Guatemalan woman arrested for fraudulent attempt at SSB

A 26 year old Guatemalan woman was detained by San Ignacio police on Friday after she allegedly tried to apply for a Belizean social security card at the SSB branch in Santa Elena. The woman reportedly had a fraudulent Belizean birth certificate and was also in possession of a...

Man and pregnant girlfriend shot at in San Pedro; man dies

A man was shot and killed in San Pedro early this morning. Reports are that Alfredo Cowo Mansea  was socializing on a golf cart along with his pregnant girlfriend in front of Jaguars Night club on Barrier Reef Drive, San Pedro Town, around 12:30 this morning, Tuesday January 16....

Andy Rhaburn wanted for killing his mother

A man who killed his own mother this morning is on the run. Police have issued a Wanted Poster for 26 year old Andy Rhaburn after he hit his mother in her head with a crowbar. According to police reports,  sometime this morning, Tuesday January 16th, 2018,  Orange Walk Police...

Police Officer charged with “Manslaughter” in shooting of Mario Vernon

The police officer who shot and killed Mario Vernon on Saturday January 13th has been charged. According to police, today, January 16, 2018, they charged 23 year old PC  Tevin Aranda for “Manslaughter” . Police say the charge of “ manslaughter“ as opposed to “murder”...

Man shot in the ankle on Magazine Road

There was another shooting incident in Belize City last night. Sometime after 7 o’clock on Monday, January 15, 2018, 23 year old Justin Stephens, a resident of Belize City, was shot to his left ankle.  Police say that Stephens was walking on Magazine Road from the direction of...

Alvorine Burgess and Milton Palacio busted with contraband goods

Alvorine Burgess and Milton Palacio were caught with a vehicle full of contraband items in the south. The incident involved a police chase. On Saturday, January 13th , Police conducted a check point in Pomona village where they encountered a silver Kia Sorento.  Police say that...

Roaring Creek Barber shop burnt to the ground

There was a fire in Roaring Creek Village where a barber shop with all its equipment was burned to the ground. It is believed to be an act of arson. We spoke to the owner of the business, Mervin Jordon. Mervin Jordon  I have a small Barbershop that I normally operate out of.  I...

Three Butane Wholesalers on Go Slow

PlusNews has been trying from Friday to obtain an on camera interview with Jose Trejo, Director of Bureau of Standards, but he has been unable to facilitate the interview as yet. The interview request stems from a stream of information PlusNews has been receiving from various...

 Contract signed for Crooked Tree Causeway Design

The Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Works, signed a contract today, January 16, with Caribbean Civil Group Ltd. of Nassau, Bahamas. The agreement is for the feasibility study and final design for the upgrading of 5.6 km of Crooked Tree Village Road and Causeway to...

US updates Belize Travel Advisory to Level 2

The US State Department updated its Belize travel advisory to level 2 last Wednesday, January 10th. Level 2 means “Exercise increased caution in Belize due to crime.” The reduction in safety level of  Belize for US travelers to the country is as a result of  “violent crime, such...

 57 year old charged for molesting 2 year old

 57 year old Bernadat Reyes was charged for sexual assault of a  two year old girl. The incident allegedly happened on January 2nd where the child’s mother reported that her child was in the yard playing and she was upstairs. She says she looked down and saw Reyes touching her...

80 year old injured in motorcycle accident

A Taiwanese laborer of Orange Walk town was  “clothes lined” as he rode his motorcycle. Early Tuesday morning, 80 year old Ting Tsai Hay was driving his motorcycle  on George Price Avenue, Orange Walk Town in front of the San Francisco R.C. School when his cycle got caught in a...

Australian salesman charged for drug trafficking on Caye Caulker

An Australian man on Caye Caulker was arrested for drug trafficking and possession of controlled drugs. Police say that on Monday night, they were conducting patrol on Avenida Mangle, Caye Caulker Village, when they searched 22 year old Nichols Stanley Whitfield, an Australian...

CITO says Not a fire; just a drill

This evening, PlusTV received calls that there appeared to be a fire at the Central Information Technology Office building, also known as CITO. When our camera got there, indeed there was a fire truck, police vehicle, and traffic personnel as well, but no sign of a fire.  We were...

Five arrested for unlicensed gun

The discovery of a Taurus brand hand gun and magazine containing fifteen live 9mm rounds of ammunition has led to the arrest of five persons.  On Saturday night, Belize City Police saw a white Dodge Caravan traveling without headlights on. Police stopped the van in which were 24...
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