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$2,000 reward for the arrest of Yanira Novelo De La Rosa’s killer

$2,000 reward for the arrest of Yanira Novelo De La Rosa’s killer

SAN JOSE PALMAR, Orange Walk District, Mon. July 15, 2019– A reward of $2,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the killer or killers of Yanira Novelo De La Rosa, 26, a [...]

Joseph Budna free, but for how long?

Joseph Budna free, but for how long?

To get Budna back in Guat jail, Guats must go to BZ Foreign Affairs ministry, says Compol BELMOPAN, Mon. July 15, 2019– Joseph Budna, 38, a Belizean who has been serving a 30-year jail sentence in [...]

Patrick Reyes, Teakettle villager convicted of double murder, to be eligible for parole after serving 40 years

Patrick Reyes, Teakettle villager convicted of double murder, to be eligible for parole after serving 40 years

BELIZE CITY, Fri. July 12, 2019– Patrick Reyes, a resident of Teakettle who was convicted of a double murder and was given two life sentences, was told today by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin that he would [...]

Jealous ex-husband’s life sentence for murder commuted to 25 years

Jealous ex-husband’s life sentence for murder commuted to 25 years

Alwin Gabb stabbed Nolan Arana to death on July 1, 2007 BELIZE CITY, Fri. July 12, 2019– Alwin Gabb, 46, who was convicted of the murder of Nolan Arana, an employee of Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, [...]

Mason’s beheading murder trial resumes in voir dire

Mason’s beheading murder trial resumes in voir dire

Reporters weren’t allowed in the courtroom, and police obstructed media cameras BELMOPAN, Tues. July 9, 2019– The most sensational murder trial in recent times is taking place in the April Session of the Belmopan Supreme Court. [...]

Five alleged human traffickers charged

Five alleged human traffickers charged

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 11, 2019– Five persons, 3 men and 2 women, all of them Belizean nationals, were charged with facilitating the commission of a crime by assisting in the transportation of four Honduran nationals [...]

Armed robber of Belmopan gas station arraigned and remanded

Armed robber of Belmopan gas station arraigned and remanded

BELMOPAN, Tues. July 9, 2019– The man who held up the Belmopan Buca Shell gas station on Sunday afternoon and was unable to make good his escape with an undisclosed amount of cash because he was [...]

Ernesto Caliz, 64, remanded for allegedly sexually assaulting boy, 9

Ernesto Caliz, 64, remanded for allegedly sexually assaulting boy, 9

SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Thurs. July 11, 2019– Ernesto Caliz, a 64-year-old laborer of San Pedro, has been charged with sexual assault of a minor who is 9 years old. He was arraigned at the Belize [...]

Ashley Castillo, 15, reported missing

Ashley Castillo, 15, reported missing

SARTENEJA, Corozal District, Mon. July 8, 2019– Ashley Castillo, 15, a student, was reported missing on June 24, 2019. She was last seen on June 17, and has not been heard from or seen since. Ashley [...]

Patrick Robateau and Leslie Pipersburgh, convicted murders, will get fixed sentences

Patrick Robateau and Leslie Pipersburgh, convicted murders, will get fixed sentences

BELIZE CITY, Fri. July 5, 2019– The Court of Appeal has ruled that life sentences without the possibility of parole were in violation of the Belize Constitution, and since the ruling in November 2016, convicted murders [...]