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Ladyville Man Beats Attempted Burglary Charge, Guilty of Trespassing

  A Ladyville resident who was on trial this morning before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith beat an attempted burglary charge but was found guilty of trespassing his neighbor’s yard [...]

Elderly Fisherman Busted With Undersized Conch

  An elderly Honduran fisherman was shocked when he was fined thirty dollars for each undersized conch he was caught with by Fisheries officials while he was in the area [...]

Quality of Life Offences Catch Up with Ex-BDF Soldier

Thirty year old ex-B.D.F. soldier and father of four, Leonard Joel Palacio, spent four nights in lockdown for riding a bicycle contrary to traffic. Palacio, who is an epileptic, is [...]

Minors and Adult Charged for Damaging ComPol’s Vehicle

Last Friday, a fight broke out on Pelican Street which is not too far from the home of the ComPol. In the scuffle, the ComPol’s vehicle that was parked in [...]

Robert’s Grove Rift Goes to Supreme Court

Two shareholders of Robert’s Groove of Placencia have been at war over the running of the company.  Today, the matter was heard in trial by Supreme Court Judge, Sonja Young. [...]

Third Person Charged for A&R Heist

Belize City police have arrested and charged another suspect for the armed robbery of A and R store which occurred back on twentieth August.  During the heist, robbers made off [...]

George Street Figure Granted Bail for Discharging Firearm

George Street associate, Kareem Lopez, who allegedly discharged a firearm Causing Public Terror on Douglas Jones Street following the Jouvert was granted Supreme Court bail in the sum of eight [...]

Muslim Woman Has Her Day In Court

On Tuesday News Five aired an interview with a Muslim woman who related a disturbing story to us. She is a victim of domestic abuse, and had applied to the [...]

Bar Manager Fined for Illegal ‘Waitresses’

The Business Manager for MJ’s Bar, a well known and local spot in the city, located on West Collet Canal, was today before the court to answer to two counts [...]

Segura Appears in Court on Thursday

Assistant Commissioner of Police Miguel Segura, on interdiction for the manslaughter of Yolanda Valencia, was arraigned on a string of traffic-related offences, including driving with alcohol concentration above prescribed limit, [...]

Sewell’s Attorney Applies for Leave to Appeal Extradition

Gary Sewell has been behind bars since 2010 fighting an extradition request by the U.S. On July third, 2014, Justice Michelle Arana handed down a decision to extradite Sewell.  But [...]

Man Remanded for Carnal Knowledge

A teenager who is only thirteen years and nine months of age is claiming that a young man she is acquainted with had sexual intercourse with her against her will. [...]

Belize City Man Remanded for Burglarizing Home

A thirty-nine year old man is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison accused of burglarizing a house and stealing about two thousand dollars worth of household items.   Lance [...]

10 Years for Illegal Gun & Ammunition

Belize City resident, Allan Moody, is tonight serving his first night of a ten year jail term imposed upon him this morning in the courtroom of the Chief Magistrate, Anne [...]

2 Men Detained for Pistol-Whipping Businessman

We reported on Monday that a businessman is alleging he was pistol whipped then robbed by a group of men who surrounded him as he walked on Wagner’s Lane in [...]

Charges dropped against more BML workers

A flood mitigation project is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, which is a good thing because the City Council seems to be chronically cash-strapped. A significant portion of [...]

3 Cops Arraigned on Criminal Charges

In a cleansing of the police department, three police officers were before the court today to answer to criminal offenses.  First to be arraigned were two alleged rogue cops who [...]

Cop & Girlfriend Arraigned for Stolen Jewellery

A third cop and his girlfriend were arraigned but were able to get bail today. Police officer Jamille Scott is accused of stealing jewelry and other items from the house [...]

Charges Brought Against John Popper for Breaching Protection Order

Police say fifty year-old John Aaron Popper committed a number of criminal offenses when he breached a protection order to stay away from his ex-common-law wife, forty-one year old Cecilia [...]

BISL Victorious In Court Against Government, Tax Assessment Ruled Unlawful

There have been a number of weighty matters in the court this week. Today, Government suffered a blow in the Supreme Court in their legal battle concerning the takeover of [...]

Belize Bank Versus G.O.B., UHS Debt Still Accruing

There is another case which we reported on Tuesday against the government for which closing arguments were heard in the courtroom of Justice Shona Griffith.  The Belize Bank Limited is [...]

Requeña Brothers Acquitted of Attempted Murder

Back to the courts on criminal matters…Two brothers Giovanni and his older sibling, Denton Requeña and their friend, David Sedacey, were freed of a very serious offense. They were acquitted [...]

Belize Bank and G.O.B. in Court Over U.H.S. Debt

In the Supreme Court today, Justice Shona Griffiths heard arguments from The Belize Bank and the Government of Belize. The proceedings today concerned the enforcement of an arbitral award obtained [...]

Police Corporal Darius Martinez Sentenced to Eighteen Months in Prison

This morning, Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith heard closing arguments in the case against Police Corporal Darius Martinez. The cop was facing charges for Attempting to Corrupt a Public Officer [...]

Bahamian Stockbrokers Out on Hundred Thousand Dollars Bail

Bahamians Rohn Knowles and Kelvin Leach, both legally embattled financial advisers, are tonight with their families after posting a hefty sum to secure their freedom.  The duo had been in [...]