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ComPol Explains Issuance of Gun License to Deceased Ricardo Borja

During his appearance on Open Your Eyes this morning, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams confirmed that he issued nine gun license to the late Ricardo Borja over an extended period. [...]

SFXCU Takes Registrar of Credit Unions to Court

Saint Francis Xavier Credit Union remains under the administration of an experienced banker appointed by the Registrar of Credit Unions.  That individual is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations [...]

Attorney Says SFXCU was Denied Due Process

According to SFXCU’s attorney, the administrator is being paid handsomely at the credit union’s expense.  Barrow says the Central Bank appointed manager receives a monthly salary upwards of sixteen thousand [...]

Reef Village Sues G.O.B. for Compulsory Land Acquisition

A lawsuit has been brought against the Minister of Natural Resources for the compulsory acquisition of a parcel of land in San Pedro.  The property belonged to Reef Village Development [...]

Land Minister was Required to Place Notice on Property in Question

According to Barrow, residents who own properties adjacent to the parcel in question had indicated to the San Pedro Town Council that they were essentially blocked off from access to [...]

The U.S. and Transnational Criminal Operations in Belize

Daniel Erikson, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere, responded to specific questions on transnational crime. Erikson was asked to elaborate on specific commitments that the United [...]

“We are very concerned about gun violence in the region”- Daniel Erikson

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense was also questioned about the proliferation of firearms in Central America that are manufactured in the United States. A Bloomberg report published in July [...]

A Small Victory for Men in Child Support Claims

A High Court decision in a case brought against the Attorney General’s Office was handed down in favor of former Tropic Air C.E.O. Steven Schulte.  In 2018, Schulte brought a [...]

Attorney Slams Government over New Weed Penalty

It fell under the radar after it was passed into law, but an attorney has brought to the fore a concern over new penalties one faces if they are charged [...]

What’s the Deal with Shyne Barrow’s Registered Address?

The registered address for Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow is being called to question by individuals who appear to be associated with the People’s United Party.  Barrow, the Area Representative for [...]

Attorney Sets Record Straight on Shyne’s Address

Attorney Elrington further explains the procedures carried out by personnel from the Elections and Boundaries Department who verify the addresses of persons registering to vote.   Orson “OJ” Elrington, Attorney-at-law [...]

Forest Department Closes In on Illegal Logger

One of two men, who were found recently with logs for which they had no permits, has been fined after he took the blame and pled guilty. A press release [...]

Alleged Sicarios in Belize for Road Construction Project?

They were detained by the Mobile Interdiction Team in Corozal earlier this week, but tonight, it may seem that the alleged sicarios from neighbouring Mexico were actually legally in Belize [...]

Do Persons Rounded Up Under S.O.E Lose the Right To An Attorney?

In recent years, we’ve seen a number of states of emergency declared where suspected gang members are rounded up and held in custody at the Belize Central Prison for a [...]

Leak of Disclosure Threatens Wellbeing of Criminal Informant

In Corozal District, a well-known resident involved in the underworld, has reportedly shared details of a disclosure in a criminal case that’s presently before the court.  The discovery makes public [...]

Police Operations Up North Yields High-powered Weapons

Police believe they have found the weapon used in the shooting of Nimrod Tillett last month. The discovery comes as part of a sustained operation that police have been conducting [...]

Serrano’s Bus Service Take Minister of Transport to Court

A road service permit granted to Serrano’s Bus Service expired on July fourteenth and the Transport Board has voted not to renew the company’s license.  On Thursday, Minister of Transport [...]

The Composition of the Firearm and Ammunition Control Board

Earlier this month, we told you that Cabinet has approved the establishment of a Firearm and Ammunition Control Board. The announcement came following public scrutiny over the issuance of gun [...]

ComPol Weighs in On Firearm and Ammunition Control Board

So, what are the Commissioner of Police’s thoughts on the establishment of a Firearm and Ammunition Control Board? The ComPol, under the old system, has been responsible for signing off [...]

Home Affairs Minister Further Details Purpose of Firearm Control Board

And, while the Commissioner of Police is of the view that police officers will always be stricter in the granting of gun license, Minister Musa contends that the board will [...]

Opposition Threatens Legal Action against PM

Leader of the Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow today revealed that the United Democratic Party also intends to bring a lawsuit against Prime Minister John Briceño. Barrow explained that the U.D.P. [...]

FIU to Return $3.2M to Caribbean International Brewery

Caribbean International Brewery, maker of Mine Beer, was raided by immigration authorities, as well as the Financial Intelligence Unit, in October 2022.  Eleven persons were taken into custody and three [...]

Mark Godoy Busted for Unlicensed Firearm

Nineteen-year-old Mark Godoy has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison after he appeared unrepresented in the lower courts this morning.  The Santa Barbara Street resident was busted on Saturday [...]

Anthony Sylvestre is Sworn in as New Attorney General

A new attorney general was administered the oath of office this morning in Belmopan, before Governor General Dame Froyla Tzalam.  Anthony Sylvestre’s appointment as chief legal officer took effect on [...]

Punitive H.I.V-AIDS Laws Repealed

Today the House moved to repeal Section forty-six A and seventy-three A of the Laws of Belize that criminalize the spread of H.I.V.-AIDS. The twenty-two-year-old statute holds H.I.V.-positive individuals criminally responsible [...]