I think there is an argument to be made against running posts that exaggerate the Belizean crime rate. Yes, there appear to have been several instances of river banditry. But these stories get blown out of proportion by everyone because of the media's "If it bleeds, it leads" syndrome.
Links to Belize news.com are easy to find. That's were to go to read about urban crimes, which Belize has just like any other place with 200+ thousand people living in it. Actually, I'll bet Belize has less crime than my county of 100 thousand people here in New Jersey, USA.
Tourism is a very spooky industry. One wrong story or poorly reported one can leads to scores of cancellations. I can't fault this moderator for not choosing to use up his bandwidth on hysteria.