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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 [...]

Investigation Should Determine Whether Justice Awich Remains on Bench

Given the evidence that is presently before the court, as well as the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, Courtenay says that an investigation should be undertaken to determine whether Justice [...]

Attorney Leona Duncan Defends the Decision of the Judicial & Legal Services Commission

Attorney Leona Duncan, who appeared on behalf of the Solicitor General’s Office, submitted that the decision by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission not to forward the complaint against Justice [...]

CCJ Hears Dangerous Harm Case Against Gilbert Henry

The Caribbean Court of Justice also heard from Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl Lyn Vidal.  The D.P.P. is seeking the CCJ to re-instate an oral ruling delivered on twenty-second March [...]

Court of Appeal Hands Down Decision in 3 Cases

The Belize Court of Appeal concluded its sitting today with a number of judgements.  The appeal of Jason Bruce Lawrence, who was facing a life sentence for a murder conviction, [...]

Orel Leslie, et al. Back in Court for Murder Retrial

The main witnesses in the murder retrial of three men, accused with the murder of B.D.F. soldier James Norales, testified today before Justice Colin Williams. He is Aron Paquiul, a [...]

Belize International Services Limited Appeals Decision of the Supreme Court

This morning before the Court of Appeal, Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay concluded submissions in an appeal challenging a decision handed down by Justice Michelle Arana, in respect of government’s compulsory [...]

BISL Wants Millions in Damages for IMMARBE and IBC Registry

While he would not disclose the figure that BISL is seeking in damages, Courtenay says that the arguments before the appellate jurisdiction are quite technical and that the case can [...]

G.O.B. says BISL was in Contravention of the Constitution

Notwithstanding the case put forward by BISL, government maintains that the company was in contravention of Section 114 of the constitution which speaks to public monies being deposited into the [...]

Dwayne Davis Gets 14 Years for Manslaughter of Doctor Ivan Garcia

Thirty-seven-year-old Dwayne Davis, who pleaded guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter, six years after he was charged with the murder of Doctor Ivan Garcia, learnt his fate today.  After [...]

Jermaine Moody, Guilty of Manslaughter

Justice Adolf Lucas also handed down a ruling in the case of twenty-nine-year-old Jermaine Moody.  In the trial of judge without jury, Moody was found not guilty of murder, but [...]

Cordel Flores Remanded for Trafficking over 25 Pounds of Weed

Freedom for twenty-nine-year-old Cordel Flores was short lived after his recent release from jail on a bail from the Supreme Court. Flores was back in court today, this time before [...]

Sheree Gillett is Charged for Burglary

Twenty-four-year-old Sheree Gillett appeared before Magistrate Aretha Ford for a charge of burglary.  The tour guide is also facing charges of common assault and damage to property, but she pleaded [...]

Jeweller Manuel Pacheco is Arraigned for Murder of his Neighbor

Fifty-six-year-old jeweller Manuel Pacheco, a resident of Cockburn Lane, Belize City, appeared in court today for arraignment. Pacheco, whose business is located on East Collet Canal near to Pound Yard [...]

Police Say Surveillance Evidence Secured Murder Charge

Police, however, contend that there is sufficient evidence to charge Pacheco, despite reports that he was defending himself and property following an altercation with Villanueva over a dog. At the [...]

BISL Versus G.O.B. before Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal today heard an appeal brought by Belize International Services Limited against the government.  This follows a win by the government in October 2016, three years after [...]