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Monchi and Gapi Back in Court

This morning, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin heard closing arguments in the libel and slander suits brought by Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega against Ramon Cervantes Junior. The claim, in a [...]

Rodwell Williams Says Slander is an Appropriate Charge

Rodwell Williams says the suit for slander is an appropriate charge, and he disagrees that the offence would have to be committed verbally. He told News Five that by his [...]

Recording from Fiesta FM was Never Introduced into Evidence Says Attorney

Eamon Courtenay is the attorney for Fiesta FM, the station on which it was said Cervantes caused the offensive recording to be broadcast. But Courtenay claims that the recording from [...]

…Chief Justice Reserves Decision in Slander Suit to December Twenty-second

Williams admits that indeed, he has been forced to rely on secondary evidence because they could not get a copy of the allegedly offensive broadcast. He’s hoping that the Justice [...]

K.H.M.H. Chair Chandra Nisbet-Cansino Steps Down

On Tuesday, News Five broke the story of the removal of K.H.M.H. Board of Governors Chair Chandra Nisbet-Cansino. She was approached on Monday and asked to step down, although she [...]

A Police Investigation into Death of Arlie Avilez

Was fifty-one year old Arlie Andrew Avilez killed? An investigation is ongoing by officers attached to the Belama Police Station into the untimely death of the Belize City man on [...]

Will Any Charges Be Brought Against Chinese Hotelier?

On October thirteenth, however, only Avilez would appear before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith and arraigned for one count of wounding upon the Chinese businessman. He pleaded guilty to the [...]

Businessman Mark Lizarraga is Re-elected to Second Term as Senator

On Wednesday, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry met in special session to elect a senator to upper parliament.  Daniel Gutierrez of Belize Natural Energy Limited and businessman Mark [...]

…Denounces Malicious Attack on Fellow Senator

Newly appointed U.D.P. Senator Francine Burns has been the subject of a malicious online attack.  On Monday, a post on Facebook which shows a nude image, purportedly that of the [...]

Mother of Seven Sentenced to Fifteen Days Behind Bars

A mother of seven children, forty year old Stephanie Moreira, who is a resident of Iguana Street, Belize City, will have to spend time behind bars for using insulting words [...]

Frederick Neal Charged for Harm After Disciplining Teen Girl

A driver of the Human Services Department appeared in court this morning and pleaded guilty to causing harm to a fourteen year old child. Forty-one year old Frederick Neal was [...]

Caye Chapel Set for World Class Golf Course and Luxury Resort

Caye Chapel, an exclusive property, is on its way to becoming home to a world class golf course. The island was acquired by a Mexican group of hoteliers last December [...]

What’s the Status of P.U.P.’s Finances?

The battle for leadership of the People’s United Party is currently being waged primarily in the social media. Whoever wants the title has until December fifteenth to submit their names, [...]

Pen Cayetano Launches Exhibition Ahead of Garifuna Settlement Day

In time for the celebration of Garifuna Settlement Day, Pen Cayetano is exhibiting a collection of paintings at the Mexican Institute in the City. Entitled Our Heritage, Cayetano says that [...]

CARICOM Energy Week 2015 Celebrated in Belize

Regionally, the CARICOM Energy Week was launched on Sunday with a walk-a-thon across member states except for Belize. Since Monday, however, a team from the Ministry of Energy has been [...]

Healthy Living and Urinary Tract Infections

Healthy Living is back tonight after a hiatus. And in the following segment, we look at what is called UTIs; that’s the abbreviation for Urinary Tract Infections. It’s not a [...]