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Chinese Man Gets Bail

An Asian man who has given his address as Prince Street, Punta Gorda Town, Toledo and Calcutta Village, Corozal was granted bail today, one week after he was remanded to [...]

Pharmacist on Cocaine Charge Gets Bail

A man whose profession is to sell and advise patients on the safe use of legal drugs and medicines is out on bail for a charge of possession of almost [...]

Vildo Westby Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder Conviction

In February 2017, Vildo Westby, now thirty-two-years-old, absconded to Mexico following a murder in San Pedro where well-known activist Felix Ayuso lost his life.  Ayuso, who was a member of [...]

2 More Recaptured Prisoners are Arraigned for Escape

Two more escapees were recaptured over the weekend, leaving twelve others still on the run since last week’s jailbreak from the Hattieville prison. This morning, Guatemalan national Oswaldo Perez and [...]

ComPol Not Happy; D.P.P. to Challenge Concurrent Sentences

Fifteen escaped prisoners have been recaptured alive, arraigned and sentenced. Four of them have pleaded guilty and the others have been sentenced to one-year in prison.  Some of those sentences [...]

6 More Escaped Prisoners are Arraigned, including Alleged Mastermind Joel Sierra

Turning to the prison break; a total of fourteen escapees have been recaptured; one was killed and thirteen others, between Thursday and today, were arraigned for escape charges. While nine [...]

Rodman Welch is Arraigned for Shakeem Dennison’s Murder

Police this afternoon escorted stevedore, Rodman Welch of Faber’s Road in Belize City to the Magistrate’s Court where he was charged with the murder of Shakeem Dennison. Senior Magistrate Aretha [...]

Belize City Pharmacist Remanded for Possession of Cocaine

Belize City pharmacist Albert Requeña was remanded to the Belize Central Prison today after he was allegedly nabbed with almost three pounds of cocaine. Police allege that on October tenth, Requeña [...]

Chinese Businessman Arraigned for 3 Counts of Trafficking in Persons

Corozal Chinese businessman, Jin Zhou Wu was today arraigned in the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court on three counts of Trafficking in Persons after police gathered statements from three women who claimed [...]

7 Escaped Prisoners are Arraigned; 2 Plead Not Guilty to Escape, while 5 Others are Sentenced

Tonight, the police and B.D.F. have recaptured five more escaped prisoners; fourteen remain on the lam following Monday’s epic jailbreak from the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville.  A total of [...]

Accused Murderer David Gonzales is Arraigned for Killing his Wife

The San Pedro man who is accused of murdering his wife was brought to Belize City this morning for arraignment at the Magistrate’s Court. David Gonzales is facing a charge [...]

B.P.M. Files Application for Interim Injunction to Stop Elections

The Belize Peace Movement has filed an application for an interim injunction to stay the election date. The B.P.M. is asking that the Elections and Boundaries Commission be prevented from [...]

Attorney Arthur Saldivar on Peace Movement’s Injunction

Executive members of the Belize Peace Movement today filed papers at the Belize Court General Registry seeking a Court injunction to stop the General Elections set for November eleventh.  The [...]

Barry Tillett is Remanded for Robbery

Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser this morning remanded eighteen-year-old Barry Tillett to the Belize Central Prison on two counts of armed robbery after he pleaded not guilty to the charges. The [...]

Bail for Anthony Barrow

He is no stranger to the law. In fact, in July of this year he and three others were arrested and charged for the mid-afternoon armed hold-up at the Belama [...]

Delson Paguada is Denied Bail

Justice Lord did not exercise any leniency for Delson Paguada, who is accused of the January twenty-third, 2018 shooting murder of Paul Jex – a reputed gang associate who himself [...]

Raheem Marsden is Arraigned for Mister Program’s Murder

Today, the body of popular artist Gilbert Alamilla, known as Mister Program, was interned at the Lord Ridge Cemetery in Belize City. As the funeral was making it way to [...]

C.C.J. Affirms Manzanero’s Murder Conviction

Condemned murderer Hernan Manzanero appealed his conviction before the Caribbean Court of Justice through a special leave granted by the appellate jurisdiction.  Manzanero was sentenced in the Supreme Court to [...]

Manzanero Must Serve Remainder of 25-Year Sentence

Forty-five-year-old Domiciano Quixchan was fatally stabbed in the face and throat while transporting Manzanero and his common-law wife, along with their three-week-old baby, on a chartered trip.  Manzanero had previously [...]

After Years of Battling Extradition to the U.S. Deon Bruce is Set Free

He has been in prison for six years, but tonight Deon Bruce is a free man. His extradition request had been meandering through the courts for as long as he [...]

Bruce’s Family Happy to Have Him Back

Bruce promptly left the central prison and was picked up by family members. The Bruce family in Belize City is elated that he has finally been released after fighting extradition [...]

Georgia Supreme Court Halts Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Fourteen year old Tomari Jackson of Georgia, U.S.A drowned in February 2016 in the Sibun River. Jackson was in Belize with more than thirty other students on a school trip at [...]

Wheels of Justice Turning Slow for Former Cop Anthony Polonio

The wheels of justice are turning slow for a former cop.  Back in 2008, Anthony Polonia was found guilty of perjury by a Police Tribunal in a sensational case of [...]

Luis Tun Gets Bail

In the Supreme Court, a man who is accused of holding up a farmer at gunpoint and robbing him of his vehicle, farm equipment and produce worth over twenty-eight thousand [...]

Francisco Rodriguez is Denied Bail

While Luis Tun was lucky to get bail, one man who does not share in that luck is Francisco Rodriguez.  He is accused of a slew of charges that the [...]