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Carter Convicted on GST Offences

T he GST continues to penalize businesses that have not been paying their taxes.  Well known talk show host and businessman Darrell Carter was spared jail time after he picked [...]

Martinez Arraigned for Burglary

Burglars cleaned out a woman’s apartment taking all her household items while she was away. But quick response by the police, led to the recovery of two od the stolen [...]

Lusby Martinez Acquitted of 2009 Murder

When we closed our newscast on Friday, a jury was still deliberating in the murder trial of Lusby Martinez who was facing charges for the grenade attack in which fourteen [...]

Deliveryman Arraigned for Kissing Male Minor

A young boy under the age of sixteen years claims that he was sexually molested back in December 2014 by a man well known to him and his family.   Today, [...]

Whistleblower Alvarene Burgess Takes Stand Against Clear the Land Castro

Today Minister Edmond Castro, who had occupied the hot-seat in Court all of Thursday smiled when whistle-blower Alvarene Burgess took the witness stand at ten to be cross-examined by attorney [...]

Attorney Rodwell Williams Says Whistleblowers’ Story is Inconsistent

Today other witnesses included Edmond Castro’s driver Norman Middleton, Burgess’ husband Curt Burgess and CEO of Great Belize Productions Amalia Mai. Just as the defence hinged on the testimony of [...]

Did Alvarene Burgess Expose Herself to Prosecution by Admitting to Bribing Minister?

At one point late in the cross-examination, Williams went on a new path. Since Burgess maintained that she paid Minister Castro for visa recommendations, Williams insinuated repeatedly that by coming [...]

Vernon Cutkelvin Won’t Testify In Castro Case

One man whose name was mentioned repeatedly today is Vernon Cutkelvin. According to testimony from the stand, he is a friend and advisor of Minister Edmond Castro and was allegedly [...]

Paranda Musician ‘Nuru’ Ellis Charged with Carnal Knowledge

A father accompanied by his fourteen year old daughter and a social worker reported that on October twenty-eight, 2014 around one-thirty PM and on May third, 2015 while at her [...]

Ex-cop and Girlfriend Charged with Drug Trafficking

An ex-police officer and his girlfriend were dragged to court today to answer to a single charge of drug trafficking after the GSU conducted a search at their home. In [...]

Clear the Land Versus Alvarene Burgess Commences in Supreme Court

In 2013, Minister of State Edmond Castro was accused of large scale and lucrative facilitation of visas for Chinese nationals. The person making those accusations was Alvarene Burgess, who alleged [...]

Clear the Land Castro Testifies in Court

Today’s courtroom session will no doubt go down as one of Edmond Castro’s most uncomfortable and uneasy appearances. He was forced into excruciating detail on the circumstances which led to [...]

Honduran Fishermen Busted for Fishing Illegally in Belizean Waters

Three Honduran fishermen caught fishing illegally within a protected area in the south were convicted today in the Independence Magistrate Court. They are Ismael Dubon Banagas, Salvador Caballero Reyes and [...]

Chunox Family Arraigned for Undersized Conch

But a Belizean family caught with undersized conch was heavily fined. This afternoon, four members of the Rangel family, all fishermen living in Chunox Corozal Village, were arraigned in the [...]

Tanisha Sutherland Remanded for Forgery

A Belize City woman who was employed as a loan processor for a Canadian businessman who owns Global Communications Limited is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison. She [...]

Magistrate Cayetano Dismisses Marijuana Possession Charge Against Inmate

At three this afternoon, former Belize City Magistrate, Dale Cayetano, who is now the Director at Family court, freed prison inmate, Godwin Santos, of a charge of drug trafficking. Cayetano [...]

Police Bust Placencia Resident with Weed

Also in the south….today Placencia Police’s Quick Response Team conducted a search at the residence of twenty-two year old Akeem Tejeda in Placencia Village where they discovered one hundred and [...]

Woman Freed of Murder After 4 Years Behind Bars

Almost four years ago, then forty-eight year old Lucilla Bartley, a single mother of two, was charged for the murder of her ex-boyfriend, Osborne Gordon, and remanded to the Belize [...]

Belize City Resident Charged for OW Murder

Twenty-year-old Kashief Bevans was arraigned in the Orange Walk Magistrates Court this morning on a single count of murder.  His indictment follows the shooting death of eighteen-year-old Derrick Romero who [...]

16 Year Old Roaring Creek Resident Arraigned for Agric Murder

There is another arrest regarding a murder last weekend. A sixteen year old minor from Roaring Creek is tonight spending his first night behind bars following his arraignment for the [...]

All 4 Accused in Theft at Treasury Receive Bail

David Enriquez, Francis Palacio, Hassan Palacio and Octaviana Lopez…Police believe all four are involved in the bold theft of half a million dollars from the government treasury. Enriquez, charged with [...]

Honduran Man Charged for Attempted Murder of Security Guard

A Honduran national has been charged for the shooting of a Security Guard working at a Chinese restaurant.  After two days of investigations, police believe they know who shot Victor [...]

Terminated Employee Wins Lawsuit Against the B.T.B.

This Friday, a convention takes place in the Albert Division for the endorsement of Tourism C.E.O., Tracy Taegar-Panton as standard bearer for the U.D.P. Panton is to replace Minister of [...]

Trial Date Set in Vega Libel Case

In other news on the U.D.P…..today, Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega and Ramon Cervantes Jr., the man who will contest him in Orange Walk North were in court. The DPM [...]

Burrell Boom Resident Remanded for Sexual Assault

A Burrell Boom resident was to get married this weekend, but instead he will be behind bars for Sexual Assault upon a Child. This morning, twenty-one year old  Jamel Seguro [...]