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Convicted murderer diagnosed with schizophrenia, awaiting decision on his appeal

Convicted murderer diagnosed with schizophrenia, awaiting decision on his appeal

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 19, 2017–The Belize Court of Appeal heard submissions in the appeal of Jason Bruce Lawrence, 40, who was convicted for the murder of his common-law wife, Mercedes Carillo, 40, and is serving [...]

GOB and Ashcroft Alliance argue over final payment for BTL at Caribbean Court of Justice

GOB and Ashcroft Alliance argue over final payment for BTL at Caribbean Court of Justice

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 19, 2017–The Government of Belize and the Michael Ashcroft companies which formerly controlled Belize Telemedia Limited before the 2009 nationalization appeared before justices at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Port [...]

No judges will be hired to assist the Chief Justice, a judicial source said

No judges will be hired to assist the Chief Justice, a judicial source said

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 19, 2017–Two Thursdays ago, in answer to a reporter’s question about the backlog of cases for which the Bar Association of Belize had taken Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to task, Prime Minister [...]

GOB and BBL case on $33 million UHS debt being heard at the CCJ

GOB and BBL case on $33 million UHS debt being heard at the CCJ

BELIZE CITY, Tues. Oct. 17, 2017–The Belize Bank is seeking permission from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the highest appellate court for Belize, to proceed with its case against the Government of Belize, which is [...]

After two trials and more than 8 years on remand, accused murderer files bail application

After two trials and more than 8 years on remand, accused murderer files bail application

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Oct. 13, 2017–Warren Lewis, 26, a former BDF volunteer who has been accused of the August 2009 murder of Albert Allen, filed a bail application through his attorney, Darrell Bradley. Lewis’ bail application [...]

His supporters say that the murder of human rights defender and local activist Albert Cattouse, 72, was “despicable and cowardly”

His supporters say that the murder of human rights defender and local activist Albert Cattouse, 72, was “despicable and cowardly”

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 16, 2017–There is widespread speculation that the Thursday night murder of cab driver and activist, Albert Cattouse, 72, was a political hit. But Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, [...]

Justice Lucas to issue ruling in BDF Militia Hall killing

Justice Lucas to issue ruling in BDF Militia Hall killing

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 16, 2017–Closing arguments were made today in the trial of Jermaine Rhaburn, 22, a Belize Defence Force volunteer soldier who has been accused of killing another volunteer soldier, Clifford Cruz, 21, with [...]

Christoffer Roggema, 69, found dead near Sibun River in St. Margaret

Christoffer Roggema, 69, found dead near Sibun River in St. Margaret

ST. MARGARET, Cayo District, Mon. Oct. 16, 2017–The worst has been confirmed in respect of the disappearance of Norwegian-Belizean businessman, Christoffer Roggema, 69. On Friday, police confirmed that at around noon his body was found by [...]

Franz Parke, Barrow’s Belize Court of Appeal appointee, has puzzling past

Franz Parke, Barrow’s Belize Court of Appeal appointee, has puzzling past

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Oct. 11, 2017–The law firm of Courtenay Coye LLP filed a fixed date claim at the Supreme Court Registry today on behalf of the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. John Briceño (People’s United [...]

Briceño will take Barrow to court over Franz Parke appointment

Briceño will take Barrow to court over Franz Parke appointment

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has decided to proceed and has advised the Governor General to appoint Mr. Parke to the Court of Appeal for a term of five years – which he expects the Governor General [...]