Crime


Belize Gestapo attacks Citizens

For years I’ve been warning you about the impending Police State, a few years ago I even stated we had arrived to that fork in the road. This is one example of it, but yet the leader of the GSU, the Belizeans version of the Gestapo will go on media talking shit. Welcome to the New World Belizeans. So last night I was physically abused by the GSU for a traffic accident that occurred on the corner of North Front street and Douglas Jones. I was heading home when their vehicle pulled up beside me and fired several shots without ever […]


21 killed by Mexico army had surrendered

Was reading this report and with the current situation in Belize and the hinting to similar by the PM I thought I’d share. Preventative Detention is the word today in Belize and if nothing starts to be done about the underlying issues that causes our Belizean youth to go rampant into gang life, crimes, drugs and violence; nothing will change and they will only escalate. Preventative Detention – the proposed amendment to the constitution was the cause of fiery debate, controversy and contention. So much so that Prime Minister Dean Barrow backed down from the law which would have made […]


Senator Lisa Shoman – Statement on Crime and Violence in Belize 1

Independence Hill September 11, 2014 SENATE STATEMENT OF SENATOR LISA SHOMAN ON AN URGENT MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE – CRIME AND VIOLENCE IN BELIZE “If not me, who? If not now, when?” The matter of Crime and violence in Belize is all our business. Crime and violence in the Jewel are matters on which we have all, at one time or another, addressed this Honorable Chamber; and on which we all agree is urgent, and a matter of definite public importance. Our media (formal and social) is awash today and every day with horrific and heart-wrenching accounts of murder, mayhem, […]


Belize Firm Charged in $500 Million Tax Evasion Scheme

IPC Management Services LLC, a Belize-based investment firm, and its founder were accused of a $500 million scheme to launder money and hide investments as part of a U.S. crackdown on tax evasion. Robert Bandfield, a U.S. citizen, was charged in an indictment unsealed today in Brooklyn federal court with conspiring to commit securities fraud, tax fraud and money laundering. Five other individuals and six companies are accused of taking part in the plan that involved as many as 100 U.S. clients, according to prosecutors. The defendants -Robert Bandfield, Andrew Godfrey, Kelvin Leach (Titan), Rohn Knowles, Brian De Wit and […]


IDB Report on Citizen Security in Belize

The following is a report published by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) dated October 2013. It discusses the lack of citizen security, the ever increasing crime rate, lack of resources to combat it and the underlying aspects that are causing this growth, things I have touched time and again in many discussions like Education, Poverty, failure of our justice system not only in practice but to your citizens in the penitentiary system. Without further adieu, here is the report, and may I say that things have gotten and only keep getting worst. Abstract In the face of rising crime rates […]


Corruption in Belize courts

Tonight, there is a great deal of suspicion surrounding the actions of a senior court staffer, which suggest multiple, condoned irregularities within the lower court system. Gabriel Casey is a bailiff working for the Magistracy department, and his job is to go around collecting payments from defendants who are brought to court for civil suits. It usually involves individuals who prove to be difficult in honouring commitments with different business places like loan institutions or persons who’ve been sued and lost their case, where the court has ordered them to pay fines or compensation. Acting as an official enforcement arm […]


Contraband Cigarettes Siezed

Incautan más de 3 millones de cigarrillos de contrabando Esta madrugada agentes de servicio en la sub estación de la aduana de Agua Caliente, municipio de Esquipulas, Chiquimula, junto a representantes de la Superintendencia de Administración Tributaria (SAT) y Fiscales del Ministerio Público, decomisaron más de 3 millones de cigarros que ingresaron a nuestro país de contrabando. La incautación se realizó, al inspeccionar un camión marca Mercedes Benz, color Blanco, con placas C-942BFG, donde se descubrió 370 cajas, de cigarros, marca RGD, cada caja conteniendo 10,000 cigarros, que hacen un total de 3 millones 700 mil cigarrillos incautados. Según la investigación […]


Benque Free Zone update

This update was sent in by an eye witness. Western Border update: 31-3-14 @1:30PM Game of cat and mouse, while Guatemalan security forces went for lunch, time to work fast! 🙂 Despite the gun fire and confiscation of goods by security forces earlier, see pics inside SAT office, the trafficking of contraband of illicit goods continue flowing from the Benque Viejo Free Zone, using under aged youths to carry in the goods through the contraband trails into Guatemala. The logic they run faster and the Guatemalan authorities will not arrest minors; See attached pictures of youths going up the trail, […]


Belize Contraband Turns Violent on Western Border

Armed contrabandistas shot their way across the Western Border crossing with Guatemala one evening about two weeks ago causing a serious International Incident. Reports from the border have shown the Contraband business coming from the Benque Viejo Free Zone at the Western Border has escalated into a violent confrontation with Guatemalan SAT officers manning the crossing between Benque and Melchor de Mencos. The peaceful nature of this usually quiet and unarmed border crossing was shattered as two trucks loaded with suspected contraband successfully entered Guatemala territory by use of force at the heavily traveled legal border crossing at Melchor de […]


Update on the Kayla Burgess case 1

MURDER At 6:30pm on 20.03.14, police visited Bullet Tree Village where about 100yards away from Pride of Mopan Bar on the Santa Familia Road, they observed a gold colored Kia Sorento SUV, L/P-SC-C-11084 parked on the right had side of the road. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of the body of 24-year-old Keila Burgess of #10 Oriole Street, Belmopan City lying face up on the extreme rear of the vehicle with a plastic bag over her face and a white plastic tightener strapped around her neck. The body was transported to the San Ignacio Hospital where […]


EXPOSED: Covering up the Penner Incident

So late last year I noted Why nothing may happen with the UDP Immigration Scandal, and we got proof of it from Channel 5 News. It seems that this Government is willing to go to any lengths to cover up their criminal activity. How much longer will Belize keep tolerating this kind of behavior? It is almost six months since former Minister of State with responsibility for Immigration Elvin Penner was removed from Cabinet for his role in the illegal issuance of a passport to South Korean fugitive sitting in a Taiwanese jail. There have been allegations of multiple investigations, […]


Assault and Attempted murder of Canadian National and Two year old Daughter 3

By: Rhenae Nunez Steven Reichert , a Canadian national and Belize Permanent Resident investor of Benque Viejo Del Carmen and his two year old Belize born daughter were viciously attacked by a man armed with a machete and axe in the Chapel Hill area of Benque Viejo Del Carmen. This brutal attack, amounting to attempted murder, occurred on Friday, January 31 at about 11:30 AM while Mr. Reichert and his daughter were walking on the street returning home after working on some property in the area. This attack occurred with no provocation and it appears by his actions that the […]