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Corporal Arzu Vs ComPol to proceed to trial

The case of Corporal Eldon Arzu versus Commissioner of Police will proceed to trial. This morning the matter was before the court, but was adjourned until May twelfth, in order [...]

Counterclaim Against P.S.U. Goes Before the Court

On Monday, the parties involved in the P.S.U. land claim were back before the courts. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that Simplex Design Limited was the legitimate owner of [...]

Jacob Kingston Testifies that Lev Dermen Gave John Saldivar Stacks of Cash

We will have more from the convention and the resignation of Patrick Faber as Deputy Prime Minister of United Democratic Party coming up.  But we go to Hipolito Novelo who [...]

How Will Jacob Kingston’s Testimony Affect the U.D.P.?

A dark cloud had been hanging over Sunday’s convention because of Jacob Kingston’s testimony. How this revelation will affect the U.D.P. is not known as the U.D.P. goes into gear [...]

2012: Lev Dermen and the Belize Connection

In Salt Lake City this week, Jacob Kingston revealed that accused fraudster Lev Dermen became interested in Belize in 2012.  Living a high lifestyle, the accused fraudster would wine and [...]

Belize Bank to Appeal CJ’s Ruling on UHS Debt

Attorney for the Belize Bank Limited, Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay this evening filed an application for leave to appeal a ruling made last month by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin in [...]

Will Lord Ashcroft Be Allowed to Join as an Interested Party in Redistricting Case?

Today, Lord Michael Ashcroft made good on his interest to join the legal battle along with the parties seeking for a re-districting exercise to be conducted before this year’s General [...]

Closing Arguments Submitted for Rape Case

In the court, the Prosecution and the Defense in the rape trial of Ervin Pitts, wrapped up this evening during their closing arguments before Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams.  A [...]

Man, Charged for Murder, Still Has No Attorney after Almost 5 Years on Remand

A number of bail applications were heard today. Gian Lee Guerra appeared before Justice Antoinette Moore to apply for bail but he could not be considered because he does not [...]

Meighan Brothers Couldn’t Get Bail

The Meighan brothers: Shaquille, Tyrone and Ellis were not able to be considered for bail today because their case file is still incomplete. The trio, charged with Being Members of [...]

Man Accused of Shooting at a Police Officer is Granted Bail

Attorney Hurl Hamilton secured bail for Jahliel Petillo from Supreme Court Justice Antoinette Moore, provided he abides by certain conditions. These include that he report every Friday to the Police [...]

Jacob Kingston Testifies on Lev Dermen’s Introduction to Belize

Jacob Kingston continued with his testimony in the Salt Lake court at today’s sitting. Kingston’s testimony is highly anticipated and is critical for the prosecution if it is to seal [...]

Attorney Explains Ashcroft’s Addition to Legal Challenge

As we reported on Wednesday, Lord Michael Ashcroft has formally applied to join a lawsuit against the Government of Belize that was brought by the Belize Peace Movement.   Ashcroft’s application [...]

What if the Court Rules in Favor of Redistricting?

We asked Marshalleck about the odds of conducting a redistricting exercise ahead of the upcoming general elections given what appears to be a stringent timeline.  He says that should the [...]

Live From Salt Lake City; Jacob Kingston Testifies in Lev Dermen Trial

The star witness in the case against Lev Dermen arrived today at the court in Utah in handcuffs. Jacob Kingston is expected to testify through next week Monday since he [...]

Ashton Thompson Awaits Sentencing for Manslaughter Conviction

Teshawn Williams is back behind prison where he is awaiting a sentence for the charge of manslaughter in the stabbing death of Eaton Lamb. The accused is the cousin of [...]

Meighan Brothers Remanded for Being Members of a Gang

The brothers: Tyrone, Ellis and Shaquille Meighan appeared in courtroom of Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts Anderson on Tuesday and were charged for being members of a gang, specifically Banak Zone [...]

The Latest on Lev Dermen and Miami Meetings involving “Ex President of Belize”

News Five’s Hipolito Novelo is in Salt Lake City, Utah covering the trial of accused fraudster Lev Dermen.  It’s a huge tax fraud case involving over a billion dollars, involving [...]

Supreme Court Strikes Out P.S.U. Land Case Against Simplex Design Limited

Justice Courtney Abel has made a determination in a case brought by the Public Service against the Belmopan City Council, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Simplex Design Limited.  In [...]

P.S.U.’s Eviction from Hilltop Property Inevitable?

According to Estevan Perera, the Registered Land Act gives two opportunities for the court to set aside a land title—when the title was issued in error or if it was [...]

What is Simplex’s Plans for the Prime Belmopan Property?

It is widely speculated that Simplex Design Limited, which is registered to an address on Santa Rita Road in Corozal Town, is a shell company with no true intention to [...]

Land Compensation Case Against Andre Vega Goes to the Court of Appeal

Estevan Perera is also the attorney for Andre Vega, son of former Lands Minister Gaspar Vega. In July of 2019, the government took the younger Vega to court to recover [...]

Supreme Court Declares G.O.B.’s $1.5 Billion Expenditure Unconstitutional

The much anticipated ruling in respect of the Petrocaribe case brought by the Opposition was delivered this morning by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin in the Supreme Court. The ruling found [...]

Is G.O.B. Running Its Financial Operations Like a “Panades Shop”?

Following today’s decision, Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay, who represents the People’s United Party, broke down the Supreme Court ruling in layman’s terms before likening government’s expenditure of public funds to [...]

“We Purchase Panades, We Don’t Make Panades” – FinSec, Joseph Waight

On the heels of an interview with Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay, the question of government’s fiscal prudence was also put to Financial Secretary Joseph Waight.  Here’s how he responded.   [...]