June 25, 2023

Belize remains at Tier 2 on U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report 2023; police say they need more victims cooperating

Of particular issue is the apparent failure to address “official complicity” in trafficking; failure to convict individuals participating in trafficking, nor launch new investigations; and not [...]
June 21, 2023

Illegal immigrant faces deportation after knife assault

Since entering Belize in July of 2022 through the Mopan River near Benque Viejo, he has twice failed to present himself to Immigration authorities and also [...]
June 20, 2023

Orange Walk man fined for helping to transport undocumented minor across Belize

Garcia was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford, accused of picking up the minor and accompanying her aboard a bus from Orange Walk Town to Belize [...]
June 8, 2023

Police no longer holding Jasmine Hartin after clearing up status with court

“Having conducted the investigation, looking at the court order and the statements recorded, there [is] insufficient evident to prosecute Hartin for any offense. Especially since the [...]
May 24, 2023

Chinese worker without a permit must testify against bosses after multi-agency bust

But while he was fined, authorities are more interested in the men who employed him and who face more serious charges.
May 19, 2023

Almost 40 Brazilian nationals caught illegally traveling through Belize in a matter of days

On Friday, May 12, the first group of Brazilians, a total of 15 people comprising of 10 adults and five minors, were arraigned in the Belize [...]
April 19, 2023

Immigration Minister says Government is “addressing” smuggling claims; “no evidence” against Ramon Cervantes Jr despite UDP claims

In a statement, the UDP called for a Commission of Inquiry into the issue that would answer the following questions: “What influenced this administration’s initial travel [...]
April 19, 2023

Despite Haiti’s problems, regional governments must protect against smuggling scourge, says Minister of Foreign Affairs

“First of all, in relation to Haitians, the Revised Treaty does authorize a government to do what we have done, that’s the first point – so [...]