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D.P.P.’s Application to Appeal Calaney Flowers’ Acquittal Dismissed

The Court of Appeals this morning handed down a ruling in favour of Calaney Flowers, who in 2017, was acquitted of the murder of her ex-boyfriend Lyndon Morrison. The application for [...]

Will the D.P.P. Pursue Case Against Calaney Flowers?

So, is this matter over for Calaney Flowers? Her attorney, Anthony Sylvestre, says that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution has a time frame of forty-two days to [...]

P.U.P.’s Cases of Alleged Voter Registration Fraud Dismissed

In the lower courts, Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer this morning dismissed an application brought by the P.U.P.’s Standard Bearer for Belize Rural North, Marconi Leal, against a registered voter in [...]

P.U.P.’s Michel Chebat says Witnesses’ Testimonies were not Enough

Marconi Leal was represented by attorney Michel Chebat, who says that the challenge he faced, was the fact that magistrates do not allow for the registering officers to be cross-examined. [...]

Akeem Trapp is Freed of Murder Charge

In the Supreme Court, Akeem Trapp walked free of the murder of Ian Adolphus Junior, which occurred February twenty-sixth, 2015 on Gill Street in Belize City.  Adolphus Junior was shot [...]

Stephan Jenkins Gets 17 Years for Manslaughter Guilty Plea; Co-Accused Awaiting Trial

After spending almost seven years in jail, today twenty-six-year-old Stephan Jenkins pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter of fifty-four-year old Dennis Williams. On November eighth, 2012, Williams was [...]

U.S. Federal Agent Testifies in Writing in Mason Murder Trial

Last Tuesday, following several weeks of cooperating closely with the U.S. State Department in Washington, the Belmopan Supreme Court received a written witness testimony from a U.S. Federal Agent who [...]

Women Police Officer Fighting Ban on Dreadlocks

Earlier in the year, the Belize Police Department began to enforce the department’s Standard Orders regarding hairstyle and consequently banned dreadlocks. Six women police officers were accused of willfully disobeying a [...]

Why Were Brazilians Allowed to Leave without Investigation?

Thirty-nine-year-old Jose Hilberto Gallegos is behind bars for counterfeit U.S. dollars. The Mexican national was busted at the Phillip Goldson International Airport on October tenth with forty thousand, eight hundred [...]

American Retiree Trapped in Belize without Visitor’s Permit

A retired U.S. national, who did not board a cruise ship in mid-September, is now illegal in Belize. Fifty-year-old Edward Francis Kilgour, the third, appeared before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitt [...]

Hattieville Woman is Behind Bars for Maiming Another

A young domestic from Hattieville, Gertrude Mejia, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison for the offense of maim.  Allegations are that on October twelfth, 2019, she intentionally and [...]

3 Seasoned Fishermen are Arraigned for Undersized Conch

Three seasoned Belize City fisherman, who have been in the fishing business for over fifty years, each appeared in court on fisheries offenses they are disputing.   This morning, seventy-five-year-old [...]

6 More Cases of Alleged Voter Registration Fraud before the Chief Magistrate

The P.U.P.’s Standard Bearer for Belize Rural North Marconi Leal is challenging six re-registration applications, believing that those persons gave inaccurate information regarding their place of residence. Originally, Leal was [...]

Lionel Kelly is Freed of 2016 Murder

Alleged murder suspect Lionel Kelly, walked free on Tuesday after his attorney Simeon Sampson, made a no case submission which was upheld by Justice Colin Williams. The Justice agreed that [...]

Leslie Pipersburgh and Patrick Robateau are Given a Fixed Sentence for Double Murder

Leslie Pipersburgh and Patrick Robateau are two convicts who have now been given a fixed sentence for a double murder. Both received a sentence of thirty-five years, less ten years [...]

Leon Gentle is Not Guilty of Dangerous Harm

In 2014, Vitalino Reyes Junior was badly beaten when his father and another well-known operator were having differences in the cave tubing business.  The violent incident made the news for [...]

Charges Drop in Favor of Two Immigration Officers

Immigration Clerk Sheree Flores escaped a charge today. Another clerk, Ann Smith pressed charges of harm against Flores who then entered a counter charge of common assault against Smith. The [...]

Sedi Loses Progresso Heights Case in High Court

The court ruled today against Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington in a long standing case involving more than a hundred parcels of land held by Progresso Heights Limited.  Elrington owns shares [...]

The Case of Danny Mason et al is Adjourned

There is another case that has been before the court for some time.  It involves the murder charge against William “Danny” Mason and four other accused men. This morning, it [...]

Gasoline Thief to Spend One Month in Jail

A fuel thief is serving a month-long sentence at the Belize Central Prison after he was busted stealing ten gallons of gasoline in San Pedro.  On Monday, twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Reyes [...]

2 Men are Freed of the Murder of Michael Welch

Two Belize City men were freed from murder charges after spending almost five years on remand at the Hattieville Prison. Lyson Cacho and Tarique Gillett faced trial for the March [...]

Lionel Longsworth Takes the Rap for Gun Charge

Tonight, three of four men linked to a gun found in a parked vehicle are home free after twenty-three-year-old Lionel Longsworth took the rap for the firearm and ammo. Harold [...]

2 Belize City Men Plead Guilty to Burglary

Two maintenance workers caught on surveillance camera were sent to jail after they pleaded guilty to the burglary of a warehouse on Queen Street, Belize City. Sometime between last Thursday [...]

An Elderly Man is Sentenced to 7 Years for Burglary

A sixty-one-year-old man, who was caught burglarizing a gift shop, learnt a lesson the hard way when he was convicted of burglary and sentenced to seven years behind bars, even [...]

Cpl Kent Martinez in Court for Partial Disclosure

This morning, Corporal Kent Martinez, the police officer accused of pulling the trigger and causing the death of teacher Allyson Major, was back before the court. Last week, he made [...]