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Just before midday September 25th, 2014, 20 year- old Special Constable (SC) Danny Conorquie, assigned to the Tourism Police Unit was shot and killed in the line of duty at the Caracol Archaeological Site in the Cayo District. Initial reports reveal that SC Conorquie approached two men of Hispanic descent who were on horseback. The two men opened fire, mortally wounding SC Conorquie, and then fled the scene retreating into the dense cover of the jungle. SC Conorquie was rushed to the San Ignacio Town hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A special constable in Belize is not a full police officer, but rather a low ranking officer receiving two weeks basic training aimed at assisting police officers in the execution of their duties. Caracol is a highly visited tourism site. It is...
BELIZE- GSU IS CENTRAL AMERICA NEWEST DEATH SQUAD....... Assistant Superintendent Marco Vidal was named the commander of the new unit; in media interviews soon after, he spoke out in support of a government bill to permit police to hold people in preventive detention for up to 21 days. In 2011 and 2012, the GSU was involved in a number of controversial raids. In March 2011, the nephew of PUP supporter Yolanda Schakron was delivering goods to a wake for purported gang leader Charles Woodeye; he got caught up in a sweep conducted by police officers who had been trailing the funeral march, and one of them broke his arm with a baseball bat. Then in February 2012, a group of men invaded a home on Dean Street and beat its residents with bats and clubs, leaving four injured, while soon af...
Nisan Palacio shares perspectives at the country's first-ever National Cybersecurity Symposium, held in Belize City from April 24 to 28, 2017. The symposium was the country's largest gathering ever of cyber security experts from across the country, the Caribbean and around the world. For more information, visit our website: https://cybersecurity.nigf.bz Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BelizeIGF Or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/belizeigf
For the latest news across Belize, visit: http://edition.channel5belize.com/ Turning to the current state of the economy…Lord Michael Ashcroft says that Belize has not shown the promise engendered by the various monies spent here over the last decade or so, particularly the Petrocaribe monies which he said were “squandered.” But the bigger concern for him is as an investor – and one that has very close ties to the country – he does not feel safe in his investments and if other investors feel the same, that could spell trouble. The key to fixing the economy, he says, is in keeping the Government of Belize honest, regardless of political views.
For the latest news across Belize, visit: http://edition.channel5belize.com/ The first of its kind National Cyber Security Symposium opened today at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel. The Public Utilities Commission is teaming up with other stakeholders to explore international trends and approaches for protecting public sector networks and developing effective cyber-policy and legislation. But what does it all mean for you, and why should you be concerned whether you have the latest I-Phone or stick to the analog? News Five’s Aaron Humes has the story.
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The passing out ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon where Guest Speaker, Minister of National Security Hon. John Saldivar, commended the men and women for their hard work and for answering the call to preserve law and order in their nation. Read the full story at www.plustvbelize.com/squad-number-90-graduates-from-national-police-training-academy/
UK GOVERNMENT DA-NOTICE NEWS BLACKOUT-MAINSTREAM MEDIA EXTRACTS: I The sensational Carroll Foundation Trust and parallel Carroll Maryland Trust multi-billion dollar tax fraud bribery scandal which is now encircling the beleaguered Coutts & Co chairman Lord Home has recently disclosed that the UK Government’s Royal United Services Institute has been named as an expert witness in this case of international importance. Sources have confirmed that the new explosive FBI Scotland Yard “cross-border” criminal “standard of proof” prosecution files contain forensic specimen exhibits of forged and falsified Coutts & Co Gerald Carroll accounts which are “directly linked” to the fraudulent incorporation of a Withers Worldwide law firm shadow “criminal parallel trust” that effectively embezzled a min...
For the latest news across Belize, visit: http://edition.channel5belize.com/ A security officer remains hospitalized tonight after an attempt on his life on Thursday night. John Hoare is employed by Technical Security System from Cayo but was on duty in Belize City when he was shot. Two men approached Hoare but instead of going after the equipment he was guarding, they went after his firearm before shooting him and fleeing. News Five’s Duane Moody files the following report.