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S.C. Eamon Courtenay: This is Not a Case of Tax Avoidance

Representing David Gegg and his two companies is Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay.  Courtenay made the point that this is not a case in which Gegg is avoiding to pay tax, [...]

Week Two of Re-registration: 35,951 More Applications Submitted

There are some hitches in the ongoing mass registration exercise, but indications are that the flow of electors is steady.  In the week of July eighth and fourteenth, nineteen thousand [...]

An Update on Choice Bank’s Crippling Afflictions

Late this evening, the Central Bank of Belize issued a statement with updates to the predicament that Choice Bank finds itself in. According to the Central Bank of Belize, liquidator [...]

A Courier Survives a Bullet to the Head During Friday Evening Jacking

A law firm messenger was shot to the head on Friday evening on Saint Thomas Street in Belize City by a gunman who was monitoring his movements. The twenty-three-year-old was [...]

Fire in the ‘Co-op’

A fire destroyed a part of the storage room at the Northern Fisherman Co-operative in Belize City over the weekend. The early morning fire was quickly contained from spreading to [...]

A Pilot Escapes Grave Injury After Crash Landing Crop Duster in More Tomorrow

There was a report of a downed aircraft this morning in the vicinity of More Tomorrow in the Cayo District.  On arrival at the scene of the crash, police discovered [...]

A Motorcyclist Loses His Life on the Hummingbird Highway

Twenty-three-year-old Alberto Adelfonso lost his live on Sunday in a fatal road traffic accident along the Hummingbird Highway.  The Dangriga resident was a riding a motorcycle and upon nearing miles [...]

A Wife is Questioned and Released Following Stabbing of a San Pedro Resident

A criminal investigation into the violent stabbing of Adrian Suarez remains ongoing even as his common-law wife has been released from detention.  Police say their investigation led to a search [...]

A Minor is Detained for Tony’s Store Robbery, Police Are Seeking Two More

Belize City police have made an arrest in the robbery of Tony’s Store on Daly Street in late-June.  A seventeen-year-old has been taken before the lower court after being busted [...]

San Pedro Police Make Quick Arrest in Portofino Burglary

The Portofino Resort on north Ambergris Caye was burglarized in the early hours of Sunday morning by someone who broke into the main office and made off with a pair [...]

Messenger Injured During Robbery on Saint Thomas Street

Reports were received of a shooting incident this evening in Belize City for which one man, believed to be a messenger, was injured. Sometime around five o’clock rush hour, the [...]

An Underground Oil Spill at Belize Natural Energy

Personnel from Belize Natural Energy worked around the clock to avert any damage to the environment in Spanish Lookout where an oil spill occurred. The spill was caused by a [...]

Civil Suit Against P.U.P. Area Rep Traversed to September Session of Supreme Court

The civil suit against P.U.P. Orange Walk South Area Representative, Jose Abelardo Mai, was back before Supreme Court Justice Courtenay Abel today. Oral submissions were to be heard, however, there [...]

CCJ Welcomes New President with Special Sitting

The Caribbean Court of Justice held a special sitting today at its headquarters in Trinidad and Tobago. The solemn occasion, the first of two, was held to honour the court’s [...]

Ministry of National Security Says Major Crimes on Downward Trend

The month of June saw the lowest number of murders; a fact that the Ministry of Police is recognizing in a release. But overall for the first six months of [...]

SolGen Says Government is Fully Compliant with CCJ Consent Order

Another round of litigation between the indigenous Maya community and Government of Belize is before the high court, despite a consent order from the Caribbean Court of Justice in 2015.  [...]

A Long Way to Go Before the Maya Land Rights Issue is Fully Resolved

According to the Solicitor General, the process of working through the terms of the consent order is fairly lengthy.  He says that while the Maya Leaders Alliance is entitled to [...]

Michael Tesecum Survives a Second Attempt on His Life

A forty-one-year-old resident of Belize City narrowly escaped death on Wednesday night after a second attempt was made on his life. Michael Tesecum was on Tiburce Street when a gunman [...]

Nisani Garcia Charged for Orange Walk Murder of Alberto Vargas Jr.

Police have moved swiftly to crack the murder of Alberto Vargas Junior in Orange Walk.  A Belize City construction worker was arrested and charged; twenty-four-year-old Nisani Daniel Garcia is believed [...]

1 Man Charged for Murder of Emmanuel Sosa

Thirty-eight-year-old Emmanuel Ivan Sosa was fatally shot back in April at the Pasadita Bar in Ranchito Village. Three months later, twenty-one-year-old George Bednarik has been charged for the murder which [...]

Murder Charges to Come for Cliff Kirk Killers

The expectation is that the charges will be upgraded to murder for Christian Espat, Nigel Williams and a sixteen-year-old minor following the death of Clifford Kirk, an American expat.  The [...]

Man Critical after He Was Stabbed in San Pedro

A man was stabbed in San Pedro Town sometime on Thursday. He is now in a critical condition at the K.H.M.H. and police say they are now questioning a woman [...]

Cops Make Oxycodone Bust in Spanish Lookout; More Tablets Seized in San Pedro

Police made two separate drug busts. The first seizure was made about a week ago in a warehouse in San Pedro but the contents of the packets were tablets and [...]

Police Weigh in on Shooting of Ambrosa Bernardez

One man has been detained for Tuesday night’s shooting of thirty-four-year-old Ambrosa Bernadez.  Bernardez was shot in the vicinity of West Canal and Armadillo Street when a man rode up [...]

Shot and Killed, Albert Vargas Becomes Latest Murder Victim in Orange Walk

Twenty-one-year-old Albert Vargas is the latest murder victim. He was killed inside a car in Orange Walk Town on Tuesday night near a tacos stand in a heavily trafficked area. [...]