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Putting an End to the Guatemalan Bandits in the West

A surge in the theft of vehicles, mostly S.U.V.s, in the communities along the western border, has put the police and residents on high alert.  In the past few days, [...]

A Crime Fighting Strategy for the West

Forming part of today’s tour was Operations Commander, Senior Superintendent Marco Vidal. Vidal spoke to the leaders of representatives of the communities to get a better feel of things and [...]

A twenty-five year old dies when his motorcycle collided into a tractor

A horrible traffic accident early this morning claimed one life on a main thoroughfare. It happened in the village of Trinidad up north where a twenty-five year old resident on [...]

BDF Salaries to be Adjusted, Despite Delays

A salary adjustment for members of the Belize Defense Force has been long in the making, bringing up to par the wages of all three arms of the national security [...]

GOB Seeking to Recover Excess Monies Paid to BDF Soldiers

While some officers benefited from the initial payout resulting from the salary adjustment, many of them were overpaid and government is now seeking to recover the extras.   Isani Cayetano [...]

Ministry of Education says the BNTU has no lease or title to a parcel of land in Corozal

This evening, the Ministry of Education issued a lengthy statement in respect of a parcel of land in Corozal Town where it intends to build a pre-school. The land in [...]

ComPol holds public meeting in San Jose Succotz

Commissioner Chester Williams met with residents of Succotz on Wednesday night at a public meeting to discuss safety and security in the village. As we reported, villagers were frustrated and [...]

Officer Caught on Video Beating Man Placed on Interdiction

An internal investigation is underway into the brutal beat down of Anthony Tillett at the hands of police officers. Tillett was purchasing at a store on Faber’s Road, not too [...]

Cpl Darrel Usher Withdraws Challenge to Transfer

Well-known Corporal Darrel “Tutsi” Usher, of Belize City, has withdrawn his challenge regarding his transfer. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams directed the transfer of Usher from the Hattieville sub-station to [...]

Home Invasions in Belama on the Rise?

Armed thieves, believed to be residents of St. Martin’s area of Belize City, are said to be operating in a ring that has been involved in a number of aggravated [...]

Police Say They Are Seeking Two Suspects

The most recent incident was preceded by a similar home invasion a week ago on the same street, leading investigators to believe that a band of thieves may be targeting [...]

ComPol Williams Comments on Anisha Young

It’s been one year since twenty-two-year-old Anisha Young vanished without a trace. Her family has given up hope that she is alive and has been doing all they can to [...]

ComPol speaks on missing persons trend

In recent weeks there has been a number of persons reported missing – some of those men, the likes of Elito Puc, Michael Cobo and Jaswant Brooks, have been found [...]

A hefty fine for illegal fishing

A fisherman charged with illegal fishing took a guilty plea in court today. Forty-one- year-old Diogenes Murillo Gomez was caught fishing in a forbidden area and will have to pay [...]

Pizza driver is accused of robbery

A driver for Pizza Express, twenty-year-old Orlando Salazar, was arraigned on a charge of robbery before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson. He pleaded not guilty and was offered bail in the [...]

Big H Deliverymen Robbed on La Croix Boulevard

One more item on the crime blotter; a trio of deliverymen was held at gunpoint on Wednesday morning as they were delivering Big H products at a shop on La [...]

Saldivar believes there should be a ban on Gillnets

The decision by the government not to ban the use of gill nets is being defended by Minister John Saldivar. In a social media post on his page, Saldivar writes [...]

BFF Seeks Gillnet Ban Despite GOB’s Position

The Belize Federation of Fishers is the latest organization to come out against government’s decision not to discontinue the use of gillnets, despite a concerted effort by several stakeholder groups [...]

IDB conducts high level visit to Belize

There was a high level visit by representatives of the International Development Bank this week. Vice President Alexandre Meira da Rosa accompanied by Country Representative Cassandra, met with top government [...]

DFC treats Youth Hostel for Xmas!

Every year the D.F.C. spreads cheer for the Christmas season and today the Belize City branch office went to the Youth Hostel to spread some good tidings. They provided lunch [...]

Healthy Living looks at the serious problem of obesity among children

Obesity is listed as a chronic illness. Genetics, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle all contribute to being overweight and obese. But obesity can also lead to common diseases: diabetes, hypertension, heart [...]