Supreme Court


Crime and Society

By: Dr. Robert Winslow Belize is a parliamentary democracy with a constitution enacted in 1981 upon independence from the United Kingdom. Numerous ruins indicate that for hundreds of years Belize was heavily populated by the Maya Indians, whose relatively advanced civilization reached its height between A.D. 250 and 900. Eventually the civilization declined leaving behind small groups whose offspring still exist in Belize contributing positively to the culturally diverse population. In 1502, Columbus sailed through parts of the Caribbean, but did not actually visit the area later known as British Honduras. The first reference to European settlement in the colony […]

Crime

UnHappy Birthday Belize

I wanted to wait for the festivities to simmer down before I put my thoughts out to my fellow Belizeans. I do not know how you will receive my speech or how it will be scrutinized, but these are my heartfelt convictions. I heard some of the speeches and for the most part heard a lot of pretty flowers, shiny gems and smelt nice perfume that all masked the reality that our nation faces today, 33 years and a couple days old. I won’t go into the pretties too much, you know that is not me. My idea is to […]


Essentiality for Freedom of the Press

I found this article and though it was important to share. I share the same sentiment that our press MUST have the right and freedom to not only write freely about issues on all levels but also to be free from the fear of prosecution and victimization from those in office. This will be a long one but a must read, especially for those in the Media. Originally published in The Nassau Guardian on November 08, 2012 by Alfred Sears, an attorney, former member of Parliament and former attorney general of The Bahamas. In a democratic society there is no […]


Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms

Chapter 4 of the Laws of Belize – THE CONSTITUTION OF BELIZE PART II Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms Whereas every person in Belize is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, that is to say, the right, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, colour, creed or sex, but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest, to each and all of the following, namely- (a) life, liberty, security of the person, and the protection of the law; (b) freedom of conscience, of expression and of assembly […]


Leak: US Using Taxpayer Dollars To Promote Monsanto GMOs Overseas 1

by Anthony Gucciardi May 15th, 2013 Just when you thought the latest Supreme Court ruling in favor of Monsanto’s anti-farmer patent policy was enough evidence of Monsanto’s deep relationship with the US government, hundreds of new cables from the State Department and embassies around the world reveal that your taxpayer dollars are being used to push Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds. Even mainstream news websites like Reuters are now reporting on the cable details, as it becomes more than crystal clear that the United States government is literally assisting Monsanto in promoting it’s health-crushing genetically modified seeds and escalating the corporation above […]


WANTED – David Taylor 2

David Taylor, charged with aggravated assault of an indecent nature and the possession of pornographic material is a wanted man after failing to appear in the Magistrate’s Court in Dangriga last week. Taylor was granted Supreme Court bail after the Placencia Police had objected strongly to bail because he was deemed a flight risk. Police in Placencia are not happy about the turn of events, and that’s putting it mildly, and are asking anyone who knows the whereabouts of Mr. Taylor to call Crime Stoppers or the Placencia Police at telephone numbers; 503-3142 or 632-5341. Dec 20, 2012 – Channel […]


Pomp and Circumstance – Supreme Court opens

News 5 The legal profession and judiciary were out in full regalia this morning for the traditional opening of the Supreme Court. With a new Chief Justice firmly on the bench, there was a different and much softer tone to the speeches this year. While it signals that relationships are on the mend, both bar and bench highlighted that the alarming crime rate has spiked the number of murder cases. News Five’s Isani Cayetano reports.   Isani Cayetano, Reporting The ceremonial procession of the judiciary along Regent Street this morning, following an ecumenical service held at Wesley Church heralded a […]