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B.D.F. Soldier Margarito Pop Arraigned for Raping Female Soldier

A B.D.F. soldier has been taken to court for rape.  The matter reportedly happened a few days ago and the female officer made the complaint. This comes on the heels [...]

Penner Goes To Court Following Bench Warrant for His Arrest

Former minister Elvin Penner appeared in magistrate’s court in Belmopan this morning after being a no-show on Monday morning.  Penner’s absence resulted in the issuance of a bench warrant for [...]

Kashawn Gentle Loses Bail

Kashawn Gentle, a stevedore from Caesar Ridge Road in Belize City, is behind bars awaiting trial again, after he violated the terms of his bail and the bail was revoked. [...]

A Bench Warrant is Issued for the Arrest of Elvin Penner

Earlier today, a bench warrant for the arrest of disgraced former minister Elvin Penner was issued by the Supreme Court after he failed to show up in court to answer [...]

CBC Owner Bobby Reich Faces Piracy Lawsuit in U.S. Court

Robert Reich of the Channel Broadcasting Company is in trouble with the law in the United States; the businessman is being sued by DISH Network for appropriating copyrighted content owned [...]

Guillermo Duarte, Charged for Murder, Gets Bail

Guillermo Duarte, through assistance from attorney Hurl Hamilton, today secured bail from the Supreme Court in the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars in the form of property papers. Duarte is [...]

Rafael Velasquez Gets Bail on Two Counts of Sex Offences

Twenty-eight year-old Rafael Velasquez, an office assistant at a resort in San Pedro, was granted bail of eight thousand dollars today when he appeared with his attorney, Rene Montero, before [...]

Kafele Garcia Not Guilty of Murder

Kafele Garcia is at home with his family tonight after he was found not guilty of murder today in a trial without a jury before Supreme Court Justice, Colin Williams. [...]

D.P.P. Withdraws Attempted Murder Charge against Ulide Allen

Also in the court, the prosecution in the attempted murder trial of Ulide Allen, on instruction from the Director of Public Prosecutions, withdrew the charge against him before Magistrate Albert [...]

Salvadoran Jailed for Illegal Entry

Jose Sosa, a Salvadoran construction worker was nabbed in Belize City this morning and when he failed to present documentation that he entered the country legally, he was escorted to the [...]

Couple Charged for 16 Pounds of Weed

Two persons, charged jointly in connection with the discovery of sixteen pounds of marijuana, today appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court where they were granted and met bail in the [...]

Mark Gentle Charged with Dangerous Harm

Also in the Magistrate’s Court, a man, who is accused of attacking and stabbing another man last month, was charged and arraigned with Dangerous Harm. But he is home tonight, [...]

Charged for Murder, Gian Guerra Gets Supreme Court Bail

The Supreme Court has resumed its work after a few weeks of closure because of the COVID-19 lockdown and today, several bail applications were heard. Gian Lee Guerra, charged for [...]

Edgar Molina is Granted Bail for Possession of Unlicensed Firearm

A man, who was arrested and charged in April for possession of unlicensed firearm and drug trafficking, today received bail on condition that they adhere to certain conditions. Supreme Court [...]

Audrey Matura Presses Court of Appeal for Written Decision

Attorney Audrey Matura finds herself at the end of a very stern letter from the Court of Appeal. Matura is the attorney for Gas Tomza Limited, Southern Choice Butane, Zeta [...]

Court of Appeal Dismisses LPG Importers’ Appeal

An inaugural shipment of liquid petroleum gas arrived at the Port of Big Creek this morning, following a direct route from the U.S. Gulf Coast.  At news time this evening, [...]

LPG Importers to Appeal Decision at the C.C.J.

The matter is going before the Caribbean Court of Justice in an expedited hearing, though a written judgment from the Court of Appeal has not been perfected.  According to attorney [...]

Supreme Court Rules Against LPG Importers, Notice of Appeal is Filed

Time is quickly running out for Gas Tomza Limited, Southern Choice Butane, Zeta Gas and Belize Western Energy Limited to continue in business. That is because the Supreme Court has [...]

The Monopoly of National Gas Company Violates LPG Importers

In her ruling last week, Justice Michelle Arana, was of the view that there exists issues to be resolved by the court in a pending constitutional claim. Attorneys for the [...]

AG Responds to LPG Importers

Responding to the LPG importers today was Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte. As mentioned, Gas Tomza Limited, Southern Choice Butane, Zeta Gas, and Belize Western Energy Limited have decided to appeal [...]

I.C.J. Extends Filing Dates for Belize/Guatemala Territorial Claim

On Wednesday, the International Court of Justice held its first ever virtual plenary meeting. It required the president and the registrar to be available in the deliberation room of the [...]

Guatemalan Fugitive Returned to Melchor to Face Murder Charge

Attorneys headed to court today in the matter of a Guatemalan fugitive. On Wednesday, the Immigration Department surrendered a fugitive to Guatemalan authorities.  Edgar Cortez, who also goes by the [...]

Virtual Court Appearance for S.O.E. Offenders

The Kolbe Foundation recently introduced a system where inmates can make virtual court appearances from the Belize Central Prison.  It’s a system that is also being considered by the Belize [...]

Over 400 Charged for Violating State of Emergency, Curfew

The full force of the law is coming down on persons who violate the measures of the state of emergency. Countrywide, more than four hundred persons have been arrested and [...]

Arthur Saldivar Criminally Charged for Firearm/Ammo Offences

Attorney Arthur Saldivar was released from detention today after he secured bail at the Magistrate Court. Saldivar is facing a slew of firearm and ammunition offenses following a police search [...]