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By BBN Staff: Earlier BBN reported on a stabbing incident on Antelope street extension in Belize city last night. Police have since confirmed that the victim has died as a result of the wounds. According to Police, last night after 10:00, cops visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) and saw ...
The Ministry of National Security and the Office of the Attorney General have finalized regulations that seek to demarcate specific areas of Belize City as a measure to address crime. This measure was first announced by the Prime Minister Dean Barrow on March 18 and yesterday Attorney General ...

Shots rang out once again in Belize City and one bullet found its mark on a man who police believe was not the intended target. The homicide took place shortly before eight o'clock last night. 44-year-old Emmerson Anderson was gambling and socializing with some friends inside the yard of a ...
By BBN Staff: Yesterday around 5 pm, police responded to reports of shots being fired at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Cesar Ridge Road in Belize City. When they arrived, they saw a man with a gunshot wound to his foot. The man was identified as Felicito Cho, 45. Investigations ...
Belize city is still reeling from a surge in gun violence over the weekend that claimed the lives of five residents in a matter of hours. Victor Gibbs, Kendis Flowers, Theresita Flowers, Delcia Blanco, Denroy Alvarez, were all shot and killed between March 16-18, with each incident telling a story of its own.
By BBN Staff: This past weekend, Belize recorded six murders and as a result the new Southside Commander Howell Gillett and his colleagues in the Belize Police Department have joined hands with community workers to establish and strategize for community oriented programs in Belize City. ...

Gillett also opened a Whatsapp group where he is inviting all residents of Southside, Belize City to collaborate in fighting crime together. So far, Gillet has met with police officers working on Belize City streets to connect and form a good working relationship. " Going forward, we are looking at starting ...
ASP: Alejandro Cowo, Head CIB, Belize City: "Felicito Cho, a truck driver was inside of this truck which was parked at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Ceaser Ridge Street when he was approached by the owner of the truck businessman namely Mr.Khalid Eleleturk where a ...
By BBN Staff: On Friday night around 9:40, a student of Belama Phase 1, Belize City, reported to authorities that about 5 p.m., she left her apartment and about 9:30 p.m., when she returned home she saw that her home was burglarized. Stolen from her home were (1) gold chain with a cross medal valued ...
By BBN Staff: New Belize city Deputy Mayor, Oscar Arnold, in an interview with Love News laid out his plan for maintaining an effective city council and shared some concerns over a contract signed by the previous council. Arnold said his background in finance and analytics will be helpful to the council as ...
The man was identified as Luis Dominguez, 35 , of Belize City. Dominguez was seen with several gunshot wounds to the body. Police investigations revealed that Dominguez was sitting on a table inside the yard when he was approached by a dark complexion man who fired several shots in his direction ...
By BBN Staff: Belize city Mayoral aspirants will be participating in a Candidates Forum hosted by the University of Belize next Wednesday on February 21 at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. The forum will include participation from all four mayoral candidates: Bernard Wagner (PUP), Dion Leslie ...
Thirty-five-year-old taxi driver Reginald Garoy was shot to the right side of the cheek and right ring finger on Sunday night in Belize City. Garoy told police that he and another person were inside his car by the Rocky Road Bridge at the East Canal when a man walked up to him and fired several shots.
By BBN Staff: Our newsroom has been reliably informed by sources within the Belize Police Department that a man was shot dead on the Southside of Belize City. Information received is that at around 8pm he was near the Michael Finnegan Market when he was shot. He succumbed to his injuries on the ...
The UDP's Belize City Council slate on Thursday February 8 launched the manifesto which will be used as a reference for the development of the city in the next term of office. Speaking at the gathering at the party's headquarters, each councilor candidate got the opportunity to expound on the work that has ...
By BBN Staff: Jermaine Curtis Hyde, 38, an employee at the Belize City bus terminal was shot dead this morning. Sometime after 4:00 a.m. police visited Thurton Lane in Belize City where cops observed Hyde with an apparent gunshot wound to the back of the head. He was transported to Karl Heusner ...
By BBN Staff: Coming off the second deadliest year in Belize's history in 2017, which recorded 142 murders; 2018 has so far seen eight murders, none of which have taken place on Belize city's southside. The new year began with the murder of reputed gang boss, Leon Garcia. Garcia was walking on ...

By BBN Staff: The Nurses and Midwives Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Health held the first session of the three-day nurses conference yesterday, with the aim of developing a framework that guides the future of the nursing profession in Belize. Over 150 nurses attended the session, hosted ...
By BBN Staff: Yesterday evening around 5:20, police conducted a search in an abandon lot on Moya St in Belize City. Police found a transparent plastic bag containing (24) 40 Caliber GFL S/W brand and (10) 9mm GFL Lugar brand live rounds of ammunition hidden under some bushes. Scotiabank.
BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 8, 2018– Popular taxi driver and known supporter of the United Democratic Party and regular, vocal caller to the government radio station's morning talk show, Roy “Bullet” Craig, 76, also known as “Street Vibes,” was calm as he walked past court photographers this afternoon at the ...
It's mostly the folks from (Belize City) and southern coastal towns that are being told to evacuate by NEMO (the National Emergency Management Organization). "My family from the city say the sea seems to be drying up. So I'm guessing that the water will return." Tsunamis can travel over 800 kilometers per ...
By BBN STaff: Unconfirmed reports reaching BBN News Desk is that a murder happened in the Belama Phase 2 area tonight. According to our sources, shots were heard and when police visited the scene, a male person was apparently dead on the ground and a female was injured and has been ...
Overnight, there has been a pair of unrelated homicides to add to the mounting body count going into the final days of 2017. A well-known and respected high school teacher has lost his life in a predawn act of butchery in Belize City, while a popular barber and businessman was gunned down inside his ...
By BBN Staff: A Belize City man of a Fabers Road extension address is missing and police is seeking public help in locating him. Moneefa Brakeman, 19, visited police and reported that her brother Jamal Humes has not been seen since he left home last Wednesday. Humes is of dark complexion and ...
By BBN Staff: Yesterday evening around 5, police were conducting a mobile patrol in the Conch Shell Bay Area, where they saw a male person taking out items from his pockets. The man was seen throwing the items in the canal behind him. Scotiabank. Police then retrieved the items which weighed as 601 ...
Just twenty-three days from a municipal election, supporters of the People's United Party descended in the city seven years after its last national convention. The Opposition, on Sunday, took full advantage of the opportunity to galvanize its base and give the Old Capital a show. They came by the thousands, ...
By BBN Staff: A shooting in Belize city last night has left one man injured. According the reliable sources, a group of men were socializing on Fairweather street when two men on a motorcycle rode by and one opened fire. The victim was shot in his foot and is at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) ...
BELIZE CITY, Sun. Feb. 11, 2018– As the midday hour approached in Belize City, hundreds of people wearing blue and white People's United Party T-shirts began to appear all over the city; vehicles flying the PUP flag were seen on the move and dozens of buses began to jam the northern and western ...
By BBN Staff: On Wednesday evening, police conducted an anti- drug and firearm operation on Moya Street in Belize City. As a result, they found a 9mm pistol, a 40 mm pistol, and 188 grams of cannabis. In addition, 2 magazines were found, one of which contained 14 live rounds and the other with 10 live ...
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 21, 2017–Guatemalan authorities have made a significant bust in a cigarette contraband ring with deep roots inside Belize. According to Guatevision.com, “the Public Ministry and the National Civil Police in Guatemala conducted 35 raids to dismantle a criminal structure dedicated ...
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 21, 2017–Diplomats at the United Nations General Assembly in New York voted overwhelmingly to reject US President Trump's decision to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The vote went 128-9 against the US, and the assembly approved a non-binding ...
First off, was a question about those police officers from the Special Assignment Team caught on camera gratuitously brutalizing Belize City resident, ... "I gave instructions to my office here in Belize City to proceed with charges against those officers concern and they were disciplinary charge yesterday and ...
By BBN Staff; An attempted robbery at Monica's pawn shop in Belize City has left an associate of the South Side Gang (SSG) injured. Information to BBN is that three of the men stormed into the shop and attempted to relieve a business man of his jewelry. He did so and shortly after the businessman opened ...
By BBN Staff: Assistant Superintendent of Police, Alejandro Cowo, revealed to the press that there is a conman traveling around in Belize City ripping off residents and businesses alike. The said conman, according to Cowo, “…poses to be a representative of a company going from business to business ...
BELIZE CITY, Mon. Dec. 11, 2017– An unarmed Honduran national who was doing guard duty is dead — a victim of gun violence after weeks of calm in the old capital. According to police reports, shortly after 3 o'clock on Saturday morning, investigators visited the scene of the crime, Buca Shell gas station ...
By BBN Staff: Baltazar Sarmeinto, 61, an Honduran national that was working as a security guard at Buca Shell Gas Station at 2 1/2 miles on the Philip Goldson Highway was shot and killed this morning around 2. According to reports, Sarmeinto was found lying face-down in a pool of blood with a gunshot ...
So that this would affect all non-management staff of the Belize City Council and people may realize that this present moment that the city employs about 450 people and we are having a salary increase across the board of 4% for every person on the rank of a supervisor and the coordinator and that's in a ...
By BBN Staff: Yesterday, a 45 year old Belizean businesswoman of Belize City reported to police that about 10:30 a.m. she was at her apartment building in Fuller's Alley, where she had just received some money. The woman told police that a few minutes after receiving the cash, 4 men assaulted her and ...
By BBN Staff: Last night at 8:55 p.m., police searched an abandoned lot on Jones Street in Belize City. That search led to the discovery of 17 live rounds of ammunition. However, police have not revealed the brand or caliber of the ammunition. Scotiabank. No one was in the area at the time of the search ...
The Belize City Council, Gateway Youth Center, Police Department and Youth Apprenticeship Programme, teamed up this past weekend to revive the Street Games, community sports initiative. A total of 12 basket ball teams and five foot ball teams faced off in front of Atlantic Bank on Albert Street on Sunday ...
So, while Courts was giving away those big bucks to Paul Ruiz, Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley was busy playing tour guide to a group of senior citizens living at the Sister Cecilia Home for the Elderly. It's part of City Hall's 12 Days of Christmas, and their objective is to spread a little Christmas cheer in the ...
An eleven-year-old boy is hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. after he was knocked down in front of DK Supermarket on the Philip Goldson Highway. A vehicle stopped and a driver signaled Emmett Burgess to cross the highway, but another vehicle that was overtaking hit the minor. Today when we spoke with the ...
"We don't have a municipal bond at this present moment to the point where we are saying we can do 20 million dollars' worth of streets but the city council is continuing to do street improvements and we signed a contract to 9 streets in Belize City." "These streets include finishing West Canal and East Canal.
The Memorial Park was re-designed and re-opened years ago, but, commercially, it has been a failure. Most of the booths remain un-occupied and you wouldn't say that it's abuzz with activity. Today Mayor Bradley shared the new plan for filling the booths and utilizing all the space the Memorial Park has to ...
Last year the Flood Mitigation project financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) completed its work in the Belama area of Belize City. As part of the project a number of heavy duty equipment was handed over to the Belize City Council in order for the council to better service the covered drains ...
The leader of the People's United Party, John Briceno, says his party's Belize City Municipal slate has been well received by voters. Two weeks ago, the PUP launched its Belize City Municipal slate with Bernard Wagner as its mayoral candidate. Since then the PUP team has been visiting houses in ...
By BBN Staff: On Tuesday, David Williams and David Phillips reported to police that they were socializing on Central American Boulevard in Belize City, and at around 1 am, they were attacked by a man who stabbed both of them. Williams was stabbed to the left side of his head and left palm, while Phillips ...
Dubbed “The Rebirth”, the Opposition People's United Party's (PUP) introduction rally for its 11-member Belize City municipal slate took place on Saturday night at the Pound Yard bridge. The party's mayoral candidate is Bernard Wagner and councilor candidates are: Dr Candice Pitts, Ayesha Gentle, ...
The Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Home Affairs, on Monday, donated 15 new Great Wall Wingle pickup trucks to the Belize Police Department mainly to assist in crime fighting efforts in major hot-spot areas in Belize City. The trucks will be used by various units in Belize City's south side ...
Dion Leslie or Bernard Wagner for next Mayor of the City? Elections are due until next March, but the campaign machines are in gear already. The two rival mayoral candidates for the Belize City Council have already hit the campaign trail, trying to gain the confidence of the electorate in hopes of winning ...


 

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