Bar Association on Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System
Channel 5 Belize

Co-executive Director Pervais Jabbar, of the Death Penalty Project, reiterates that the knowledge generated from today’s discussions can be useful if applied to individual cases involving persons with mental health...

Zachary Knox is Finally Charged for Shooting at Chester Williams
Channel 5 Belize

After being released from the K.H.M.H., nineteen year Zachary Knox is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison. “Yankee,” as he is popularly known, claims he was badly beaten [...]

Bob Bandfield Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering in the U.S.
Channel 5 Belize

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that US businessman, Robert Bandfield, has pleaded guilty to helping stock manipulators launder two hundred and fifty million dollars through Belize. The seventy-one year [...]

Murder in Paradise, El Diablo is Executed in a Hail of Gunfire
Channel 5 Belize

The fourth murder for the Corozal District for this year took place on Thursday evening in the village of Paraiso. Thirty-seven year old Delmar Guerra was trailed and executed by [...]

Belizeans Fishermen Arrested in Guatemala for Illegal Entry
Channel 5 Belize

There is another developing story. It is well-known that Guatemalan nationals illegally enter Belizean territory for illegal activities. Most recently when the Sarstoon law applied, their fishermen routinely traversed...

Lunch With a Cop at the Princess
Channel 5 Belize

The police department has embarked on a new initiative to strengthen its community policing approach. The three regional commanders of the Eastern Division came together today to Lunch with a [...]

Darwin Prado Remains in Police Custody After Being Unable to Post Bail
Channel 5 Belize

The court also granted bail to Darwin Prado, another Ladyville resident, but he remains in police custody since he was unable to post the required fifteen thousand dollars to be [...]

Shane Bahadur is Granted Bail Following an Attempt on Alrick Smith’s Life
Channel 5 Belize

While Ladyville police connect the string of violent crimes in the jurisdiction, the suspect in the shooting of thirty-old year Alrick Smith was granted bail by the Supreme Court today. [...]

Ambassador Courtenay Says O.A.S. Has Critical Role in Discussions
Channel 5 Belize

The incident in Chiquibul in which a Guatemalan minor was shot also made it to the negotiating table in Istanbul. Following that incident, Guatemalan officials including President Jimmy Gonzalez, Foreign [...]

Suspected Arsonist Escapes from Police Custody in Ladyville
Channel 5 Belize

Police also believe they have the person responsible for setting two vehicles on fire in Ladyville over the extended weekend. But while quick police work led to the apprehension of [...]

A Single Firearm is Used in Ladyville Murders/Shootings
Channel 5 Belize

Since March of this year, Ladyville has been experiencing an upward trend in violent crimes. It started with the murder of Rene “Fat Cat” Chavarria and since then, three other [...]

Delmar Guerra is Ambushed and Killed in Paraiso Village
Channel 5 Belize

Late this evening, San Joaquin resident, Delmar Guerra was shot multiple times as he drove a van through the village of Paraiso, Corozal. Guerra was ambushed by a pair of [...]

A Date for Decision in Calaney Flowers Murder Trial is Set
Channel 5 Belize

Thirty-year-old Calaney Flowers, a former employee of Atlantic Bank who is accused of the vehicular homicide of her ex-boyfriend, appeared before Justice Troadio Gonzalez today.  Flowers has also been charged [...]

Police Department Addresses Critical Turn of Events
Channel 5 Belize

When and if that officer does recover, he will be placed into counseling which is provided by the Employee Assistance Program. It’s a twenty-four hour service available to those within [...]

Another Officer Ingests Deadly Poison in Suicide Attempt
Channel 5 Belize

That suicide this morning follows what we are told was an attempt by another police officer on Monday. In that case the officer allegedly ingested some form of poison, reportedly [...]

Suicide at Queen Street Precinct: On-duty Police Officer Shoots Himself
Channel 5 Belize

Today, the Belize Police Department is reeling from the sudden death of one of their own, Police Constable Edwardo Gonzalez – not in the line of duty, but allegedly by [...]

Did Police Pummel Zachry Knox Following Incident Involving Top Cop?
Channel 5 Belize

On May twelfth, nineteen-year-old Zachry Knox allegedly fired three shots at Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams during a high speed chase in the city. Knox was picked up that [...]

Police Investigation into Alleged Abduction of Roger Plett Concludes
Channel 5 Belize

Last Wednesday, the C.E.O.s of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and National Security spoke out for the first time on an allegation made by Belizean Roger Plett. Plett claimed that [...]

Police United to Defend Belize in CONCACAF Champions League
Channel 5 Belize

The Police United Football Club, winners of the 2016 Premier League tournament, will represent Belize in the upcoming CONCACAF Champions League series.  It is a momentous occasion since the Belize [...]

US citizen pleads guilty in stock, money-laundering scheme
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York say a Belize resident has pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy for helping clients profit off illegal stock trades and then laundering more than...

Ananda Alert activated for missing St Catherine teen
Jamaica Observer

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert has been activated for 15-year-old Monique Elson of Darlington Drive, Old Harbour in St Catherine, who has been missing since Sunday, May 15. Local News Tue, 24 May 2016...

Obama signs bill striking 'negro' from US laws
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Federal laws will no longer include outdated and offensive terms used to describe minority groups. Local News Tue, 24 May 2016 12:06:17 GMT Ananda Alert activated for missing St...

Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in decade-old sex case
Jamaica Observer

NORRISTOWN, Pa (AP) — Bill Cosby was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on sexual assault charges after a hearing that hinged on a decade-old police report in which a woman said the comedian gave her three blue pills...

Leon Bailey named Young Player of the Season in Belgium
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eighteen-year-old Jamaican, Leon Bailey, was this week awarded Young Player of the Season in Belgium's Pro League. Local News Tue, 24 May 2016 13:09:50 GMT Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in...

CDB approves US$3.5-m grant to pay Haiti's catastrophe risk insurance
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) board of directors has approved a grant of US$3.5 million to pay Haiti’s catastrophe risk insurance premium for the coming year. Local News Tue, 24...

T&T Gov't urges calm after alleged ISIS bomb threat
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – National Security Minister retired Major General Edmund Dillon Tuesday urged residents to remain calm as police continue their investigations into the authenticity of a recording...

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