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Ruling to be Made Next Monday in Murder Trial

Justice Herbert Lord is expected to make a ruling on Monday in a voir dire that preceded the actual murder trial of Patrick Harris. Justice Lord decided this week to [...]

In-Person Jury Trials Resume

Jury trials are being phased back in Dangriga in the Southern Judicial District. Justice Antoinette Moore presided over the first case where members of the public were empanelled to sit [...]

Man Accused of Beating Wife with Hammer Gets Bail

Police say he beat his common-law wife with a hammer in December. But tonight, his attorney has gotten him out on bail.  Just days before Christmas, it is alleged that [...]

Well….Kendra Goes Before the Court!!

A Belize City woman is facing possible jail time or a fine if she is found guilty of assaulting her niece on February eighteenth.  Kendra Madrill, a resident of Fredrick Street, [...]

Another Person Charged in Connection with Jervis Diamond Shooting

A fisherman is spending his first night on remand at the Belize Central Prison on a charge of Abetment to Commit Attempted Murder for a shooting that occurred in January [...]

Ian Haylock Granted Leave for Judicial Review to Challenge Estelle Leslie’s Appointment

This morning Supreme Court Justice Westmin James handed down his ruling regarding Ian Haylock and the Attorney General of Belize.  Haylock, through his attorneys, former PM Dean Barrow and former [...]

Andrew Marshalleck Reacts to Judgment

Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck also reacted to the judgment.  Marshalleck represented Estelle Leslie as an interested party on the matter.  Like Bradley, Marshalleck is not surprised by the decision that [...]

Estelle Leslie Does Not Concede Seniority

Marshalleck explains that the case is not about the Prime Minister’s decision to choose Estelle Leslie because that cannot be challenged.  In fact on the matter of seniority, Marshalleck says [...]

Attorney Darrell Bradley says Case is Not Academic

Attorney Darrell Bradley disagrees that the case is not merely academic.  He says that the constitution dictates that meaningful consultations should be had. Bradley says that he does not believe [...]

9 Men Charged in Connection with Drug Plane Out on Bail

The nine men nabbed following the drug plane landing on February fifth today received Supreme Court bail. The men were charged with possession of a controlled drug with the intent [...]

Ian Haylock’s Case Against PM Briceño is Heard

Senior customs officer Ian Haylock is suing Prime Minister John Briceño and challenging Estelle Leslie’s appointment as Comptroller of Customs. Haylock strongly believes that he was overlooked and deserves the [...]

Shane Harris Wins False Imprisonment Case Against Police Department

Twenty-nine-year-old Shane Harris is no stranger to the law; in fact, his most recent brush on record was in April 2018 when he was arrested and charged for his involvement [...]

9 Men Arraigned for Possession of Controlled Drug With Intent to Supply & Breach of Curfew!

This morning in Orange Walk Town, nine men detained since Friday morning following the crash landing of a drug plane with dozens of bales of cocaine were arraigned in that [...]

Supreme Court Rules against B.P.D.’s Regulation – a Win for Cops with Dreadlocks!

Today, the Supreme Court handed down a big win for two police officers with dreadlocks. The Court’s says the Belize Police Department’s disciplinary action on females in the force with [...]

Supreme Court Says B.P.D. Misapplied Regulations; Attorney Says Ruling Has Larger Implications!

So, as you heard, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the female cops on the force who were being disciplined about their dreadlocks.  Attorney Leslie Mendez explained that while [...]

M.L.A. Goes Before the C.C.J.; A New Land Rights Commission to be Formed

The indigenous communities in the south have collectively prevailed in the courts since they initiated legal action against the Government of Belize in the nineties. The fight has always been [...]

A New Day for Indigenous People’s Affairs in Belize

Upon assuming office in November of last year, the People’s United Party created a specific ministerial portfolio for Indigenous People’s Affairs.  That responsibility was given to Belize Rural Central area [...]

Respect for the Customary Governance Institutions of the Mayas

In acknowledging government’s solemn undertaking, M.L.A. spokesperson Cristina Coc says that they are elated by the newfound will to respect and recognize the traditional institutions of the indigenous community.   [...]

A New Commissioner for Maya Land Rights Commission to be Named

The government will appoint a new commissioner to deal with the carrying out of the C.C.J.’s consent order regarding the issue of Maya land rights and the appellate court’s ruling [...]

Ushering in a New Legal Year with Nothing Much to Celebrate

A new year is underway on the legal calendar, commencing on a somber note as the judiciary laments the dire straits in which it finds itself once again.  With a [...]

ComPol Williams Says Michelle Brown to be Charged Internally

The woman police officer who investigators believe murdered well-known barber Fareed Ahmad was acquitted of that charge on Friday.  W.P.C. Michelle Brown walked out a free woman after Supreme Court Justice [...]

Not Guilty! Michelle Brown is Freed of the Murder of Fareed Ahmad

We begin tonight’s newscast from the Supreme Court in Belize City with a ruling in the murder case involving well-known barber Fareed Ahmad. On December twenty-eighth, 2017 Ahmad was killed. [...]

Cassian Billary Arraigned for Micah Baltazar’s Murder

Cassian Billary of Warrie Street in Belize City was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford for the murder of nineteen-year-old Micah Baltazar. Billary couldn’t be offered bail and no plea [...]

Court Wraps Up Case Against Michelle Brown

The murder trial of P.C. Michelle Brown ended today in the Belize City Supreme Court after closing submissions by both the prosecution and defense before Justice Colin Williams. Justice Williams [...]

PC Michelle Brown Says G.S.U. Member Shot Fareed Ahmad

Michelle Brown, the police constable who is standing trial for the shooting murder of Belize City barber Fareed Ahmad, told the court in an explosive testimony on Tuesday that it [...]