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Sixteen Years in Prison for Convicted Rapist

Thirty-seven-year-old Andre Gordon has been sentenced to sixteen years in prison after being convicted of rape. The sentence was initially set for eight years behind bars but was increased by [...]

Man Acquitted of Unlawful Sexual Assault upon Child

A man who was accused of the unlawful sexual assault of a twelve-year-old girl is spending his second night as a free man after he was found not guilty of [...]

Belisle/Ramnarace Family Can Select Attorney or Investigator to Supervise Investigation

The Belize Police Department is open to the idea of having the Belisle/Ramnarace families select an attorney or police officers to act as a liaison between them and investigators.   Both, [...]

Rival Gang Members Make Peace in Court

Members of rival Belize City gangs called a truce in court earlier today after they chose not to proceed with criminal charges against each other.  Esmir Garrido, a convicted member [...]

Minister Musa on Marco Vidal “I Believe Charges Should Be Laid”

When we caught up with Minister Musa earlier today, he was also asked for his take on the Marco Vidal surveillance footage. As we have reported, Vidal was caught on [...]

Is Cannabis Legislation Being Shelved For Good?

When we caught up with Minister Musa today we also asked him for an update on the proposed cannabis referendum. As we have said, the cannabis legislation was shelved back [...]

Andel Alvarez Charged Criminally Despite Being Paralyzed

Twenty-seven-year-old Andel Jamaal Alvarez was discharged from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital earlier today, eleven days after he was shot by police in Punta Gorda.  Alvarez has been left paralyzed [...]

Attorney Norman Rodriquez Accuses Police of Mishandling Client

Attorney Norman Rodriquez is tonight speaking out against the Belize Police Department for allegedly infringing on the rights of his client. According to Rodriquez, his client, Louis Martinez, has been [...]

ComPol Williams Clears Up Rumors Surrounding Vidal Footage

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has come forward to dismiss conjecture surrounding the incident on January fourteenth during which former Assistant Commissioner of Police Marco Vidal visited a small business [...]

Marco Vidal Hands Himself in to Belmopan Police; No Charges Brought Against Him

Earlier today, former Assistant Commissioner of Police Marco Vidal visited the Belize Police Department.  He did so in the company of Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith, following a stop at an [...]

“Citizens Shouldn’t Fear Law Enforcement” – Shyne Barrow

The leader of the United Democratic Party also spoke about the need for citizen security in the wake of Saturday’s incident, in the context of what appears to be a [...]

Two Men Sentenced for Murder of Belize City Businessman, Oscar Rosado

Two men convicted of the April 2018 murder of Belize City businessman, Oscar Rosado, Senior, were sentenced today in the Belize City Supreme Court. Brandon Hughes received a life sentence [...]

Samuel August Gets Twenty-five Years in Prison  

Thirty-nine-year-old Samuel August Senior, the father accused of killing his five-year-old son and the little boy’s grandmother, has been sentenced to twenty-five years in prison. The lengthy sentence was handed [...]

Charges Brought Against Shamar Foreman for Gang Membership

Twenty-two-year-old Shamar Foreman and a sixteen-year-old male minor appeared unrepresented before Magistrate Dennison Mannan earlier today where they were jointly charged for the offense of producing a video recording that [...]

Supreme Court Dismisses Defamation Case Against Shyne

A defamation suit that was brought against Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow by Prime Minister John Briceño was dismissed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.  The claim arose out of a [...]

Is Crime in Belize Just Another Political Football?

The unabated murders reported across the country over the holiday weekend have resulted in both political parties pointing the finger at each other. While the Briceño administration is responsible for [...]

Should Ramnarace Brother’s Murderer Be Sentenced to Death?

What is a just punishment for the perpetrator of the Ramnarace brothers’ murders? Numerous Belizeans are calling on authorities to invoke the death penalty in this instance. The deadly attack [...]

Shyne Says Prosecutors Failed Fareed Ahmad’s Family

The murder case involving former police officer Michelle Brown, who was accused of killing businessman and well-known Belize City barber Fareed Ahmad, ended in December 2020 with an acquittal.  During [...]

From Gwen’s Kitchen to the Bar, A Belizean Success Story

Chief Justice Louise Esther Blenman called two attorneys to the bar earlier today.  One of those women is the owner of Gwen’s Kitchen, a popular restaurant right here on Coney [...]

N.C.F.C. Shocked at Court’s Suspended Sentence for Rape of Child  

The National Commission for Families and Children, N.C.F.C. has expressed shock and disappointment over a suspended sentence handed down last week in the Belize City Supreme Court. In a press [...]

D.F.C To Offer Student Loans on Financing from C.D.B.

The Senate met today at the National Assembly Building in Belmopan. A minute of silence was observed in honour of the late Sylvia Flores, who served as the first female [...]

I.D.B and Taiwan Provide Loans for Micro, Small and Medium Businesses

There was a second set of loans that was supported during today’s Senate Sitting. It comes from the Inter-American Development Bank, which has implemented a global credit program. This first [...]

Belize Ratifies Convention for Safety of Fishing Vessels

The Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels was adopted in 1977 and later amended over time. It was the first international convention to establish clear requirements and [...]

N.G.O Senator Supports Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels

Senator Janelle Chanona, who represents the non-government organizations, and who has been vocal in campaigning for the protection of the oceans and the environment, supported the motion because it calls [...]

Senate Passes Supplementary Appropriation Bill

There was also the presentation of a Supplementary Appropriation Bill which comprised three sums of money: one for thirteen million dollars under the recurrent expenditure and an additional forty-two point [...]