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Mikel Longsworth Gets Two Years for Burglarizing Atlantic Bank Storage Room

A nineteen-year-old Belize City resident who picked up his first conviction for burglary of a storage room belonging to the Atlantic Bank is behind bars tonight having been sentenced to [...]

Gun-toting Fisherman Forces His Way into Home of Adolfo McKoy

Another Belize City man is on remand at the Belize Central Prison, accused of forcing himself into the home of a fifty-year old man while armed with a firearm.  Linsford [...]

Ryan Rhaburn Arraigned, Makes Bail on Friesen Kidnapping Charge

Another of William Mason’s alleged henchmen has been brought before the court where he was indicted on charges of kidnapping.  After previous issues stymied attempts to charge ranch manager Ryan [...]

16 Year Old Arraigned for Sexual Assault of Younger Brother

Earlier this week, we reported on the shocking news coming out of the Cayo District; that an eleven-year-old boy of Santa Elena had been sodomized, allegedly by his sixteen-year-old brother [...]

Gay Man Accuses Partner of Violence in Lovers’ Quarrel

In court news, twenty-three-year-old Justin Arnold of Sandhill village has been accused of domestic assault on his partner.  Interestingly, the accuser is a male, sixteen years older than him, and [...]

2 Women Freed Of Drug Trafficking Charges

Two women accused of trafficking one hundred and forty-eight pounds of cannabis found inside a vehicle at the La Democracia police checkpoint were released after Magistrate Deborah Rogers found they [...]

2 Cayo men charged for murder at a bar

Two persons have been charged in connection with the murder of Duck Run Two resident, forty-one-year-old Hever Miranda. Late Monday evening, after twenty-four hours of investigation, San Ignacio police charged [...]

Will William Mason surveillance tapes catch Ministers doing wrong?

On Monday, Senior Counsel Richard “Dickie” Bradley, attorney for Melissa Ferguson, accused of conspiring to kidnap Pastor Llewellyn Lucas and David Dodd, all but assured the press after her bail [...]

Trio arraigned for robbing Chef Ainsley at home

A trio of men was charged with robbery and handling stolen goods and they were arraigned this morning before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser.  Thirty-one-year-old Kareem Betancourt; twenty-year-old Jermaine Wagner, a [...]

Melissa Ferguson Makes Bail on Conspiracy to Kidnap Charge

This afternoon in the Supreme Court, a legal showdown was expected between the Crown and Senior Counsel Richard “Dickie” Bradley who represents Melissa Ferguson, an accused conspirator in the kidnapping [...]

“Shocked” – Melissa Ferguson Insists She has Clean Hands

The soft-spoken Melissa Ferguson faced the press just before four-thirty this evening after making bail, flanked by her attorney Bradley.  Ferguson told the media she has never been accused, much [...]

Teen Minor Charged for Friday Morning Murder

A seventeen-year-old who is no stranger to police is back behind bars where he will spend his eighteenth birthday.  The minor was read a murder charge in the Belize Family [...]

Kenroy Timmons Remanded for Intercourse with 15 Year Old

Twenty-six-year-old Kenroy Timmons of Belize City is accused of twice having sex with a minor aged fifteen.  Today he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith and did not give a [...]

14 Cases Called Up for Bail Hearing

As many as fourteen bail applications were heard today; there were no objections to eleven, but in the case of the remaining three sensational cases, there were strenuous objections presented. [...]

Melissa Ferguson Also Applies for Supreme Court Bail

The bail application for Melissa Ferguson, the wife of murder suspect William “Danny’’ Mason, also came up but was deferred to Monday because Crown Counsel Rene Montero told the court [...]

Additional Charges of Kidnapping Brought Against William Mason

Accused murdered William “Danny” Mason left the Belize Central Prison momentarily today for another court appearance. Under heavy police guard, he was transported to the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court in a [...]

Mason’s Attorney A No-show in Belmopan Court

As we said, the Friesens have once again returned to Canada because of the ordeal they endured during their kidnapping.  We asked court prosecutor Chester Williams if their absence from [...]

Caleb Orozco Says Basic Healthcare Rights for LGBT are Often Denied

Access to healthcare has long been an issue for members of the LGBT community.  According to Orozco, they have been shut off from respective medical institutions simply because they are [...]

Is Gay Rights Activist Concerned About Personal Safety After Landmark Ruling?

Is gay rights activist Caleb Orozco any safer after Wednesday’s breakthrough decision?  The question of his personal safety has always been an issue ever since choosing the pioneering role of [...]

Murder Trial Concludes in the Case of Alleged Killer Curtis Lamb

A trial by judge without jury concluded on Wednesday before Justice Troadio Gonzalez in the Belize City Supreme Court against twenty-two year old Curtis Lamb. The Belize City youth was [...]

Michael Modiri Challenges Amount of Damages Awarded by the Supreme Court

Today, attorney for Michael Modiri, Nazira Myles of Chebat and Co., filed a notice of appeal challenging the amount of damages awarded to Modiri in the case against Bradley Paumen. [...]

Supreme Court Strikes Down Section 53

Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin delivered a highly anticipated decision this morning in the Supreme Court.  On July 2010, Caleb Orosco, president of UNIBAM took the government to court challenging Section [...]

Ruling Elicits Mixed Reaction

The groundbreaking decision handed down by the Supreme Court earlier today has been met with mixed reception.  Immediately following the ruling, Special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Simplis Barrow, [...]

NEAB Displeased With Ruling

The National Evangelical Association of Belize has been vocal in its objection to the challenge ever since it was filed six years ago.  This morning, outside of the Supreme Court [...]

UNIBAM Celebrates Legal Victory

UNIBAM President Simone Hill says that the legal victory, aside from being a significant human rights achievement in Belize, was the result of a collective effort which included input from [...]