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Civil Suit Against P.U.P. Area Rep Traversed to September Session of Supreme Court

The civil suit against P.U.P. Orange Walk South Area Representative, Jose Abelardo Mai, was back before Supreme Court Justice Courtenay Abel today. Oral submissions were to be heard, however, there [...]

SolGen Says Government is Fully Compliant with CCJ Consent Order

Another round of litigation between the indigenous Maya community and Government of Belize is before the high court, despite a consent order from the Caribbean Court of Justice in 2015.  [...]

A Long Way to Go Before the Maya Land Rights Issue is Fully Resolved

According to the Solicitor General, the process of working through the terms of the consent order is fairly lengthy.  He says that while the Maya Leaders Alliance is entitled to [...]

SolGen Says Jalacte Claim is Way Out of Time

A lawsuit involving the Government of Belize, brought against the Office of the Attorney General by residents of Jalacte Village, is being heard before Justice Michelle Arana.  On Wednesday, submissions [...]

Jalacte Village Sues for Millions in Compensation for Loss of Lands

During the trial, expert testimony was provided by a number of individuals, including engineering consultant Avondale Moody, for the Ministry of Works.  Among the reasons given for the placement of [...]

Will Prime Minister Barrow be Compelled to Pay UHS Debt Via a Writ of Mandamus?

On Monday, an application was filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of the Belize Bank seeking permission for a judicial review to be conducted to compel Prime Minister Dean [...]

G.O.B. Back in Court Over Land Rights Claim in Jalacte

Attorneys for the Government of Belize are fighting yet another lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court by the indigenous Maya community of southern Belize.  The claim brought against the Office [...]

Jalacte Residents Complain that BAHA Checkpoint Inconveniences Local Farmers

According to Coc, farmers in Jalacte Village are no longer able to access and use lands that were traditionally set aside for agriculture because the road that has since been [...]

Where is Toledo Land Rights Commission in Latest Litigation?

So what is the role of the Toledo Land Rights Commission in the latest legal battle over communal land rights?  That’s what we attempted to find out from the MLA [...]

CCJ Restores Gilbert Henry Conviction, But No Additional Jail Time is Given

The Caribbean Court of Justice has handed down a decision ordering that a conviction and subsequent five-year sentence imposed on Gilbert Henry for causing dangerous harm, be restored.  The judgment [...]

CCJ Chides Court of Appeal for Procedural Flaws in Henry’s Case

Henry challenged his conviction, as well the sentence, before the Court of Appeal of Belize, making a case that the substantial delays in the trial and appellate processes violated his [...]

UNCAC Consultations Begin with Round of Meetings in Belize City

A team from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, as well as representatives from Haiti and Tuvalu, began a round of consultations this morning with local officials from [...]

SolGen Says Extradition Laws are Fairly Antiquated

While there are areas in which Belize’s laws are consistent with the expectations of the UNCAC treaty, Solicitor General Nigel Hawke says that there is also work that needs to [...]

2 Adults and a Minor Arraigned for San Pedro Home Invasion

A U.S. expat Clifford Kirk remains hospitalized in the United States where he was flown to for emergency medical treatment following an attack on his life. Kirk’s house is located [...]

OW P.U.P. Area Rep. Takes the Stand to Testifies in a Civil Suit Brought Against Him

Orange Walk South P.U.P. Area Representative Jose Abelardo Mai took the stand for a cross-examination in a civil suit brought against him by Nissan Arana, the son of a Julia [...]

Jose Abelardo Mai Says He Did Not Cause Accident

The civil trial against Abelardo Mai began on Tuesday before Justice Courtenay Abel. Previous to that, the parties entered mediation; however, all efforts failed. News Five understands that the Arana [...]

OW South P.U.P. Area Representative Faces Lawsuit from Arana Family

Orange Walk South P.U.P. Area Representative, Jose Abelardo Mai, is before Supreme Court Justice Courtenay Abel. The lawsuit against Mai stems from a traffic accident which occurred on the Phillip [...]

Rudolph Smith Jr. Not Guilty of Rape

After deliberating for six hours, a jury has found Rudolph Smith Junior not guilty of rape and aggravated assault. The unanimous decision was reached on Tuesday evening in the courtroom [...]

Brandon Cattouse 0 – NADO & BCF 1 – in Court

It did not go well today in court for Brandon Cattouse. Since April twenty-sixth, 2018, the elite cyclist has been on a provisional suspension from riding after he tested positive [...]

NADO Followed Protocol in Cattouse’s Testing and Suspension

According to Attorney Darrell Bradley, an arbitrator from Spain has been selected by the Regional Anti-Doping Organization to oversee the proceedings; that person has since been in contact with the [...]

Rudolph Smith Jr. Charged with Rape & Aggravated Burglary

A jury was still deliberating this evening in the court of Justice Colin Williams for a verdict in the case of Rudolph Smith Junior, charged with rape and aggravated burglary. [...]

P.U.P. Postpones Belmopan Convention as Arthur Saldivar Seeks Injunction

Attorney Arthur Saldivar is turning against his own party, which he wants to represent. This is all because he is not allowed to run for P.U.P. standard bearer in the [...]

Saldivar Explains Why He Wants to Contest P.U.P. Belmopan Convention

The three candidates who have been accepted to contest the convention are Oscar Mira, Wiezsman Pat and Michelle Rodriguez. After this morning’s court session, Saldivar told supporters who had gathered at [...]

Sand Hill Resident Arraigned for MoneyGram Robbery

A construction worker from Sand Hill, Belize District, appeared today before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford and was arraigned for robbery to which Jiovanni Augustine pleaded not guilty. Since the offense [...]

CCJ Hears Case about Justice Samuel Awich in the Belize Judiciary

The Caribbean Court of Justice today heard arguments concerning a judge in the Belize judiciary. In 2012, Dean Boyce and the British Caribbean Bank Limited, as well as Lord Michael [...]