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An Official Exhibit List in the Case of Lev Dermen; John Saldivar is Named

There is new information tonight in the case of Lev Dermen, an Armenian national with U.S. and Belize citizenship that is causing tremors inside the U.D.P. as it heads to [...]

No Lawyer for Danny Mason in Kidnapping Case

Convicted murderer William ‘Danny’ Mason and four other men who carried out the beheading of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas, as well as the alleged abduction of David Dodd, await sentencing for [...]

Dalla Vs Shyne and the Unpaid Consignment

Troy “DJ Dalla” Flowers versus Shyne Barrow….it’s a pending legal drama involving two well-known entertainers and stalwarts of the United Democratic Party.  One committed to taking out a twenty-six thousand [...]

Dalla Hits Shyne with $10k for Talent Fee and Logistics

Aside from the hefty thirty thousand dollar judgment which DJ Dalla is trying to recoup from Shyne, he is also charging ten thousand dollars for his services.  Those services include [...]

Shadron Gillett is Committed to Stand Trial for Murder

In the court room of Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser, Shadron Gillett was committed to stand trial during the April Session of the Supreme Court for the murder of Kevin Thomas.  [...]

Foreign Nationals Back in Court for Charges Connected to Drug Plane on Coastal Road

A group of foreign nationals charged in connection with the landing of a plane carrying sixty million dollars worth of cocaine in September of last year were back in court [...]

Kenrick Longsworth is Arraigned for Murder of Baby Mark Tuyul Jr.

For two days, police looked for the man who is accused in the brutal killing of a three-year-old child. On Sunday, Kenrick Longsworth was captured in Isabella Bank in an [...]

Supreme Court Upholds G.O.B.’s Position on U.H.S. Debt

This morning, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin handed down a summary decision in a matter involving the ever-increasing U.H.S. debt that has been before different courts for long years from the [...]

Will Government Ever Vote to Pay U.H.S. Debt?

While the matter has been voted down in the National Assembly, during a move in which the opposition walked out of the House of Representatives and abstained from the process, [...]

Former Inmate Wins Case Against Belize Central Prison

A former inmate of the Belize Central Prison successfully sued the prison for negligence after he was violently raped twice while behind bars.  Forty-three-year-old Kenroy Cooke was arraigned and charged [...]

Rape Victim to be Financially Compensated for Damages

According to Sylvester, there is still the matter of compensation. He must now, within weeks, make submissions detailing personal injuries on behalf of his client after which the justice will [...]

Drug Case Against Former OW Police Commander, Police Officer and Mexicans Continues

The former head of the Orange Walk Police Formation, Superintendent David Chi, a police constable and two Mexican nationals arrived at the Orange Walk Magistrate Court today for trial.  There [...]

Cop Attackers Go before the Court

Today, four persons were arraigned in the Belmopan Magistrate Court for the New Year’s Day attack on Police Constable Edgar Teul.  The foursome includes Guatemalan national Migdael Gonzalez, as well [...]

Will Others Be Charged for Densmore Bowman’s Murder?

On December thirty-first, Hildebrandt Codd was charged and arraigned for the murder of Densmore Bowman. Bowman’s decomposing body was discovered on December sixteenth, about two and half weeks after he [...]

Hildebrandt Codd is Arraigned for Densmore Bowman’s Murder

A Belize City resident was arraigned in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court today for the murder of Densmore Bowman. Bowman, a thirty-four-year-old Belmopan resident had been reported missing back in November. [...]

Court of Appeal Upholds Chief Justice’s Decision on Section 53

The Court of Appeal today handed down a ruling, upholding the Chief Justice’s 2016 ruling on Section Fifty-Three.  Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin ruled that Section Fifty-Three of the Belize Criminal [...]

UNIBAM Exec. Dir. Says ‘Sex’ Does Include ‘Sexual Orientation’

According to Orozco, Section Fifty-Three of the Criminal Code is a law which discriminates on the basis of sex and is void to that extent. He says that the ruling [...]

What’s Next? Marriage Equality? Gender Identity?

With Section Fifty-Three being struck down by the Supreme Court and with the Court of Appeals reaffirming the Chief Justice’s ruling, what other LGBT issues are there? Well, there is [...]

Trial Begins for Sensational Drug Bust Back in September 2018 involving a Top Cop

Trial finally began today for the group of men accused of participating in the September ninth, 2018 landing of a drug plane in Tres Leguas, near Blue Creek in the [...]

A Repeat Offender is Arraigned for Drug Possession

Thirty-seven-year-old Leon Soberanis is no stranger to the law.  This morning, the Belize City resident he found himself yet again before the lower court. While he was granted bail for [...]

Leroy Haulze is Arraigned for Murder of Clothing Vendor

A second person has been arraigned for the July sixteenth, 2019 murder of clothing vendor, Jose Diaz. Leroy Haulze, who was initially charged for abetment to murder in this homicide, [...]

Sean Arnold Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Controlled Drug

Sean Arnold, who recently became a father, will have to find money for more than just pampers after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled drug. Today, before Chief Magistrate [...]

Steven Mejia on Bail for Burglary

Also in court was Steven Mejia. He recently pleaded guilty to being a member of a gang, but today he was hauled before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser for a charge [...]

Supreme Court Proceeds With BPM’s Constitutional Challenge

The Belize Peace Movement and Vision Inspired by the People, V.I.P., have brought a constitutional challenge against the Government of Belize in relation to the electoral division claiming that the [...]

Constituencies Remain Inordinately Small

Deputy Solicitor General Samantha Matute-Tucker is representing the Attorney General and attorney Arthur Saldivar is representing the Belize Peace Movement and V.I.P.  The case was adjourned to February sixth, 2020.  [...]