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Anti Trafficking Officer Called to Testify in $3.1 Million C.I.B.L. Hearing

Inspector Gian Young, a member of the Belize Police Department’s Anti Trafficking in Persons Unit was the first witness to take the stand. According to Young’s testimony, on October sixth, [...]

Attorney for C.I.B.L. Questions F.I.U.’s Application under M.L.T.P. Act

Senior Counsel Barrow raised a preliminary objection to the application brought forth by the F.I.U.  He contended that the F.I.U. is not entitled to make an application under the Money [...]

Belize Judiciary Receives Donation for Backlog Reduction Program

A donation of over four hundred thousand dollars in digital equipment was handed over to the courts this morning by the U.S. Embassy.  As part of an initiative known as [...]

The History Behind the Calaney Flowers Case

For the first time in recent memory, a person who is accused of murder will be brought before the Supreme Court to be tried a second time, after having gone [...]

Seventeen Thousand Dollar Fine for Fishermen Busted with Undersized Conchs

Thirty-four-year-old Alexander Harris, a Belizean fisherman of San Ignacio, has been fined seventeen thousand dollars for possession of undersized conch.  Harris and two other fishermen from Dangriga were busted by [...]

Ex B.D.F. is Acquitted of the Murder of Felina James

Former Belize Defense Force soldier Albert Moreira was the last person to see his ex-wife alive before she went missing in October 2018.  Several days later, the badly decomposed body [...]

Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck to Represent GOB in P.C. Trapp Civil Suit

The Government of Belize has retained the services of Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck in a civil case being brought against the Commissioner of Police, the Attorney General, and the Belize [...]

Leon Perez to Stand Trial for Murder

Thirty-nine-year-old Leon Perez will stand trial for the murder of Elton Morter who was fatally stabbed during an altercation in Hattieville on Independence Day 2021.  In court on Monday, Perez [...]

Defendants in Mason Kidnapping Case Challenges ID Parade

Case management in the kidnapping trial involving William “Danny” Mason, Ashton Vanegas, Kieron Fernandez,  Ernest Castillo, and Ryan Rhaburn is set to begin with a voir dire. The alleged victims [...]

A Windshield Repairman is Charged for Rape of a Minor

Forty-five-year-old Ervin Middleton, a windshield repairman of a Santa Barbara Street address, appeared unrepresented before the magistrate’s court earlier today where he was read a single, indictable charge of rape [...]

C.C.J. Perfects Judgment in Hillaire Sears Appeal Case

On May twentieth, the Caribbean Court of Justice declared that the re-incarceration of Hillaire Sears in April 2014 had breached his constitutional right to personal liberty and that the revocation [...]

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, [...]