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Andre Vega Ordered to Repay G.O.B. $400K!

The son of former U.D.P. Deputy Prime Minister, Andre Vega, has been ordered by the court to return some four hundred thousand dollars to the Government of Belize. The government [...]

Featured, Trials | Jul 19, 2019 | 0Comments

 

Court Rules that Andre Vega Was Unjustly Enriched

Court Rules that Andre Vega Was Unjustly Enriched

Central to the case was the Minister’s Fiat grant, which was issued during the land transaction. The minister responsible for lands at the time was Gaspar Vega, father of Andre [...]...

Judge Rules: Caution Statement in Murder Trial against Mason & Co-Accused Men Inadmissible

Judge Rules: Caution Statement in Murder Trial against Mason & Co-Accused Men Inadmissible

In the Belmopan Supreme Court, Justice Antoinette Moore handed down a major decision in the murder case of Danny Mason and his co-accused.  At the conclusion of a voir dire [...]...

Cop is Finally Arraigned for Negligent Harm on Toddler

Cop is Finally Arraigned for Negligent Harm on Toddler

A two-year-old toddler was injured when a GSU vehicle ran over him about seven months on Iguana Street Extension, Belize City.  Fortunately, he survived his near death ordeal.  And even [...]...

“Cabinet Confidential’ Memo Shows Fiscal Incentives Given for Sanctuary Bay Project

“Cabinet Confidential’ Memo Shows Fiscal Incentives Given for Sanctuary Bay Project

Tonight, we take a closer look at the millions of dollars, as much as a whopping one hundred and fifty million, approved in tax concessions to the failed Sanctuary Bay [...]...

COLA Says Suppressing the Media is Unacceptable

COLA Says Suppressing the Media is Unacceptable

Last Friday, the law firm of Barrow and Williams issued a statement which essentially served as a cease and desist letter warning the media against publishing or broadcasting details of [...]...

P.U.P. Says F.I.U.’s Explanation is Bogus!

P.U.P. Says F.I.U.’s Explanation is Bogus!

The P.U.P. has fired off a press release highly critical of the Financial Intelligence Unit, following the issuance of a statement today.  The P.U.P. condemns the F.I.U.’s attempt to extricate [...]...

Armed Robbery in Santa Rosa Village Caught on Camera

Armed Robbery in Santa Rosa Village Caught on Camera

An armed thief was captured on camera as he held up a store owner in southern Belize.  He got away with thousands of dollars in cash, but soon enough, the [...]...

Belize City Man Charged for Conspiracy to Commit Murder

Belize City Man Charged for Conspiracy to Commit Murder

Businessman, Jose Hilario Diaz, was brutally murdered at his place of business on Cemetery Road as he was preparing to close shop on Tuesday evening. A gunman walked into the [...]...

Ladyville Resident Targeted by Gunman

Ladyville Resident Targeted by Gunman

Twenty-eight-year-old Tyrique Munnings is at the K.H.M.H. in a critical condition after he was shot several times on Thursday night.  Munnings was in the Milpa Area of Ladyville when a [...]...

American Tourist Drowns While Diving in Belize

American Tourist Drowns While Diving in Belize

An American retiree drowned on Thursday afternoon in San Pedro. He has been identified as sixty-six-year-old Steven Vorhaus of Colorado. News Five has learned that Vorhaus left on a boat [...]...

COLA Weighs in on Officer-involved Slaying of Allyson Major Jr.

COLA Weighs in on Officer-involved Slaying of Allyson Major Jr.

The state of affairs regarding crime and violence in the country, particularly in Belize City, continues to erode.  The police department has fallen into distrust from the very public its [...]...

From Chester Williams Sings New Anti-gang Sankey

From Chester Williams Sings New Anti-gang Sankey

In April 2017, Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams was instrumental in bringing together a number of feuding groups in Belize City to call a ceasefire.  Along with Dianne Finnegan [...]...

From Organizing Peace Treaties to Clamoring for Life Imprisonment

From Organizing Peace Treaties to Clamoring for Life Imprisonment

When grilled about his recent anti-gang approach, ComPol Williams defended the position he took a few years ago in uniting the warring factions.  However, those who continue to wreak havoc, [...]...

Will a New Curfew Work? COLA Thinks Not

Will a New Curfew Work? COLA Thinks Not

At a press conference on a range of issues this morning, Cola also touched on the reinstituted curfew that came into effect on Thursday night, COLA President Shawn Saldano scoffed [...]...

B.T.B. Hosts Annual Digital Summit

B.T.B. Hosts Annual Digital Summit

The Belize Tourism Board held its annual digital summit today, a forum which allows stakeholders to learn how to market their companies, products, as well as the country, on the [...]...

A Summer Camp on Financial Literacy

A Summer Camp on Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is the possession of a unique set of skills, as well as knowledge, that allow an individual to make informed effective decisions with all of their financial resources.  [...]...

Young Footballers Conclude 11th Annual Smart Star Football Camp

Young Footballers Conclude 11th Annual Smart Star Football Camp

Children are taking advantage of summer programmes they find appealing and capture their interests. The annual summer camp organized by SMART attracts aficionados of football. The event kicked off this [...]...

COLA Wraps Up First Summer Camp for Belize City Kids

COLA Wraps Up First Summer Camp for Belize City Kids

Primary school children from across Belize City participated in a weeklong summer program organized by COLA.  The camp which culminated this morning at Wesley Lower School in the downtown area [...]...

Meet the Belize Delegation Heading to the Pan American Games

Meet the Belize Delegation Heading to the Pan American Games

The eighteenth Pan American Games takes place in Lima, Peru from July twenty-sixth to August eleventh. A select few have been chosen by the Belize Olympic Committee to represent the [...]...

4 Officers are Placed on Interdiction Following the Death of Allyson Major

4 Officers are Placed on Interdiction Following the Death of Allyson Major

Four officers have been placed on interdiction following the shooting death of former teacher, Allyson Major Junior.  Major was shot by one of the cops during a police chase that [...]...

ComPol Williams Gives Assurances on Special Investigation

ComPol Williams Gives Assurances on Special Investigation

This evening the Commissioner of Police Chester Williams met the media, he has been tasked by the Minister of National Security with putting together a special team of investigators to [...]...

ComPol Admits to the Use of Excessive Force in Major’s Shooting

ComPol Admits to the Use of Excessive Force in Major’s Shooting

As part of the ongoing investigation, Commissioner Williams outlined the steps that will be taken, including a forensic analysis of the bullets fired, to determine who shot and killed Allyson [...]...

Curfew Revisited, Parents Will be Held Liable

Curfew Revisited, Parents Will be Held Liable

So, with the spate of unrelated murders that gripped Belize City on Tuesday evening, Commissioner Williams has decided to, with immediate effect, reinstitute a curfew for children which was met [...]...

P.U.P. Blasts PM Barrow Over Sanctuary Bay Scandal

P.U.P. Blasts PM Barrow Over Sanctuary Bay Scandal

The Sanctuary Bay scam is back in the news tonight. First, there is a response from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission which tells News Five that the matter is still [...]...