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24 Hours Later Body of Rudy Morales Found at Sea

After being missing for more than twenty-four hours, the body of prominent Corozal businessman, forty-one-year-old Rudy Morales of Morales Bus Company was found late this evening. His body was floating [...]

Suspected Arson in Big Falls

Police are investigating a house fire in the southern village of Big Falls. The fire destroyed the house of Angelina Ack, a twenty-eight-year-old bus owner. Fortunately, Ack and her two [...]

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Spared Belize

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has ended and there is a sigh of relief in Belize. The season was forecasted to be normal to slightly above normal in the Atlantic [...]

Fire Guts Plues Street House; 12 Persons Left Homeless

Christmas is less than a month away, but for two families in Belize City, there is not much to celebrate this season. The Williams and Neal families were displaced today [...]

IPCC Report Front and Center of CARICOM’s Approach to COP24

And so if you’re wondering what exactly the IPCC Report means for the small island developing states; the news is grim.  For coral reefs and other vulnerable ecosystems it may [...]

2 Men Critical at K.H.M.H. after They Were Electrocuted

Two men were electrocuted while they were cutting trees in Roaring Creek. According to police, the two persons were working near the Westar Gas Station when they received life threatening [...]

Belize City Fire Guts 2 Houses, Leaving 9 Persons Homeless

In October, we reported on the attempted arson at the home of Belize City resident Andre Diaz. But tonight, the news is dire for Diaz, since this time, her house [...]

Info Segura to Focus on Enhanced Governance and Citizen Security

According to UNDP Programme Specialist, Carla Zacapa, Belize is part of a broader regional initiative known as Info Segura which is a form of evidence-based information management.  U.S. AID also [...]

A National Disaster Risk Management Training

The Caribbean Tourism Organization today met with stakeholders of the tourism industry in Belize to discuss the organization’s disaster risk management guide for the tourism sector. Participants trained on how [...]

Suspected Arson in Belmopan

There was a fire at the home of Damian Burns in Belmopan on Sunday night and all indications are that the blaze was deliberately set. Burns reported to police that [...]

Fire in Patchakan Destroys 5 Bedroom Home, Arson is Suspected

Corozal police are also investigating what appears to be a case of arson in Patchakan, where a five bedroom structure went up in flames on Monday night.  According to ACP [...]

Fire Destroys Home in the City

There was a fire in the city on Saturday night. The blaze destroyed a small, wooden home that was occupied by two persons. When fire officials arrived on the scene, [...]

Elderly Man Injured in Butane Explosion in the South

An elderly man is recovered at the Southern Regional Hospital following an explosion in San Isidro Village in the Stann Creek District.  On Wednesday evening around six-twenty, Bella Vista Police [...]

Was Explosion Caused by Cigarette?

Independence Fire Department personnel responded to the explosion, which occurred approximately nine miles away from the station. On arrival, they spotted the thirteen-seater van completely destroyed by fire, but they [...]

Who’s Liable for Explosion?

While Morales is lucky to be alive, the situation could have turned fatal. The incident has brought into focus the need for safety measures to be exercised at butane gas [...]

Regional Leaders to Meet to Talk Climate Change and Health

On Tuesday we reported on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change one point five Report.  It spelled out a serious warning for the Caribbean and the rest of the [...]

Thunderstorm in Northern and Central Belize

There was thunderstorm activity on Wednesday night over central and northern Belize, while other parts of the country experienced winds of about thirty miles per hour and heavy rainfall. The [...]

Welcome to the Dilapidated Fire Station in San Ignacio

The fire station in San Ignacio, which services both of the twin towns, is in a most deplorable form and firemen assigned to that location are required to work daily [...]

Additional Fire Trucks, a Promise or a Reality?

The shortage of equipment across the fire department has been a contributing factor in the loss of lives, as well as property, in at least two tragedies that have occurred [...]

What About Fire Hydrants and Water Pressure?

According to Castro, they have been able to locate used fire trucks for a fraction of the cost elsewhere in the United States.  They are now looking into the possibility [...]

CEMO Meets to Look at Approaching Weather System

A weather system is looming near Honduras and it is expected that it will become a tropical depression as it passes near Belize over the weekend.  The City Emergency Management [...]

Flood Prone Areas are Identified in the Belize District and the Old Capital

According to Al Westby, Central Regional Coordinator for NEMO, district coordinators have been asked to identify flood prone areas within their respective communities.  River monitors have also been called in [...]

Fire Destroys Small Home on Jimmy Dyer Street

A fire in vicinity of Faber’s Road on Thursday night completely destroyed a small wooden structure reportedly occupied by an elderly couple.  The blaze happened on Jimmy Dyer Street sometime [...]

Clear the Land Responds to Criticism of the National Fire Service

The tragic fire that claimed the lives of four members of the Petillo family in Orange Walk Town on Sunday morning remains a talking point in light of numerous criticisms [...]

Petillo Family Calls Out Fire Department for Inadequate Firefighting

A candlelight vigil was held on Monday night at the Petillo’s residence in Orange Walk in memory of the four family members who perished on Sunday in an early morning [...]