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Case Struck Out Against Alleged Partygoers During COVID S.O.E.

A group of eleven persons, many of whom are family and friends, walked free from charges that were brought against them in August 2021.  They were arrested following an alleged [...]

Samuel August Pleads Guilty to Killing His Son and Grandmother

A little over four years ago, a Belize City family was beset by tragedy when a distraught former in-law rammed a piece of heavy equipment into a home, killing a [...]

Travis Navarro Walks From a Charge of Murder

Twenty-eighth-year-old Travis Navarro was acquitted of the murder when he appeared before the Supreme Court Justice Sandcroft earlier today.  In 2013, he was charged for the execution-style slaying of twenty-one-year-old [...]

PC Herman Ramos Charged with Perverting the Course of Justice

A policeman was arraigned today in the Belize City Magistrates’ Court on a charge of Perverting the Course of Justice. It follows an alleged incident outside of an establishment on [...]

Curtis August Pleads Guilty to Stealing Guns from Former Commissioner’s House

Earlier today, twenty-two-year-old Curtis August pleaded guilty to Handling Stolen Goods in reference to several guns that were stolen from the residence of former Commissioner of Police, Allen Whylie. He [...]

Concerned Mother Says Police Indifferent to Detained Son’s Health Issues

A mother took to the media today to vent her frustration after she says her efforts to explain to investigating officers that her son, Ashton Moody, who they detained, pending [...]

Concerned Mom Says Her Son Can Prove His Innocence

The concerned mother told us that in addition to all the inconveniences and health risks that she feels her son is currently enduring being in custody, she knows he will [...]

Troy Hyde Walks Free from Robbery’s Murder

Accused of killing a reputed gang member in January 2015, Troy Hyde has walked free from a murder charge that was brought against him in the wake of a deadly [...]

Murder Charge Withdrawn Against Alleged Gunman, Shaquille Perrera

Another suspect, accused of the murder of seventeen-year-old Cameron Hernandez in November 2021, has been freed of the charge after spending eleven months at the Belize Central Prison on pretrial [...]

Nicholi Rhys Walks from Murder Charge

Thirty-one-year-old Nicholi Rhys beat a murder charge in court earlier today, after spending almost four years on pretrial detention at the Belize Central Prison.  Rhys was accused of the shooting [...]

Court Battle Continues Over Seized CIBL $3.1 Million

The Orange Walk Magistrate Court is hearing an application for further retention of funds by the Financial Intelligence Unit. The F.I.U. has applied to have the court grant permission for [...]

F.I.U. Retains Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith

We also heard from Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith. Following his first day on the case, he says that he is satisfied that the seizure of three point one million dollars [...]

The Battle of Senior Counsels and Former Attorney Generals Inside O.W. Magistrate Court

All indications are that despite the outcome of the hearing in the Orange Walk Magistrate Court, the matter will be taken to the Supreme Court for a verdict. As for [...]

C.I.B.L. Goes to Court Over $3.1M Discovered at Mine Beer Brewery

Earlier this week, we told you about the multi-agency operation at Caribbean International Brewery Limited that yielded three point one million dollars in cash. The raid on the premises just [...]

Anti Trafficking Officer Called to Testify in $3.1 Million C.I.B.L. Hearing

Inspector Gian Young, a member of the Belize Police Department’s Anti Trafficking in Persons Unit was the first witness to take the stand. According to Young’s testimony, on October sixth, [...]

Attorney for C.I.B.L. Questions F.I.U.’s Application under M.L.T.P. Act

Senior Counsel Barrow raised a preliminary objection to the application brought forth by the F.I.U.  He contended that the F.I.U. is not entitled to make an application under the Money [...]

Belize Judiciary Receives Donation for Backlog Reduction Program

A donation of over four hundred thousand dollars in digital equipment was handed over to the courts this morning by the U.S. Embassy.  As part of an initiative known as [...]

The History Behind the Calaney Flowers Case

For the first time in recent memory, a person who is accused of murder will be brought before the Supreme Court to be tried a second time, after having gone [...]

Seventeen Thousand Dollar Fine for Fishermen Busted with Undersized Conchs

Thirty-four-year-old Alexander Harris, a Belizean fisherman of San Ignacio, has been fined seventeen thousand dollars for possession of undersized conch.  Harris and two other fishermen from Dangriga were busted by [...]

Ex B.D.F. is Acquitted of the Murder of Felina James

Former Belize Defense Force soldier Albert Moreira was the last person to see his ex-wife alive before she went missing in October 2018.  Several days later, the badly decomposed body [...]

Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck to Represent GOB in P.C. Trapp Civil Suit

The Government of Belize has retained the services of Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck in a civil case being brought against the Commissioner of Police, the Attorney General, and the Belize [...]

Leon Perez to Stand Trial for Murder

Thirty-nine-year-old Leon Perez will stand trial for the murder of Elton Morter who was fatally stabbed during an altercation in Hattieville on Independence Day 2021.  In court on Monday, Perez [...]

Defendants in Mason Kidnapping Case Challenges ID Parade

Case management in the kidnapping trial involving William “Danny” Mason, Ashton Vanegas, Kieron Fernandez,  Ernest Castillo, and Ryan Rhaburn is set to begin with a voir dire. The alleged victims [...]

A Windshield Repairman is Charged for Rape of a Minor

Forty-five-year-old Ervin Middleton, a windshield repairman of a Santa Barbara Street address, appeared unrepresented before the magistrate’s court earlier today where he was read a single, indictable charge of rape [...]

C.C.J. Perfects Judgment in Hillaire Sears Appeal Case

On May twentieth, the Caribbean Court of Justice declared that the re-incarceration of Hillaire Sears in April 2014 had breached his constitutional right to personal liberty and that the revocation [...]