DPM explains what led to State of Emergency

40 alleged gang members are incarcerated at the Belize Central Prison as a result of the declared State of Emergency in South Side Belize City. The men are expected to be locked down for a period of no more than 30 days. Over 60 men who were in lockdown for the past 7 days were...

DPM says desperate times call for desperate measures

As we have reported, there have been several concerns, particularly from lawyers defending the alleged gangsters, as well as human rights activists over the State of Emergency. Minister Faber was asked what are his thoughts about the concerns expressed. Hon. Patrick Faber, Deputy...

What happens after 30 days incarcerated?

As we said, 40 alleged gangsters are currently incarcerated and will be locked up for at least a month. So, what happens after their time is up and they are released from prison?  According to ACP Chester Williams, it does not end there. Williams says that Police will be doing...

Documents already drafted for more emergency zones in City if needed

Documents have been drafted for the entire south side Belize City in case a state of emergency needs to be declared in other parts of the City, says Chester Williams. That was his response to a question of potential gang outburst in other parts of the City. According to Williams,...

Fleeing gang members will be detained

Gang Members who make attempts to escape the Emergency area by fleeing to other parts of the country  will be detained wherever they are found. According to Chester Williams, regulations under the state of Emergency allows for those persons to be treated just as if they were...

DPM says Belize’s location key to nation’s drug trafficking problem

With the recent arrest and charge of two police men, a Belizean civilian, and two Mexicans in connection to the landing of a drug plane in the north, there has been much discourse regarding Belize’s fight against the drug trafficking trade. Several planes have been landed in...