First let me say I have watched the negative posts regarding the crime in Belize and thought (and still think) use caution and you should be ok. I am also aware of the troll and not trying to cause any problems BUT yesterday I was on a site that provided Belize newspapers. Clicked on Belize Times and up pops this article - http://www.belizetimes.bz/. Can locals maybe provide more insight on this newspaper-article? Is this the local newspaper or hopefully a paper that writes articles to attack the lack of government action. We are visiting all the areas mentioned in the article. I didn't take out trip insurance (maybe a mistake) so right now we are still leaving in less than 2 weeks. I don't plan on canceling our trip but using caution but I do have to consider the fact that I am putting 3 others in possible danger.