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Calaney Flowers Walks Free of Murder Charge

The budget debate proceeded today at the House in Belmopan. We will have all the highlights coming up, but we go to the Supreme Court which this morning delivered a [...]

Belize Bank May Go to C.C.J. to Challenge U.H.S. Judgement

Is the Belize Bank headed to the CCJ to force the application of an arbitral award against the Government of Belize?  It is perhaps the only option left, since the [...]

“Sedi” Elrington’s Progresso Heights Case Goes to the C.C.J.

A lawsuit filed against Foreign Minister Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington and his law firm, Pitts and Elrington, will be heard in the Caribbean Court of Justice in the months ahead.  The [...]

Will Titan Collect on Judgment for Damages over Raid?

Bahamians Ron Knowles and Kelvin Leach were back in court today where a second round of litigation concluded this afternoon in an appeal filed by the Government of Belize.  The [...]

G.O.B. Was Acting for U.S. But Who is Responsible?

Knowles and Leach were initially claiming damages in excess of twenty million dollars.  That figure was considerably reduced and after taking into account a number of reasons, the final sum [...]

Court Releases Convicted Robber Who Appealed Due to Missing File

Is Leonel Daly a free man because of a missing file? Daly’s case, an appeal to a robbery conviction, could not be heard today when he went before the Judges [...]

Court Rules that Killer Osmar Sabido was Provoked by His Victim

A conviction of murder in the case of Osmar Sabido, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2016 for brutally stabbing his girlfriend, has been reduced to manslaughter.  This [...]

Inez Casanova Speaks About Relationship with Barton Middleton

A current and a former Immigration officer both appeared before today’s public hearing of the Senate Special Select Committee in Belmopan.  The first, Inez Casanova, has not been directly accused [...]

Immigration Officer Tells How Authorities Got to Middleton

We will come to more of the Orange Walk-based immigration officer’s relationship with Middleton later on, but first, she revealed that she assisted Immigration officers who came to her asking [...]

Casanova Says Relationship Never Got Personal

Casanova claims that her relationship with Barton Middleton did not go past occasional conversations while she was driving him to town, and never about Immigration-related matters. But Senators seized on [...]

How Well Did Inez Casanova Know Barton Middleton?

How well can you really know a person – especially one to whom you would occasionally allow access to ride in your personal vehicle? In the case of Inez Casanova, [...]

Erwin Robinson Says He Took Won Hong Kim’s Picture for Passport

Former data entry clerk at the Immigration Department, Erwin Robinson, spent six years in the Public Service, five of those in Immigration, until he was suspended over the Won Hong [...]

COLA Walks Tall Away from “Belcan 6” Bonfire Charges

They have been flying under the radar, but today months after they were charged for setting a bonfire at the BelCan Bridge, a group of activists went back to court [...]

Erratic Sister-Killer Elijah Burke in Court; Faces Psychiatric Evaluation

Twenty-six-year-old Elijah Burke has been ordered a psychiatric evaluation after appearing in Magistrate’s Court earlier today to face a charge of murder.  The younger sibling of Julian Burke was detained [...]

Ex-data Clerk Can’t Explain How Kim’s Picture Got in System

Back to the senate inquiry… earlier we shared with you Erwin Robinson’s recollection of the day “Won Hong Kim” purportedly visited the Immigration Department to take his passport picture.  But [...]

Robinson Says He Will Never Forget Kim

Robinson’s inability to explain the Kim caper haunts him, as he was unable to hold a job in the Public Service following his suspension. But as he was shown photographs [...]

Court of Appeal Orders Retrial for 3 Accused of Murder

In October 2015, Judge Troadio “John” Gonzalez ruled that three Belize City men accused of the 2012 shooting murder of B.D.F. Soldier James Noralez had no case to answer.  The [...]

G.O.B. argues to strip Titan Securities of multi-million dollar judgment

“We will appeal…we don’t think that judgment can stand.”  So said Prime Minister Dean Barrow on January twenty-first, 2016, upon hearing that the Supreme Court had awarded Titan International Securities [...]

Shop lifter promises not to steal again, spared jail

A shop lifter who was caught in Public’s Supermarket on Saturday stealing a ball of Dutch cheese was charged with theft and was luckily sentenced to a three-month suspended sentence. [...]

Shopkeeper pleads not guilty to attacking boy in Ladyville

A nine-year-old boy who was harmed late last week was back in school today despite injuries he sustained allegedly inflicted by a Chinese businessman.  The child’s mother, Darlene Morris alleges [...]

Brandon Taylor dodges murder charge in death of Kaylon Matura

After more than two weeks in trial, the case of thirty-year-old, Brandon Taylor, charged with the May 2012 shooting murder of Kaylon Matura, came to a close. And it is [...]

Keonia Ara murder accused appear in court

The two men accused of the gruesome murder of eighteen-year-old Keonia Ara were formally arraigned in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court this morning. Teakettle residents, twenty-two year old Jaime Patnett and [...]

At Senate, Rodolfo Bol Questioned over Alleged System Tampering by Audit

Rodolfo Bol is the Immigration Department’s former System Manager, and current I.T. Manager. He has been with the Department since 2004. He manages the passport machine system and border management [...]

How BPIS Failed in Won Hong Kim Case

Bol was also questioned on the most infamous example of how the Belize Passport and Information System was breached during the tenure covered by the Auditor General’s Report from 2011 [...]

Man Dodges Heavy Sentence for Throw-Away Gun

Twenty-year-old Stephen Mejia of Antelope Street in Belize City is behind bars after he was sentenced to one year in prison for keeping an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. In September [...]