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Everal Martinez Charged with Step-Daughter Allyssa Nunez’s Murder

Her plight touched the heart of many Belizeans. Her unnecessary death enraged them. But life went on in the Old Capital as twenty-one-year-old Everal Martinez was briefly and quietly arraigned [...]

Taxi Man’s Shooter Identified, Charged

Twenty-year-old Esmir Garrido has been charged with grievous harm and use of deadly means of harm on taxi driver Reginald Garoy. Garoy was shot and injured in the right side [...]

Pickwick Loses Second Round Versus Princess in Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal this morning handed down a decision in the case of Belize Pickwick Club Hotel Limited and Belize Pickwick Club Limited, against Princess Entertainment Limited, Golden Princess [...]

M.L.A. wins concessions from Gov’t at C.C.J.

There is some progress to report concerning the implementation of the historic April 2015 Consent Order on communal land rights. The Maya Leaders Alliance and Toledo Alcaldes Association, representing the [...]

Businessman wins gun battle as youth is charged

His attacker misfired, but thirty-three year old businessman Derrol Vernon did not, and a twenty-one year old Belize City resident is now charged with aggravated assault. Kevaughn Staine was read [...]

Charged for fight, landscaper denies stealing weed, gold chain

Officially, thirty-six year old James Crawford of Ladyville is charged with stealing a gold chain during a fight and causing harm to Kenneth Arthurs. But it came out in the [...]

Teacher Charged with Assault of Minor, 16

A teacher of Independence Village is being accused of sexual assault of a sixteen-year-old girl.  Lennox Mejia, known as “Namule,” was read the charge before Magistrate Deborah Rogers in the [...]

Will Belize Bank Finally Be Paid for U.H.S.?

The Caribbean Court of Justice this morning heard dueling applications from the Belize Bank Limited and the Attorney General in Port of Spain concerning the still-outstanding U.H.S. matter. The C.C.J. [...]

In Washington, Court Says Assets Can Be Collected

The Belize Bank is tightening the screws. On Monday a U.S. district court judge ordered that the Bank can seize property owned by the government of Belize “in the jurisdictions [...]

Accused Cop Killer to Learn Fate in 2 Weeks

Thirty-seven-year-old Delford Slusher has been on trial for the past three weeks, accused of the murder of a police officer. Corporal Victor Lima was shot twice in the chest during [...]

Justice Lennox Campbell’s Ties to Dean Barrow

On March fifth, Justice Lennox Kirkwood Campbell took the oath as a judge on the Belize Court of Appeals. Campbell is from Jamaica and a retired justice of the Supreme [...]

O.W. Grandfather Charged for Assault of 7-Year-Old, Gets Out on Bail

In another case of sexual abuse, but in the north, a sixty-six-year-old man has been charged for the sexual assault of a seven year old girl, who she knew as [...]

Nolle prosequi stalls attempted murder case

Crown prosecutors say they have insufficient evidence to try Mason Patnett in the attempted murder of Marvin Bull, who has been missing since 2014. They entered a motion of nolle [...]

After delays, appeal against Araceli Cahueque comes to court

The Court of Appeal has been considering the appeal of the Crown against Aracely Cahueque since 2016. She is the former Corozal resident and former beauty queen accused of abetment [...]

One step closer to end of UNIBAM appeal

The appeal of the Section fifty-three case decided in the Supreme Court in August, 2016 is before the Court of Appeal. On one side is Caleb Orozco, Executive Director of [...]

Everal Martinez Faces Sex Charges Amid Protests

Seventeen-month-old Allyssa Nunez passed on Sunday morning, but from Friday, twenty-one-year-old Everal Martinez of Maskall was in police custody on a charge of dangerous harm. That charge has been lifted [...]

Family Wants to Speak with Police

Prior to being arraigned before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford, Everal Martinez was charged with deadly use of harm on Friday evening.  The single count was presumably a holding charge, a [...]

Catholics Officially Out of UNIBAM Appeal

It’s now official: the Government of Belize is going at it alone in the upcoming appeal of the August tenth, 2016 judgment of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin regarding the amendment [...]

Honduran Fishermen Busted in Reserve

A routine patrol by rangers of the Southern Environmental Association, better known as SEA, and Belize Coast Guard officers resulted in the arrest of three Honduran fishermen. The patrol near [...]

Speednet defies P.U.C. on license fees

In 2016, the Caribbean Court of Justice ended months of impasse when it ruled that the Public Utilities Commission could not charge excessive spectrum fees to Speednet Communications, parent company [...]

Two remanded for attempted murder

From the courts, two brothers are behind bars accused of the attempted murder of Francis Parham on Sunday evening on the George Price Highway. Twenty-two year old Shakeedi Baizar of [...]

Nelson Henry in trouble again after police altercation

He was already out on bail for a serious offence of aggravated burglary and unlawful imprisonment. But today Nelson Henry was back in court charged with aggravated assault, this time [...]

Late night outing sends Orel Leslie to jail

He was just granted bail on Thursday on a charge of murder for which he faces re-trial. But twenty-nine-year-old Orel Leslie is behind bars at the Central Prison at this [...]

Two out on bail for murder charge, but ordered to stay inside at night

There has been a recent trend of men accused of murder seeking bail. It was previously thought that murder, except in rare circumstances, was the one charge immune to bail, [...]

Former B.D.F. Soldier Charged in Monday Night Shooting

Former soldier of the Belize Defence Force Kareem Beeks is accused of the attempted murder of Akeem Requeña on Monday night, February twenty-sixth, near Gibnut Street. Beeks was previously in [...]