Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin

San Pedro Municipal Elections case heard at the Supreme Court

The legal petition regarding the legitimacy of the March 7th Municipal Elections in San Pedro Town was heard on Monday, May 14th by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin at the Supreme Court. The legal challenge between the San Pedro People’s United Party (PUP) and the San Pedro United Democratic Party (UDP) calls for new elections on the island, after PUP Mayoral Candidate Andre Perez and his team contested the past elections process, claiming that there is a discrepancy in the results.

Court rules in favour of BNTU regarding full salaries for teachers

Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin ruled in favour of the BNTU, ordering the Ministry of Education (MOE) to pay teachers their full salaries.

Section 53 amendment – “a shield, not a sword” says P.M. Barrow

“A shield, not a sword” is how Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow interpreted the Supreme Court decision on Section 53 of the Criminal Code last Wednesday.

Supreme Court of Belize rules Section 53 Unconstitutional

The Belize Supreme Court ended a monumental court case on Wednesday, August 11th striking down the country’s law of punishing ‘intercourse against the order of nature with any other person’, declaring it as unconstitutional.

Maya Communal Lands reaffirmed at CCJ

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has formally declared that a prior judgment of the Belize Court of Appeal stands, affirming that Belizean Maya...

Will Compol Allen Whylie charge Penner before statute of limitation kicks in?

The Belize Supreme Court Chief Justice (CJ) Kenneth Benjamin has ordered the Commissioner of Police (Compol) Allen Whylie to immediately commence a criminal investigation...

Chief Justice grants PUP Writ of Mandamus against Compol Whylie

The Opposition Party, PUP, has been granted permission to file a Writ of Mandamus against Compol Allen Whylie for not criminally charging Elvin Penner by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin.

Caleb Orozco’s case against Attorney General now in deliberation

In the case of Caleb Orozco vs Attorney General, the court hearing is officially over, and Chief Justice Benjamin is expected to deliver a decision in July