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Murder Trial Continues for Valentine Baptist

A murder trial without jury is taking place in the Supreme Court. The accused is Valentine Baptist, who allegedly murdered nineteen-year-old Devin Parham three years ago. Today, Senior Crown Counsel [...]

The Latest on Candice Miller’s $378,000 Judgment Win Against CitCo

One of the issues haunting City Hall is the huge payment ordered by the Supreme Court to former City Administrator Candice Miller.  As you know, the court awarded Miller a [...]

Former Inmate Sues the Prison

A former inmate is claiming that he was raped while serving time at the prison and is seeking compensation. The alleged victim is seeking aggravated and exemplary damages, for the [...]

Mark Waight Awaits His Fate for an Attempted Murder Charge

Justice Colin Williams is expected to hand down a decision on December eighteenth 2019 in the case of twenty-one-year-old Mark Waight, who was charged with the attempted murder of Jamelia [...]

Guilty as Charged – The Mason Five is Convicted of Beheading Pastor Lue

The sensational trial of William “Danny’’ Mason and four other accused men concluded today in the Belmopan Supreme Court.  As the nation waited with bated breath, the verdict from Justice [...]

Pastor Lue’s Family Reacts to Verdict

William “Danny” Mason and the four other convicted men exited the courtroom and entered a police vehicle parked immediately in front of the court. Police were on hand to avert [...]

P.U.P. Demonstrates in the Name of Justice for Pastor Lue and Other Victims

While the courtroom of Justice Antoinette Moore was at its capacity, outside near the parking lot, a handful of politicians and supporters of the People’s United Party gathered in protest.  [...]

Minister John Saldivar Issues Statement on Mason Trial Verdict

Following the verdict by Justice Moore, the Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, issued a rare statement. During the trial, a US federal agent who was stationed at the US [...]

Devon Nicholas is Guilty of Firearm Offences

In the Magistrate court in Belize City, Devon Nicholas was sentenced to two years behind bars after he was found guilty of firearm offences. Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford found him [...]

A Decision in Sensational Mason Murder Trial is Nigh Upon Us

The local trial of the century comes to close on Tuesday when Justice Antoinette Moore will be handing down a decision. The highly connected William “Danny” Mason and four accused [...]

Belize Peace Movement Files for Judicial Review to Challenge GOB on Re-districting

An application for judicial review has been filed by attorney Arthur Saldivar on behalf of the Belize Peace Movement and Vision Inspired by the People.  Both organizations are challenging the [...]

Will There be Re-districting Prior to 2020 General Elections?

With general elections a little less than a year away, the challenge, should the claimants be successful, can prompt a countrywide realignment of all constituencies ahead of that exercise.   [...]

3 Men are Arraigned for Water Taxi Explosion

Water taxis usually run to and from the mainland to the cayes without any incident.  However, on May fifth, 2019, there was an explosion on board a water taxi, which [...]

Efrain Martinez is Committed to Stand Trial for Murder

Turning to the courts…Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser committed Salvadoran national Efrain Martinez to stand trial for the January 2019 murder of Guatemalan national Elmer Salazar. The fifty-four-year-old former employee of [...]

Glenford Diego is Remanded for Robbery

Glenford Diego is spending his first night on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford for a robbery charge. He is accused of [...]

1 Man is Charge for Murder of Zheng Liu

The execution style murder of prominent businessman Zheng Liu continues to rock the Chinese community and the thousands who knew and liked one of the owners of the Eighty Eight [...]

Collin Francis Arraigned for the Murder of Nestor Vasquez Jr.

Collin Francis, believed to be suffering from mental illness, has been charged with the murder of Nestor Vasquez Junior in June of this year. Francis spent the weekend in the [...]

Frank Young is Acquitted of Murder

There is another murder acquittal in the courts.  Twenty-three-year-old Frank Alexander Young of Lords Bank village, who was charged with the murder of nineteen-year-old David Andrews, is tonight a free [...]

Jose Rodriguez is Spared Jail Time

Jose Rodriguez luckily spared jail time when he appeared before Justice Colin Williams this morning for sentencing.  Last Wednesday, Rodriguez pleaded guilty to “Causing Death by Careless Conduct” in the [...]

Relief for Cowo Family after Accident Claims the Lives of 2 Sisters

There is relief for the family of two sisters who perished in an accident. The court has ordered fifty-four-old Carlos Martinez to pay in excess of thirty-one thousand dollars to [...]

Bar President Files Claim Against Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin

In an unprecedented move, Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryl-Lyn Vidal, in her capacity as president of the Bar Association, has lodged a claim against Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin, following her [...]

Who Presides Over the Case Against the CJ?

Recent appointments, according to Marshalleck, have seen an obvious increase in the number of judicial officers from the Caribbean taking up posts in Belize.  This, he says, is deliberate.  But [...]

Anthony Crawford is Guilty of Shooting Shanaya Whylie

Back in November of 2016, a young girl shot on Racoon Street Extension, Belize City. Police soon picked up Anthony Crawford and charged him with “use of deadly means of [...]

How Government Spends the People’s Money

Arguments wrapped up before the Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin on a case brought against the Government by John Briceño and Julius Espat of the People’s United Party. In the two-day [...]

P.U.P. Case Against G.O.B. Wraps Up, Judgment Pending

The case suit against the Minister of Finance, the Financial Secretary and the Attorney General hinges on four main points and at the conclusion of the hearing, Espat told the [...]