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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reports of Gang Affiliates Fleeing to US Dispelled by Police

Street reports have indicated that many wanted gang affiliates have fled to the United States. 
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Arthur Simon Hill Remanded for Alleged Murder of Brother-in-Law

A resident of Biscayne Village, Belize District was remanded to the Belize Central Prison for
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Hattieville Resident Charged with Theft in Sofa Scam Case

A Hattieville resident remains in Police custody for allegedly scamming a woman into transferring money
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Investigation Underway into Fatal Shooting of Belize City Mechanic

Investigators are probing into the latest shooting incident that claimed the life of a Belize
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Man Charged with Chopping Co-worker to Death in Corozal Town

Police have arrested and charged 26-year-old, Pablo Deras for allegedly chopping his co-worker to death.
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Santa Cruz Village Resident Fatally Shot, Police Seek Assailant

Another man was fatally shot over the weekend. The incident happened Friday night in Santa
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Alleged Killer of Andre Vernon Remains at Large, Wanted Poster

After allegedly killing 21-year-old, Andre Vernon, in front of his home in Belize City almost
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Convicted Murderer Hildebrandt Codd Still Evading Police, May Have Fled

Another man that the police are on the hunt for is thirty-six-year-old, Hildebrandt Codd. The
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Arson Investigation Launched After Woman’s Vehicle Set Ablaze in Belize

Police are investigating a case of arson in Belize City after a woman’s vehicle was
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San Ignacio Woman Assaulted and Robbed on Way to School

A San Ignacio woman was assaulted and robbed while on her way to school on
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Woman Arrested for Setting Ex-Lover’s Vehicle on Fire in Belize

Police have arrested and charged a Belize City woman for setting her ex-lover’s vehicle on
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US Support Bolsters Belize’s National Security Strategy

Belize and the United States Government are working to improve citizen security by bolstering the
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High Court Decision Looms for Car Theft Duo

Will the two Mexicans who admitted to stealing rental cars get jail time or will
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Life Sentence Handed to Murderer Six Years After Crime

More than 6 years after the murder of Alvin Johnson, 33-year-old, Marlon “Yankee” Everett has
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Family Tragedy Unfolds: Man Charged with Brother-in-Law’s Murder

A man was charged for stabbing his brother-in-law, Levan Christopher Aldana, to death on Wednesday
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Tragic Accident Claims Life of Belizean in the Culture Capital:

A family in Southern Belize is mourning the loss of a loved one tonight after
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Family’s Night of Horror: One Dead, Another Jailed

The lives of an entire family changed last night as one member was killed, another
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Government Contemplates Change in Illicit Aircraft Sale Policy After Recent

The government may be moving away from the sale of illicit aircraft used in narco-trafficking. 
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Security Guard Charged with Wounding Minor

A Mahogany Heights security guard is charged with wounding a minor with a curtain rod
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Punta Gorda Man Charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine Pipe

A Punta Gorda man was charged with the possession of pipe used to smoke crack
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Employee of Leadership Intervention Unit Shot Near Home; Police Investigate

An employee of the Leadership Intervention Unit (LIU) was shot last night as he stood
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Mary Ann Cleland’s Cause of Death Confirmed to be from

Police have confirmed that 30-year-old Willow’s Bank Village resident Mary Ann Cleland was stabbed to
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Security Guard Robbed of Firearm in San Ignacio: Concerns Rise

A security guard was robbed of his weapon in San Ignacio Town last night. 20-year-old,
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Importer of Belizean Lobster Faces $5 Million Fine and Probation

An importer of Belize’s lobster is facing harsh consequences after a federal judge in Key
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Despite recent incidents LIU still seeing more success than failures

In early 2021, the Leadership Intervention Unit, LIU, was established to use mediation and economic
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Trial of Twelve, Including Four Cops, Faces Yet Another Delay

Twelve men, including four cops, made headlines in November 2021 when they were caught reportedly
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Leadership Intervention Unit Member Remanded for Aggravated Assault

A member of the Leadership Intervention Unit (LIU) was remanded to the Belize Central Prison
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Hunt for Individuals with Fake Israeli Passports Intensifies at Northern

Police are searching for four persons caught with fake Israeli passports at the country’s northern
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Preliminary Inquiry for Accused Triple Murderer Elmer Nah Held in

Today, accused murderer and former cop Elmer Nah returned to the Belmopan court for a
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Caye Caulker Doctor Scammed by Auto Dealer: Seeks Resolution with

A Caye Caulker doctor is out thousands of dollars after being duped by a Belize
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Belmopan Resident Shot During Robbery on George Price Boulevard

A 24-year-old resident of Belmopan was shot yesterday as he walked on George Price Boulevard. 
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Beautician Charged with Handling Stolen Goods: Alleged Connection to Home

A beautician was charged with handling stolen goods, specifically, a flat screen television with remote.
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Attempted Murder Trial Continues for Seaman Keyren Tzib: Defense to

Almost nine years later, and Seaman Keyren Tzib still has a court matter of attempted
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Charges Withdrawn Against Gilroy Usher Jr.: Family Dispute Incident Resolved

Gilroy Usher Jr. saw three criminal charges withdrawn against him yesterday in court.  The charges
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Gruesome Murder in Willow’s Bank: Investigation Underway After Woman Found

The reports of a woman’s murder, and her abandoned toddler surfaced at around eight o’clock
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UDP Chairman says Public Should Stay Out of Police’s Rape

United Democratic Party Chairman, Michael Peyrefitte, says the public should stay out of the police’s
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