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CCJ Sessions Commence in Belize, Gregory August Applies for Special Leave

The Caribbean Court of Justice this morning commenced hearings for the first time in Belize, since its establishment in 2001. There are currently three other members, Barbados, Guyana and Dominica, [...]

Attorney Eamon Courtenay Says Life Imprisonment Without Parole is Unconstitutional

The basis for the legal challenge, according to Courtenay, is the constitutionality of the court’s decision to incarcerate August for the remainder of his life.  Equally, the case against August [...]

Orange Walk Pastor Arraigned for Child Pornography

An Orange Walk pastor has been arrested and charged on multiple counts of child pornography of two minors. Honduran national Gerardo Lopez of the Evangelical Church in Trial Farm was [...]

Swedish Student Busted with Drug Paraphernalia in Caye Caulker

A Sweden student was before the court today after he was busted on Caye Caulker in possession of a pipe used for smoking drugs and one point three grams of [...]

Lorenzo Smith Jr. Arraigned for 2009 Murder of Cellmate

An inmate of the Belize Central Prison serving ten years for arson got some more bad news earlier today. Following a preliminary inquiry this morning, Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith [...]

‘Dalla’ Van Driver Charged for Unlawful Sexual Intercourse

A Belize City mechanic is spending his first night behind bars on remand after he was charged for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor today. Twenty-nine-year-old Francis Avilez, a full-time [...]

Saul Geovanni Ortiz Arraigned for Murder of Coastguard Officer in San Ignacio

A third San Ignacio resident was formally arrested and charged today for the murder of twenty-three-year-old Belizean coastguard officer, Aurelio Montero Junior. On Tuesday, twenty-three year old Saul Geovanni Ortiz, [...]

Glenford Baine Sentenced to Five Years for Gun Possession

Eight months ago, on August fourth, 2014, twenty-five-year-old Belize City resident Glenford Baine Junior was seen hiding a nine millimeter pistol loaded with nine live rounds of ammunitions into a [...]

Coastguard Officer Keyren Tzib Out on Bail…

Last Friday, a bail hearing for Coastguard Seaman Keyren Tzib was deferred to today, following orders of Justice Herbert Lord that an evaluation be conducted to determine the psychological condition [...]

…Results of Psychiatric Evaluation Presented in Court

Tzib was returning from a twelve-day operation at sea with a team of Coast Guard, B.D.F., Police and Port Authority personnel. One hundred yards from shore, she allegedly turned her [...]

Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez Faces Additional Charge for Sexual Assault

In February, P.U.P. Orange Walk East Area Representative, Doctor Marco Tulio Mendez, was formally arraigned on six counts of aggravated assault of an indecent nature and common assault in relation [...]

Belize City Security Guard Indicted for Carnal Knowledge

Twenty-seven-year-old Nikolai James, who has been on the lam since being accused of sexually assaulting a fifteen-year-old student a week ago, appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith this morning.  [...]

Devon Jones to Face Trial for Maim and Aggravated Assault

Thirty three year old electrician Devon Jones of Iguana Street will stand trial for maim and aggravated assault vehicle following the conclusion of a preliminary inquiry today. Attorney Bryan Neal [...]

2 Cayo Men Charged for Murder of Coastguard

Two men have been charged in connection with the latest homicide in San Ignacio.  Twenty-one-year-old Wendell Ovando, a construction worker of Kontiki area in San Ignacio, Cayo, and a fifteen-year-old [...]

Darrington Lauriano Junior Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

Twenty-two-year-old Darrington Lauriano Jr. has been sentenced to sixteen years in prison after being busted with a nine millimeter pistol loaded with eight live rounds of ammunition.  During the swoop, [...]

Murder Trial of Raymond Myers Aborted

A man who has been on remand for almost five years will have to wait even longer after the jury in his trial for murder was dismissed by Justice Troadio [...]

Another Staine Brother Arraigned for January Murder of B.D.F. Soldier

On January seventeenth, B.D.F. soldier Denver Villafranco was stabbed and killed in Belize City. Three days after, Police arrested forty-one-year-old Phil Staine and thirty-eight year old Orlando Staine and charged [...]

Marco Tulio Mendez Back in Court in Sugar City

People’s United Party Orange Walk East Area Representative Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez was back in court today after being arraigned on six charges stemming from allegations made by a pair [...]

Attorney Dickie Bradley Explains the Nature of the Case Against Mendez

In court on behalf of Mendez was Senior Counsel Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley.  He explained the nature of the charges brought against his client.   Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley, Attorney for Marco [...]

Keyren Tzib Appears in Court for Bail Hearing

On Easter Monday, twenty-four year old Coast Guard Seaman Keyren Tzib shot a senior Coast Guard Officer, Petty Officer Kurt Hyde, as they returned to base on board a vessel [...]

Tzib Ordered to Take a Psychiatric Evaluation

Keyren Tzib is to return to Court on Wednesday, April fifteenth at two-thirty in the afternoon. At that time, a determination on her bail will be granted, based at least [...]

Well-known Criminal Figures Receive Bail

Three Belizeans and a Guatemalan were among a group of thirteen persons whose bail application was heard today by Justice Herbert Lord. The four were successful in obtaining bail. Well-known [...]

Undocumented Honduran Nationals Charged

It was an emotional time in court for five Honduran nationals who were caught illegally in the country; they are facing jail time since they are unable to pay their [...]

Cop Walks on Wounding Charge

This morning, twenty-nine year old Special Constable Juan Moralez was all smiles when a charge of Wounding was withdrawn from him since his wife, the alleged victim, requested no further [...]

Pastor Charged for Immigration Offence

A Ghanian citizen who is a pastor was busted at the P.G.I.A. for attempting to enter the country with another person’s passport. Forty year old Wilberforce Sintim Kwako was found [...]