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Training is Not the Issue, Application Is, Says ComPol Williams

And, if any one of the accused in those investigations is criminally charged then the matter goes before the courts. There is a concern, however, that accused criminals may be [...]

ComPol Says Let’s Get Back to Respecting Authority

Two weeks ago, the Senate debated amendments to the Criminal Code and Summary Jurisdiction Acts that seek to increase jail time for individuals who interfere with the work of law [...]

CCJ Dismisses Appeal in Wilfred Elrington Vs Progresso Heights Limited

Today, the Caribbean Court of Justice handed down a ruling upholding the Court of Appeal’s decision in the matter between former Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington and Progresso Heights [...]

Belize High School Lawyers Up Amidst Jamie Usher Termination

It has been six days since the Board of Governors at Belize High School took a decision to terminate former Principal Jamie Usher. But, is the school prepared to settle [...]

Belize High School Regrets Political Spin Termination Took On

Matura further noted that Belize High School regrets that Jamie Usher’s termination has become an issue in the public domain. She says it is also regrettable that the matter has [...]

PM Says Cabinet is Duty Bound to Uphold Cabinet Confidentiality

Prime Minister John Briceño has provided an explanation as to why Cabinet refused the Senate Special Select Committee’s request for Cabinet papers pertaining to the Portico Definitive Agreement. As we [...]

PM Briceño Chides Former PM over Presence in Senate Inquiry

Prime Minister Briceño also responded to questions about former Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s presence before the Senate inquiry as legal counsel for witnesses from the last UDP administration. PM Briceño [...]

PM Says Questionable Land Transactions Falls Within Senate Committee TOR

Prime Minister John Briceño also does not agree that questions pertaining to land transactions fall outside the realm of the Senate Special Select Committee’s terms of reference. This is the [...]

NTUCB Responds to Development on Long-delayed OSH Bill

On Thursday, Cabinet announced via a press release that it had approved an amendment to the Occupational Safety and Health Bill.  It’s a significant advancement, considering the fact that the [...]

Steven Diaz is Charged for OW Baker’s Murder

Twenty-two-year-old Steven Diaz is tonight in police custody after handing in himself in the presence of an attorney.  On Tuesday, we reported that the Orange Walk resident was wanted in [...]

Minister of Land Speaks on Gertude Hunter Eviction

Reporters caught up with Minister of Natural Resources, Cordel Hyde earlier today in Belize City where he was asked to weigh in on the matter involving Gertrude Hunter. Minister Hyde [...]

News Five’s Dives Deep in Latest Children Act Amendment

A study done by UNICEF and the Statistical Institute of Belize five years ago revealed that only twenty-four percent of Belize’s children have the support of their fathers as they [...]

Senate Debates Legislation That Legitimized National Women’s Commission

On Thursday, the Senate also debated legislation that seeks to establish the National Women’s Commission as a legal body. Lead U.D.P. Senator, Michael Peyrefitte, argued that while the legislation seems [...]

Disgruntled Widower Sues Former Attorney Over S.S.B. Settlement

When Jane Ifeanyichineke died of stage four colon cancer a few years ago, her husband applied to the Social Security Board for widower’s pension, believing that he was eligible to [...]

Attorney Says Claim Against Him is Driven by Greed

News Five contacted attorney Orson Elrington for a response to the claim being brought against him.  While Elrington told us that the matter is before the court, he did mention [...]

No Case Submission Refused in Oscar Selgado Trial

Attorney Oscar Selgado was back in court today to hear Justice Nigel Pilgrim’s verdict on a no case submission by his attorney Adolph Lucas. Selgado and his attorney did not [...]

ComPol Williams Press Charges against Brother For Alleged Cyber Bullying

Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, has pressed charges against his brother, Arthur Williams, for alleged cyber bullying. This morning, Arthur Williams was escorted to the Belize City Magistrates Court in [...]

Jasmine Hartin Returns to Court in Belize

Jasmine Hartin was back in court today where she is being represented by a new attorney in a matter involving drug and assault charges that she picked up a while [...]

Too Many Foreign Judges, Only One Belizean

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize has sounded the alarm on serious concerns regarding the composition of High Court bench.  As it stands, there is only one Belizean judge [...]

Gun Licenses for Security Firms Will Be Reviewed

On Tuesday, the Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams responded to questions from the media on topics separate from the Oscar Selgado abetment charge for which he gave testimony. One of [...]

Well-known Belize City Lawyer is Accused of Raping Two Women

Tonight, a prominent attorney and member of the United Democratic Party is under investigation, amid allegations being made by a pair of women involving the crime of rape.  The incident [...]

Police Awaiting Instructions from DPP on Rape Case

ComPol Williams told the media this afternoon that the initial report was made after one of the alleged victims told her boyfriend what had taken place overnight.  He also says [...]

Opening Ceremony held for 2024 Legal Calendar

The opening ceremony for the Senior Court session for the 2024 legal year aired virtually today. The ceremony included a mass at the Wesley Methodist Church, and the usual pomp [...]

Chief Justice: Justice System Needs Admin. Department

As Chief Justice Louise Blenman alluded to in her address, the senior courts made great strides in 2023 and managed to dispose of a great percentage of civil and criminal [...]

Critical Criminal Justice Legislations to Be Enacted in 2024

In this legal year, under legal reform, a number of criminal justice legislations will be enacted. One of these is a Criminal Procedure Plea Discussion and Plea Agreement Act and [...]