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Press Office’s Pakeman is Cleared in Courts; Evidence Disappeared

The Director of the Government’s Press Office, Dorian Pakeman, walked out of the Magistrate Court this morning, a free man.  In March 2016, Pakeman was accused of causing the death, [...]

Ruling Set in Case of Alleged Perversion of Justice by Firearm Examiner

Remember the Belize City Police Department Ballistic Examiner, Orlando Vera? In January 2016, he was charged with the offense of abetment to pervert the course of justice. Allegations are that Vera [...]

2 Charged in Aggravated Burglary Case

A well-known George Street figure and his girlfriend will be spending their second night on remand at the Belize Central Prison for allegedly committing an aggravated burglary at the home of [...]

1 of 3 Accused Robbers Pleads Guilty

One of three men accused of robbing an Immigration Officer and a businessman at gun point of their personal items and a significant amount of cash was convicted in the [...]

Kareem Smith Burglary Charge Dropped

A recent murder suspect saw a charge of burglary against him struck out this morning when he appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court.  He is Kareem Smith, a well-known [...]

Dennis Haylock Charged for Unlawful Sex with Minor

A Belize City engineer is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was accused by a fourteen-year minor of sexual abuse on April sixteenth of this year. [...]

Senate Committee to Visit Immigration Department in Belmopan

The Senate Inquiry into the corruption at the Immigration Department resumes this Wednesday. At least two persons are scheduled to testify before the Senate Special Select Committee. Now, the Belize [...]

Louis Wade Charged, Protests Innocence

It’s been a bad week for the media. It started at Wednesday’s senate meeting when political operatives attacked members of the media.  And this morning, in San Ignacio, the outspoken [...]

Police Say More Evidence Against Pastor/Journalist Than in His Favour

Just now you heard Journalist Louis Wade speak on what has transpired with an incident that led to him being slapped with two charges; one for common assault and the [...]

Wade Compares His Trial with Senate Assaults

Earlier this week, you saw what transpired during the hearing of the Senate Select Committee – journalists were threatened by political operatives carrying out the dirty work of their party [...]

Accused in Ranchito Kidnapping Out on Bail

Two of four men linked to an armed robbery and kidnapping in Ranchito, Corozal on May third, 2017 were today granted Supreme Court bail in the sum of ten thousand [...]

Is Senate Inquiry Done? Top Members Disagree

Has the usefulness of the Senate Special Select Committee come to an end? Since November more than fifteen persons have been called to testify, some more than once, but only [...]

Micah Goodin Concedes Assault Case to Kareem Adley

A charge of common assault was struck out against Kareem Adley Senior today by Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser.  It goes back to November fifth 2016, when the P.U.P. held an [...]

“Bang” Charged for Shotgun Bangs Outside Woman’s House

A Security Guard of the Belize International Airport was arraigned today in connection with a shooting incident that occurred through Munoz Alley, Belize City, on Tuesday of this week. Tyrone [...]

Elvin Penner Still Uncooperative with Senate Inquiry

For the second week running, former Minister of State for Immigration and Nationality Elvin Penner was the headline witness at the Senate Special Select Committee. After last week’s appearance, any [...]

U.D.P.’s Disrupt Proceeding, Target Eamon Courtenay and Press

The Committee’s public hearings were briefly interrupted by an outburst from the public gallery. Its source has been identified as opponents of Senator Eamon Courtenay and supporters of the United [...]

Is Elvin Penner on Thin Ice After Testimony in Inquiry?

The saying goes that a man who represents himself in a court of law has a fool for a client. In the case of former minister Elvin Penner, he claims [...]

2012 Nationality Rush: Penner Says He Was Just Trying to Help

More than two thousand names collected by the Immigration Department are suspected of having obtained Belizean nationality in less than optimal circumstances during the rush to the 2012 general elections. [...]

Georgia Bowen Says No One Could Change Kim File in BPIS

Current systems administrator at the Immigration Department, Georgia Bowen, worked at the Information Technology section of the Department during the time of the Won Hong Kim case. It has been [...]

Elroy Hemmans Jailed for Assault and Robbery of Bus Conductor

A bus conductor, who has been travelling to and from Belize City for years, was injured in July 2016 when a patron got personal with him after he was removed [...]

Fine for Feuding Lady Coast Guard Officer

A female coast guard was placed on interdiction in January of 2016 when she attacked and choked another female officer over an old beef that had been festering between them.  [...]

Was Pastor Rocke Wrong to Browse During Senate Inquiry?

Senator for the Churches, Ashley Rocke, has been in hot water in some quarters for not paying attention to his duties during the Senate Special Select Committee. A few weeks [...]

Stone Penner? P.U.P. Says They’ll See Him in Court

Elvin Penner testified without major incident last Wednesday in Belmopan at the public hearing of the Senate Special Select Committee. But it appears authorities were ready for anything, as the [...]

Teenager Charged with Drug, Bicycle Offenses

He was caught by police with a bag of weed while riding a bicycle without a bell contrary to traffic and later Kyle Latchman managed to escape. He was soon [...]

John DeShaies, Accused of Theft and Suspect in Double Murder, Out On Bail

Fifty-four-year-old John Deshaies was granted bail this morning, but as soon as he met bail, he was rearrested and tonight remains in police custody.  The Canadian national was charged a [...]