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The Fight against Domestic Violence and the Law

We have been reporting on the wide-ranging efforts of the humanitarian organization; RET International, in putting a dent on the reports of gender-based violence and trafficking in persons among other [...]

Opposition’s Briceño Challenges Guardian’s Noble over Facebook ‘Drug Plane’ Story

On Thursday, the case of Leader of the Opposition John Briceño versus editor of the Guardian newspaper Alfonso Noble was called in the Supreme Court, but was adjourned.  Briceño was [...]

2 Seek Bail on 4-Year-Old Murder Charge

There has been a recent trend of accused murderers seeking bail while on remand for their charges. It is a symptom of the heavy backlog in cases at the Supreme [...]

Will C.E.O.’s Blunder Lead to New Election in San Pedro Town?

It was one of those rare court cases that didn’t wrap up when the courts normally close at five o’clock. But that’s not even the most unusual thing about the [...]

City Man Fined for Drug Sale to Undercover Cop

A Belize City man was caught red-handed supplying drugs to an undercover police officer and took the rap for it today. Emmerson Neal of Aloe Vera Street admitted a charge [...]

“Danny” Mason et al Face Kidnapping Trial

An apparently shocked William “Danny” Mason was told this morning he would face yet another Supreme Court trial.  Back in February of 2017, Mason and his co-accused were similarly committed [...]

2 Charged in Aggravated Assault of Friend

Two men are charged in connection with the aggravated assault by firearm of twenty-one-year-old Joshua Augustine on May fifth, 2018.  Eighteen-year-old Phozhaun Lewis was charged last week and today it [...]

San Pedro Election Petition to Court; Elections Chiefs Make Major Admissions

A first of its kind election petition was heard in the courtroom of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin today between the slates of the two major political parties, who contested the [...]

U.D.P. Says P.U.P. Witnesses Did Themselves No Favors

Representing the United Democratic Party seven, Estevan Perrera believes the case is going better for their side than for the P.U.P.’s and that the other side has not done enough [...]

U.D.P. Chairman Calls Case ‘Waste of Time’

At this morning’s break, U.D.P. Party Chairman Alberto August offered his guarded view of the proceedings. He felt the other side did not look good, but it was still too [...]

Ex-Policeman Charged for Burning Household Goods

A former police officer is in trouble with the law again after apparently setting afire goods belonging to a Belize City woman last week. Six years ago the then-police constable, [...]

Pastor Held for Wounding Minors

Men and women of God are not usually known for violence, but a pastor of the Burrell Boom area is tonight charged with wounding and harm against two minors. The [...]

Ain’t No Sunshine: Gov’t Company Shut Out of B.T.L. Compensation

After three days of litigation, Supreme Court Justice Courtney Abel issued a comprehensive judgment against Sunshine Holdings Limited’s claim for compensation, in respect of shares it owned in Belize Telemedia [...]

G.O.B. Now on the Hook for Money Owed to S.S.B.

The case was comprehensively lost, but did Sunshine really lose anything? Not according to Justice Abel. He found that the company had been fully relieved by its owner, the government, [...]

Is B.T.L. Litigation Over?

So at long last, is it over? The now nearly nine-year saga of Telemedia’s acquisition by government started in August of 2009 and effectively concluded with the settlement in 2015. [...]

Months after Alaine Garcia Disappearance, a Murder Charge Laid Against Hattieville Resident

There has been a major development in a missing person case dating back to February of this year, when thirty-five-year-old Alaine Garcia was reported missing. The Hattieville resident was last [...]

Day 2 of Sunshine Compensation Case

The case of Sunshine Holdings Limited, Dean Boyce and the B.T.L. Employees’ Trust, and the Attorney General continued in the Supreme Court today. After testimony on Wednesday from Financial Secretary [...]

Sunshine Holdings Makes Challenge for Piece of B.T.L. Compensation

After being halted at the Caribbean Court of Justice, Sunshine Holdings Limited, which owned over eleven million shares in Belize Telemedia Limited, is taking its case for compensation for the [...]

Man Admits Death Threats, Attack on Ex

It is considered a lesser offense, but a domestic dispute escalated to the courts after Moises Flores of Holy Emmanuel Street admitted to threatening his former partner with her life. [...]

Dean Galvez to Court for Murder of Roni Casasola

A Saint Matthew’s villager was escorted by police to a courtroom in Belmopan this morning and arraigned for murder. Twenty-one-year-old Dean Galvez was well-known to murder victim, Roni Casasola who [...]

Eric Mendez Charged in Attempted Murder of Tyrone Stevens

An air-conditioning technician is accused of the attempted murder of a Belize City man on Sunday. Thirty-eight-year-old Tyrone Stevens remains in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, but he has identified [...]

Father Remanded for Incest with Daughter, 13

A forty-two-year-old fisherman is accused of incest with his daughter, thirteen years old. He was read the indictable charge before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford and no plea was taken. The [...]

Accused Fraudster Nabbed by Police in Maskall

Thirty-six-year-old Luis Velasquez faces judgment in the Supreme Court for a debt owed to a company even as he faces potential charges for alleged fraudulent activity. On the strength of [...]

Kevaughan Staine Guilty of Attempted Murder of Cousin

Twenty-one-year-old Kevaughan “Bigga” Staine remains on remand after he was convicted on a charge of attempted murder for trying to kill his own cousin, nineteen-year-old Taisha Staine.  The near fatal-incident [...]

Businessman’s Accused Murderer in 2012 Acquitted

He was just eighteen when he was incarcerated for the murder of businessman Jerminie McNab at his store, Mobile Hardware, in Belize City. But today, Anthony Carballo Junior was adjudged [...]