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Bullets and Bloodlust in Belize City: 3 Men are Shot Dead In Separate Attacks

A volley of gunshots broke the silence in an otherwise peaceful neighborhood within the Saint Martin’s area on Wednesday.  The fatal shooting would round out a bloody evening as three [...]

An Arrest is Made in the Murder of Devin Parham

The gangland execution of nineteen-year-old Devin Parham, moments after the murder of Tevin Palmer on Castle Street, is strongly believed to have been an act of retaliation.  Parham was dispatched [...]

Was Tevin Palmer Killed By Persons Known to Him?

This morning, Eastern Division North of the Belize Police Department called a press briefing to apprise the media on the investigation into the murder of twenty-year-old Tevin Palmer, who was [...]

Arson on Castle Street; Residence Where Chicha was Killed is Torched

Nine hours after the murder of Tevin Palmer inside a house on Castle Street, that same house was on fire in a case of arson, allegedly to do away with [...]

A Coordinated Effort to Stem the Recent Crime Wave in the Old Capital

It’s been a while since there was a murder on the north side of Belize City. But in that vicinity of Barrack Road and Castle Street, we’ve reported several shootings [...]

The Need for Continued Intervention in Gang Warfare

Since the shooting death of Giovanni Gentle in the wee early hours of Saturday, interventionists have not met with elements of Belize City’s feuding groups to stage a mediation.  It [...]

Eastern Division Rural Prepares for Gang Flare-up

The city is on high alert following the recent gang murders and threat of more retaliations to come, but that vigilance isn’t restricted to that jurisdiction. Commander of the Rural [...]

Emmerth Flowers is Acquitted of Firearm Charges

Customs Officer Emmerth Flowers is tonight a free man after he saw two serious firearm related offenses withdrawn. Less than two years ago, on July thirty-first, 2014, police charged Flowers [...]

Local Media and Police Department Hold Roundtable

This morning, representatives from various media houses converged at the Eastern Division South Headquarters on Raccoon Street to participate in a special intervention with the police department.  The purpose of [...]

A Reef Scorecard for Belize’s Barrier Reef System

Today, various entities dedicated to the important work of preserving and protecting our natural heritage presented what they are calling a reef scorecard. It’s all about getting Belize’s Barrier Reef [...]

Is There the Political Will to Improve Belize’s Rank on Endangered List?

The gist of the report card session today is that the government is doing some things right, but there is more that needs to be done, and more that needs [...]

G.O.B. Scores Poorly on Environmental Regulations

Of the six indicators, G.O.B. received the worst marks in the area of environmental regulations. Candy Gonzalez was scathing in her evaluation, and told News Five that recent projects have [...]

Are Environmental N.G.O.s Being Extorted?

And while developers have an impact on the movement by G.O.B. entities like the Department of the Environment, Gonzalez says there is also a definite impact on the N.G.O. community [...]

A First-of-its-kind Community Meeting is Held Online

Community Policing meets Social Media in the Rural Eastern Division…it’s a brand new concept which seems to have taken off in grand style. Faced with having to deal with a [...]

Summer Program for Kids in RED Jurisdiction

And the innovation coming out of the Rural Eastern Division doesn’t end with that community meeting. That formation is also looking to keep youths occupied over the summer, with a [...]

What Now? Life after Stella Maris School (Pt II)

Last week, we introduced you to three teens who were a part of the 2016 graduating class of Stella Maris School. It is a big year for the school as [...]