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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deputy Commissioner Guzman to Retire, Controversy Erupts Over Succession Plan

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Aaron Guzman is looking to retire this month from the Police
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Police Commissioner Braces for Backlash Amid Shake-up in Senior Ranks

With what seems to be an inevitable rumbling within the Police Department due to the
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Belize Announces Plans for Human Rights Institute in Collaboration with

Belize has announced its intentions to establish a Human Rights Institute.  The facility will collaborate
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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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Cops Face Internal Charges for Guarding Escapee and another set

The cops who were responsible for guarding Hildebrandt Codd are in the process of facing
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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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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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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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Commissioner of Police Prioritizes Mental Health Support for Officers

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams is keeping the mental health of his officers as a
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Firearms Control Board Voids December 2023 Gun Licenses, ComPol clarifies

The recent decision by the Firearms Control Board to void all gun licenses issued in
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Rape Accusations Against Belize City Attorney Await DPP Directives, Condemnation

Investigators are yet to lay charges against the Belize City attorney accused of rape.  The
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DPP Explains Delay in Charging Attorney Accused of Rape: Emphasizes

The attorney accused of raping two women has still not been charged, and today the
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Commissioner of Police Vows Thorough Investigation into Disgusting Treatment of

Police Commissioner Chester Williams has committed to have a thorough investigation into the leaked video
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BAPDA President Calls for Police Officers’ Termination After Mocking Video

The president of the Belize Assembly for Persons with Diverse Abilities (BAPDA) is calling on
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Police Commissioner Rejects Family’s Narrative: Trevor Brown’s Death Ruled as

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, is rejecting the narrative of Trevor Brown’s family, who
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Commissioner of Police Denies Recklessness Amidst Concerns Over Damaged Cop

Have the police been crashing mobiles in recent weeks? The Commissioner of Police and his
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Backlash Against Hot off the Press Grows: Legal Community Calls

On Friday evening, we told you of the nightclub footage uploaded to Hot off the
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Police Under Fire: Controversial Video Emerges of Officers Ridiculing Mentally

A video recording has spilled onto social media, showing a mentally ill man being instructed
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Attorney Oscar Selgado Faces Abetment to Commit Murder Charge as

Attorney Oscar Selgado is back in court this week for the continuation of his trial
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Police Destroy Illicit Weapons

After years of collecting dust at the police’s armory, today several illicit and prohibited weapons
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Thieves Posing as Cops Rob Orange Walk Family of Their

Over the weekend, another family had a scary encounter with armed bandits. On Sunday morning,
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Corozal Resident Hospitalized After Shooting

A resident of the Corozal District is hospitalized after he was shot at his home
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Investigation Continues: Well-Known Attorney Accused of Rape Yet to Be

Up to news time tonight, the accused rapist, who has been described as a well-known
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Firearms and Ammunition Control Board Issues Advisory on Gun License

The Firearms and Ammunition Control Board has issued an advisory to companies who are in
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National Bank of Belize and Community Policing Unit Team Up

Students at United Evergreen Primary now have their cafeteria up and running thanks to the
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Belize Claims Success in Suppressing Mexican Narcos’ Influence

Belize’s security forces believe they have been able to suppress the influence of Mexican narcos
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Double Shooting in Belize City: Victims Uncooperative as Police Seek

Two people were shot in Belize City just before midnight last night. The victims, 27-year-old,
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Prominent Belize City Attorney and UDP Candidate Faces Rape Allegations

A well-known Belize City attorney and United Democratic Party candidate is in hot water after
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Suspect Identified in Murder of Jose Matus

Investigators have identified a suspect in the murder of Jose Matus, and have impounded the
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ComPol Furious Over Police Involvement in Attempt to Evict of

Police Commissioner Chester Williams is furious after police officers tried to evict an elderly Belize
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Fatal Collision on Hummingbird Highway Claims One Life; Charges Levied

A road traffic incident, just after one o’clock on Sunday morning, claimed the life of
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Authorities Consider Changes to Traffic Laws Following Uptick in Fatal

An uptick in fatal road traffic incidents on Belize’s highways has led authorities to discuss
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San Pedro Businessman David Gonzalez Receives Life Sentence for Murdering

San Pedro businessman, thirty-two-year-old David Gonzalez has been sentenced to life in prison for the
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Underworld Figure Jose Matus Gunned Down in Broad Daylight Attack

Belize City police are on high alert tonight after an underworld figure was gunned down
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18-YEAR-OLD Shemar Smith shot a stones throw away from Police

The murder of Jose Matus was not the only brazen shooting incident over the past
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Gun Violence Escalates: Another Shooting in Belize City Leaves 19-Year-Old

Within two hours of Shemar Smith being shot, Police responded to another incident of gun
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Early Morning Ambush: Belize City Man Survives Gun Attack, Crashes

Another Belize City man is in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds after surviving an
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Commissioner of Police Addresses Concerns in Belize City Amidst Recent

On the heels of three men being shot, the Commissioner of Police Chester Williams was
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False Alarm: Reports of Drug-Plane Landing in Southern Belize Debunked

Reports of a drug-plane landing earlier today in the south turned out to be fake
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Police Minister Announces Construction of New Stations Across Belize

Police Minister, Kareem Musa, has announced the upcoming construction and installation of police stations and
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Police Officer Injured in Road Traffic Incident on George Price

Police officer, Harim Tzib, was injured in a road traffic incident on the George Price
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Minister Musa talks Gun License Control Board

While the Government of Belize has given the power to issue gun licenses to the
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Surveillance Cameras Boost Conviction Rates, Says Minister Musa

Conviction rates are going up; that’s what Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa told the
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Belize Police Department Installs 50 AI-Enhanced Cameras Funded by CABEI

The ministry’s latest crime-fighting initiative was funded through the Central American Bank for Economic Integration
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Police Commissioner Williams Faces Challenges in Liquor Regulation Plans

The issue of liquor consumption is one that the Police Commissioner had committed to address
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Tragic Loss: Police Officer Found Dead in Apparent Suicide at

It is not a standard practice for our newsroom to report on instances of suicides.
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Belize Police Department Implements Suicide Watch and Counseling for Officers

In related news, the Belize Police Department has placed close to two dozen officers on
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Belize Police Department Highlights Decrease in Homicides at COMPSTAT Meeting

Today, the Belize Police Department held its first Computer Performance Statistics (COMPSTAT) meeting of the
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Sugarcane Protests: A Calm Week Amidst Historical Tensions, Police Commissioner

The recent protests and clamor among the sugarcane farmers this past week is nothing new
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New Firearms and Ammunition Control Board Appointed

The Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, has appointed members to the recently established Firearms
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Belize Post Office Employee Caught Smuggling Sugar

An employee of the Belize Post Office is facing hefty fines after he was caught
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Unfair Treatment in Cannabis Find Case: Police Actions Questioned by

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, says he sometimes wonders about the objective of some
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Self-Defense Claim in Fatal Shooting: Commissioner Williams Waits for DPP’s

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says he believes the man who fatally shot 28-year-old, Trevor
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Senior Superintendent Ramirez Loses Battle to Diabetes

Senior Superintendent Andrew Ramirez has lost his fight to diabetes.  The 54-year-old, career officer was
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Police Presence Ramps Up in Orange Walk Amidst BSCFA and

And if you’re worried about the association blocking roads or burning tires, you aren’t the
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Police Make Arrests in Christmas Weekend Murders, Seek Public Assistance

Three men were murdered in separate incidents over the Christmas weekend, and police have been
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Police Identify Suspect in Heritage Bank ATM The

Police have made a breakthrough in their investigation into the theft of a Heritage Bank
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Belize Police Department Braces for Legal Battle after Terminating Officers

The Belize Police Department is bracing for a legal battle that may ensue after terminating
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Escapee Hilderbrant Codd Remains at Large: Commissioner of Police Issues

It has been twenty-four days since Hilderbrant Codd escaped police custody, and despite police having
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Belize Police Department Upgrades Camera Network

Video surveillance footage is a go-to piece of evidence for the Belize Police Department when
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Authorities Struggle to Contain Noise Complaints Amidst Influx of Imported

The weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday saw an influx of imported fire crackers,
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Commissioner of Police Reflects on Successful Year, Elected to Regional

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, says he’s going into the new year with a
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Police Officer Stabbed in Red Bank Village: Suspect Charged with

A police officer is recovering after being stabbed multiple times last night. Thirty-four-year-old Perfecto Tush
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Police Department and Rotary Club Donate Wheelchairs to Individuals with

Four people with mobility issues received a donation of wheelchairs today through a collaboration between
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Police Commissioner Urges Caution in Fireworks Usage During Christmas Celebrations

As the Christmas season rolls over, residents across the country will be using fireworks and
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Father of Three Murdered on Ambergris Caye; Teen in Custody

A father of three was killed on Ambergris Caye over the weekend, and a teen
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Mysterious Death in San Pedrito: Woman Found Dead in Bed;

Police are awaiting the post mortem results of a woman whose body was found inside
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Belize Police Department Spreads Christmas Cheer with Secret Santa Initiative

A handful of officers were at checkpoints in Belize City today stopping passenger buses and
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Belize Police Department Spreads Christmas Cheer to Over a Hundred

The Belize Police Department brought Christmas cheer to over a hundred children from Belize City
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Sugar Cane Crop Season Delayed Commercial Agreement Dispute

In related news, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) met with Prime Minister John
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Gang Feud Escalates in Belize City

There is a war between factions in Belize City that led to an attempt on
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Customs Investigates After Cops Found Inside Stolen Car

The Customs and Excise Department has launched an investigation into a vehicle they say was
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Police Face Challenges in Anti-Narcotics Efforts: Commissioner Addresses Hostile Villages

Police continue to grapple with the issue of narco-trafficking and Commissioner Chester Williams says that
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Commissioner of Police Approves Dismissal of Four Officers Linked to

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that he approved the dismissal of four police officers
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Commissioner Chester Williams Elected Second Vice President of Association of

For the first time, Belize has representation on the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police
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Stabbing Incident in La Isla Bonita Takes a Twist: Cops

Police have launched an investigation into a stabbing incident on La Isla Bonita that left
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Belize Police Department Cleans House: Four Officers Dismissed in Connection

And while those cops are under the microscope, five others have been given the boot.
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Belize Police Launch Holiday Safety Campaign: Increased Presence to Deter

The Belize Police Department has launched a safety campaign to protect citizens and deter criminals
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