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One Man Dead and Two Hospitalized in Belmopan Shooting

One Belmopan resident is dead, while two others are hospitalized and fighting for their lives only days before the end of the year. Just before eight p.m. on Thursday, a [...]

Ronlee Petillo is Back Behind Bars; Police Investigate His Suspected Role in Another Deadly Shooting

Thirty-four-year-old Ronlee Petillo, a well-known affiliate of the George Street Gang, is back on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being detained by Belize City police on Thursday.  Petillo, [...]

Police Seek to Bring Charges for Gang Involvement Against Ronlee Petillo

In court earlier today, Petillo was brought up on charges stemming from an incident that reportedly took place on the morning of December ninth, during which he is said to [...]

Where is Akeem Augustine? Police Join the Search for Missing Man

There are still no signs of Akeem Augustine who disappeared without a trace on Christmas Day.  The twenty-seven-year-old Lake Independence resident left home on Flamboyant Street on December twenty-fifth to [...]

Tracing Illegal Firearms in Belize – its Origin and the Interventions

Arms trafficking is a global issue that requires a multiagency approach to bring under control, but the data available is sparse and as such poses an existential threat to humanity.  [...]

GI3 to Investigate “Gaza” Facebook Video

An investigation is underway following the release of a brief video on social media depicting a group of young men menacingly brandishing firearms. Those individuals are believed to be active [...]

Police Department Says “Thank You” To Partners against Crime

As we reported on Thursday, the murder count is significantly lower for 2022 than it was for 2021. Some might argue that this is clearly because the violent gang warfare [...]

L.I.U. Played Integral Part in Crime-Fighting Effort in 2022

Among those recognized for the partnership with the police was the Leadership Intervention Unit, chaired by William Dawson. The L.I.U. has introduced several transformative programs into gang-ridden communities. He spoke [...]

Recinos Wine House Serves Up Champagne for the New Year

2022 is almost over and to ring in the New Year, many Belizeans will be spending time with family and friends. So, what better way to welcome 2023 than over [...]

Police Department Works Overtime on New Year’s Weekend

The Belize Police Department is working overtime this New Year’s weekend to ensure that the festive season continues without much incident.  In the Old Capital, officers will be deployed on [...]

ComPol Forced to Ease Up on Rigidly Enforcing Liquor Licensing Act

The Government of Belize has revised existing legislation that pertains to the sale of alcoholic beverage by particular classes of license holders on specific days, including Christmas and New Year’s.  [...]

Still Haven’t Paid Your Trade License? Come Next Week, You’ll Be Operating Illegally

The bustle of the holiday season sometimes causes us to forget those very important legal obligations that permit businesses to remain open. So in all of the chaos, if you [...]

CitCo’s Revenue Stream Improves in 2022; But Residents Still Owe 30 Million

And just in case you were wondering how Belize City’s revenue stream performed in 2022, well that trickle that existed during the COVID onslaught in 2020 and 2021 has improved [...]

New Year’s Resolution 2023

Every year around this time, people would reflect on the past year and whether they had achieved the goals they set out – from losing weight and living a healthier [...]

The 2022 Samsung Galaxy of Christmas Gifts Raffle

If you purchased a Samsung device, at any value, with a one-year warranty at any of the authorized stores, your name was entered into the Galaxy of Christmas Gifts Raffle [...]

Randolph Parham is in Need of O+ Blood

Sixty-two-year-old Randolph Parham, a resident of Elridge Village, Toledo District was knocked down and severely injured during a hit and run incident back in August.  Since then, he has been [...]

Looking on the Bright Side of Gratitude

The end of the year is known to be a time of reflection and setting of new goals in what is commonly known as “New Year Resolutions”. In our last [...]

Murders Down at 109 With Two Days More To Go in 2022

The year 2022 is only two days away from becoming history, and among the parting thoughts each year for many Belizeans is how we did in terms of crime, particularly [...]

Couple Charged for Firearm Offences, Anthony Wagner is Remanded

This morning, a couple appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer where they were arraigned for three counts of kept firearm and ammunitions with a gun license and two counts of [...]

Businessman Kareem Fisher is Charged for Gang Involvement  

Twenty-one-year-old Kareem Maleek Fisher, a resident of Elston Kerr Street, has been arraigned on the charge of being a member of a gang.  Fisher reportedly belongs to an offshoot of [...]

Meighan Brothers Summoned to Court  

The Meighan brothers were summoned to court today after it was reported that their passports were not handed over to the court before they posted bail on Wednesday. Siblings Tyrone [...]

M.I.D.H. Fires Contractor Who Was Painting Area Rep’s Home Instead of Completing Starter Home

Last week we told you about the house handing over ceremony in Port Loyola, Belize City, that did not happen and the area representative’s discontent with the postponement. As we [...]

Anthony Mahler and M.I.D.H. Partners to Provide Starter Home for Father of Three

And, while Choc must wait an additional seven days before receiving her home, a former Pickstock constituent who recently took up residence in Sandhill Village today received the keys to [...]

Over Two Hundred Belizeans Benefit From G.O.B.’s Starter Home Program in Two Years

According to Minister Espat, over two hundred Belizeans have benefited from the starter home program since its launch in 2021. He says an additional twenty homes will be distributed in [...]

M.I.D.H. Commits to Maintain Sugar Roads throughout 2022/2023 Sugar Crop

The 2022/2023 sugar crop officially kicked off on Tuesday.  Previously, there have been concerns about the conditions of sugarcane roads. Farmers have persistently complained that sugar roads become impassable following [...]