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Cop Acquitted Of Extortion

Thirty-one year old Constable Amir Moh of San Jose Palmar, Orange Walk District, was caught up in allegations of extortion of a medical technician, forty-eight-year-old Alexander Tate. As reported at [...]

Kevin “Cowboy” Alvarez Walks from Attempted Murder of Cops

Remember Kevin Alvarez, aka “Cowboy”? He is the former police officer who was accused of the murder of a Chinese businessman in Orange Walk back in 2008, but was exonerated. [...]

Woman Stole Security Guard’s Wallet After Proposing Oral Sex

Thirty-two-year old Sarita Ash, an unemployed single mother of three children, now has a conviction on her record for theft. But the circumstances are somewhat unusual. According to security guard [...]

Marlon Castillo Fined and Ordered to Compensate Ariel Rosado Family

Marlon Castillo is the twenty-nine year old former cyclist who admitted earlier this week to causing the death of his long-time cycling buddy Ariel Rosado. It happened during a traffic [...]

Police Charge Cayo Men for Beating Up a Cop

Sanjay Casey and Belhem Guzman, both of Camalote village, Cayo District, were today read charges of attempted murder, dangerous harm, use of deadly means of harm, and aggravated assault. Casey was [...]

Accused Cops in Hilberto Sotz Death to be Tried for Manslaughter

Two police officers, who were initially charged with the murder of Hilberto Sotz while he was in a holding cell in San Pedro, will stand trial for manslaughter in the [...]

Marlon Castillo Pleads Guilty in Ariel Rosado Accident Death

Twenty-nine year old Marlon Castillo, a prominent cycling champion and butcher by trade, today pleaded guilty to a charge of causing death by careless conduct in the death of childhood [...]

Accused Arsonist of Deputy P.M.’s Government Vehicle is Charged

The man believed to have set fire to DPM Patrick Faber’s government issued Mazda SUV appeared in court this morning. Allen Martinez was picked up by Ladyville Police on Thursday [...]

Rural Eastern Division Still Confident in Sarkis Abou-Nehra Case

Of eighteen persons initially charged in connection with the December home invasion at the house of Sarkis Abou-Nehra, twelve have been freed of charges. In an update, police said that [...]

4 Accused in Dangriga Home Invasion Beating See Charges Dropped

Back in early August, an amateur video went viral on social media of a Dangriga woman under attacked inside her home and in front of her children. The attackers were [...]

Bail Granted as Trio’s Charges Dropped to Manslaughter

In April of 2015, San Ignacio police charged Saul Ortiz, Windell Obando and a fifteen year old minor, now seventeen, for the murder of Orelio Montero. They were arraigned and [...]

Only six defendants proceed to inquiry in Sarkis Abou-Nehra home invasion and rape case

Eighteen persons were initially charged in connection with the December 2015 home invasion at the house of a businessman Sarkis Abou Nehra in Burrell Boom Village.  At least six persons [...]

Man Charged With “Going Equipped” to Burglarize House

A neighbourhood watch on Coral Grove Drive, Belize City, and quick response to a burglary in progress led to the arrest of a well-known criminal figure of Guadalupe Street. This [...]

Accused in Sex Assault Case is Cleared in Court

Back in March, we told you about thirty nine year old Amador Pott who was charged with sexual assault, exposing his person in public and using insulting words. Well, last [...]

Curiosity Kills “Sticks” – Now Charged with Belcan Bonfire

On Wednesday afternoon, six persons were hauled to the Belize City Magistrate Court – charged in connection with the burning of tires on BelCan Bridge on Monday afternoon. COLA President [...]

Chief Justice Drops Claim over Sarstoon S.I.

Today, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin struck out the constitutional challenge brought by the People’s United Party of the Sarstoon Law. The statutory instrument, which was passed by the Government, prohibited [...]

Is Sarstoon Challenge Now Over?

Back in May of 2016, PM Barrow in an interview with News Five said that, “the S.I. was to serve the limited purpose of ensuring that at the time the [...]

Geovannie Brackett and 5 Others Charged for Belcan Tire Burning

On Monday afternoon, an eerily familiar scene unfolded on the Belcan Bridge in Belize City as burning tires blocked traffic and filled the air with thick, black smoke. Unlike the [...]

Dianne Finnegan Attacks Activists for “Recruiting” Youth Apprentices

The two minors charged along with twenty-three year old Adrian Avaloy for setting the tires on fire are participants in the Youth Apprenticeship Program that is coordinated by Dianne Finnegan. [...]

Man Charged for Ladyville Attempted Murder

A Ladyville man was arraigned and charged with attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm, dangerous harm, wounding and aggravated assaulted of two brothers which happened on September tenth. [...]

Teenager’s Charges Dismissed; He Escaped Alleged Police Brutality

Teenager Leon Martinez is free of any criminal charges tonight. Police say he tried to escape from the Ladyville Police Station while under detention for an alleged burglary and common [...]

NEAB Out of Section 53 Appeal; UNIBAM’s Caleb Says They Were Taught a Lesson

On Tuesday, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin, who, in August, authored the historic decision on Section Fifty-three of the Criminal Code of Belize, denied the application for leave to appeal made [...]

Caleb Orozco Says Sex Definition Needs to be Litigated

The Government, represented by the Attorney General, initially chose not to appeal the decision at all, provoking fierce reaction from Belize’s more conservative elements. It was only after some protest [...]

Parents Freed of Charge over Unsupervised Minor

Thirty-one year old Stephanie Ortiz, and her common-law husband, forty-one year old Solomon Francis Alvarez were taken to court late on Monday afternoon to answer to a very unusual charge [...]

Bradley Pauman Off to U.S. with Supreme Court’s Approval

American Bradley Pauman, has been in the news for over a year as the businessman accused putting a hit on fellow businessman and neighbour Michael Modiri. He was back in court [...]