Historic police promotional ceremony in Belmopan

166 police officers were promoted today at every level and every unit of the police department. It was a historic event as it is the first time that police officers have been promoted in such a transparent and public way. Every single rank saw promotions, from constable all the...

COMPOL says by law, COLA can’t get evidence from police yet

Elvin Penner is headed back to court in just eight days, on July 24th. The ex minister is being prosecuted by COLA for his alleged involvement in the facilitating of a Belizean Passport for an incarcerated criminal in Taiwan. But COLA needs evidence and they say they have been...

Compol refutes allegations of police involvement in Cervantes murder

Three persons have been charged with the kidnapping and murder of 71 year old Ramon Cervantes Sr. However, one man police believe to be the master mind is still on the run. Ramon Cervantes Jr. was on the media after the arrests were made, stating that his family was not entirely...

Renan Briceno acquitted of murder

34 year old Renan Briceno Jr was this afternoon told he was not guilty of the murder of 19 year old Dale Tillett at Palm Island Nightclub on the Philip Goldson Highway on December 31, 2011. Justice Troadio Gonzalez, hearing the case alone without a jury, said he was not convinced...

Update on Belmopan Mayor’s stolen vehicle

As we reported yesterday, the City council owned vehicle driven by Belmopan mayor Simeon Lopez was stolen right from in front of City hall. The incident happened sometime between 1 and 4 pm while the Mayor was in his office. Today, Mayor Lopez spoke to reporters about the...

Missing teenager found

We also have an update on the missing teenager, 13 year old Delita Roca of Willows Bank village. Police say the child was found at a Belize City residence on George Street. She was removed by the Domestic Violence Unit into the custody of the Department of Human Service...

Vector Control Unit receives 11 new Hilux trucks

With the rainy season in Belize comes the threat of Diseases such as Malaria and Dengue. These diseases are carried by mosquitoes that breed in areas such as containers which catch stagnant water, allowing these vectors to breed and spread these deadly diseases. And now with the...

Belizean footballers head to U-20 UNCAF qualifiers

The U-16 Belize football selection, the Baby Jaguars, made a name for themselves at last year’s UNCAF U-16 Championship as they held their own against some of the top countries in the region. Now is the time for the under 20 Jaguars to show what they’ve got at the...

Sixth annual Youth Summer Camp opens in Belmopan

Opening ceremonies for Belmopan’s 6th annual youth summer camp were held this morning at the hill top basketball court. Minister of National Security and Belmopan Area Representative, Honorable John Saldivar, the Belmopan City Council, and the Belmopan Sports Council in...