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Cyril Jones, 37, fatally shot in San Pedro

Cyril Jones, 37, fatally shot in San Pedro

SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Wed. Nov. 14, 2018– Several persons have been detained since Cyril Jones, 37, an employee of Belize Water Services (BWS), was fatally injured by a single gunshot on Tuesday, November 13. Jones [...]

Emerson Eagan, 27, charged with murder of “Colored”, freed

Emerson Eagan, 27, charged with murder of “Colored”, freed

BELIZE CITY, Tues. Nov. 13, 2018– Emerson Eagan, 27, charged with the murder of Dennis Nembhard, 35, aka “Colored”, was freed of the charge when he appeared yesterday before Justice Colin Williams and a nolle prosequi [...]

Joshua Gillett, 21, charged with attempted murder, committed to stand trial in Supreme Court

Joshua Gillett, 21, charged with attempted murder, committed to stand trial in Supreme Court

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Nov. 14, 2018– After the prosecution had submitted all of the evidence the Crown intends to rely on at the trial, Joshua Gillett, 21, a resident of Conch Shell Bay charged with attempted [...]

Dates set for hearing Andrew Bennett’s extradition case

Dates set for hearing Andrew Bennett’s extradition case

BELIZE CITY, Tues. Nov. 13, 2018– Extradition cases are usually a long drawn-out judicial process that can sometimes take years before someone who is the subject of a United States extradition request is either relieved of [...]

Coastal Road red hot

Coastal Road red hot

5.56 AR15 assault rifle and 47 rounds found in Ford Explorer on Coastal Road 6 men armed with high-powered rifles escaped from the vehicle, leaving behind one rifle WHITE RIDGE, Coastal Road, Stann Creek District, Sun. [...]

One-eyed burglar, 52, sentenced to 6 years

One-eyed burglar, 52, sentenced to 6 years

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 12, 2018– Edward Quilter, 52, a laborer of Ladyville with vision only in his right eye, was sentenced to 6 years in prison today by Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford after she found [...]

Samuel August, Sr., 35, arraigned on murders of his son and ex-mother-in-law

Samuel August, Sr., 35, arraigned on murders of his son and ex-mother-in-law

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Nov. 9, 2018– Samuel August, Sr., 35, the former Belize City Council backhoe operator who allegedly committed the unspeakable crime of killing one of his three sons and his ex-mother-in-law with a backhoe, [...]

Security guard and friend shot by thieves who robbed gas station

Security guard and friend shot by thieves who robbed gas station

BURRELL BOOM ROAD, Belize District, Mon. Nov. 12, 2018– Andre Gomez, 42, a security guard of Burrell Boom, and his friend, Dennis Barkley, 18, were in the CDS Gas Station compound located on the Burrell Boom [...]

Romario Pech, 23, released from Mexican prison

Romario Pech, 23, released from Mexican prison

CHETUMAL, Quintana Roo, Thurs. Nov. 8, 2018– Romario Pech, 23, a resident of Yo Creek, has been found not guilty of manslaughter after being jailed in Chetumal, Mexico, for 17 months. Pech was accused of killing [...]

Another robbery caught on camera in Belmopan

Another robbery caught on camera in Belmopan

BELMOPAN, Wed. Nov. 7, 2018– Surveillance footage of several businesses being robbed have been circulating on social media over the past few days. Yesterday, around 11:30 a.m., a robbery in Belmopan at Tai Fu Store located [...]