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7 Escaped Prisoners are Arraigned; 2 Plead Not Guilty to Escape, while 5 Others are Sentenced

Tonight, the police and B.D.F. have recaptured five more escaped prisoners; fourteen remain on the lam following Monday’s epic jailbreak from the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville.  A total of [...]

Fourteen Prisoners on the Run!

Of the twenty-eight prisoners who broke out of the Belize Central Prison, thirteen have been recaptured so far, one is dead and fourteen are still at large. This morning, when [...]

ComPol Calls on Fugitives to Surrender!

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that he believes that many of the escapees have returned to their homes so he is warning those who are harbouring the men. Today, [...]

ComPol Condemns Leaked Video; Says Video has ‘No Credence’

On Wednesday night, the video of recaptured inmate Christopher Bradley went viral on Facebook. In the video, Bradley confessed that trustee Carlos Montejo was the mastermind behind the breakout and [...]

ComPol Says Inmate’s Confession Video Doesn’t Put Him at Risk

While the recording is out in the public, what does mean for inmate Christopher Bradley in prison?  Today, Commissioner Williams was asked if that video may cause Bradley harm – [...]

Accused Murderer David Gonzales is Arraigned for Killing his Wife

The San Pedro man who is accused of murdering his wife was brought to Belize City this morning for arraignment at the Magistrate’s Court. David Gonzales is facing a charge [...]

Francis Meets Another U.D.P. Challenger in Freetown

In the Freetown Division, Francis Fonseca of the People United Party has represented the division through thick and thin.  This year, Fonseca, a former Minister of Education and former party [...]

ComPol Says Cops were Off Duty on Friday at the Airport with Minister Aragon

What was Minister Elodio Aragon doing at the Philip Goldson International Airport on Friday?  Well, from his account, he was there to pick up an Asian national – a man [...]

Policing Political Events during the Pandemic

As the COVID-numbers continue to climb – there are concerns about Wednesday’s nomination day and the general elections on November eleventh. Today, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that the [...]

Two Persons of Interest in the Landing of Suspected Drug Plane

There are two persons of interest in connection with the landing of the suspected drug plane and they are in police custody. Commissioner Chester Williams says that they are interviewing [...]

New Security Protocols to be Introduced at Belize Central Prison

Back to the prison break, the Belize Central Prison is implementing new security protocols in the days ahead, following Monday’s massive prison break that saw twenty-eight inmates fleeing the facility [...]

Drugs in Prison is Nothing New

In respect of the leaked video in which escapee Christopher Bradley confesses that inmates are often supplied with drugs and other contraband by prison officers, C.E.O. Murillo says it is [...]

P.U.P.’s United Women’s Group Calls for Justice for Marisela

As you heard earlier, David Gonzales has been charged for the murder of his wife, Marisela.  By all accounts, the relationship was an abusive one and since the murder, there [...]

Belize Records its 40th COVID-19 Death

Thirty-four new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Wednesday night. The Orange Walk District recorded the majority with sixteen new cases, mostly in the town. Cases were also recorded in [...]

Director of Health Services on Available Beds for COVID-19 Patients

Doctor Manzanero also spoke this morning about the ministry’s ability to deal with the increase number of patients who are dying and found to have the novel coronavirus posthumously.  Manzanero [...]

100 Cops are Off Duty Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus has reached a significant number of law men including the police, B.D.F. and Coastguard.  Tonight, more than fifty police officers remain COVID-19 positive.  According to Commissioner Chester Williams, [...]

Lowell ‘Japs’ Godfrey & Neville Smith are this Year’s Ocean Heroes

Seaweed farmer, Lowell Godfrey, and Punta Gorda fisher and businessman, Neville Smith have been recognized as this year’s Ocean Heroes. Once a traditional commercial fisherman, Godfrey is now one of [...]

Former Prison Chaplain Shares Stories of Cruelty Behind Prison Walls

Since the massive jailbreak on Monday evening, the prison’s C.E.O. Virgilio Murillo has been under intense pressure from the public and those who had a connection to the prison in [...]

Prison C.E.O. Says Nelson Mandela Rules Being Followed

But C.E.O. Murillo is defending the procedures at the Belize Central Prison; he says the Kolbe Foundation operates on standards designed to respect and uphold human rights. Murillo says that [...]

B.P.M. Files Application for Interim Injunction to Stop Elections

The Belize Peace Movement has filed an application for an interim injunction to stay the election date. The B.P.M. is asking that the Elections and Boundaries Commission be prevented from [...]

OJ Launches New Innovation Center

With the general elections just a few weeks away, politicians are busy tying up loose ends in their respective campaigns to secure as much votes as they can get on [...]

Healthy Living: Why Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever in 2020

These days, the slightest tickle in our throats makes us all a bit nervous. Just a year ago, we would have easily dismissed such a symptom as a cold or [...]