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Life in Prison for Dangalang

In the Supreme Court this morning, two men were sentenced in high profile cases. Justice Adolph Lucas sentenced Ernest Thurton Junior, known as “Dangalang,” to life imprisonment, but the twenty-six-year-old [...]

Bert Vasquez Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Attempted Rape

Also in the Supreme Court….thirty-five-year-old Bert Vasquez learnt his fate today for a second sexual assault case.  Justice Colin Williams imposed the sentence ordering that it run consecutively with his [...]

Adam Meighan is Arraigned for Rape of U.S. National

A Ladyville resident was taken to court this morning and arraigned for the rape and robbery of a U.S. national. The heinous crime occurred in broad daylight in the Vista [...]

Kyle Chaplin is Arraigned for Shooting at Cops

Tonight, Ghost Town area resident, twenty-seven-old Kyle Chaplin, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm upon four [...]

Kentroy McKoy is Charged for Taz’s Murder

Twenty-year-old Kentroy McKoy was paraded this evening before the lower court where he was arraigned on a single count of murder, following the mid-afternoon execution of Arthur ‘Taz’ Flowers on [...]

Accused Murderer Pleads Guilty to Firearm Offences

Ladyville resident, twenty-three-year-old Jesse Mejia, on Thursday pleaded guilty to unlicensed firearm and ammunition charges in the courtroom of Magistrate Emerson Banner. Mejia was fined three thousand dollars and ordered [...]

Taxi Man’s Request for Bail Denied

Bail was denied for fifty-nine-year-old San Pedro taxi driver Noel Wiltshire. Having been charged for attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and grievous harm, Wiltshire appeared today before [...]

Immigration Suspends Fingerprinting at P.G.I.A. During Tourism High Season

There is a boom in tourism numbers, but the growth is causing unexpected challenges at the main point of entry. The number of visitors arriving by commercial flights has outgrown [...]

Belize Bank’s Attorney Warns ‘Heavens Will Fall’ If G.O.B. Does Not Honour Debt

Belize Bank’s Attorney, Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay today warned the Government that the ‘heavens will fall’ if it does not honour the multimillion-dollar UHS debt which goes back to 2004.  [...]

G.O.B. Rejects Belize Bank’s Settlement Offer

The original 2004 UHS loan agreement was for thirty-three point five million dollars, but more than a decade after, the debt is believed to have ballooned to over one hundred [...]

Bradley Paumen and Michael Modiri are Back in Court

Businessmen Michael Modiri and Bradley Paumen have been locked in a protracted legal battle on both the criminal and civil ends after a business deal turned sour a few years [...]

How Will Compensation be Determined in Paumen/Modiri Dispute?

Bradley Paumen gained widespread media attention in February 2016, when it was discovered that a contract had been placed on Modiri’s life during a land dispute involving access to Paumen’s [...]

Chef Cameron is Cleared of Marijuana Cultivation Charges

Cameron Usher Senior first came to prominence in September 2017 when they Gang Suppression Unit raided a weed farm in Lucky Strike, where Usher and his son Kelvin, were seen [...]

Day 1: Belize Bank Vs G.O.B. over UHS Multimillion-dollar Debt

A legal battle for more than ninety-five million Belize dollars was back in court today before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. The Belize Bank Limited is continuing its quest to collect [...]

Will G.O.B. Accept Belize Bank’s Settlement Offer?

As you heard, the Financial Secretary was ordered to discuss the Bank’s settlement offer with the Prime Minister. But according to Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte, the government has already made [...]

Accused of Human Trafficking, Honduran Woman Denied Bail

Also in the Supreme Court, a Honduran woman, who is accused of human trafficking, was denied bail by Justice Colin Williams. Lourdes Guerrero Moreno is accused of making a thirty-six-year-old [...]

Eugene Reneau Freed of Rape Charge

A former BWS employee walked from a rape charge today after more than four years awaiting trial. Fifty-six-year-old Eugene Reneau was accused of raping a twenty-seven-year-old woman in March 2014 [...]

Charged for Killing Her Sister; Isela Cano Out on Bail

On Monday, Isela Cano was charged and arraigned for the manslaughter of her sister, twenty-six-year-old Honduran national Keidi Ramirez. It is believed that Cano and her parents restrained Ramirez during [...]

Alleged Murderers of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas Denied Bail

Two men charged for the brutal murder of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas were today denied bail by Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams. Ashton Vanegas and Terrence Fernandez were among five men [...]

Accused of Running Over 5 Persons; Darrell Usher Gets Supreme Court Bail

The Supreme Court also dealt with other bail applications. One in particular that stood out was that of Darrell Usher. The thirty-two-year-old was charged and arraigned on Thursday after he [...]

Elquin Hernandez Detained for 4 Days; Attorney Says His Rights Were Violated

One more thing from the local courts….earlier this week, Belmopan resident Elquin Hernandez was remanded to the Central Prison in Hattieville for the murder of Jermain Sanker. Sanker was executed, [...]

Testimonies in Orel Leslie’s Prison Lawsuit Conclude Before High Court

Arguments concluded today in the courtroom of Justice Courtney Abel who is hearing the case brought against the management of the central prison, Kolbe Foundation, by a former inmate, Orel [...]

Bert Vasquez to be Sentenced in December for Attempted Rape

Convicted criminal, thirty-five-year-old Bert Vasquez was in court today for his sentencing hearing in the courtroom of Justice Colin Williams. It took hours as the court heard a very lengthy [...]

2 Witnesses to Testify on Behalf of Orel Leslie

Orel Leslie’s civil case against the Kolbe Foundation and government continued today in the courtroom of Justice Courtney Abel. Leslie spent some time behind bars after being arrested and charged [...]

Orel Leslie ‘Suffered’ While Behind Bars

Leslie claims he was mistreated and suffered by the harsh conditions at the Belize Central Prison. His attorney, Audrey Matura, says Leslie suffered a grave illness that he had to [...]