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House of Representatives first meeting for 2009

The House of Representatives held its first meeting for 2009 this morning… it was one of the shortest in recent memory, wrapping up just after noon. Four issues were discussed: [...]

Leader of the Opposition opposes CitCo bylaws motion

Those comments of course brought swift responses from the U.D.P., who say that the P.U.P.s are the last ones who should talk about propriety in the city council. Prime Minister [...]

D.F.C. bill receives second reading

The Development Finance Corporation Bill also received its second reading this morning. The act, seeks to make new provisions for the DFC and repeal the 2000-2003 act. According to PM [...]

Customs on the trail of contraband cigarettes

In September of 2008, the Customs Department made a bust on a container load of fake Marlboro cigarettes. At that time the eight hundred and fifty-five cartons were valued at [...]

Former security guard pleads guilty to Manslaughter

A former security guard who was charged with the Murder of his wife today pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of Manslaughter in the Supreme Court. Justice Adolph Lucas has [...]

Computer technician charged with Natl Transport robbery

A computer technician has pleaded not guilty for the jacking at National Transports office earlier this week in which over twenty thousand dollars was stolen. Nineteen year old Justine McClaren [...]

Former YFF director says charges are victimization

In another case brought before the courts today, forty year old Raymond ‘Footie’ Gongora was charged with Handling Stolen Goods. The former director of Youth for the Future and former [...]

Village Alcalde charged for incest

An alcalde in one of the southernmost villages in the country has been arrested and charged for the crime of incest. It is alleged that the man had sexual intercourse [...]

D.P.P. says fear is the cause of nolle prosequis

At the opening of the 2009 Supreme Court session on Monday, Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh lamented on the high number of cases that are thrown out of court for lack [...]

Sexual abuse victims prefer to move on than endure case

But why are so many victims reluctant to testify in court? Branker-Taitt says there’s a legitimate reason and that has to do with the very sensitive issue involving perpetrator and [...]

Belize vs. Honduras in UNCAF football match

The National A Team squared off with Honduras in that country’s capital last night in the Union Centro Americana de Fútbol (UNCAF) Nations Cup. The tournament is played every two [...]

Living corals used as landfill on Bread and Butter Caye

The barrier reef is inarguably our most precious natural resource. The reef blocks the sea from covering coastal areas such as Belize City which is below sea level. It also [...]

Mexican Embassy sponsors drawing contest for students

The Mexican Embassy is sponsoring a drawing contest that is open to all primary school children throughout the country. The competition started on Tuesday and is part of the embassy’s [...]

Conspirator in smuggling ring gets 5yrs in prison

News agencies in the U.S. are reporting tonight that a Ghanaian man connected to a smuggling ring in Belize has been convicted of smuggling East Africans to the United States. [...]

D.P.P.: It’s difficult to charge uncooperative witnesses…

Earlier in the newscast we reported on the alarming number of cases that fail because of evidence tampering. In his opening speech at the Supreme Court on Monday, Chief Justice [...]

… But Jamaican Evidence Act can increase convictions

But there is one way in which prosecutors may be able to successfully present a case without depending solely on fearful or embarrassed witnesses to appear in court. Branker-Taitt points [...]

Safiyyah features Masters of the Floor and birthday bash

It’s Friday and it’s time to map the weekend of activities. And if you want to have fun, there are two events to look out for. Safiyyah is having a [...]