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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 [...]

Another Multimillion Dollars Judgment Handed Down Against Sanctuary Bay Defendants

The Sanctuary Bay saga was back before the U.S. courts late last week.  A default judgment was entered on August twenty-eight in the U.S. District Court of Maryland by Justice [...]

Cop Charged for Kidnapping Girlfriend

A cop has been placed on interdiction pending the outcome of a kidnapping case in the south. Police Constable Dwayne Sutherland Junior, not to be confused with the Commander of [...]

19-Year-Old Charged with Unlawful Sexual Intercourse Gets Bail

Also in the local courts, a man charged with Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a minor received bail on Friday.  He is Edras Ville Bran. His bail was also for ten [...]

Big Creek Manager is Arraigned for Illegal Tugboat Voyage

This afternoon in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court, a senior employee of the Big Creek Group was arraigned in connection with the illegal voyage of the tugboat, AJ Ellis.  Gustavo Carillo, [...]

Public Officers Charged with “Abetment to Exiting Belize Illegally”

The number of COVID-19 cases sets a new record; we will have that coming up including the death of the first female due to the virus; we’ll talk to her [...]

Immigration Officers Plead Not Guilty to Drug Related Charges

Three immigration officers were today escorted to the Orange Walk Magistrate court for drug related charges. They are thirty-six-year-old Steven Williams, forty-one-year-old Albert Munnings, and twenty-six-year-old Wilmer Cocom.  The trio [...]

Brothers Charged in Connection with Fatal Shooting in the West!

Police have arrested and charged two brothers in connection with the double murder that happened on Sunday, July nineteenth in San Ignacio. Thirty-one-year-old Minor Galindo and thirty-four-year-old David Galindo of [...]

Family of Keona Ara Fears that They Won’t Get Justice for Her Murder

The family of murder victim Keona Ara is crying out for justice tonight. The eighteen-year-old was killed in a most savage way and her body set on fire and later [...]

Shedrack White Charged for the Murder of William Rubio

He was detained by police minutes after he inflicted a fatal stab wound to William Rubio near the Pound Yard Bridge on the night of July twenty-ninth. Over the weekend, [...]

Samuel August Sr. Sentenced to 7 Years for Robbery

Magistrate Emerson Banner today sentenced Samuel August Senior to seven years imprisonment after he found him guilty on Friday of the November second, 2018 robbery of a woman’s vehicle, which [...]

PM Barrow: U.D.P. Doesn’t Wish to Postpone General Elections

A lawsuit in which government is being sued by several parties, including the Belize Peace Movement, the People’s United Party and Lord Michael Ashcroft, is presently before the Supreme Court [...]

Samuel August, Guilty of Robbery

You will remember Samuel August, the former Belize City Council employee who armed himself with a backhoe in the wee hours of October twenty-ninth, 2018 and rammed it into the [...]

Jamie Patnett Charged for Murder, Gets Bail

Twenty-five-year-old Jamie Patnett, who was on remand for the March 2017 murder of eighteen-year-old Kerona Ara, was granted Supreme Court bail of thirty thousand dollars on Thursday after his attorney [...]

Reginald Pott Gets Supreme Court Bail for Murder

Reginald Pott, another man who is on remand for the murder of another young woman was also granted bail of thirty thousand dollars when he appeared before Justice Colin Williams.  Pott [...]

Jervis Valencia is Freed of Murder

Also in the court this week, Jervis Valencia was freed for a second time of a murder charge. Valencia was charged with the murder of Moses Gonguez in 2015 on [...]

Life in Prison for the Mason Five

Justice was served today in, without question, a most heinous and reprehensible crime and the family of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas can now find closure.  Having been convicted in December 2019 [...]

Lucas’ Family Gets Justice; but Convicted Murderers to Appeal Decision

The heinous murder in July 2016 and the subsequent trial of the five men grabbed national attention.  William “Danny” Mason was a highly connected man in Belmopan, who socialized with [...]

SpeedNet Vs P.U.C. at C.C.J.

Turning to the Caribbean Court of Justice where SpeedNet is appealing a decision from the Belize Court of Appeal on the matter of provisional licenses. Now, the matter has been [...]