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Drug Plane Crash Lands in Remote Area of Northern Belize District

Twenty-five bales of cocaine and nine men, most of whom are law enforcement officers, have been taken into police custody following an operation overnight in northern Belize District.  Regional counterparts [...]

B.D.F. Commander Distressed Over Soldier’s Arrest in Drug Plane Investigation

B.D.F. Commander Brigadier General Steven Ortega says the news of one of his very own soldiers detained following the drug plane interception is very distressing.  This morning, Ortega confirmed that [...]

Securing Belize’s Airspace

Minister of Defence and Border Security Florencio Marin Junior was asked for comment on this year’s first drug plane bust. The joint intelligence agency tracks several many drug planes daily, [...]

Effective February 1st, Curfew Now Begins at 10 a.m.

Over a month after the Briceño administration imposed an indefinite quarantine regulation on the country, the much-anticipated loosening of restrictions came today.  In a virtual press conference by the Ministries [...]

Gyms & Churches Now Able to Open at 50% Capacity Only

Fitness buffs will be happy as the Minister of Home Affairs announced that they will now be allowed to open….but, with only fifty percent capacity and by appointment only.  Additionally, [...]

Ticketing System for Violators Now in Full Effect

At the last sitting of the House of Representatives, legislation was amended to allow for the ticketing of violations under the Public Health Safety Act. Essentially, the five thousand dollars [...]

New Quarantine Measures Due to Reduced COVID Numbers

Both ministers were sure to point out that the loosening of the restrictions is only possible due to the marked decreases in the country’s COVID figures.  The numbers reflect that [...]

25 Bales, 9 Men, 1 Burnt Drug Plane

As we reported earlier, the drug plane interception and bust yielded twenty-five bales or seven hundred and fifty individual kilos of cocaine.  The street value of the cocaine haul that [...]

Police and B.D.F. Involvement in Drug Trafficking Remains a Concern

The involvement of police and military personnel in facilitating drug transshipment through Belize continues to be a significant concern for law enforcement.  Over the past few weeks, several police officers [...]

When Will Land Borders Reopen?

Starting February first, the northern border with Mexico will, after almost ten months, reopen; but, only to allow for Mexican patrons to enter the Corozal Free Zone.  Over a hundred [...]

Health & Wellness Ministry Has a Prepared Plan for COVID Variants

But what about the concerns on whether or not the new COVID variants are in Belize?  And is there a prepared plan should one be detected? As you know, three [...]

Sale of Liquor Extended

Bars, casinos and nightclubs are still not allowed to open.  You cannot have parties or organize gatherings at your house. But it would seem that the tourism sector’s concerns have [...]

Supreme Court Rules against B.P.D.’s Regulation – a Win for Cops with Dreadlocks!

Today, the Supreme Court handed down a big win for two police officers with dreadlocks. The Court’s says the Belize Police Department’s disciplinary action on females in the force with [...]

Supreme Court Says B.P.D. Misapplied Regulations; Attorney Says Ruling Has Larger Implications!

So, as you heard, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the female cops on the force who were being disciplined about their dreadlocks.  Attorney Leslie Mendez explained that while [...]

B.D.F. Commander Comments on Allegations of Sexual Assault at Cadenas

Two weeks ago, reports surfaced that a woman in the Honduran caravan had complained that a B.D.F. soldier sexually assaulted her at the Cadenas Outpost in southern Belize.  The report [...]

Investigation into Lt. Col. Charlton Roaches & Belize Jungle Experience Ltd Still Ongoing

In 2017, we reported on parts of the findings of the Auditor General’s Report on Belize Jungle Experience Limited owned by Lieutenant Colonel Charlton Roches of the B.D.F.  The B.D.F. [...]

Belmopan Man Robbed and Stabbed!

A man in Belmopan was stabbed during a robbery on Thursday night. Roger Russel was reportedly robbed of his knapsack and then stabbed multiple times. He was taken to the [...]

Eli Chan of Belmopan is Found Dead on a Farm

A man was found dead in Belmopan on Thursday, and the family says that he was murdered.  Eli Chan left home on Wednesday to go to a friend’s farm but [...]

The Problem of Domestic Violence!

Gender-based violence is a serious human rights violation with major social and developmental implications from an individual to a familial level that extends wider to the community and society.  Domestic [...]

The Municipal Race in San Pedro Town

The municipal elections are thirty-three days away. Over the past few weeks, the major political parties have been releasing their official slates for the municipalities across the country. In San [...]

P.U.P. to Host Convention in Belmopan for Upcoming Municipal Elections

Meanwhile in Belmopan, the People’s United Party will hold a convention on Sunday to choose its slate to contest the upcoming municipals elections.  One hundred and eighty-three delegates will choose [...]

Empowering Village Councils for Better Rural Development

Minister of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Local Government and Labour, Oscar Requeña, Minister of State Ramiro Ramirez and C.E.O. Valentino Shal are on a tour of the nine towns cities [...]

B.D.F. Celebrates 43rd Anniversary

Today, the Belize Defense Force held a ceremony at the Sir Colville Young Parade Square at Price Barracks in Ladyville to celebrate its forty-third anniversary.  The B.D.F. was formed on [...]