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Santa Cruz 13 Arraigned on Additional Charges

The Santa Cruz Thirteen reappeared in the Punta Gorda Magistrate Court this morning on their scheduled date. To their surprise, additional charges were placed upon them, including on MLA spokesperson [...]

Supreme Court Orders Retrial for Alfredo Marin

A Benque Viejo resident appealed his conviction for drug trafficking back in June of this year. Alfredo Marin was fined ten thousand dollars and sentenced to three years in prison. [...]

Petrocaribe Case Back in Court; Neither Side Ready

Petrocaribe – it is the political buzzword of 2015, and depending on who you ask, it is either the best thing to ever happen to Belize or perhaps the worst. [...]

Petrocaribe Case Adjourned to December

For the other side, Senior Counsel Magali Marin-Young held brief for Espat and fellow Senior Counsels Eamon Courtenay, who was busy, and Andrew Marshalleck, who is on holiday. Marin-Young says [...]

Roy Jones on Remand for Rape

Tonight, forty-seven year old Roy Jones Junior also known as “Patties” is on remand at the Belize Central Prison following an allegation of rape made by a seventeen year old [...]

Gapi Versus Monchi and the Infamous Recording, Day 2

Today, all parties in a libel and slander suit brought by Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega were back in Court. Vega is suing Ramon Cervantes Jr. and Fiesta FM because [...]

Resident of Armenia Charged for the Murder of Elderly Farmer in Paraiso

The badly decomposed remains of sixty-one-year-old Osmar Ramos was discovered inside a shallow grave on July fifteenth in a remote area in the Cayo District known as Paraiso.  The elderly [...]

Trio Acquitted of Theft and Handling Stolen Goods, Grandma Refuses to Press Charges

A minor who was charged for taking his grandmother’s jewellery walked out of Court free today when she declined to press charges. The burglary occurred on Monday, when the woman [...]

Timothy Morey Charged for Lying to Police About His Identity

An Orange Walk man isn’t going to be clowning around with the Police again after a mischievous act almost landed him in jail. On Tuesday, Timothy Aaron Morey was on [...]

Gapi and Monchi Back In Court Over Libel Claim

The Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega took the stand in court today. A substantive libel case is being brought against two parties by Vega before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. Vega [...]

Attorney Said Musa Says Gapi’s Credibility and Reputation Are Damaged

Vega will return to court for the final day of the trial at ten in the morning, when witnesses on his behalf and on the behalf of the first and [...]

Cop Arrested and Charged for Theft

Police Constable Dean Perez Junior was found guilty of theft and is on remand at the Belize Central Prison until next week Monday when the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith [...]

Lyson Cacho Arraigned for Murder of Belize City DJ

Back on Sunday, March first, 2015, gunmen ambushed two men on Periwinkle Street in the Saint Martin de Porres area of Belize City. A day after the shooting, one man [...]

Trio Charged with Burglary, Accused Thief Accuses Arresting Officer of Sexual Assault

An eighteen year old female, Victoria Garnett and two minors were today arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court for the offense of Burglary. One of the minors is a [...]

Arguments in B.T.I.A./NCL Suit Concludes in Supreme Court

The case against Harvest Caye, a tourism development project created by Norwegian Cruise Lines, concluded in the courtroom of Justice Courtney Abel today with closing arguments. The Belize Tourism Industry [...]

The Fate of Harvest Caye Development to be Decide on Later Date

On the other side of that argument is Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith.  He is representing the Belize Tourism Industry Association, arguing that indeed the developers of Harvest Caye proceeded with [...]

Teenager Acquitted of 2012 Murder of Leopold Palacio

A teenager walked free from a murder charge today after Judge Adolph Lucas upheld a no case submission. Kadeem Anderson is now nineteen, but he was seventeen years old when [...]

Attorney General Discusses Justice System

It is known that there is a backlog of cases and decisions yet to be dealt with at the Supreme and Magistrate Courts level. According to the Foreign Minister Sedi [...]

Belize City Man Acquitted Of 2010 Murder

Twenty-two year old Devon Sankey walked free on Wednesday for the murder of Renan Reneau which happened back in April 2010. A no case submission was put forth to the [...]

August Appeals Life Imprisonment Sentence

Gregory August, who is now twenty-seven, was convicted on November twenty-eighth 2013 by Judge Adolph Lucas and sentenced to life imprisonment. But August is appealing his conviction and sentence before [...]

Hilberto Sotz Killers Before The Courts; His Family Seeks UNCHR Assistance

The island of Caye Caulker has resumed a sense of normalcy in the wake of last month’s public uproar caused by the murder of eighteen-year-old Hilberto Sotz while in police [...]

Gardenia Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Gun, Ammunition & Drugs

A man from Gardenia is spending the first night of twelve years behind bars after he took the rap for a prohibited weapon, ammunition and drugs found in his home. [...]

Apprentice Remanded For Alleged Robbery

Tonight, a member of the Apprenticeship Program who is scheduled to graduate on July twenty-second has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison.  Allan Allen Phillips was arraigned on Monday [...]

Smith Walks Free in Double Homicide Trial

Twenty-seven-year-old Jaimie Smith walked free from the double murder that claimed the lives of Eric Arana and Dwayne Tillett on Antelope Street Extension four years ago The acquittal took place [...]

Dawson Remanded for Sex With Minor

A construction worker from Bermudian Landing is tonight on remand for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse three times with a fourteen-year-old minor. Forty-year-old Orlando Dawson Junior appeared before Chief Magistrate [...]