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7 Escaped Prisoners are Arraigned; 2 Plead Not Guilty to Escape, while 5 Others are Sentenced

Tonight, the police and B.D.F. have recaptured five more escaped prisoners; fourteen remain on the lam following Monday’s epic jailbreak from the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville.  A total of [...]

Accused Murderer David Gonzales is Arraigned for Killing his Wife

The San Pedro man who is accused of murdering his wife was brought to Belize City this morning for arraignment at the Magistrate’s Court. David Gonzales is facing a charge [...]

B.P.M. Files Application for Interim Injunction to Stop Elections

The Belize Peace Movement has filed an application for an interim injunction to stay the election date. The B.P.M. is asking that the Elections and Boundaries Commission be prevented from [...]

Attorney Arthur Saldivar on Peace Movement’s Injunction

Executive members of the Belize Peace Movement today filed papers at the Belize Court General Registry seeking a Court injunction to stop the General Elections set for November eleventh.  The [...]

Barry Tillett is Remanded for Robbery

Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser this morning remanded eighteen-year-old Barry Tillett to the Belize Central Prison on two counts of armed robbery after he pleaded not guilty to the charges. The [...]

Bail for Anthony Barrow

He is no stranger to the law. In fact, in July of this year he and three others were arrested and charged for the mid-afternoon armed hold-up at the Belama [...]

Delson Paguada is Denied Bail

Justice Lord did not exercise any leniency for Delson Paguada, who is accused of the January twenty-third, 2018 shooting murder of Paul Jex – a reputed gang associate who himself [...]

Raheem Marsden is Arraigned for Mister Program’s Murder

Today, the body of popular artist Gilbert Alamilla, known as Mister Program, was interned at the Lord Ridge Cemetery in Belize City. As the funeral was making it way to [...]

C.C.J. Affirms Manzanero’s Murder Conviction

Condemned murderer Hernan Manzanero appealed his conviction before the Caribbean Court of Justice through a special leave granted by the appellate jurisdiction.  Manzanero was sentenced in the Supreme Court to [...]

Manzanero Must Serve Remainder of 25-Year Sentence

Forty-five-year-old Domiciano Quixchan was fatally stabbed in the face and throat while transporting Manzanero and his common-law wife, along with their three-week-old baby, on a chartered trip.  Manzanero had previously [...]

After Years of Battling Extradition to the U.S. Deon Bruce is Set Free

He has been in prison for six years, but tonight Deon Bruce is a free man. His extradition request had been meandering through the courts for as long as he [...]

Bruce’s Family Happy to Have Him Back

Bruce promptly left the central prison and was picked up by family members. The Bruce family in Belize City is elated that he has finally been released after fighting extradition [...]

Georgia Supreme Court Halts Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Fourteen year old Tomari Jackson of Georgia, U.S.A drowned in February 2016 in the Sibun River. Jackson was in Belize with more than thirty other students on a school trip at [...]

Wheels of Justice Turning Slow for Former Cop Anthony Polonio

The wheels of justice are turning slow for a former cop.  Back in 2008, Anthony Polonia was found guilty of perjury by a Police Tribunal in a sensational case of [...]

Luis Tun Gets Bail

In the Supreme Court, a man who is accused of holding up a farmer at gunpoint and robbing him of his vehicle, farm equipment and produce worth over twenty-eight thousand [...]

Francisco Rodriguez is Denied Bail

While Luis Tun was lucky to get bail, one man who does not share in that luck is Francisco Rodriguez.  He is accused of a slew of charges that the [...]

Noel Codd is Re-detained, while Mennonite Man is Released

Though there were no drugs to be found where the drug plane landed, a number of items were confiscated by police from the area. Codd was rearrested after he was [...]

Eldon Arzu’s Challenge Police Association Election Process Back in Court

Corporal Eldon Arzu’s challenge to the Police Association election process continued on Tuesday. It was expected that the first hearing was to be held then but the matter was adjourned [...]

Noel Codd is Arraigned for Prohibited Ammunition

Six persons, including a minor, were detained for the clandestine landing of a drug plane in Santa Martha Village in Orange Walk.  Today, Noel Codd, the owner of a farm [...]

Is Ammunition Charge Simply a Holding Charge?

During the interview this afternoon, attorney Dickie Bradley alleged that the police department planted evidence against his client.  He contends that the ammunition offense is being used as a holding [...]

Customs Officer Refutes ComPol’s Account of Contraband Bust

In the south, Senior Customs Officer Richard Garbutt and Junior Customs Officer Jareth Tillett are among a group of seven persons who were arraigned today in respect of charges brought [...]

Whitfield Fisher Jr. is Arraigned for the Murder of Andrew Flores

Police have cracked the murder of Dangriga resident, Andrew Flores who was killed on the night of September tenth.  Flores’ brother-in-law, Whitfield Fisher Junior was captured over the weekend and [...]

MLA Goes Back Before the CCJ to Provide Update

The Maya Leaders Alliance appeared before the Caribbean Court of Justice today in a protracted legal matter involving the Office of the Attorney General.  This most recent hearing was for [...]

Toledo Land Rights Commission Weighs In

Prior to today’s hearing, both parties appeared before the C.C.J. on June third for a similar session.  They succeed mediation proceedings last year during which a draft land tenure policy [...]

Bowen & Bowen gets public apology from Erick Villalta for the Breach of Crystal Water Brand

And this information from the courts: Claim Number fifty-eight of 2020, brought by Belize Brewing Company, Limited against Erick Ernesto Villalta DBA Mountain Cool, was settled in the Supreme Court [...]