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Court of Appeal Hauls in B.B.N. for Contempt of Court

The Principals of Breaking Belize News an online news blog appeared before the Court of Appeal this afternoon. A contempt of court charge was brought against the online news publication [...]

Justice Antoinette Moore Reserves Judgment in Mason et al Murder Trial

Supreme Court Justice Antoinette Moore has reserved judgment in the murder trial of the century that paralyzed the nation with gruesome details, scandalous accusations and serious allegations against ministers.  William [...]

Attorneys Confident that Accused are Not Guilty

Also making closing arguments today was attorney Norman Rodriguez who is representing Ashton Vanegas.  According to Rodriguez, the prosecution has failed to call on any witness to provide evidence that [...]

Antwan Rivero Committed to Stand Trial for Murder

Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford has committed Antwan Rivero to stand trial for the murder of thirty-seven-year-old Marcia Melissa Downs, a mother of two. Rivero is to be tried in the [...]

U.S. National Guilty of Drug Possession

U.S. national, Robert Blackford, pleaded guilty to possession of two hundred and six grams of cannabis when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford this morning.  For his guilty plea, [...]

Jaime Marin is Charged for Deadly Attack on His Cousins

This morning, Jaime Marin, was escorted to court for arraignment for the murder of his cousin, Isaac Marin and a slew of other charges. Seventeen-year-old Isaac was stabbed on Tuesday [...]

Closing Arguments Continue in Danny Mason Trial

The murder trial of William Danny Mason and the other four men accused of killing Pastor Llewellyn Lucas continued today with closing arguments inside the Belmopan Supreme Court.  The trial [...]

Dexter Todd: No Compelling Evidence Against Danny Mason

You have heard about the D.P.P.’s closing arguments on how Pastor Lucas was killed as a joint enterprise between Mason and the other accused men.  Late on Wednesday, Mason’s attorney, [...]

Former Magistrate’s Court Secretary is Guilty of Theft

A secretary for the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court was convicted of theft at the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court for theft. Forty-nine year-old Dorkas Caliz was charged for stealing one thousand dollars from [...]

Mason’s Trial Winds Down; Attorney Ready for Closing

William “Danny” Mason, Ashton Vanegas, Kieron Fernandez, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo were back in the Belmopan Supreme Court today as the trial continued.  As we reported on Monday, the [...]

Bhrea Bowen Asks Court of Appeal to Increase Compensation

In July 2018, Supreme Court Justice Shona Griffith ruled in favour of Bhrea Bowen who successfully sued the Gang Suppression Unit for violating her constitutional rights.  In July 2012, Bowen who [...]

No Attorney Wants to Represent Bert Vasquez

The infamous Bert Vasquez appeared in the Court of Appeal this afternoon. Vasquez, who remains incarcerated on sex charges, appeared unrepresented to appeal a 2018 conviction for forcible abduction and [...]

Ignatius Williams is Sentenced to 2 Years for Attempted Murder

Ignatius Williams, a notorious figure of the Saint Martin’s de Porres area, was convicted late on Monday in the Supreme Court for the stabbing of a Field Service Technician of [...]

Former Murder Suspect is Busted with Unlicensed Firearm

Tonight, a former murder suspect is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was nabbed in Ladyville in possession of an unlicensed firearm. Thirty-one-year-old Michael Edward Pook was [...]

D.P.P.’s Application to Appeal Calaney Flowers’ Acquittal Dismissed

The Court of Appeals this morning handed down a ruling in favour of Calaney Flowers, who in 2017, was acquitted of the murder of her ex-boyfriend Lyndon Morrison. The application for [...]

Will the D.P.P. Pursue Case Against Calaney Flowers?

So, is this matter over for Calaney Flowers? Her attorney, Anthony Sylvestre, says that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution has a time frame of forty-two days to [...]

P.U.P.’s Cases of Alleged Voter Registration Fraud Dismissed

In the lower courts, Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer this morning dismissed an application brought by the P.U.P.’s Standard Bearer for Belize Rural North, Marconi Leal, against a registered voter in [...]

P.U.P.’s Michel Chebat says Witnesses’ Testimonies were not Enough

Marconi Leal was represented by attorney Michel Chebat, who says that the challenge he faced, was the fact that magistrates do not allow for the registering officers to be cross-examined. [...]

Akeem Trapp is Freed of Murder Charge

In the Supreme Court, Akeem Trapp walked free of the murder of Ian Adolphus Junior, which occurred February twenty-sixth, 2015 on Gill Street in Belize City.  Adolphus Junior was shot [...]

Stephan Jenkins Gets 17 Years for Manslaughter Guilty Plea; Co-Accused Awaiting Trial

After spending almost seven years in jail, today twenty-six-year-old Stephan Jenkins pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter of fifty-four-year old Dennis Williams. On November eighth, 2012, Williams was [...]

U.S. Federal Agent Testifies in Writing in Mason Murder Trial

Last Tuesday, following several weeks of cooperating closely with the U.S. State Department in Washington, the Belmopan Supreme Court received a written witness testimony from a U.S. Federal Agent who [...]

Women Police Officer Fighting Ban on Dreadlocks

Earlier in the year, the Belize Police Department began to enforce the department’s Standard Orders regarding hairstyle and consequently banned dreadlocks. Six women police officers were accused of willfully disobeying a [...]

Why Were Brazilians Allowed to Leave without Investigation?

Thirty-nine-year-old Jose Hilberto Gallegos is behind bars for counterfeit U.S. dollars. The Mexican national was busted at the Phillip Goldson International Airport on October tenth with forty thousand, eight hundred [...]

American Retiree Trapped in Belize without Visitor’s Permit

A retired U.S. national, who did not board a cruise ship in mid-September, is now illegal in Belize. Fifty-year-old Edward Francis Kilgour, the third, appeared before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitt [...]

Hattieville Woman is Behind Bars for Maiming Another

A young domestic from Hattieville, Gertrude Mejia, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison for the offense of maim.  Allegations are that on October twelfth, 2019, she intentionally and [...]