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Raheem Marsden is Arraigned for Mister Program’s Murder

Today, the body of popular artist Gilbert Alamilla, known as Mister Program, was interned at the Lord Ridge Cemetery in Belize City. As the funeral was making it way to [...]

C.C.J. Affirms Manzanero’s Murder Conviction

Condemned murderer Hernan Manzanero appealed his conviction before the Caribbean Court of Justice through a special leave granted by the appellate jurisdiction.  Manzanero was sentenced in the Supreme Court to [...]

Manzanero Must Serve Remainder of 25-Year Sentence

Forty-five-year-old Domiciano Quixchan was fatally stabbed in the face and throat while transporting Manzanero and his common-law wife, along with their three-week-old baby, on a chartered trip.  Manzanero had previously [...]

After Years of Battling Extradition to the U.S. Deon Bruce is Set Free

He has been in prison for six years, but tonight Deon Bruce is a free man. His extradition request had been meandering through the courts for as long as he [...]

Bruce’s Family Happy to Have Him Back

Bruce promptly left the central prison and was picked up by family members. The Bruce family in Belize City is elated that he has finally been released after fighting extradition [...]

Georgia Supreme Court Halts Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Fourteen year old Tomari Jackson of Georgia, U.S.A drowned in February 2016 in the Sibun River. Jackson was in Belize with more than thirty other students on a school trip at [...]

Wheels of Justice Turning Slow for Former Cop Anthony Polonio

The wheels of justice are turning slow for a former cop.  Back in 2008, Anthony Polonia was found guilty of perjury by a Police Tribunal in a sensational case of [...]

Luis Tun Gets Bail

In the Supreme Court, a man who is accused of holding up a farmer at gunpoint and robbing him of his vehicle, farm equipment and produce worth over twenty-eight thousand [...]

Francisco Rodriguez is Denied Bail

While Luis Tun was lucky to get bail, one man who does not share in that luck is Francisco Rodriguez.  He is accused of a slew of charges that the [...]

Noel Codd is Re-detained, while Mennonite Man is Released

Though there were no drugs to be found where the drug plane landed, a number of items were confiscated by police from the area. Codd was rearrested after he was [...]

Eldon Arzu’s Challenge Police Association Election Process Back in Court

Corporal Eldon Arzu’s challenge to the Police Association election process continued on Tuesday. It was expected that the first hearing was to be held then but the matter was adjourned [...]

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 [...]