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Court Hears Bail Applications

  As many as fifteen bail applications were lodged before the Supreme Court today and a number of persons were successful in being granted bail by Judge Herbert Lord. Included [...]

Belize City Man Remanded for Assault on Minor

A fifty-five year old man is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison where he will remain for the next seven weeks. Austin Gotoy was before the court today [...]

Teacher Who Visited Belize Pleads Guilty to Enticing Minors

There is new tonight out of Tampa, Florida where a former school teacher has pleaded guilty in the federal Court to enticing two minors for sex. Forty-nine year old David [...]

Dorado Gets Jail Time for Assault

Thirty-four year old mile-eight community resident, Angel Dorado, was slapped with additional jail time today after he was found guilty of wounding his next door neighbor, Paul McCord. Dorado’s trial [...]

Trio Arraigned on Immigration Offences

Three persons, a Guatemalan and two Cubans, were handed over to the Immigration Department earlier today after the Cubans were found in Belize illegally. The Guatemalan came into Belize legally [...]

BISL and G.O.B. Back in Court

Belize International Services Limited, the parent company of the International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize and the International Business Companies Registry, won the first round of a protracted legal battle [...]

BISL Seeks US$60 Million in Lost Profits

Among damages being sought is sixty million U.S. dollars, profits BISL claims it would have earned over the remainder of the seven-year contract.  Senior Counsel Denys Barrow says that there [...]

Lloyd Leslie Jr. Apologizes and Walks Free

  In April 2012, a Wesley College Junior College student was the victim of an attempted robbery as he and a female friend were heading home from school.  Anthony Mark [...]

Attorneys for Alleged Fraudsters Seek to Unfreeze Assets

This morning, a huddle of lawyers representing individual companies associated with the legally besieged Titan International Securities appeared in the courtroom of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. The attorneys were present [...]

Mother Accused of Burning Child’s Hand

  There is an allegation tonight against a thirty-two year-old mother who is accused of disciplining her six year old child by placing his hand on fire after she found [...]

Duo Walk on Attempted Murder Charge

  On October sixteenth, 2012, two south side youths were the target of street violence when they were shot at on Mopan Street in Belize City.  The duo, Ellis Meighan [...]

Charge Against Belize City Man Upgraded to Murder

A man who was badly beaten back in April succumbed to his injuries in early July. Today, charges have been upgraded to murder on the suspect believed to be twenty-two [...]

Bus Driver Charged for Drunk Driving

Forty-four year old William Ayala was pulled over Friday evening by Traffic Personnel after he was suspected of drunken driving. Today, he was before the court to answer to a [...]

CitCo Ordered to Pay BWC $500,000

A Supreme Court ruling against the Belize City Council flew under the radar last Friday amid extended coverage of the Ebola scare.  Belize Waste Control Limited which has remained in [...]

Ladyville Man Beats Attempted Burglary Charge, Guilty of Trespassing

  A Ladyville resident who was on trial this morning before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith beat an attempted burglary charge but was found guilty of trespassing his neighbor’s yard [...]

Elderly Fisherman Busted With Undersized Conch

  An elderly Honduran fisherman was shocked when he was fined thirty dollars for each undersized conch he was caught with by Fisheries officials while he was in the area [...]

Quality of Life Offences Catch Up with Ex-BDF Soldier

Thirty year old ex-B.D.F. soldier and father of four, Leonard Joel Palacio, spent four nights in lockdown for riding a bicycle contrary to traffic. Palacio, who is an epileptic, is [...]

Minors and Adult Charged for Damaging ComPol’s Vehicle

Last Friday, a fight broke out on Pelican Street which is not too far from the home of the ComPol. In the scuffle, the ComPol’s vehicle that was parked in [...]

Robert’s Grove Rift Goes to Supreme Court

Two shareholders of Robert’s Groove of Placencia have been at war over the running of the company.  Today, the matter was heard in trial by Supreme Court Judge, Sonja Young. [...]

Third Person Charged for A&R Heist

Belize City police have arrested and charged another suspect for the armed robbery of A and R store which occurred back on twentieth August.  During the heist, robbers made off [...]

George Street Figure Granted Bail for Discharging Firearm

George Street associate, Kareem Lopez, who allegedly discharged a firearm Causing Public Terror on Douglas Jones Street following the Jouvert was granted Supreme Court bail in the sum of eight [...]

Muslim Woman Has Her Day In Court

On Tuesday News Five aired an interview with a Muslim woman who related a disturbing story to us. She is a victim of domestic abuse, and had applied to the [...]

Bar Manager Fined for Illegal ‘Waitresses’

The Business Manager for MJ’s Bar, a well known and local spot in the city, located on West Collet Canal, was today before the court to answer to two counts [...]

Segura Appears in Court on Thursday

Assistant Commissioner of Police Miguel Segura, on interdiction for the manslaughter of Yolanda Valencia, was arraigned on a string of traffic-related offences, including driving with alcohol concentration above prescribed limit, [...]

Sewell’s Attorney Applies for Leave to Appeal Extradition

Gary Sewell has been behind bars since 2010 fighting an extradition request by the U.S. On July third, 2014, Justice Michelle Arana handed down a decision to extradite Sewell.  But [...]