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Sittee River Quartet Arraigned for Murder, Following Hopkins Day Mayhem

This afternoon around two-thirty p.m., four suspects were paraded to the magistrate’s court in Dangriga by armed police and B.D.F. officers.  Prior to their arraignment, they were being held in [...]

Michael Meighan Turns Himself in; Says He Innocent of Murder

Belize City police are continuing their investigation into the murder of former P.I.V. boss, Darien Banks.  The Oleander Street resident was slain last Monday when someone took aim at him [...]

3 Cops from San Pedro on Trial for Manslaughter in Death of Edwin Ixpatec

In the wee hours of March fourteenth, 2016, Edwin Ixpatac was beaten to death while in police custody in San Pedro Town.  In the wake of the incident, three police [...]

Jasmine Hartin Loses Custody Battle for her Twins

Canadian national Jasmine Hartin has lost the custody battle for the five-year-old twins she shares with Andrew Ashcroft.  News Five has confirmed that on Wednesday, Director of the Belize Family [...]

BRADS and G.O.B to Court

Brads Gaming Company Limited is challenging the Government of Belize over a recent amendment to the Lotteries Control Regulations which legislates a twelve point five percent tax on boledo, lottery, [...]

C.C.J. Orders Hillaire Sears Release from Belize Central Prison

In December 2002, Hillaire Sears was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole after being convicted of the murder. That conviction was later reduced to manslaughter before Sears was [...]

Hillaire Sears is Once Again a Free Man

According to Mendez, the case involving Hillaire Sears highlights a number of issues within the criminal justice system.   Leslie Mendez, Attorney-at-law “I think it’s important for us to also [...]

A Man is Sentenced to Thirteen Years for Murder

A man who was found guilty of murder has been sentenced to thirteen years imprisonment in the southern session of the Supreme Court. Andre Valle Diaz was convicted of the [...]

Man Sentenced to Three Years for Manslaughter of Common-law-wife

A man who was found guilty of the manslaughter of his common-law-wife was sentenced to three years in prison today. Andrew Caliz will only spend another eighteen months since he [...]

Wilmer Escobar Sentenced to Two Life Terms in Prison

A man, who was convicted in March of the double murder of two sisters, has been condemned to two life sentences at the Belize Central Prison. This morning, Justice Antoinette [...]

Fausto Teck is Arraigned for Murder

Fausto Teck was arraigned on a single charge of murder this morning, in the San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court for the stabbing death of Chris Rodriguez. Today, family and friends of [...]

Case of Cuban Immigrants Adjourned

The case of the Cuban immigrants who are on remand awaiting a court proceeding has been adjourned. Today, the proceedings took place virtually but in closed session among the parties [...]

Judge Gives Human Rights Attorneys One Last Chance to Get it Right; Cubans Remanded Until Tuesday

The case of seven Cubans who are charged with immigration offences has been adjourned until next Tuesday. This is to give the Human Rights attorneys who have filed a case [...]

Miami Human Rights Rep. Believes Cubans Imprisonment Too Harsh for “Trespassing”

Eddie Sierra believes that the conditions of imprisonment are just too harsh for the infraction the Cubans have committed, and he is here to follow their plight.   Eddie Sierra, [...]

Senior Diplomat Alexis Rosado Charged With Sexual Offenses

He holds the position of co-agent for Belize when we present our memorial to the I.C.J. in response to Guatemala, but today, a dark cloud looms over the future of [...]

BDF Soldier Arraigned and Remanded on Murder Charge

Late Tuesday evening, police charged a B.D.F. Soldier with the murder of a civilian from Orange Walk.  News Five’s Marion Ali was at the court today. She also spoke with [...]

F-PIC Protocol Filed with C.C.J., Despite Objections

The F-PIC protocol, which has now been renamed by the Briceño administration as the free prior, inform consultation process, has been filed with the Caribbean Court of Justice, despite objections [...]

Civil Suit in U.S. Finds American Woman Responsible for Death of Timothy McNamara in Belize

It took a long time coming, but on Friday the family of an American man killed in Belize eight years ago finally got some justice. A jury in Washington State [...]

Worst Fear Comes True: Mother Says She Got No Justice for Daughter’s Murder

A Black-man Eddy family is trying to get justice for the 2017 murder of Keona Ara. Two men were charged in connection with the homicide and while the family was [...]

Jasmine Hartin Appears in San Pedro Court for Additional Disclosure Materials

Accused of manslaughter by negligence in the death of Senior Superintendent of Police, Henry Jemmoth, Jasmine Hartin appeared before the San Pedro Magistrate Court this morning. There, the prosecution submitted [...]

Nora Parham’s Posthumous Pardon

She was put to death in 1963, after a skewed justice system condemned her for the death of her abusive policeman common-law-husband. Now, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, [...]

Nora Parham, “Correcting the Historic Wrong”

As to the historic wrong that Cabinet is seeking to correct, Minister Garcia says no right thinking member of society today would have wished for Ms. Parham to be convicted. [...]

Supreme Court Finds G.O.B.’s Microsoft Contract with SMART Was Valid

The Supreme Court has struck down an application for judicial review by the United Democratic Party in connection with the Microsoft contract awarded to SMART Belize Limited by the Government. [...]

Stake Bank Application for Judicial Review is Struck Out

An application for judicial review, filed on behalf of Stake Bank Enterprise Ltd. by Glenn D. Godfrey and Company, was struck out on a technicality in the Supreme Court earlier [...]

Waterloo’s Attorney Speaks on Stake Bank Matter Being Tossed Out

Appearing on behalf of Waterloo and two other interested parties was Marine Parade Chambers. Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith and Hector Guerra were also in court today. Following the ruling, attorney [...]