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Extraditions Proceedings against Attorney Andrew Bennett Begin before Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer

One hundred thousand dollars, plus one surety of the same amount; that’s the cost of Andrew Bennett’s freedom after appearing before Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer this morning as extradition proceedings [...]

Andrew Bennett Arraigned and Released on Bail

In his submission, Sylvester made the point that Bennett was not a flight risk and had to prove to the court that his client would not abscond should he be [...]

SolGen Explains Objection to Bail for Andrew Bennett

Representing the United States government in the matter is Solicitor General Nigel Hawke.  In court, the SolGen did not offer much, save for an objection to bail as more of [...]

Should Andrew Bennett’s Right to Practice Law Be Taken Away?

Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington, who signed off on the bundle of documents presented to him on January tenth, also weighed in on Bennett’s dilemma as an embattled attorney. Elrington says [...]

Judgment Day Approaches for Andrew Bennett

The hourglass that is Andrew Bennett’s freedom is quickly running out of sand, as it is expected that he will soon be arrested and brought before Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer [...]

Life Sentence Thrown Out for Murder Convict Linsbert Bahadur

On Tuesday, the Court of Appeal pronounced a verdict in a criminal matter involving thirty-three-year-old Linsbert Bahadur Junior.  He was convicted of the murder of his brother-in-law Albert Wade which [...]

Pair to Stand Supreme Court Trial for Forged Documents

The Supreme Court has set a March trial date for two men accused of uttering on a forged document and preparation to commit a crime. Forty-three-year-old Marcos Basto of Corozal [...]

Drunk Man Accidentally Stole Lady Constable’s Bike

Police have quickly nabbed a man who they say stole a bicycle belonging to a woman police officer. But he says it was an accident caused by being under the [...]

A Cunning Con Man Finally Caught?

Windell Neal, was read a charge of obtaining property by deception in the Magistrate’s Court today. Jennifer Arana, secretary for the Oswald Twist law firm, says she was at home [...]

P.C. Tevin Aranda Charged for Manslaughter in Mario Vernon Death

Twenty-three-year-old Tevin Aranda has been charged with manslaughter, following the shooting death of Mario Vernon Jr. in Punta Gorda Town on Saturday night.  The arraignment of the police constable in [...]

Mom Who Lost Reproductive Organs to Surgeons to be Paid Quarter Million Dollars

Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars – that is what twenty-two-year-old Jenny Bonilla received from a medical negligence case that left her without a womb and left ovary. Bonilla was [...]

Andrew Bennett Headed to Court on Wednesday

News Five has confirmed that attorney Andrew Bennett is likely headed to the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning – but not to try a case. He will be on the [...]

Charges Upgraded after P.C. Enid Tillett Dies

Police have laid additional charges on twenty-four-year-old Jesus Enrique Muñoz of Orange Walk Town. Today, he was charged with manslaughter by negligence and causing death by careless conduct in connection [...]

C.C.J. Says Let the Sunshine In

This morning, the Caribbean Court of Justice heard arguments in the matter of Sunshine Holdings—the company which acquired shares in Belize Telemedia Limited using a Social Security loan in 2005. [...]

Stephen Flowers Charged with Murder of Leon Garcia

Police this morning announced an arrest in the murder of Leon Garcia, which occurred fourteen days ago. Around three-thirty on New Year’s morning, Garcia was fatally stabbed to the chest [...]

Man, 57, Charged for Sexually Assaulting Girl, 2

A disturbing case of sexual assault was brought to the Magistrate’s Court this morning. The alleged victim is a two-year-old female child; the accused is a fifty-seven-year old man who [...]

Youth Charged in Ladyville Stabbing

Nineteen-year-old Ladyville resident Delroy Staine Junior is accused of stabbing twenty-three-year-old Javan Young of Ladyville on January second. Today, he appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford, charged with attempted murder, [...]

Brandon Tillett Re-Charged in Partner Altercation; Out on Bail

The notorious “B-E-T” – thirty-one year old Brandon Tillett – today made bail of ten thousand dollars granted in the Supreme Court, but on a different charge. On January third, [...]

One of Two Charged in Saturday Shooting Make Bail

One of two men accused in the shooting of Tyrone Barcelona and Steve Finley last Saturday is out on bail, but the other remains on remand at the Central Prison. [...]

Stabbing by Knitting Needle in Domestic Quarrel

An argument in downtown Belize City ending in an apparent stabbing on Sunday morning landed sixty-four-year-old businesswoman Jennifer Garcia in court. Garcia is accused of stabbing Ingrid McKay with a [...]

Fine for Late-to-Court Accused in Drug Case

Fifty-two-year-old Roger Kenrick Jones, a refrigerator technician of Belize City, must pay three hundred dollars in fines after being busted with cocaine in December. Jones was caught when a police [...]

Krismar Espinosa Found Not Guilty of Keon Swasey Murder in Re-Trial

The fate of twenty-eight-year-old Krismar Espinosa of Orange Walk was today in the hands of a twelve-member jury. Espinosa was tried for the second time for the murder of fellow [...]

52-Year-Old Charged for Unlawful Sex with Minor, 15

A fifteen-year-old girl accuses a man more than three times her age of sexually abusing her for almost a year. Fifty-two-year-old Jose Ardon was initially charged with two counts of [...]

City Man Charged for Unexpected Chopping

A Belize City man was remanded on Tuesday for an assault that left one man injured. On December twenty-ninth, 2017, Edgar Richards was talking to a friend on Emma Street [...]

Court Drops Charges in San Pedro Brawl and Shooting

Two cops are home free tonight after charges against them were dropped in the San Pedro Magistrate Court. The duo was charged last April for firing indiscriminately at a crowd [...]