American, Robert James Condreay is alleging that he [...]