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Redistricting Case Will Proceed to Trial

A cabinet brief issued by the Briceño administration on Wednesday says Henry Charles Usher, Minister of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform, has provided an update on the forthcoming [...]

BPM’s Attorney Says Cabinet Shouldn’t Intervene in Redistricting Process

The claim was initially filed by the Belize Peace Movement, however, legal counsel Arthur Saldivar has come forward to say that Cabinet should not interfere with the process since the [...]

Supreme Court Decision to Precede Redistricting Exercise

So, with renewed interest in finalizing a plan to be presented to Cabinet, will the redistricting exercise have any bearing on the court’s decision?  According to Marshalleck, the process will [...]

Charges Brought Against Meighan Family for Monday Night Mayhem

Sixty-one-year-old Norris Meighan joins his son and two others in being charged equally for the chaos that ensued on Monday night in Belize City.  After being held in police custody [...]

Hartin in Family Court

Today, Canadian national Jasmine Hartin was back before a judge with two new lawyers, but it wasn’t for the manslaughter by negligence charge before the Supreme Court. Instead, she was [...]

St. Ignatius VP is First to Challenge G.O.B. Salary Cut in Court

The Belize National Teachers’ Union is fighting a legal battle against G.O.B.’s ten percent salary cut, and Vice Principal for the Saint Ignatius School in Belize City, Mario Rodriquez, has [...]

Judge Rules in Police Profiling Case

Today, Supreme Court Justice Westmin James handed down a decision in the case brought against the Belize Police Department by Greg Nunez and myself. Legal recourse was sought after we [...]

Will the Police Department Amend its Stop & Search Practices?

But does the ruling now set precedence for stop and search? Attorney Leslie Mendez, who represented the complainants in the case, says that the decision should provide critical guidance to [...]

Police Corporal Charged; Laddie’s Guardian Thinks Manslaughter Insufficient

As Thomas Palacio and the friends and family of Laddie Gillett try to come to terms with his death, today the officer allegedly involved in the shooting was arraigned in [...]

New Justices for Court of Appeal Sworn In

On Thursday, new justices for the Court of Appeal were sworn in by Governor General Froyla Tzalam. They are Justice Marguerite Woodstock Riley, Q.C.; Justice Sandra Minott-Phillips, Q.C.; and Justice [...]

Orson Elrington to Appeal de La Rosa Prison Sentence

In court news, a case that sparked outrage in the Cayo District has caught the attention of attorney Orson Elrington. He plans to file for an appeal of a three-year [...]

Three Suspects Arrested in Two Belize City Robberies

Belize City police have arrested three men whom they believe were involved in recent armed robberies at Belize Healthcare Partners Limited and the Biltmore Plaza Hotel. The incidents made headlines [...]

Man Sentences to Jail for Gun Found in his Dead Father’s House

A recent prison sentence of a father of two young children has drawn fire on social media.  On Friday, Ramiro de la Rosa from Duck Run Two was sentenced to [...]

G.O.B. to Appeal Ruling in Jalacte Case

Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia has commented on the recent ruling made by Chief Justice Michelle Arana which awarded six point three million dollars to two farmers and [...]

Minister Dolores: G.O.B. Authority Over All Lands Has Not Been Taken Away

But Minister Dolores Balderamos-Garcia says that the case is a touchy one because while the government must adhere to the consent order of the Caribbean Court of Justice, where it [...]

Jasmine Hartin Out on Bail…Again

In other court news, Canadian Jasmine Hartin made bail today and was released this afternoon from the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville. Details of who stood bail or the thirty-thousand-dollar [...]

C.C.J. Stays Sentence and Upholds Appeal by Belizean Solomon Marin

The Caribbean Court of Justice has upheld an appeal by Belizean Solomon Marin Junior, who was sentenced to two concurrent terms of ten years; each after he was found guilty [...]

Central American Butane Companies Sue G.O.B.

Back in 2019, the attorney for the Central American butane companies of Gas Tomza, BWEL, Zeta/Southern Choice and Western Gas Company filed a case against the Government of Belize arguing [...]

Attorney Arguing Gas Companies Rights Being Breached

Matura says she has presented evidence to support her clients’ case – that is, that their constitutional rights have been breached. She says their case shows that the government’s decision [...]

Jasmine Hartin Still on Remand

News Five has confirmed that Canadian Jasmine Hartin remains on remand at the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville.  Last Friday, the thirty-two-year-old mother of two appeared before Justice Herbert Lord [...]

Jasmine Hartin Remanded until Bail is Posted

In a turn of events, Canadian Jasmine Hartin, who was out on bail and facing charges of manslaughter by negligence in the death of police Superintendent Henry Jemmott at San [...]

Oscar Requeña on Ruling in Favour of Maya People in Jalacte

The Toledo West area rep also gave his take on the recent Supreme Court ruling that awarded six point three million dollars in damages to the Maya people of Jalacte [...]

PM Says AG Ministry Considering Appeal in Maya Land Case

Prime Minister Briceño also commented on the Supreme Court’s awarding of six point three million dollars to Village Chairman Jose Ical, Alcalde Estevan Caal and the village of Jalacte in [...]

Female Teen in Benque Murder Case is Granted Bail

A seventeen-year-old female minor, reportedly involved in the murders of Gonzalo Rosado and Wayne Cadle, was granted bail when she appeared in court this morning.  The young woman was charged [...]

San Roman Resident Charged for Death by Accident of Senior Cop

Today, Eyder Radiel Sanchez, a resident of San Roman Village in the Corozal District was slapped with a slew of charges. He was identified as the driver of a pickup [...]