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Former Lands Commissioner Detained

He sat in the seat of power in the so-called hotbed of corruption for ten years, as the Commissioner of Lands and Surveys, but tonight Wilbert Vallejos finds himself in [...]

A New Year’s Eve Execution on West Street

Twenty-five-year-old Shane Flowers was the last murder victim for 2020.  The Taylor’s Alley resident was dispatched in a hail of bullets on New Year’s Eve and a female companion with [...]

Kelvin Lindo – First Murder Victim of 2021

The first murder for the New Year was recorded on the night of January first in Santa Cruz Village in southern Belize. The body of Placencia resident, Kelvin Lindo was [...]

Minor Discovered Dead in Succotz; One Man Detained Pending Charges

Four other persons lost their lives over the extended weekend. The first includes a fourteen-year-old boy whose body was discovered in a sitting position in a bedroom at the home [...]

Man Hangs Himself Inside Detention Cell at Police Station

An investigation is underway in Belize City where a resident, who was detained by police, was discovered dead inside a holding cell at the precinct. Gregorio Bowen was taken into [...]

Double Fatality due to Vehicular Collision on the Southern Highway

Two persons also died as a result of a collision on the Southern Highway between a motorcycle and a pickup truck around six p.m. on January second.  Sixteen-year-old Edwin Marquez [...]

Belize’s First Governor General Passes

Belize’s first Governor General Doctor Dame Elmira Minita Gordon died New Year’s Day in Inglewood, California at the age of ninety.  Doctor Dame Minita Gordon served as Governor General from [...]

The Life of Dr. Dame Minita Gordon

Doctor Dame Minita Gordon was educated in Belize City at Saint John’s Girl’s School and Saint Mary’s Primary School, and later graduated to attend the Teacher’s Training College.  Her first [...]

Murder Rate Reduced in 2020; 102 Murders Recorded

While 2020 closed with the murder of Shane Flowers, it still ended on a high note for the Belize Police Department.  The murder rate is significantly down; in fact the [...]

2021 Crime Fighting Strategy Being Finalized

And so, going into 2021, ComPol Chester Williams and his senior officers are already in the process of re-strategizing the department’s crime fighting efforts, with a view to realize a [...]

Exit GSU, Enter GI3! But Are They One and the Same?

The Gang Suppression Unit has been dissolved and so too has the Anti-Gang Task Force.  In their place is a new component of law enforcement that will specialize in hunting [...]

Sayonara GSU! Not all Officers will Join GI3

So what becomes of the officers that formed the erstwhile Gang Suppression Unit, will they also be part of the most recent iteration of special assignment officers?  According to ComPol [...]

The Search for Missing Elderly Man

Police are also investigating the disappearance of an elderly man in the west. But this missing person’s case is unlike others we’ve covered and as police and family members have [...]

Another Weed Bust!

There was yet another weed bust on the Philip Goldson Highway. In Orange Walk on January second, police intercepted a vehicle driven at the time by Akeem Bowen; he was [...]

All Eyes on Intake 95

Intake 95 will go down as arguably the most diverse and qualified cohort of young recruits to enlist in the Belize Police Department.  Only two hundred and twenty-five eligible men [...]

Guatemalan Navy Illegal Enters Belize’s Territorial Waters

The government is reporting that the Guatemalan Navy illegally entered Belize’s territorial waters on Thursday, December thirty-first, in the south.  A release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that [...]

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Almost 11K

Six additional COVID-19 deaths were recorded on the final day of 2020 and over the weekend two additional deaths were also reported. Seven new COVID-19 deaths were reported today, bringing [...]

Joycelin Moguel Gives Birth to First Baby in 2021

The first baby of 2021 was delivered at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City.  Weighing in at nine pounds four ounces, baby Bryce was born to thirty-year-old Joycelin [...]