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Accused Drug Traffickers denied bail

Three men who Police say were nabbed on Wednesday at a checkpoint in Ladyville with a hefty load of marijuana were today denied bail when they appeared before Senior Magistrate, [...]

ComPol Takes Another “L” in Supreme Court

A new president took the helm of the Police Association back in January, but that did not stop a protracted legal matter from going before the judiciary.  The case against [...]

Eldon Arzu Emerges Victorious Over Chester Williams

In his decision, Justice James indicated that the Commissioner of Police acted in “bad faith” when he made several decisions that adversely affected Arzu’s ability to function as president of [...]

Estelle Leslie’s Appointment as Comptroller of Customs is Upheld by Supreme Court

Former Prime Minister Dean Barrow has lost his first case since returning to private life as an attorney.  Barrow, along with co-counsel Darrell Bradley, represented Ian Haylock in a matter [...]

Smith Says Seniority Is Just One Factor the Court Considers

According to Smith, there is a legal doctrine known as “legitimate expectation” which Haylock could have presented to the court, if there had been some promise made that he would [...]

Duo Gets Bail for Rape of Minor

Two men who were arraigned on Tuesday on charges of raping a twelve-year-old girl were today granted bail. Supreme Court Justice, Herbert Lord granted Tashane Williams and Theodore Andrew bail [...]

3 Men, including a Minor, Arraigned for Drug Charges

Three people, including a seventeen-year-old minor, were today arraigned before Magistrate Trecia Pitts-Anderson after police allegedly nabbed them with almost nine pounds of marijuana and a little over half-a-pound of [...]

WPCs Wade and Berry Found Guilty of Violating Police Regulations

Police constables Shantel Berry and Alleeya Wade have been fined by the police department after being found guilty earlier today by a disciplinary tribunal for appearing on our Open Your [...]

Duo Accused of Triple Murder to Stand Trial in Supreme Court

Two men will stand trial for triple murder in the June session of the Supreme Court following the completion of their Preliminary Inquiry today. The prosecution presented statements from more [...]

Two men charged for sexual assault of a child.

Two Belize City men were today formally arraigned before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford on charges of rape of a child and sexual assault upon a 12-year-old girl.  Police allege that [...]

Father in Kidnapping Case Released and at Home

In an update to a story a few days ago, a father who had been remanded to prison for kidnapping his son to the United States has been released. The [...]

Jeremy Leslie Cleared of Piracy Charges

A man arrested with accused pirates in Honduras was today allowed to rejoin his family after it was discovered there is no evidence linking him to the rest of the alleged [...]

2 Men Freed of Home Invasion Charges

Two men were today cleared of all charges, including attempted murder, in relation to a home invasion in May of last year when an elderly man was badly beaten and [...]

Racial Profiling Case Set For May

It’s something we often see discussed in international news. Now, two Belize City men have filed civil suits against the Belize Police Department for racial profiling. Case management conferences held [...]

Verdict Soon in George Street Boss Murder

Justice Antoinette Moore, who presides over the southern session of Supreme Court trials, is expected to hand down a ruling shortly on the murder trial of thirty-three-year-old Nicholas Swazo.  The [...]

Ashton Puerto Sentenced for Roaring Creek Death

In the Belmopan session of the Supreme Court, twenty-three-year-old Ashton Puerto is spending his first week of a seventeen-year prison sentence after he was found guilty of the lesser charge [...]

Mexican Pilot Case Adjourned

A Mexican accused of landing a drug plane in Belize, Miguel Cruz Meseguer, was taken before the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, but the prosecution was not prepared to carry on [...]

Keshawn Dennison: Guilty of Common Assault, Harm

A man who was hauled before the Magistrate’s Court earlier this week on charges of Common Assault and Harm was today sentenced to nine months in prison after he pleaded [...]

Elvin Smith is Arraigned for Kidnapping and Wounding

Over the weekend, the torture of a sixteen-year-old boy was videotaped and the recording went viral on Facebook. The post and its subsequent circulation drew the ire of children’s rights [...]

Jason Sanchez Murder Trial Enters Voir Dire

The trial of accused murder Jason Sanchez got underway this week and just as quickly, it entered into a closed session called a voir dire. This is to determine whether [...]

Assault Charges Land Keshawn Dennison Behind Bars

In magistrate court news, on Monday, Keshawn Dennison was remanded to the Belize Central Prison after appearing on two charges.  He is accused of harming Erica Sutherland twice, the first [...]

Trio Accused of Kidnapping, Torture Taken to Magistrate’s Court

The trio police accuse of kidnapping and torturing a minor over the weekend were shuttled to the Magistrate’s Court in the back of a police van this afternoon but they [...]

Inmaculada Credit Union Wins Case Against Former GM Yolanda Gomez

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of La Inmaculada Credit Union. Justice Arana handed ordered the former General Manager Yolanda Gomez to pay the credit union almost four hundred [...]

Mistrial in Patrick Harris Murder Case

Justice Herbert Lord today ruled a mistrial in the case of Patrick Harris. When the case began last week Tuesday, Justice Lord decided to enter into a voir dire during [...]

Family Files Lawsuit against Police Department for Death of Stella Maris Teacher

Justice Westmin James will make a ruling on a date to be set in May in a civil suit for negligence against the Belize Police Department and the government.  This [...]