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M.L.A. Goes Before the C.C.J.; A New Land Rights Commission to be Formed

The indigenous communities in the south have collectively prevailed in the courts since they initiated legal action against the Government of Belize in the nineties. The fight has always been [...]

A New Day for Indigenous People’s Affairs in Belize

Upon assuming office in November of last year, the People’s United Party created a specific ministerial portfolio for Indigenous People’s Affairs.  That responsibility was given to Belize Rural Central area [...]

Respect for the Customary Governance Institutions of the Mayas

In acknowledging government’s solemn undertaking, M.L.A. spokesperson Cristina Coc says that they are elated by the newfound will to respect and recognize the traditional institutions of the indigenous community.   [...]

A New Commissioner for Maya Land Rights Commission to be Named

The government will appoint a new commissioner to deal with the carrying out of the C.C.J.’s consent order regarding the issue of Maya land rights and the appellate court’s ruling [...]

Ushering in a New Legal Year with Nothing Much to Celebrate

A new year is underway on the legal calendar, commencing on a somber note as the judiciary laments the dire straits in which it finds itself once again.  With a [...]

ComPol Williams Says Michelle Brown to be Charged Internally

The woman police officer who investigators believe murdered well-known barber Fareed Ahmad was acquitted of that charge on Friday.  W.P.C. Michelle Brown walked out a free woman after Supreme Court Justice [...]

Not Guilty! Michelle Brown is Freed of the Murder of Fareed Ahmad

We begin tonight’s newscast from the Supreme Court in Belize City with a ruling in the murder case involving well-known barber Fareed Ahmad. On December twenty-eighth, 2017 Ahmad was killed. [...]

Cassian Billary Arraigned for Micah Baltazar’s Murder

Cassian Billary of Warrie Street in Belize City was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford for the murder of nineteen-year-old Micah Baltazar. Billary couldn’t be offered bail and no plea [...]

Court Wraps Up Case Against Michelle Brown

The murder trial of P.C. Michelle Brown ended today in the Belize City Supreme Court after closing submissions by both the prosecution and defense before Justice Colin Williams. Justice Williams [...]

PC Michelle Brown Says G.S.U. Member Shot Fareed Ahmad

Michelle Brown, the police constable who is standing trial for the shooting murder of Belize City barber Fareed Ahmad, told the court in an explosive testimony on Tuesday that it [...]

Sherman Mendoza Fined for Weed

A man who claims he suffers from herniated discs and is claustrophobic was fined five thousand dollars when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser today and pleaded guilty to Possession [...]

Central American, Freed of Drug Charges, Tests Positive for COVID-19

The six Central American men who were freed of drug-related charges on Wednesday and who were scheduled to leave Belize today are still in the country after one of their [...]

Drug Trafficking Case Crumbles

Six Central American men who were, up until early this morning, on remand facing drug trafficking-related offenses are now free men. They were accused for the landing of a plane [...]

Charges Dismissed Against 12 Teachers in Dangriga

Twelve teachers from Sacred Heart Primary School in Dangriga who were charged by police for attending a restricted social event were let off with a warning. The teachers appeared before [...]

Matthew Fuentes Gets Bail for Rape

The Magistrate’s Court remains closed today after COVID-19 was detected among staff.  But at the Supreme Court, a man who is on remand for rape was today granted bail.  Justice [...]

Big Tom Offered Bail

He was rounded up in early September and remanded to the Belize Central Prison for allegedly coercing a grotesque sexual act between two persons who were being videoed.  On Friday, [...]

All Charges Withdrawn Against Guatemalan Minor for Fatal RTA

Eight-year-old Gabriella Corales lost her life on the afternoon of June eighteenth, 2019 when she was ran over while attempting to ride across a pedestrian ramp on her way to [...]

Ag. Chief Justice Denies Application for Interim Injunction to Stay General Elections

After hearing arguments virtually since nine o’clock this morning, at around three this afternoon, acting Chief Justice Michelle Arana delivered a ruling against the Belize Peace Movement.  The House of [...]

Belize Peace Movement Will Appeal CJ’s Ruling

According to Robert Lopez of the Belize Peace Movement, the request for an interim injunction was for the government to conform with section ninety of the Belize Constitution. Also joining [...]

Eamon Courtenay says “Let the People Vote!”

According to Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay the B.P.M.’s application was entirely misconceived and extremely late in the process.   Eamon Courtenay, Attorney for P.U.P. “What they tried to do at [...]

P.U.P. to Fight Application for Injunction to Delay General Elections

While the P.U.P. will not participate in the B.C.C.I. debate, it will be heading to court on Wednesday to fight an effort to stop the November eleventh General Elections. This [...]

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 [...]