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Waterloo Appeals D.O.E. Decision to Minister of Sustainable Development

An appeal has been lodged by Waterloo Investments Holdings Limited to challenge a decision by the Department of Environment which has denied environmental clearance for its proposed tourism development project [...]

Election & Boundaries Commission Seeks to Strikeout Redistricting Case

An application to strike out the re-districting case brought before the Supreme Court by the Belize Peace Movement has been filed by Senior Counsel Oscar Sabido, Chair of the Elections [...]

BPM Demands One Man, One Vote, Now.

According to Morgan, the present number of voters per constituency, across all thirty-one electoral districts, is malapportioned.   Paul Morgan, Belize Peace Movement “We have already proposed a consent order [...]

Bail Granted for Four Pine Ridge Drug Plane Suspects

Four men, including Miguel Angel Zetina, Edwin Armando Gonzalez, Jaime Umberto Maz, and Edilberto Medrano were granted bail on Wednesday by Justice Antoinette Moore when they appeared before the Supreme [...]

Waterloo Joins Stake Bank Vs G.O.B. as an Interested Party

This morning before the Supreme Court, leave was granted for three companies, including Waterloo, Belize Cruise Development and Belize Logistics Terminal Limited, to join an existing lawsuit involving Stake Bank [...]

Former U.D.P. Rep Wins Defamation Suit

In political news, the Guardian newspaper reported today that former United Democratic Party Area Representative Frank “Papa” Mena has won a libel suit. In total, he was awarded eighty thousand [...]

Manslaughter Case Against Jasmine Hartin Adjourned

The manslaughter case against Canadian national Jasmine Hartin was adjourned to February sixteenth, 2022. While that is when Hartin will be receiving complete disclosure in the case, it is also [...]

Caye Caulker Councillor Arraigned for Wounding

Councillor George Del Cid of the Caye Caulker Village Council got in trouble with the law after he reportedly hit a man on the face the week. He was arraigned [...]

A Hefty Bail is Granted to Four Drug Plane Cops

Police officers Nelson Middleton, Elmer Nah, Delwin Casimiro and George Ferguson have been granted Supreme Court bail in the sum of forty thousand dollars each. The four were arraigned on [...]

C.C.J. Rules on G.A. Roe & Sons Stamp Duty Case

This morning in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the C.C.J. bench ruled in favor of G.A. Roe and Sons Limited in an appeals case involving the Commissioner of Stamps.  The matter [...]

Will Additional Charges be Brought Against the Narco Eleven?

In providing details of what transpired along the Southern Highway on Thursday night, ComPol Williams described a firefight in which the responding officers were out manned and outgunned by their [...]

Who Will Prosecute DPP’s Former Bodyguard?

One of the officers implicated in Thursday’s drug plane landing is the assigned bodyguard for the Director of Public Prosecutions.  The question of whether the matter will be prosecuted by [...]

Belize at Caribbean Court of Justice in Sugar Case Against T & T

Day one of the hearing of Belize’s case in the Caribbean Court of Justice against the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago commenced today. Earlier this year Belize, sued St. Kitts-Nevis [...]

ASR Vice President is witness in CCJ Case

Vice President of International Relations at ASR Mac McLachlan was the second witness to testify in today’s hearing. He argued that non CARICOM countries would not be able to compete [...]

Tourism Outlook Improving: Additional Flights Arriving in November

Belize has a robust tourism high season approaching, despite the fact that the Delta variant swept through Belize in July, forcing another cutback on tourism arrivals and mass gatherings and [...]

Belize Takes Trinidad to CCJ Over Sugar Tariffs

According to the Jamaica Observer, the Caribbean Court of Justice will begin hearing evidence on Tuesday in a matter in which Belize is alleging that Trinidad and Tobago failed to [...]

Two Sentenced in Child Prostitution Case

Today two people convicted in the Dangriga Supreme Court in September were sentenced for their role in a case of child prostitution. Justice Antoinette Moore gave Jeffery Perez the maximum [...]

Jasmine Hartin Given Partial Disclosure in Manslaughter by Negligence Case

There was no drama today at the San Pedro Magistrate Court when Jasmine Hartin’s legal case continued. News Five was there early this morning as Hartin waited in the lobby [...]

A Land Dispute is Brewing in Santa Cruz

There is a brewing land dispute over acreage near the outskirts of Santa Cruz Village, where residents are concerned that a private land owner is developing real estate they say [...]

Property Owner Says His Papers are Legit

News Five also spoke with the property owner, Hailu Hurrissa, who says that after being successful in a legal battle with another real estate developer over the tract of land, [...]

3 Lawmen Arraigned in Connection with the Murder of Jessie Escobar

B.D.F. soldiers, Privates Raheem Valencio and Ramon Alcoser and Police Constable Juan Morales were arraigned today in Belmopan for the shooting death of twenty-nine-year-old Jessie Escobar.  News Five’s Duane Moody [...]

Will Surveillance Video Be Used as Evidence in Court?

The killing of Jessie Escobar on Sunday night was captured by surveillance cameras as it unfolded in front of Branch Mouth Stop and Shop Store in Santa Familia Village.  As [...]

Wife of Man Charged with Double Murder Granted Bail

Last Thursday, police arrested and charged twenty-nine year-old Jovannie O’Brien of Unitedville, Cayo for the double murder of eighteen-year-old Lloyd Myvett and his neighbour, nine-year-old Jamir McKoy. They were both [...]

Minister Julius Espat Wins Court Case against Government

There is a meeting of the House of Representatives this Friday, but this week, we were reminded of the day Julius Espat was kicked out of the House of Representatives.  [...]

Marshalleck Says the Government Who Pays is Neither P.U.P. nor U.D.P.

In an interesting twist, Espat is now part of the Government that lost the lawsuit.  But Marshalleck says that the government is the government, no matter which party is in [...]