Friday, June 21, 2024

Ministry of National Security

Ministry of National Security Launches Women, Peace and Security Agenda

The main objective of the WPS Agenda is to lay the groundwork to enable the Government of Belize to increase women’s participation in efforts to promote security, maintain peace, and prevent conflict. This is in accordance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and in support of Belize’s national security goals (National Security and Defence Strategy 2018-2021) and Horizon 2030 commitments.

Ministry of National Security Concludes Investigation into Allegations of Misconduct within the Belize Defence Force

The Ministry of National Security hereby confirms that the investigation into the alleged reports of extortion, maltreatment, sexual assault, and sexual advances at Training Company has concluded. The investigation recognizes that some progress was made in response to the victims of the alleged misconduct and highlights the need for more targeted organizational and strategic changes for progress to continue.

Embassy of Taiwan Donates Masks to the Ministry of National Security

The Ministry of National Security today received a donation of 60,000 surgical face masks from the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The masks will be distributed among the Belize Defence Force, Belize Coast Guard and the Belize Police Department.

U.S. Government to Donate Equipment to Ministry of National Security to Assist Counternarcotic Efforts

On April 23, the United States Government donated over $400,000 USD worth of communications equipment and Boston Whaler sustainment parts to the Belize Ministry of National Security. The donation is part of the U.S. Southern Command’s continued partnership with Belize and was funded by the U.S. counternarcotics program.

US Embassy Donates Heavy Duty Trucks to the Ministry of National Security

The United States Military Liaison Office through the Embassy of the United States in Belize today, March 24th, donated 10 2020 Ford 250 trucks to the Ministry of National Security.

Brads Gaming Group donates golf cart to San Pedro Police; new Police Constables receive bicycles

On Wednesday, March 18th the San Pedro Police Formation was the recipient of a brand new golf cart courtesy of Brads Gaming Group from Belize City. The island police department was also provided with eight bicycles for its newly installed constables to support the current bike patrol. The bicycles were donated by the Embassy of the United States of America in Belize.

Journalists participate in crime data workshop

The meeting was hosted by the Belize Crime Observatory (BCO), under the Ministry of National Security at the Coastal Zone Management, Authority and Institute’s training room. Several presentations took place, touching on topics from the state of crime in the country, to forensic reports and the Kolbe Foundation at the Belize Central Prison.

Preliminary Report on BDF helicopter crash lists weather and poor judgment as probable causes

It indicated that one of the probable causes of the accident is the human factor, as the mission was carried out in hours of limited visibility and without navigation equipment. The report, which was prepared by the Honduran Armed Forces, adds that the flight was done over the water and in adverse conditions. The report’s analysis includes that one of the pilots was making/receiving reports via a cell phone, which may have led to spatial disorientation in the flight crew. The helicopter is believed to have descended at a very steep angle unconsciously during a turn, crashing at high speed in the Western Lagoon, near Gales Point Manatee, in the Belize District.