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Did Prison Guards Help Inmates Escape? Recaptured Escapee Says it Was an Inside Job!

Police and B.D.F. continue with a manhunt in search of more than twenty prisoners, who escaped from the Hattieville prison on Monday evening after holding a prison guard for more [...]

22 Prisoners Remain on the Run; 5 Recaptured and 1 Dead

Tonight twenty-two prison escapees remain on the run. Five are in police custody and one is dead. The prisoners who have been recaptured are Mark Pelayo who was caught on [...]

ComPol Issues Warning to Those Who Harbor Escapees

On Tuesday, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams also warned those who may be harbouring the inmates – pointing out that it is a crime to be assisting them. He also [...]

Sister of Escapee Akeem Tillett Speaks Following his Fatal Shooting

In the hunt for the escaped prisoners, Akeem Tillett was shot and killed on the Coastal Road.  The news of his death was confirmed by his sister Shandy Pech. Tillett [...]

Akeem Tillett’s Sister Says She Won’t Speculate on the Way he Died

Shandy Pech also shared with her online viewers that she was disappointed that her brother was a repeat robbery offender. In her live video, she reflected meeting her brother in [...]

Father of Murdered Woman Calls for Justice!

Tonight, the family of Marisela Gonzales is speaking out. The twenty-eight-year-old mother of one was killed and her body was found semi-nude at a dumpsite in San Pedro over the [...]

Marisela Gonzales’ Aunt Complains About How Her Body is Being Handled

And another one of Marisela Gonzales’ family members also took her concerns publicly today. Vigida Plietes was on a live facebook video appealing for help to get her niece’s body [...]

San Pedro Man Charged with Murder of his Wife

And after all that is said and done – police have formally arrested and charged David Gonzales for the crime of murder. Gonzales is accused of shooting his wife and [...]

Port Loyola is in a Three-way Political Race

On the campaign trail today we head to Port Loyola; a sprawling constituency of more than four thousand six hundred voters as of August which looks pretty much like the [...]

Policing Protocol for Nomination Day

Both major political parties and the two smaller parties are fully engaged in campaign activities to get the voters to the polls. Nomination Day is exactly one week from today [...]

Protocols for Polling Stations on Election Day

Nomination Day leads to Election Day when the usual election processes have been changed to comply with social distancing and the limit of persons who can gather at the same [...]

$2000 Fine for Persons Selling Liquor/Public Drinking on Election Day

The consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited on Election Day and the police department is not taking any chances with public drinking.  As you know, on Election Day, businesses [...]

16 New COVID-19 Cases!

Here is an update on the COVID-19 situation. The total number of positive cases is at a staggering two thousand five hundred and eighty-five cases, according to the infographic from [...]

Deportees at Camp D’Silva Complain About Lack of Testing

The quarantine facility at Camp D’Silva in Mountain Pine Ridge houses border jumpers, as well as persons who are returned to the country via deportation.  Over the weekend, concerns were [...]

Explaining What is a Nucleic Acid Test

Since the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport on October first, visitors arriving in Belize are expected to present a negative SARS COVID-2 test result.  Those who did not [...]

Ex-Con Tells His Story of Brutal Abuse behind Prison Walls

From COVID to the story of a former inmate, who was convicted in 1996 for manslaughter and sentenced to fifteen years behind bars. Before completing his sentence, in 2007, Dangriga [...]

Why Did Prisoners Escape? A Perspective from an Ex-Con

The memory of his life behind bars is triggered by the recent calculated escape of twenty-eight prisoners from the central prison in Hattieville through a dreaded area of the prison [...]

A Message from an Ex-Con to At-Risk Youths

Pascascio says that he took it upon himself to rehabilitate while in prison. He also sends a message to at-risk-youths being recruited by gangs or being caught up in the [...]

B.P.P. Says Elections and Boundaries Department Isn’t Playing Fair

Much like Port Loyola across town, the Pickstock constituency is also seeing a three-way race between Patrick Rogers, Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez and Anthony Mahler, for the Belize Progressive Party, the [...]

B.P.P. Leader Ticked Off with Elections and Boundaries Department

According to Rogers, had they not written a strong letter to the Chief Elections Officer demanding the release of the updated voters list for Pickstock, they would still be in [...]

National Women’s Commission on Authorities’ Response to Domestic Violence

The issue of domestic violence is rearing its ugly head again following the murder of the San Pedro mother of one.  Marisela Gonzalez was cold-bloodedly shot to head and her [...]

B.P.P. Condemns Domestic Violence

In the wake of the murder of Gonzalez over the weekend, the Belize Progressive Party has also issued a release condemning the act of domestic violence, in this case, against [...]