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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 [...]

Former B.T.B. Director Wins Defamation Suit

This morning Supreme Court Justice Westmin James awarded former B.T.B. director, Karen Bevans, the largest defamation award granted in recent history. Justice James awarded Bevans sixty thousand dollars in compensatory [...]

Bevans Attorney Gives More Details of the Case

According to Barrow, PM Briceño’s defense also argued that as the Prime Minister of the country he is entitled to offer his position on affairs. Barrow says RSV Limited found [...]

G.O.B. to Appeal Supreme Court’s Jalacte Road Decision

The Government of Belize is appealing a recent decision by the Supreme Court in which the Maya community of Jalacte, including two villagers, was awarded six point three million dollars [...]

Ministries to Collaborate for Tourism Projects

Solano explained that the equipment is the last phase of the five-year project, which focuses on enhancing marine resources and tourism infrastructure.  The C.E.O. explained that because tourism encompasses so [...]

Ramiro De la Rosa Granted Bail

Today, Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser granted a stay of execution in the case of Ramiro De la Rosa.  He was sentenced earlier this month after police searched his home in [...]

Wire Tap Evidence Struck Out in Andrew Bennett Case

In other court news, the prosecution presenting the case against attorney Andrew Bennett did not reach very far in court today when their attempt to submit wire-tapped evidence was struck [...]

Stake Bank Granted Application for Judicial Review of Port of Magical Belize Environmental Clearance

Stake Bank Enterprises has been granted an application for judicial review of the environmental clearance granted to Port of Magical Belize.  The Department of the Environment gave the clearance in [...]

Redistricting Case Will Proceed to Trial

A cabinet brief issued by the Briceño administration on Wednesday says Henry Charles Usher, Minister of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform, has provided an update on the forthcoming [...]

BPM’s Attorney Says Cabinet Shouldn’t Intervene in Redistricting Process

The claim was initially filed by the Belize Peace Movement, however, legal counsel Arthur Saldivar has come forward to say that Cabinet should not interfere with the process since the [...]

Supreme Court Decision to Precede Redistricting Exercise

So, with renewed interest in finalizing a plan to be presented to Cabinet, will the redistricting exercise have any bearing on the court’s decision?  According to Marshalleck, the process will [...]

Charges Brought Against Meighan Family for Monday Night Mayhem

Sixty-one-year-old Norris Meighan joins his son and two others in being charged equally for the chaos that ensued on Monday night in Belize City.  After being held in police custody [...]

Hartin in Family Court

Today, Canadian national Jasmine Hartin was back before a judge with two new lawyers, but it wasn’t for the manslaughter by negligence charge before the Supreme Court. Instead, she was [...]

St. Ignatius VP is First to Challenge G.O.B. Salary Cut in Court

The Belize National Teachers’ Union is fighting a legal battle against G.O.B.’s ten percent salary cut, and Vice Principal for the Saint Ignatius School in Belize City, Mario Rodriquez, has [...]

Judge Rules in Police Profiling Case

Today, Supreme Court Justice Westmin James handed down a decision in the case brought against the Belize Police Department by Greg Nunez and myself. Legal recourse was sought after we [...]

Will the Police Department Amend its Stop & Search Practices?

But does the ruling now set precedence for stop and search? Attorney Leslie Mendez, who represented the complainants in the case, says that the decision should provide critical guidance to [...]

Police Corporal Charged; Laddie’s Guardian Thinks Manslaughter Insufficient

As Thomas Palacio and the friends and family of Laddie Gillett try to come to terms with his death, today the officer allegedly involved in the shooting was arraigned in [...]

New Justices for Court of Appeal Sworn In

On Thursday, new justices for the Court of Appeal were sworn in by Governor General Froyla Tzalam. They are Justice Marguerite Woodstock Riley, Q.C.; Justice Sandra Minott-Phillips, Q.C.; and Justice [...]