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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Former BWS Employees

In February of 2013, six Belize Water Services employees were terminated for redundancy, or at least that was the official company story. Those employees claimed that it was victimization, though, [...]

…Will Utility Company Appeal Decision?

It was a triumphant moment for the six employees who have faced real hardship following and based on their termination from the utility company. Today, they told us that against [...]

Ibrahim Smith Gets 7 Years for Possession of Stolen Shotgun

While Senior Superintendent Chester Williams was being called to the bar this morning, twenty-three-year-old Ibrahim Smith was being put away behind bars after being sentenced to seven years in prison.  [...]

Malique Martinez is Charged for Burglary

A Belize City man was caught in the act on Monday as he exited an opening at a building of a collection agency in the south side of the City. [...]

Jaron Baptist Charged for Attempted Murder of Liston Myers

The city saw a decrease in violent crime in September and October and according to Senior Superintendent Chester Williams, the Regional Commander, Eastern Division South, murders are down. But on [...]

Camalote Duo Arraigned for Execution-style Murder of Teen

A pair of Camalote men have been arrested and charged for the execution-style murder of sixteen-year-old Ivan Choc who was mercilessly shot and killed inside his home on November thirteenth [...]

Clive Jones Freed of Lengthy Burglary Sentence

The court set free today Belize City resident Clive Jones; Judge Adolph Lucas made that ruling in an inferior case in the Supreme Court. Jones was convicted of burglary and [...]

Theft Charges Against Former Brodies Employee Struck Out

A former employee of James Brodies, who worked as a cashier at the supermarket, is also free tonight after the company requested no further court action in a theft charge [...]

Earl Pitts Jr. Charged for Manslaughter after Fatal Road Traffic Accident

Charges have been brought against the driver of a vehicle who hit and killed a mother of three children on November first, 2015 between Miles twenty-four and twenty-five on the [...]

Alleged Fraudster with Forged Belizean IDs Granted $10,000 Bail

Forty-seven year old Mexican- American national David Miguel Nanes Schnitzer is out on bail tonight. Nanes is wanted in Mexico in connection with what is known as a Ponzi scheme [...]

Two Women Arrested For Stealing Underwear

Two women one who resides on Palmar Road, Orange Walk, the other from Ranchito Village, Corozal Town, are on remand tonight for stealing over two hundred pieces of underwear from [...]

Fathers Behind Bars for Drug Trafficking

Tonight, two Belize City fathers who are sole providers of their children are behind bars after both were convicted of drug trafficking. Two years ago in May 2013, Walter Beaten [...]

Mayans Return to CCJ for Clarity on Land Rights

At the end of October, in a landmark ruling, the Caribbean Court of Justice ordered Government to make reparation to the Mayan community for damages suffered. The court ordered the [...]

Rupert Myles Still Not Charged for Desecrating Mayan Site

The lack of clarity on the issue, at least where G.O.B. is concerned, has led to some very volatile situations – Rupert Myles and the Santa Cruz Mayans being one [...]

8 Men Charged for Drunken Brawl at Belize City Bar

A group of eight men appeared in court this morning following a recent brawl at La Catracha Bar on Coney Drive in Belize City.  They are facing charges of disorderly [...]

Fate of Former Death Row Inmate is Still Unknown

In July of this year, the last remaining death row inmate, Glenford Baptist, learnt that his sentence had been squashed, but the court is yet to determine how much time [...]

Bail Granted to Police Constable Hector Esquivel

Two men who were before the court recently accused of different criminal offenses were granted Supreme Court bail in the sum of five thousand dollars each today. The first is [...]

Lionel Quiroz Gets Two Years for Sexual Assault of Minor

Tonight, a single father of two children is beginning a two-year jail term imposed upon him by Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser for the offense of sexual assault for touching a [...]

Monchi and Gapi Back in Court

This morning, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin heard closing arguments in the libel and slander suits brought by Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega against Ramon Cervantes Junior. The claim, in a [...]

Rodwell Williams Says Slander is an Appropriate Charge

Rodwell Williams says the suit for slander is an appropriate charge, and he disagrees that the offence would have to be committed verbally. He told News Five that by his [...]

Recording from Fiesta FM was Never Introduced into Evidence Says Attorney

Eamon Courtenay is the attorney for Fiesta FM, the station on which it was said Cervantes caused the offensive recording to be broadcast. But Courtenay claims that the recording from [...]

…Chief Justice Reserves Decision in Slander Suit to December Twenty-second

Williams admits that indeed, he has been forced to rely on secondary evidence because they could not get a copy of the allegedly offensive broadcast. He’s hoping that the Justice [...]

Mother of Seven Sentenced to Fifteen Days Behind Bars

A mother of seven children, forty year old Stephanie Moreira, who is a resident of Iguana Street, Belize City, will have to spend time behind bars for using insulting words [...]

Frederick Neal Charged for Harm After Disciplining Teen Girl

A driver of the Human Services Department appeared in court this morning and pleaded guilty to causing harm to a fourteen year old child. Forty-one year old Frederick Neal was [...]

Popular Belize City Tailor Charged for Sexual Assault of Minor

There is another investigation ongoing by the Crime Investigation Branch in which a well-known Belize City tailor is at the center of a sexual assault allegation. A fourteen year old [...]