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Michael Modiri Headed Back to Court in Land Dispute

Justice Shona Griffith has set a date for trial in October in the long-running case of businessmen Michael Modiri and Bradley Paumen over access to land in the Franks Eddy [...]

Fixing the System for Visa Fees and Security

Tonight, we have more from the Senate Special Select Committee’s public hearings with Director of Immigration Diana Locke on Wednesday. The Auditor General’s Report cited multiple instances where fees for [...]

Did Cabinet Have Authority to Direct Policy on Document Checks?

The Immigration Department has a backlog of files for persons seeking renewal of their immigration documents, mostly passports.  But in the case where the files are missing, or the source [...]

Vital Stats Leadership Could Be Called Before Special Senate Select Committee

On Wednesday, Director of Immigration Diana Locke gave an example of how the humble birth certificate is the gateway to all things Belizean. If parents of foreign nationalities can claim [...]

Senate Chair Says Inquiry is “Adequately Financed”

The Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration hosted Director of Immigration Diana Locke for the second consecutive week and we will have highlights of her testimony shortly. But the bigger [...]

Minister & C.E.O. Next to be Called

As for further witnesses to be called, the Committee’s schedule is known for at least its next meeting on September twenty-seventh, when Director of Immigration Diana Locke continues her testimony [...]

Business Senator Details “Minimal” Expenses

While there has been no public comment from the business and private sector despite being apprised of the Prime Minister’s letter, the Senator representing them on the Committee, Mark Lizarraga [...]

How Will Final Report Be Written?

The final report of the Senate Special Select Committee will be highly anticipated. It has already been guaranteed that it will not likely lead to criminal charges unless there is [...]

Guats Get Away with Free Residence in Belize

Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse has been on record commending the high number of Chinese seeking visas to “visit” Belize. Of course, these persons pay as much as two thousand [...]

Warning over Documents Presented by Foreign Nationals for Belizean Children

The Committee has expressed interest in bringing in the top person at the Vital Statistics Unit; a division of the Attorney General’s Ministry that is responsible for recording and registering [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of the Visa Vetting Committee

This afternoon, with Senator Mark Lizarraga in the chair on behalf of Aldo Salazar, there was further probing into the processes of the Department and in particular the Visa Vetting [...]

Man walks from Ardon Belgrave murder

After four years and six months on remand for the murder of Ardon Belgrave in March 2013, Akeem Augustine, is freed of murder. Belgrave was shot and executed while on [...]

Senate Returns with Private, Public Hearings

The Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration resumes on Wednesday after a month-long break. However, the public hearing will not be held at its usual morning time slot, but in [...]

Attorney Charges Ex-Prison Officer with Assault at Cricket Game

Well-known attorney and former D.P.P. Prosecutor, Leeroy Banner is the victim of an assault. Banner claims he was assaulted by two men on August twenty-sixth, 2017 at the Cricket Field [...]

Manslaughter Charge for Customs Officer Who Shot Dwayne Almendarez

The fatal shooting of thirty-year-old Dwayne Almendarez on August fifteenth, in Yo Creek Village, has resulted in a single charge of manslaughter being brought against a customs officer earlier today.  [...]

Teen told to keep the peace after slapping girlfriend twice

Nineteen-year-old Kadeem Augustine was remanded to the Belize Central Prison on Friday, after pleading guilty to harming his girlfriend.  The teenager, who claims to be in love with his girlfriend, [...]

Impatient security guard fined for taking off in B.E.L. vehicle

Twenty-one-year-old Maximiliano Morey, a security guard of Milpa Area, Ladyville, is in hot water after making off with a vehicle from Belize Electricity Limited’s Magazine Road compound on Saturday.  It [...]

C.C.J.’s President, Sir Dennis Byron, set to retire

But the highest court, the Caribbean Court of Justice headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago announced the imminent retiring of Sir Dennis Bryon, having reached his seventh non-renewable year at the [...]

Teenager Raped in San Pedro; Suspect Charged

Lyndon Dean Flowers is accused of the rape of a fourteen-year-old girl on Ambergris Caye in July. Today, he was read charges alongside his attorney Oscar Selgado in the court [...]

G.O.B. refuses to acknowledge new owners of arbitration debt

The Government of Belize remains at an impasse with several companies seeking enforcement of various arbitral awards due them after judgments made in U.S. courts. It maintains the position that [...]

Jevon Belizaire Recaptured and Arraigned for Murder

After twenty-four hours on the run, accused murderer Jevon Belizaire has been recaptured by Belize City police.  The twenty-four-year-old suspect fled from custody on Wednesday morning while being allowed to [...]

Doehm Couple Handed Partial Disclosure in Faye Lin Cannon Cruelty Case

Today, former residents of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, David and Anke Doehm, are charged with child cruelty in the death of thirteen-year-old Faye Lin Cannon almost two months ago. The [...]

American Living in Belize Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession

A Belizean-American couple and their visiting friend were read drug charges after a police search of their Caye Caulker cabana on Tuesday afternoon. Twenty-four-year-old Sloane Breaux; his wife, twenty-three-year-old Catherine [...]

John Zabaneh comes off U.S. ‘drug kingpin’ list

Businessman John Zabaneh is a well-known entrepreneur in South Stann Creek whose ventures, including Mayan King Limited, Mid-south Investments Limited, Belize Chemicals Limited and Crown Paradise Enterprises were all flagged [...]

Traffic officer jailed after armed confrontation with neighbor

Traffic Officer Mario Vernon is tonight spending his first night on remanded at the Central Prison in Hattieville after his twenty-one-year-old neighbor accused him of pulling a gun at him [...]