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Triple Murder Case: Jared Ranguy Faces Decision as Court Delivers

Jared Ranguy remains behind bars tonight, and now has to contemplate whether he will enter
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Woman Slapped with Fine for Stabbing Ex-Lover

A woman was given a slap on the wrist in court today after she confessed
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Belize Police Officers to Donate DNA Samples for Forensic Science

Belize Police Department will see several of its officers donating DNA samples for the initiative
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Family Seeks Justice After Assault: Son Detained, Daughter Expelled from

A mother from Cotton Tree Village in the Cayo district, says she’s being denied justice
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Threat Over Stolen Plantains: Hopkins Village Resident Arrested

A resident of Hopkins Village was formally arrested and charged after he allegedly threatened a
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Lord’s Bank Resident Sentenced for Gun Bust and Assault on

A Lord’s Bank resident was sentenced today for a gun bust on a Ladyville bus
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Repeat Offender: Dangriga Man Faces Rape Charges for Second Time,

Dangriga Police reportedly has a man in custody who is facing rape charges, yet again. 
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Trial Begins for Anke Doehm Accused of Cruelty to Belizean

Anke Doehm is a 63-year-old American national who is on trial for cruelty to a
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Costa Rican Scammer Behind Bars after Defrauding Belizean Resorts

A Costa Rican man accused of scamming two high-end Belizean resorts is spending his first
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Dangriga Police Inaugurate New Precinct to Enhance Community Safety

The Belize Police Department inaugurated a new precinct in Dangriga Town today. The building was
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Suspects in Double Murder Case Surrender to Police in Belize

Two men have turned themselves in for the double murder of 36-year-old Troy Hyde and
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Cayo Man Escapes Shooting, Wife Grazed in Attack

A man from the Cayo District was targeted last night in a shooting incident. Around
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Bladen 12 Trial Progressing Slowly

The voir dire (trial within a trial) for the Bladen 12 is only about halfway
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Three Men Charged with Murder in Connection to Dangriga Shooting

Three men were charged for the murder of Delroy Menzies. 19-year-old Cody Michael Myrick Williams,
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Man Fined for Damaging Property During Domestic Dispute

A Belize City man was fined for damaging a woman’s house during a domestic dispute.
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Bus Driver Fined for Assault and Property Damage in Road

A bus driver is fined for throwing a pint bottle at another bus. 22-year-old Jeshron
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Resort Scam Unveiled: Foreigner Arrested for Alleged Deception of Over

A foreigner, whose nationality is yet to be confirmed, was captured by San Pedro Police
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Teenager Shot in La Democracia Village, Refuses to Cooperate with

 A teenager was shot last night at around ten o’clock as he socialized in a
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Court Bailiff Trial Continues: Sentencing Indication and Allegations Revealed

The trial continued today for the court bailiff who made headlines for allegedly brandishing a
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Drug Possession: Belize City Resident Fined $2,500

A Belize City resident was fined after he pleaded guilty to drug possession.  28-year-old, Andre
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St. Michael’s Primary School in Belmopan Targeted in Second Burglary

Investigators out west are probing into a break-in at St. Michael’s Primary School in Belmopan.
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Violent Altercation in Bella Vista Village: Man Loses Eye in

A man from the Toledo District lost an eye during a fight yesterday. Around 4:20
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Police Corporal Remanded to Prison for Wounding Allegations

A Corporal of Police was denied bail and remanded to the Belize Central Prison for
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Chinese Businessman Charged for Discharging Firearm Remains in Prison

Chinese Businessman who allegedly shot a customer during a dispute remains in prison. 29-year-old, Wenjing
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Belize to Receive DNA Testing Machine Confirms Minister of Home

Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, has confirmed that Belize will receive a DNA Testing
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Woman Escapes Assault at Belize Defence Force Base in Ladyville

A woman employed with the Belize Defence Force (BDF) says she was attacked and almost
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Retaliation Feared in Wake of Fatal Shooting in Belize City

Tonight, police in Belize City are bracing for retaliation after a well-known street figure and
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Police Commissioner Assures Residents Amidst Double Murder in Jane Usher

And to quell the concern of citizens in the Jane Usher Boulevard Area, the Commissioner
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ComPol Comments on UDP Attorney Rape Allegation Case

While Police were able to detain three men for last night’s double murder, the investigation
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Pastor Scammed out of $13,000

A pastor has lost over $13,000 in a land scam. 62-year-old, Jesus Contreras, reported to
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Woman Charged with Impersonating Minister Claims Innocence

The woman charged for allegedly impersonating Minister Cordel Hyde and scamming several persons out of
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Police To Launch Cybercrime Education Campaign

Considering the uptick in cybercrimes and online scams, the Belize Police Department is working to
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Commissioner of Police Responds to Concerns Over Criminal Code Amendments

The Commissioner of Police has responded to concerns raised by Opposition Senator Michael Peyrefitte over
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Firearms Board to Audit Licensing Procedures

The Firearms and Ammunition Control Board will be carrying out an audit into the past
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Woman Out on Bail in Aggravated Assault Case

One of the two women who allegedly attacked a teenager with a pint bottle and
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Man Survives Threat Over Tools in Belize City

A Belize City man almost lost his life yesterday around noon over a bag of
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Trial Begins for Bailiff Facing Gun Offenses

Trial for the municipal court bailiff who was charged with 5 related gun offenses has
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Man Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Teen in Belize City

A 40-year-old man who allegedly slapped a 13-year-old boy was sentenced to prison. Wilfred Stanley
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Police Nearing Conclusion in Cyberbullying Case Against Belize Figure

Cops in the north are winding down their investigation into Joseph Budna’s alleged cyberbullying actions
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Police Training Effectiveness Questioned Amidst Court Concerns

Do police officers need more training or are they simply not doing their jobs? That’s
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Woman Accused of Scamming Using Fake DPM Facebook Profile Granted

A woman accused of scamming people for money using a fake Facebook profile of Deputy
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Man Impersonating Lands Minister Scams Woman out of $1000

A man pretending to be Lands Minister, Cordel Hyde, will face criminal proceedings after he
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Cyber Crimes Unit Investigating Fraudulent Online Sales Scheme

There is another case of fraud that the Cyber Crimes Unit is investigating.  In this
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University of Belize and RET International Launch Anti-Human Trafficking Course

The University of Belize and RET International have partnered up to launch a new anti-human
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Chinese Businessman Remanded for Alleged Shooting Incident

A Chinese businessman was remanded to the Belize Central prison for allegedly shooting a customer
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Gun Stolen from Vehicle in Toledo District

A resident of Yemeri Grove Village, Toledo District reports that his gun was stolen from
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Home Invasion in Punta Gorda Town Results in Theft of

Thieves took off with several items during a home invasion in Punta Gorda Town. 31-year-old,
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Bladen 12 Trial Adjourned Amid Prosecutor Illness

The trial of the Bladen 12, the men accused of facilitating a drug plane landing
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High-Speed Chase Ends in Shoot-Out: Police Unable to Apprehend Suspect

A high-speed chase in rural Belize ended with a shoot-out last night between cops and
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Two Men Charged in Shooting Incident in Belize City

Twenty-seven-year-old, Victor Parham and thirty-year-old Hubert, Paquil appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court today. 
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Arrests Made in Corozal Shooting Case: Attempted Murder Charges Laid

Police have arrested two men in connection with a shooting that occurred in Corozal last
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Argument Leads to Shooting at Belize City Grocery Store

An argument between a customer and a shopkeeper in Belize City ended in a shooting
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Teenager Knocked Out and Robbed of Bicycle in Belize City

A Teenager was allegedly knocked out and robbed of his bicycle. On Saturday, a 14-year-old
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Corozal Duo Remanded to Prison for Attempted Murder

A duo of Corozal town were remanded to the Belize Central prison for the shooting
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Lords Bank Resident Convicted on Multiple Charges Including Assault on

A Lords Bank resident was convicted after Police Officers testified to a bust that led
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Ex-Police Officer’s Firearm Case Extended Amid Prosecution Delay

Ex- Police Officer and son of Minister Gilroy Usher Sr, finds it unjust that his
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Ladyville Senior Citizen Charged for Traffic Mishap

A senior citizen from Ladyville was fined after he was involved in a traffic mishap.
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Three Arrested in Belama Phase Raid: Charged with Drug Possession

Three Belize City residents were arrested and charged earlier today after Police conducted a raid
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Thief Makes Off with $1000 from Dangriga Store

A thief in Dangriga Town got away with one thousand dollars after he robbed the
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NFSS Engages Southern Belize Students in Forensic Science Outreach

Personnel from the National Forensic Science Service (NFSS) were in southern Belize today as a
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UDP Chairman reiterates refusal to comment on Rape Allegations Against

Tomorrow, February 16, will mark one month since two young women filed a complaint of
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Ladyville Resident Remanded for Alleged Firearm Assault of Businesswoman

A Ladyville resident was remanded to the Belize Central Prison for allegedly assaulting a businesswoman
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Bladen 12 Trial Continues Amid Allegations of Police Brutality

The Bladen 12 were back in court today for the continuation of their trial. The
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21-Year-Old Camron Hemsley gunned down in Rural Belize

A well-known troublemaker was killed last night in rural Belize. Police say just after midnight,
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Suspected Killer Surrenders in Murder Case of 19-Year-Old Joshua Ku

Tonight, the family of 19-year-old, Joshua Ku may be one step closer to receiving justice
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Honduran National Remanded for Illegal Entry into Belize

A Honduran National who was living in Belize illegally was remanded to the Belize Central
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Attempted Murder Charge Dropped Against Howard Reyes

The man who was charged with attempted murder of James Alexander Perry on May 2023,
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Justice Nigel Pilgrim to hand down verdict in case against

Friday, March 8 is the day set for Justice Nigel Pilgrim to hand down his
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Police Investigate Alleged Rape in Belize City’s Lake Independence Area

Police are looking into a report of rape that occurred yesterday morning at around five
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Wanted Poster Issued for Suspect in Murder of Belize Teen

Police have issued a wanted poster for twenty-two-year-old, Steven Díaz, in connection with the stabbing
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Joseph Budna Granted Bail in Defamation and Cyberbullying Case

Joseph Budna is out on a one-thousand dollar bail after he was arraigned in the
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DPP Comments on Jared Ranguy Case

On March 8, accused triple murderer, Jared Ranguy, will learn what his sentence will look
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‘Chucky’ Sentenced to Prison for Stabbing Stepfather 27 Times

The man, nicknamed ‘Chucky’ for stabbing his stepfather 27 times in 2016 was sentenced to
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Competency Hearing Rules Accused Murderer Unfit to Stand Trial

A competency hearing for the man that was accused of murdering William Rubio in 2020,
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Missing Orange Walk teen found stabbed to death

Family and friends of Josh Ku are planning his funeral tonight after his body was
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Belizean Man Gunned Down in Tulum: Drug Trade Connection Suspected

There is a second murder to report tonight.  In this case, a Belizean man was
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Details thicken in the investigation of the rape of a

The Grandmother of one of the men that were accused of raping a minor in
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Attorneys for the Bladen 12 challenging witness statements in drug

Attorneys for the Bladen 12, the group accused of facilitating a drug plane landing back
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Elderly Woman Arrested Amid Eviction Dispute

After refusing to leave her home on Cemetery Road, 61-year-old, Gertrude Marilyn Hunter, was arrested
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Man Charged with Shooting at Police Officer Remanded to Prison

A man who was wanted for allegedly shooting at a police officer last week in
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Hattieville Resident Blake Lewis Captured After Exchange of Gunfire with

Blake Lewis is a 22-year-old Hattieville resident who was finally nabbed by Police earlier today. 
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Wanted: Joseph Budna Faces Cyberbullying Charges Against Orange Walk North

Joseph Budna is a well-known character who has had his share of problems with law-enforcement
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Commissioner’s Brother Arthur Roy Williams Faces Charges: Commissioner Explains Motives

Another character that has been known through social media is Arthur Roy Williams, the brother
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Police Commissioner Chester Williams Renews Commitment to Combat Human Trafficking

Police Commissioner Chester Williams has reiterated the department’s commitment in enforcing the Trafficking in Persons
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Belmopan Family Targeted by Thieves Demanding Ransom for Stolen Pickup

A set of thieves in the west is allegedly attempting to extort a Belmopan family
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Man Charged with Murder of Gang Affiliate Freed Due to

The man who was charged for the murder of known affiliate of the George Street
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Minister of Agriculture Ordered to Pay Damages in Fatal Collision

Minister of Agriculture Jose Mai must shell out six figures to the family of a
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Man Fined for Shoplifting from Simon Quan

A Belize City resident was fined 30 times the total cost of items which he
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Public Drinker Fined After Caught with Belikin Beer

A man was fined after he was caught drinking a Belikin beer in public. 25-year-old
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Attorney Takes Stand in Abetment to Commit Murder Case

Yesterday, attorney Oscar Selgado took the stand in the High Court in the abetment to
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Accused Triple Murderer Seeks Sentencing Indication in Longstanding Trial

Attorney for accused triple murderer Jared Ranguy has applied to the High Court of Belize
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Brother of Police Commissioner Arraigned on Cybercrime Charges

Arthur Roy Williams, chances are you may know him from social media, or perhaps you
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Galen University’s Criminal Justice Club Calls for Increased Police Patrols

Galen University’s Criminal Justice Club is calling for increased police patrols to safeguard commuting students
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Magistrate Exempted from Gun Cases: Minister Defends Decision

The Minister of Home Affairs & New Growth Industries, Kareem Musa, says that the decision
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Increase in Rural Violent Crimes Raises Concerns: Law Enforcement Acknowledges

Law enforcement has noticed an increase in violent crimes in rural communities. Over the weekend,
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Ladyville Resident Fined for Public Drinking

A Ladyville resident is fined for drinking rebel rum in public. 43-year-old, Delvon Donovan, appeared
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Two men sentenced to 5 years in prison for the

Two men from the Cayo District are serving the first of several months behind bars
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No Decision Yet on Charges Against Accused Attorney in Rape

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is yet to make a decision on whether any
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