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Bailiff Brandon Gillett Out On $10,000 Bail For Gun Charges

You may recall that, just a few days ago, municipal court bailiff Brandon Gillett was remanded to the Belize Central Prison on multiple firearms offenses. The thirty-eight-year-old spent a total [...]

Shaquille Perrera Arraigned for Deadly Xmas Eve Shooting

Twenty-eight-year-old Shaquille Perrera, a resident of Lake Gardens, Ladyville, has been arraigned on a charge of murder, as well as attempted murder, following a deadly Christmas Eve shooting in Belize [...]

Another Minor Brought in For Denver Montero’s Murder

Another suspect has been brought in for the murder of twenty-six-year-old Denver Montero. This time, it was a seventeen-year-old minor. Back in April, Denver Montero was killed in a robbery [...]

Brandon Gillett is Remanded to Prison on Firearms Offenses

Tonight, thirty-eight-year-old Brandon Gillett, a bailiff at the Belize City Municipal Court, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison pending bail at the High Court.  He has been charged [...]

ComPol Addresses Beefed Up Security at High Court

As we reported on Wednesday, there has been an increase in police presence at the High Court where high-profile inmates are being escorted for trial.  Earlier today, Commissioner of Police [...]

Three Persons Charged with the Murder of Hugo Rodriguez

Three men have been charged with the murder of forty-five-year-old Hugo Rodriguez. They are nineteen-year-old Osmar Chiac, twenty-one-year-old Twyford Bradford Smith Junior, and twenty-four-year-old Austin Alexander Conorquie. Investigators believe that the [...]

Josue Sic Charged for Sexual Assault of Minor

Forty-five-year-old Josue Sic stands accused of a heinous act involving a five-year-old girl.  It is alleged that on Sunday, December seventeenth, the laborer of a Holy Emmanuel Street address intentionally [...]

Cassius Myers Remanded for Attempted Murder in Gungulung

Late this evening, twenty-two-year-old Cassius Myers, an electrician, was escorted to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court where he was arraigned on three criminal offenses, including attempted murder, dangerous harm and [...]

2 Prisoners, Including an Accused Murderer, Escape Through Window at High Court

A daring escape from the High Court earlier today has stunned many in the judiciary, exposing the vulnerabilities of the existing justice system.  This morning, three persons were taken over [...]

Belize’s Broken Justice System in Desperate Need of Reform and Repair

For months, prosecutors and other officers of the court have been complaining of a severe lack of adequate security at the courts.  What took place this morning, shines a spotlight [...]

Is the Lower Court Carrying Through with a Sick-out?

On Monday, the Government of Belize issued a statement responding to irresponsible misinformation being carried in other areas of the media regarding a purported sick-out by crown counsels.  This was [...]

Opposition Leader Must Resign if Found Guilty of Electoral Offence

If Opposition Leader, Moses “Shyne” Barrow is found guilty of an electoral offence, he will be forced to resign from the House of Representatives. That is what his attorney Richard [...]

Domestic Dispute Leads to Belize City Woman being Assaulted

Forty-one-year-old Camilah Montes was physically assaulted during a domestic dispute in the early hours of this morning.  According to police, Montes was struck in the face with a piece of [...]

Transport Minister Weighs in on Floralia Court Ruling

Last week, we reported that the road service permits that the Belize Transport Board had issued to Floralia over the past two years for runs to Punta Gorda and Independence [...]

Belize Has No Witness Protection Program

Belize does not have a witness protection program. That is what Police Commissioner Chester Williams reiterated to News Five when we spoke with him earlier today. One of the many [...]

Meighan Brothers’ Acquittal to be Appealed

In October, the infamous Meighan brothers, Tyrone, Ellis, and Shaquille, were acquitted of being members of a gang. They were arraigned in February for being members of the Ghost Town [...]

James and Griga Line Successfully Sue Transport Board and Floralia

The road service permits issued to Floralia in 2021 and 2022 for runs to Punta Gorda and Independence have been quashed.  Earlier today, the High Court rendered a decision in [...]

Floralia’s Road Service Permits to PG are Quashed

According to Senior Counsel Barrow, Floralia was given preferential treatment by the Ministry of Transport when it was awarded the road service permits for the respective runs to PG and [...]

GG to Sign Into Effect Amendment to Firearms Act

An amendment to the piece of law that governs the issuance of firearms license is expected to be signed by Governor General Froyla Tzalam, effectively assigning that authority to a [...]

Police Lay Charges for Murder that Occurred 18 Months Ago

Police have laid charges against a man in connection with a murder that occurred in April 2022, more than eighteen months ago. You might recall when Jose Cedillos was shot [...]

Worship Leader, Arraigned on 13 Counts of Aggravated Assault

In early August, news broke that a Belizean worship leader was being accused by a few young women of indecent sexual assault. The number of accusations has grown to several [...]

Budram’s Attorney: Fairness Has to Be Ensured to Offer Closure to Both Sides

Budram was taken into custody over the weekend and his attorney, Arthur Saldivar, says that while he thought Budram was kept in custody for longer than was necessary, the authorities [...]

Two Convicted of Murder, Despite That Main Witness Disappeared

Two men who were on trial for murder were found guilty of the crime today, despite the fact that one of the Crown’s main witnesses strangely disappeared just after he [...]

Attorney Explains Jones Versus Rosado

On Wednesday, High Court Judge Genevieve Chabot granted leave for Deputy Commissioner of Police Bart Jones to seek judicial review of a decision taken by the Security Services Commission to [...]

Bart Jones Seeks Damage for Harm to His Reputation

We also asked attorney Lindo if the decision to promote Doctor Rosado retroactively would have any bearing on the appointment of a new Commissioner of Police when that time comes.  [...]