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Accused Murderer Speaks From Behind Bars

William Danny Mason has been behind bars since July nineteenth, in a special facility at the Belize Central Prison reserved for high-risk prisoners. He is alone – or as alone [...]

Family of Minor Denies Manipulation by John Saldivar

Superintendent Mark Flowers, former commander of the Gang Suppression Unit, spent his first night on remand at the Belize Central Prison on Tuesday.  The pretrial detention succeeds an arraignment at [...]

Flowers Maintains Saldivar Is Plotting Against Him

Flowers maintains that the charges brought against him are all part of a plot to make him the fall guy, to shift attention away from the ongoing investigation involving alleged [...]

Teenager Arraigned for Belmopan Murder

A teenager of Salvadoran nationality was this morning arraigned in the Belmopan Magistrate’s court for Monday’s murder of Bella Regina Williams.  The mother of three was found dead by her [...]

Repeat Offender Chester Noralez on Remand

Tonight alleged repeat offender, Chester Noralez, is on remand for snatching a chain from a friend in Belize City.  Noralez is the Belize City resident who is accused of beating [...]

Former GSU Head Arraigned for Unlawful Sexual Intercourse

Oh how the mighty have fallen. At five-thirty this evening, former Gang Suppression Unit Commander Mark Flowers was formally arraigned for two counts of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse and has been [...]

Flowers Remanded to Belize Central Prison

Flowers was brought to court just before four this afternoon, and there was the usual Police confusion which seems to surround all major cases. After about forty-five minutes of waiting [...]

Bradley Paumen Back in Court for Preliminary Inquiry

American businessman Bradley Paumen, owner of Dark Knight Cave Tours, was back in court today.  Paumen is another person with high connections in government circles; so much so that he [...]

16 Year Old Arraigned for Murder of John Jay Rodriguez

The well-known and loved artist John Rodriquez aka “John Jay” was killed in Dangriga in June of this year. His murder stunned the community; it occurred at the Harlem Square [...]

Richard Smith Guilty of Aggravated Assault of His Stepson

After more than a month in the hospital, police have charged twenty-three year old Richard Smith with four criminal offenses.  Smith was chopped by his fourteen year old stepson for allegedly [...]

Government is Headed to CCJ for Interpretation of B.T.L. Arbitration Award

Just when you thought that the B.T.L. acquisition fiasco had been settled, the Ashcroft Group and the Government of Belize are headed back to the courts for an interpretation of [...]

Homeless, Hungry Man is Sentenced to 5 Years for Burglary

An elderly homeless man is spending his first night of a five-year prison term in jail tonight for causing damages of four hundred dollars during a break-in. Sixty-year old Codrington [...]

William Mason’s Farm Manager also Faces Kidnapping Charges

Canadian Lloyd Friesen, the Mennonite businessman who resided in Cayo until he and his wife were allegedly kidnapped by William Mason at gunpoint, is back in the country and has [...]

Charge Against Ryan Rhaburn is Dismissed

Today, Panton’s client, Ryan Rhaburn, literally ran to Panton’s vehicle when he was told that he was free to go. Panton says he could have foretold the freedom, though he [...]

Income Tax Robbers are Arraigned for Belmopan Heist

On Friday, at around five-thirty, the Income Tax Department in Belmopan was robbed in quite sensational fashion. According to the facts of the case three men entered the building, two [...]

Belize City Men Indicted on Separate Sexual Assault Charges

There are two reports tonight involving the sexual abuse of minors.  The first is a despicable allegation of sexual abuse against a two year old child. The alleged perpetrator is [...]

Mason and Company Arraigned for Kidnapping and Murder of Llewellyn Lucas

The arraignment of William Mason and the rest of the gang proceeded in the courtroom of the Chief Magistrate with all things cleared, following a few gaffes of Monday evening. [...]

GSU Raids Celina’s in Ladyville, Weed and Crack Yielded During Search

Four members of the well-known Celina’s establishment in Ladyville, Belize District were dragged to court today along with five friends. Their arrest is in connection with a small amount of [...]

Bulgarians Jeorji Petrov and Halid Aptula Back in Court

Two Bulgarian nationals, who were caught stealing from the Belize Bank’s ATM through a fraudulent scheme in May, were back in court today even though they have been tried and [...]

MLA Returns to CCJ for Update on Consent Order

The Maya Leaders Alliance was back in court today where representatives of the indigenous organization appeared via teleconference before the Caribbean Court of Justice.  The session this morning served to [...]

…But, Is Government Pulling Its Weight and Playing Its Part?

Additionally, Coc told the media following the session that government failed to show that it has attempted to seek international support from organizations, including the United Nations to help with [...]

William Mason, AKA Ted Ouelette, is Trooped to Court

In the latest development on the murder of Pastor Lucas, late this evening, five men, including purported criminal mastermind William Mason, were trouped to the Magistrate’s Court in Belize City [...]

Arraignment of Alleged Murderers is Delayed to Tuesday

Outside the courtroom building this evening, a detail of heavily armed law enforcement personnel stood guard over the vehicle transporting the alleged murderers.  Moments later, Panton informed the media that [...]

Career Criminal Charged for Banner Murder

He recently was released from prison after five years on remand for a murder charge, but tonight, Ronlee Petillo is back behind bars after he was formally charged for the [...]

Cop Charged for Attempted Murder

Earlier today, a police officer and another man were placed on remand at the Belize Central Prison for last Thursday’s attempted murder of twenty-nine-year old Nigel Castillo who was shot once [...]