Boat Captain shot in the back! Security Guard charged with the shooting

Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter A Belize City security guard has been remanded to the Hattieville Prison after failing to meet bail of $10,000.00 on a charge of manslaughter. Twenty-five-year-old, Glenford Soberanis of Buttonwood Bay is charged with shooting and killing Michael Pou. Pou, a 28 year old boat captain […]

Crime / General

Three senior prison officers dismissed, suspected cases of abuse and bribery charges

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Three senior prison officers employed by the Kolbe Foundation at the Hattieville Prison, were fired on May 9 because of alleged brutality and bribery. Chief Executive Officer Marlon Skeen confirmed to Reporter that the officers are Baltazar Garcia and Royston Rochester, two officers who […]


Conspiracy to burn! But Police are not impressed

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter A man who is accused of plotting to burn down the head offices of two major media houses in Belize City, was detained by the police but released on Monday without being charged. The police have not disclosed the man’s name and now his […]

Crime / FrontPage

Court ends 7-year old dispute! Says bus driver was conscientious.

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter The Supreme Court has dismissed a law suit filed by insurance company, G.A.Roe and Sons, which tried to collect $10,400.00 from the owners of Jex Bus Company. The insurance company claimed Jex bus driver, James Lightburn, was careless and responsible for a road traffic […]

Crime / FrontPage / General

Missng toddler found dead in Sunday Wood

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter After five days of intense search, the body of 2-year-old Rosendo Coy was found on Tuesday, May 17, near his home in Sunday Wood Village, 35 miles outside Punta Gorda Town. Police say they found remains of the boy’s body in a milpa area […]

Crime / General

Police capture two of America’s Wanted

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter Two U.S. nationals wanted by the law in the United States are languishing behind bars awaiting the arrival of United States Marshalls to escort them back home. The Immigration Department sought and was granted a removal order for 49-year-old Michael Menden Hall to be […]

Crime / Social

A contract shooting? Victim escapes death! Victim escapes death!

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter Police are looking for a man responsible for shooting a Tropic Air employee on Tuesday, May 17. The victim, 27-year-old Loren Dale Augustus, was shot in the forehead by a man on a bicycle, who fired a single bullet and fled. The shooting took […]

Crime / General

Schoolgirl, 13 accuses cop of having sex with her

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter A Police Constable and a worker of Captain Morgan’s Retreat have been charged with the carnal knowledge of a teenaged girl. P.C. Daniel Carrillo, 28, recently posted at San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and Lindsbergh Williams have both been sent to jail pending their next […]

Crime / FrontPage

Notorious grandmother on trial

By Renee Trujillo – staff Reporter Belize’s Immigration Department has confirmed that 56-year-old grandmother, Cheng Chui Ping affectionately known as “Big Sister Ping” is the same person as Lily Zhang, whose Belizean documents were found on Ping during her arrest in Hong Kong in 2000. Though our local immigration department […]

Crime / FrontPage

Belize, more corrupt than last year

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor Belize is getting more corrupt; that’s according to Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2004. The poll of polls, reflecting the perception of business people and country analysis, both resident and non-resident, is published annually in October. The international organisation says that on the basis […]