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Cop and common-law wife charged with wounding a child, 6

Cop and common-law wife charged with wounding a child, 6

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Dec. 6, 2017-A police constable, Tony Gamboa, 31, and his common-law wife, Aricia Gentle, 23, were separately charged with causing wounds to a 6-year-old female child (Gamboa’s daughter, who is Gentle’s stepchild) when [...]

Justice Lucas to issue ruling in murder trial of Keyron Johnson, 27

Justice Lucas to issue ruling in murder trial of Keyron Johnson, 27

Johnson is on trial for the murder of Christopher Jorgenson, 18, in 2012 on the Jane Usher basketball court BELIZE CITY, Wed. Dec. 6. 2017–The trial of Keyron Johnson, 27, accused of the April 2012 murder [...]

Victor Spain, 33, murdered in his living room

Victor Spain, 33, murdered in his living room

SAN IGNACIO, Cayo District, Mon. Dec. 4, 2017– Police in the Cayo District are busy investigating a murder, which is the third to have occurred in less than five days. The most recent victim has been [...]

Undocumented immigrant fatally shot by police

Undocumented immigrant fatally shot by police

SAN IGNACIO, Cayo District, Mon. Dec. 4, 2017– A young undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, who had been residing in Belize for only four months, died after being shot by a police officer over the weekend. [...]

Nestor Galindo, taxi driver, gets 2 years for sexual assault

Nestor Galindo, taxi driver, gets 2 years for sexual assault

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Dec. 4, 2017–   Nestor Galindo, 44, a taxi driver originally from El Salvador who was found guilty of sexual assault last Friday, was sentenced to 2 years today by Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford. [...]

Clinton Arthur Davis’s tragic murder remains unsolved

Clinton Arthur Davis’s tragic murder remains unsolved

BELIZE CITY, Tues. Nov. 28, 2017–Last Tuesday, Clinton Arthur Davis, 53, did not return to his family and home at Mile 5 on the George Price Highway. On Friday, his badly decomposed body was discovered about [...]

Family of 4 charged  with ammunition and  cannabis offences

Family of 4 charged with ammunition and cannabis offences

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Nov. 30, 2017–Late this evening, four persons were arraigned before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford for possession of 8 rounds of ammunition and 40 grams of cannabis. They are Sonia Shepherd, 61; her son, [...]

Laborer charged with unlawful sexual intercourse released on bail

Laborer charged with unlawful sexual intercourse released on bail

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Nov. 30, 2017–Justin Foreman, 22, a laborer of Independence who was remanded into custody on a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse, was released on a bail of $7,500 that was granted to him [...]

Plane found destroyed suspected to be drug plane

Plane found destroyed suspected to be drug plane

HILL BANK, Orange Walk District, Mon. Nov. 27, 2017–Police are investigating the wreckage of a plane that was found in a cornfield in Hill Bank, Orange Walk District, yesterday afternoon. Residents who saw a suspicious plane [...]

Nijah Brandon, 23, construction worker, charged with possession of counterfeit currency

Nijah Brandon, 23, construction worker, charged with possession of counterfeit currency

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 27, 2017–Belize counterfeit currency in the denomination of $50 notes is circulating in Belize City. This morning, Nijah Brandon, 23, a construction worker of La Democracia, appeared before Magistrate Michelle Trapp, who read [...]