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Keon Dennison Gets Life Sentence for 2015 Murder of a Businessman

Justice Ricardo Sandcroft handed down another life sentence. This time it was imposed on twenty-four-year-old Keon Dennison, who was charged for the murder of businessman Rueben Perez.  Back in November [...]

Shakeem Richards Gets Bail

He was charged for the armed robbery at the Puma Gas Station at the corner of Fabers Road and the George Price Highway and following his arraignment on July eleventh; [...]

Tracey Betancourt is Wanted By Police Following Bench Warrant

After four months of trial, the case against two Belizean residents,  twenty-five-year-old Tracey Betancourt, a resident of Barrier Reef Drive, San Pedro and Amara Street resident, and thirty-eight-year-old Leon Walford, [...]

Paul Jex Jr. is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Life imprisonment was the sentence handed down late this evening against twenty-seven-year-old Paul Jex Junior, a father of two, who was convicted of raping a twenty-one-year-old woman last week in December [...]

ComPol: Investigation into Fatal Accident Suggests P.M.’s Driver Not at Fault

The matter of the fatal traffic accident on the night of Sunday, July seventeenth, when fifty-eight-year-old Sherwin Leslie was knocked down and killed by a vehicle driven by the Prime [...]

Former Minister Rene Montero Back; Police to Levy Charge

He has been away from Belize for over a year, reportedly to seek medical attention, but he is wanted by the state to face a charge of Willful Oppression Contrary [...]

Jasmine Hartin Pleads Not Guilty in Indictment Hearing

Today, Jasmine Hartin walked up the stairs of the Supreme Court for an indictment hearing before Justice Ricardo Sandcroft. The hearing was in reference to the manslaughter by negligence charge [...]

Heredia Family Disappointed with Outcome of Ian Blair’s Murder Case

Wendell Thurton Junior was released from custody on Tuesday, following a decision of the Supreme Court, after pleading guilty to abetment to murder and abetment to attempted murder. This is [...]

Man Found Guilty of Uncle’s Murder; His Friend Is Also Convicted

A man was found guilty this afternoon of the murder of his uncle, and he will be sentenced later this month along with a friend who was also convicted of [...]

Cpl. Kent Martinez Walks from Allyson Major Manslaughter Case

Thirty-six-year-old Allyson Major was shot and killed while being pursued by Belize City police in July 2019. The incident happened in the downtown area where officers on mobile patrol gave [...]

Insufficient Evidence Leads to Martinez’s Manslaughter Acquittal

Attorney Oscar Selgado who represented Corporal Kent Martinez in the matter, told reporters after the trial that there was simply insufficient evidence to convict Corporal Martinez for the charge that [...]

Convicted Murderers William Danny Mason Faces Kidnapping Allegations

Convicted murderers, William Danny Mason, Ashton Vanegas, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo were back inside the Belmopan Supreme Court today. They stand accused of the May thirty-first, 2016 alleged kidnapping [...]

Attorney Norman Rodriquez Appeals Ashton Vanegas’ Life Sentence

Rodriquez’s client, Ashton Vanegas was sentence to life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving thirty-five years in connection with the July 2016 murder of Pastor Llewelyn Lucas. [...]

Will There Be a Cannabis Referendum in September?

In the intervening time since the petition signatures were submitted to the Governor General and subsequently the Elections and Boundaries Department for verification, there has been a lull about the [...]

No Trial Date Yet for Hartin; Andrew Ashcroft Moves to Turks & Caicos with Kids

The June session of the Supreme Court commenced today and it was anticipated that Canadian national Jasmine Hartin would have been at court. News Five has confirmed with attorney Dickie [...]

PM On Cabinet Decision to Hold on Entertainers Tax

Earlier this weekend, the Cabinet announced its decision to defer any fee associated with the Trade License Bill for local entertainers while consultations continue. Cabinet says that in the interim [...]

COVID 19 Positive Cases Continue to Rise

The number of active COVID-19 cases continues to spiral upwards. Today, the Ministry of Health and Wellness reported a total of one hundred and ninety eight newly confirmed cases. These [...]

Chell Sisters, Attorneys-at-law, From Orange Walk

A promising young attorney from Orange Walk Town was called to the bar this morning. The brief ceremony was held virtually due to COVID-19 protocols.  Nonetheless, Dovini Chell’s entire family [...]

Same Laws, Different Tolerance Now for Domestic Violence

Friday’s eloquent speeches in the House of Representatives after Minister of Human Development Dolores Balderamos-Garcia presented the paper recommending that the late Nora Parham be granted a posthumous pardon were [...]

G.O.B. Offers Clarity on Trade Licensing Bill 2022

Over the weekend the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labor and Local Government issued a release on the Trade Licensing Bill 2022 to clarify what they say is erroneous [...]

New Trade License Reform Act Brought to House After Eight Years Consultations

The Government of Belize introduced a bill to repeal the Trade Licensing Act, Chapter sixty-six of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2020, to make way for the implementation [...]

FECTAB Objects to New Proposed Law to Expand Cruise Tourism

A new piece of legislation that will allow government to explore the prospect of expanding the cruise tourism sector to southern Belize is expected to be introduced in parliament on [...]

David Almendarez Dodges Questions About Proposed Law

When News Five pressed FECTAB President David Almendarez if he has gotten an opportunity to peruse the draft legislation, he abruptly chose not to respond to our question.  He does [...]

Supreme Court Decides Against Striking Out Re-districting Case

The Belize Peace Movement held another press conference today to provide an update on a recent decision by Acting Chief Justice Michelle Arana not to strike out the re-districting case [...]

The Court’s Decisions Should be Progressive

According attorney Arthur Saldivar, who is representing the Belize Peace Movement in this matter, decisions rendered by the court should be progressive.  In the context of the pending re-districting, issues [...]