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CCJ Hands Final Victory to Speednet in Battle with P.U.C.

A decision was handed down today by the Caribbean Court of Justice that has a significant impact on the telecommunications landscape. The Public Utilities Commission suffered a major blow when [...]

Speednet Saves Big with Court Victory

According to Chief Executive Officer Ernesto Torres, the company stood to lose as much as five million dollars had the CCJ upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal.  As [...]

P.U.C. Considers Amendments to Regulations

While the decision has cleared Speednet from having to pay such exorbitant fees, attorney Fred Lumor, who represents the PUC, says that other telecoms providers, including B.T.L., will benefit from [...]

No Justice for Joshua Abraham; Accused Killers Set Free

While police are yet to conclude that a two-year old girl from Saint Matthews was murdered, in the courtroom today, two murder suspects of another child walked free. The case [...]

Accused Hitman or Police Victim? John Orozco Jailed Over Firearm

A teenager, who was busted in front of a Belize City Magistrate’s Court room this morning, is claiming the police planted a gun on him. Authorities suspect they may have [...]

Friday Showdown at House as Julius, Thwarted in Court, Vows to Return

There could be a showdown almost equal to the titanic battle that proceeded on the afternoon of August twenty-sixth coming on Friday, December ninth. Cayo South area representative Julius Espat [...]

Opposition Leader Will Respect Court Decision; Speaker Makes Final Decision

Following the decision of the Supreme Court, News Five caught up with Leader of the Opposition John Briceño to get a reaction on the ruling.  While admittedly disappointed, he says [...]

Brian Brown escapes G.S.U.’s reach in 2012 house raid case

It made headlines in 2012 when alleged George Street gang figure, Brian Brown, was the target of a raid by the Gang Suppression Unit at a residence identified as his [...]

Pregnant woman charged with drug trafficking

Also in court, a pregnant woman, who is due to give birth soon, was charged for drug trafficking. She is twenty-one year old Carolee Orosco, who appeared before Magistrate, Carlon [...]

Attempted Murder Charge Upgraded for Raheem Marsden

Raheem Marsden, who has been serving time for an attempted murder charge since July of this year, just saw his charge upgraded to murder.   Today, twenty four year old Marsden [...]

Mother Says Sons Did Not Kill Nelson Zelaya

Tonight, nineteen year old Lenford Harris Junior of Gardenia, Belize District and his sixteen year old brother from Biscayne are behind bars, charged with the murder of twenty-seven year old [...]

Gardenia Murder Suspects Charged

On Monday night, we told you that four persons of interest in Nelson Zelaya’s murder were in police custody. Today, two of those men were charged for the Gardenia resident’s [...]

The Infamous Basil Willis Accused of Targeting Grace Primary School

Well-known criminal figure, Basil Willis recently beat the offense of committing an unnatural crime when the case was thrown out but today he was back in court accused of burglarizing [...]

2 Walk from 2011 Murder Charge

Twenty-nine year old Gilbert Craig and thirty-one year old Theodore Andrews were tried for murder by Justice Troadio Gonzalez this morning in the Supreme Court. But the two men accused [...]

39 Year-Old Man Convicted of Sex Assault on 5 Year-Old Girl

Thirty-nine-year-old John Francisco Leslie has been convicted of sexually assaulting a minor earlier this year.  The incident involving a five-year-old girl reportedly occurred in April when Leslie took the child [...]

Accused Serial Thief Arraigned in Court

Chinese businessman Jing Xiao Tan, proprietor of T Supermarket in Lord’s Bank Village, was robbed at gunpoint on Monday night and was relieved of three thousand, two hundred dollars in [...]

Bus Fares Are Fair and Agreed to by Owners, Says Transport Minister

While NEMO Minister Edmond ‘Clear the Land’ Castro may not be fully abreast on the details of the arson in Trio, in his capacity as Minister of Transport he is [...]

Ruling to Come in Murder Trial of Inmate Who Strangled Fellow Inmate

Thirty-one-year-old Lorenzo Smith Junior, an inmate at the Belize Central Prison, is accused of strangling his cellmate inside their lockup in October 2009.  The incident at the Tango Ten facility [...]

More Prison Time Over Possession of Firearm

Twenty-four-year-old Joseph O’Brien will serve an additional ten years in prison after being found guilty of a firearm offense.  In April 2013, O’Brien was busted at the Lord Ridge Cemetery [...]

Will Exiled Julius Espat Be Vindicated for Next House Meeting?

Attorneys for Cayo Representative Julius Espat and House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte today argued the merits of Espat’s purported suspension at the last sitting of the House back in August. Espat [...]

Chinese Shop Owner “Stung” by G.S.T. Department

Mile Eight, George Price Highway businessman, forty-seven year old Zihuie He, has been accused of three violations of the General Sales Tax Act. The businessman was caught up in a [...]

Full Salaries for Teachers! But Will They Be in Time for Christmas?

A major decision was handed down this afternoon by the Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. The Belize National Teachers Union, led by President Luke Palacio and Adelaida Guerra, took the government [...]

Injunction Also Stops Ministry Plan to Make Up Lost Time from Strike

B.N.T.U. returns to court on December sixteenth, when it is expected that the substantive matter, a claim that the decision to deduct teachers’ salaries is unconstitutional, will be argued before [...]

Jeffrey McDougal’s Attempted Murder Charge Dropped

Twenty-eight-year-old Jeffrey McDougal was freed of an attempted murder charge today.  When he appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser, Taylor’s Alley resident Brandon Allen told the court that he has [...]

Supreme Court Decision Monday on Injunction to Stop Salaries Deducted for Teachers

The monthly salaries of almost two thousand primary and secondary school teachers hang in the balance tonight, as they anxiously await a decision to be handed down by the Supreme [...]