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Breaking News: Murder in Dangriga

There is breaking news tonight. News Five has confirmed that a murder occurred a short while ago in Dangriga. We are told that the victim was shot in the head [...]

Former U.D.P. Minister Herman Longsworth Being Criminally Investigated

Former U.D.P. Albert area representative Herman Longsworth is the subject of a criminal investigation.  Longsworth was fired by Prime Minister Dean Barrow after his name surfaced in the Auditor General’s [...]

Pics in Longsworth’s Release Recently Taken

But here is a kick; Longworth’s release was accompanied by a set of photographs showing clean and completed facilities at the Marion Jones Sports Complex. But just before news time, [...]

Sedi Says Longsworth Should Not Have Deposited Money into Private Account

As you heard, the former minister says the establishment of the company, Go Enterprises, was undertaken to facilitate the completion of work at the Marion Jones. Longsworth states that work [...]

Factual Guilt Versus Legal Guilt

As to the firing of Longsworth for the allegations made in the Auditor General Report, the Foreign Minister offered a lawyerly explanation, saying that it is for the court to [...]

Sedi Weighs in on His Scandal-ridden Party

The United Democratic Party, in the final year of its three-term administration, is plagued with scandal after scandal. The most recent involves both leadership candidates and the prime minister has [...]

No Turkey or Nevada Appointment for Lev Dermen Says Sedi

Amid the Lev Dermen/John Saldivar fiasco is a claim that ambassadorship for Turkey was being sought on behalf of Dermen through various U.D.P. ministers.  Those appointments, as stated at his [...]

Criminal Complaint Made Against Ivan Ayuso

Another person named in the Auditor General Report is Ivan Ayuso from the National Sports Council. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says a senior investigator has been assigned to delve [...]

Guatemalan Bandits Exchange Fire with Police in Arenal Village

Turning to other crimes…a shootout between Belizean law enforcement officers and four Guatemalan bandits occurred this morning in the border village of Arenal.  The men targeted a Belizean residence, holding [...]

Charred Remains Unidentified; Cause of Death is Undetermined

Police say they don’t know how two persons were murdered inside a Belize City delivery truck found off the Farm Four Road in San Juan, Stann Creek District. The post-mortem [...]

Where are the Drugs? Police Still Searching

A drug plane landed in an area in Crooked Tree Village, Belize District, earlier in the week. When law enforcement officers arrived at the scene, the HS 125 Hawker jet [...]

ComPol Williams: “We Will Never Be Able To Stop It”

Commissioner Williams has given the directive for the illegal airstrip to be destroyed by bombing. He says that all efforts are being made by the department to intercept these drug [...]

Guatemalan President Extends Invitation to Meet PM Barrow

Shortly after he was sworn as president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei announced his intention to meet with Prime Minister Dean Barrow to forge a more cordial relationship between with the [...]

Sedi Chooses Education in Discussion with Mike Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo met with high level government officials and prime ministers from across the Caribbean earlier this week in Kingston, Jamaica.  Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago [...]

To Pay or Not To Pay – SMART and P.U.C. to Settle Money Matters before C.C.J.

This morning in the Court of Appeal, Speednet Telecommunications Limited, the parent company for SMART, filed a leave to appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice.  The matter is to [...]

Dangriga Businessman Accused of Rape Gets Supreme Court Bail

Dangriga businessman, Wilfred Pascacio, through his attorney, Richard “Dickie” Bradley, today acquired bail from Justice Marilyn Williams in Belize City Supreme Court.   Pascascio, who is the proprietor for an island resort in [...]

Akeem Baptist is Committed to Stand Trial

Magistrate Aretha Ford today committed Akeem Baptist to stand trial in the Supreme Court’s February session.  Baptist is charged with Using Deadly Means of Harm and Wounding upon Amira Fernandez [...]

Police Fire Warning Shots at Suspect

Shots were fired on Thursday morning in Punta Gorda Cell phone footage shows police arresting a man on Far West Street. According to Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, a suspect [...]

Chester on Murder Stats

Police in Dangriga are investigating a fatal shooting that claimed the life of Darrel Bermudez this evening. Bermudez was inside a store on Melinda Road when he was targeted by [...]

30 Police Investigators Successfully Complete Training

Thirty police officers completed basic training in criminal investigation.  The course spanned a period of three weeks during which officers were training on professional and effective investigation in skills, attitude, [...]

MOH’s National Surveillance Team Activated to Monitor Coronavirus Outbreak

There’s a virus linked to respiratory tract infections that has killed several persons and sickened hundreds more. The new strain of the coronavirus was first detected in China. Today, the [...]

International Customs Day is Celebrated in Belize

One of first agencies you meet at the border points is the Customs Department. At the Philip Goldson International Airport, you will see them checking luggage as well as collecting [...]

Tackling Contrabandistas in the North

Hostility while patrolling the borders can result in crossfire between law enforcement officers and contrabandistas in buffer communities along the Belize/Mexico border. The enforcement officers of the Customs and Excise [...]

World Pediatric Project Hosts Plastic Surgery Mission

The World Pediatric Project is hosting its annual plastic surgery mission on Sunday. A team, made up of two surgeons, is arriving  from Richmond, Virginia this weekend and will be [...]

“Send a Message; Stay Drug Free”

A week-long of activities promoting drug awareness at Canaan High School on Coney Drive in Belize City concluded today with a parade through the streets of the city. One hundred [...]