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Supreme Court has grand opening for 2010

The traditional opening ceremony of the Supreme Court took place this morning, marking the official start of a crammed calendar for the year ahead. There was the usual pomp and [...]

B.T.L. foots the bill for special Court of Appeal sitting

The Supreme Court opened today and simultaneously taking place, is an unprecedented special sitting of the Court of Appeal to hear the appeal by Belize Telemedia Limited against the CJ’s [...]

Father of the Nation hospitalized after falling from hammock

He celebrated his ninety-first birthday only last Friday, and this year there was no public appearance to mark the occasion, mostly because, as he put it, the recession does not [...]

Will Chief Justice Conteh retire in 2010?

Attorney General Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington told News Five late last year that the government would be advertising the post of Chief Justice since the CJ, Abdulai Conteh, is reaching retirement [...]

CJ presents record breaking number of cases for 2009

And while the Police Department says crime was down for 2009, the court calendar reflected an overwhelming figure of cases dispensed of in 2009 by nine justices. At today’s opening [...]

A.G. clarifies comments made at 2009 Supreme Court opening

So did Elrington apologize when he said openly in court today that he humbly begged “That any unhappy remark I made be attributed solely to inadvertence, ignorance and perhaps inexperience?” [...]

GOB takes referendum to the Privy Council

In other legal news, Senior Counsels Lois Young and Lisa Shoman, appeared on opposite sides before the Privy Council in London this morning over what is called “the referendum case”. [...]

Riots break out in Haiti among earthquake victims

Assistance to Haiti continues to surge in the wake of last Tuesday’s earthquake. The International Red Cross says that at least fifty thousand persons have been killed. The destruction to [...]

US fugitive caught in Belize with a load of cold cash

The long arms of the law caught up with a U.S. fugitive hiding in Belize. Acting on a tip, police investigations led them to a boat at the Cucumber Beach [...]

Stabbing incident lands eighteen year old before Magistrate

Also in the Magistrate’s Court, a student who has been in police custody since last Thursday was charged for stabbing twenty year old Giovanni Abraham with a knife. Eighteen year [...]

Man arraigned on Attempted Murder for Orange Walk shooting

And an Orange Walk resident, twenty year Darrel Berry spent Christmas Day in the hospital after he was shot several times in the wee hours of December twenty-fourth. And now [...]

Social Investment Fund donates to community policing program

The Social Investment Fund handed over a donation valued just under ten thousand dollars to the Police Department today. And it was not the usual, the gift comprised of sewing [...]

The national male softball team gets new head coach

There is a new head coach for the senior male softball national team. On Saturday, the executive council of the Belize Softball Federation named veteran softball player, Nelberth Flowers, to [...]

Weekend cycling and football results in Sports Monday

Good evening I’m James Adderley and we certainly welcome you to this issue of Sports Monday. As the Belizean nation gets ready for the Holy Saturday Cross Country event, the [...]