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Nisani Garcia Held for Unlicensed Weapon

Twenty-four-year-old Nisani Garcia was found with a loaded point three-eighty pistol in the area of Saint Jude’s Street on Wednesday night by police responding to a shooting incident. Today, he [...]

Teen Girl Charged for Near-Fatal Stabbing is Remanded

Nineteen-year-old Renesha Alvarez is behind bars tonight, charged with dangerous harm against her domestic partner, who is in a critical but stable condition at the hospital. Alvarez is accused of [...]

Security Guard Accused of Sex with Schoolgirl Out on Bail

He is accused of a sensitive crime, but tonight, twenty-seven-year-old Ryan Neal is out on bail on a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse and grievous harm. Neal is accused of [...]

New Charges for ATM Theft Trio

In January a trio of Mexican nationals, including a husband and wife, were arraigned in the courts for theft of tens of thousands of dollars from two of several Atlantic [...]

2 Acquitted in Robbery

Two Belize City men, accused of robbery and wounding, were set free of the charges today after the complainant did not show up to the Magistrate’s Court. Twenty-six-year-old Matthew Smith, [...]

Fishermen Deny Violations in Court

When we report on court cases involving fisheries violations, it usually ends with a guilty plea and heavy fines. But two fishermen today chose to challenge the department on their [...]

Fine for Convicted Belizean Fisherman in Guatemala

Belizean fisherman Iginio Canto Bacab remains behind bars in a detention facility in Livingston, Guatemala, awaiting monies to pay his fines for illegal possessions of lobster and conch out of [...]

1 Pleads Guilty for Bag of Weed

Four men were charged but one, twenty-eight-year-old Adam Estell of Sittee Street, pleaded guilty to possession of half a pound of marijuana. A police search of Estell’s residence on Wednesday [...]

“Yankee” Goes to Court for Albert Johnson Murder

Police have quickly cracked the mysterious murder of twenty-seven-year-old Albert Johnson, originally from Punta Gorda Town. Today, West Canal resident Marlon Everett, a twenty-eight-year-old construction worker, was read a murder [...]

Minor Read Murder Charge in Death of Jason Belencio

The alleged shooter of Jason James Belencio was this evening charged with murder. The sixteen-year-old was arraigned at the Belize Family Court late in the evening under tight security. He [...]

Bulgarian Drifter Charged with Bank Theft

Bulgarian national forty-one-year-old Vasil Stoyanov Kadalov was charged with two counts of theft in connection with the reported stealing of two thousand dollars from a Caye Caulker resident’s bank account. [...]

Danny Mason and others to Belmopan court for kidnapping P.I.

Already facing charges of murder in the Supreme Court, the notorious William “Danny” Mason and five co-accused could face a separate trial for kidnapping in two weeks. Mason; Ashton Vanegas [...]

Brian Hyde guilty of triple murder and baby’s death in Florida

On Friday a Belizean in the United States was found guilty of a most heinous crime after a re-trial. Six jurors in Lee County, Florida, needed three hours to find [...]

Corozal fisherman still held in Livingston; soldiers threatened fishing party

This morning Belizean fisherman Iginio Canto Bacab of Caledonia, Corozal District, was scheduled to appear in a court in Livingston, Guatemala, charged with illegal capture of lobster. However up to [...]

Ryan Neal charged for schoolgirl rape; N.C.F.C. condemns

Police have charged twenty-seven-year-old security guard Ryan Neal, accused of having sexual intercourse with a fourteen-year-old female student at her high school in Belize City. The student told police that [...]

Two charged for pilfering bank account

Two men including a former employee were charged with the theft of twenty thousand dollars from a customer’s account at Heritage Bank in the Cayo District, though they are accused [...]

Bail for Dumped Shotgun

Ignatius Williams today obtained bail on a charge of possession of a prohibited firearm in the Supreme Court. The twenty-four-year-old, a repeat alleged offender originally from Dangriga, was seen by [...]

2 Teens’ Sex Attackers Charged

Police have made arrests in two separate cases of rape and unlawful sexual intercourse. Twenty-four-year-old William Daniel Carabantes faces charges of rape after a report by an eighteen-year-old female to [...]

Accused Killer of Panamanian Diplomat in 2014 Awaits Fate

Now twenty-three years of age, he was only a teenager when he was accused of killing a Panamanian diplomat in what he called self-defense. The murder trial of Wilser Echevarria [...]

Teen Owns Up to Stolen Fishing Rods

A Honduran teenager from the Belama area admitted to handling two stolen fishing rods belonging to a Customs officer. According to Rudolph Williams, someone broke into his parked red Jeep [...]

19-Year-Old Charged for Murder of Marcia Downs

Police say they have caught up to the man they believed killed one of Channel Five’s own. Thirty-seven-year-old Marcia Downs was shot twice at her front gate on April eleventh [...]

Banana Titans Unable to Prove Case in Court

The fallout over the designation by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control of banana businessman John Zabaneh as an alleged drug trafficking kingpin continues. While he is no [...]

Accused in Canadian Rape Case Out on Bail

A Fabers’ Road resident has been arraigned on a charge of rape in relation to a report by a visiting Canadian national. Forty-six year old Derrick Gabb was read the [...]

“Hard Rock’s” Accused Killer to be Tried for Murder

Andrew Ian Bennett, also known as “DJ Hard Rock”, was gunned down on Commonwealth Day, May twenty-fourth, 2017 near his home on Central American Boulevard. A few weeks later, police [...]

7 “Bar Workers” Face Immigration Offenses

The Immigration Department has recently been conducting raids on establishments believed to employ persons who are suspected victims of trafficking in persons.  Over the weekend, seven women employed in four [...]