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Twin Towns Rocked by Huge Blast Explosion at Quarry this Evening

There were two explosions today in Belize City and in the Cayo District. We go first to Santa Elena where this afternoon dynamites were set off to break a boulder [...]

In the City, Family Surprised by Early Morning Gas Tank Blowout

In the city…a fire, this morning at an apartment complex on Iguana Street gave way to an explosion that rocked the community. As a loud bang was heard and plumes [...]

Fire Hits Market Stall

The Michael Finnegan Market, formerly known as Queen’s Square Market, was the scene of a fire over the weekend.  On Saturday afternoon, a stall that was being occupied by fifty-two-year-old [...]

Senior Citizen Loses Home to Fire for Second Time

A sixty-one-year-old Belize City woman managed to get out of her burning house on Allenby Street at about midday today. A fire spread quickly and could not be contained destroying [...]

Hurricane Season Over – Belize is Spared

It’s November thirtieth and that means the Hurricane Season has closed. The 2017 Hurricane Season lived up to expectations as a very active one, forecasted to be above average and [...]

Pinks Alley House Burns; Was It Arson?

A small house fire in Pinks Alley on Tuesday afternoon destroyed the contents of a cement structure belonging to Lorna Wade.  According to twenty-three-year-old Dawn Higinio, she was asleep inside [...]

Who Set Fire in Abandoned Van?

Around twelve-thirty this afternoon, a large plume of smoke rose above the Haulover Creek in the vicinity of Belize Water Services Limited. An abandoned van in close proximity to a [...]

Overheated Refrigerator Causes City Fire

A Belize City family is without a roof over their head. A fire broke out at the Bilal’s residence at mile two and half on the Philip Goldson Highway on [...]

Crooked Tree on Alert for Flooded Lagoon

Tonight, residents of Crooked Tree village are on alert. For the past several days, there has been rain in the area, and the Crooked Tree Lagoon is now in overflow. [...]

Work to be Done for Causeway, Village Roads

Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced during his Independence Day address that the Crooked Tree Causeway is also to be raised and resurfaced, and the Caribbean Development Bank was to have signed the contract [...]

Pacific Storm to Dump Rain in South, Central Belize

The National Meteorological Service and National Emergency Management Organization are advising Belizeans to get ready for a wet weekend. Tropical Storm Selma in the south-east Pacific is expected to move [...]

Antigua and Barbuda Fights On after Hurricane Hits

In mid-September of this year, the island country of Barbuda was deemed uninhabitable after category-five hurricane Irma flattened the island. Thousands were displaced and transferred to the twin island of [...]

Antigua Minister Says Rebuilding Will Cost Hundreds of Millions

But even as Barbuda is in the early stages of rebuilding, the next hurricane season starts in seven months.   According to Minister Greene, the greatest challenge facing the island is [...]

Fire Claims House on Tigris Street

Around eleven-twenty five this morning a fire broke out inside a house on Tigris Street. Five family members, three adults and two children, were inside the house at the time [...]

CitCo Receives Donation for Flood Mitigation

On Thursday, the Belize City Council received road and canal maintenance equipment valued at one point seven million dollars. The equipment was obtained through the flood mitigation infrastructure program with [...]

B.D.F. Members to Help Dominica Disaster Relief

B.D.F. to Dominica? Yes, says Defense C.E.O. Felix Enriquez. The B.D.F. will be heading to the hurricane devastated island to help with reconstruction. Dominica has been asking for help after [...]

Fire claims residences in Belize City, Burrell Boom

There was a pair of house fires in the Belize District over the holiday weekend. In Belize City around three a.m. Sunday morning, a fire was reported at the Pickstock [...]

Turtle Inn kitchen burns; hotel still in business

There are details tonight about the fire that struck the famous Turtle Inn in Placencia.  The resort owned by the renowned filmmaker, Francis Ford Coppola, suddenly went up in flames [...]

T.S. Nate spares Belize, but twenty killed in Costa Rica, Nicaragua

Tropical Storm Nate has created massive damage and claimed more than twenty lives in Costa Rica and Nicaragua – with Costa Rica declaring national emergency. The weather outlook closer to [...]

Turtle Inn Burns in Placencia

A well-known resort on the Placencia Peninsula suffered a huge blow this afternoon after a massive fire gutted a large portion of Turtle Inn Resort. The beachside hideaway property was [...]

T.D. Off Nicaragua Headed Belize’s Way for Holiday Weekend

All eyes are on Tropical Depression Sixteen which has maximum sustained winds of thirty-five miles per hour and recently formed off the coast of Nicaragua where it is moving at [...]

Tourism Board Plans Relief Effort for Caribbean Partners

It has been weeks since hurricanes Maria and Irma devastated parts of the Caribbean whose economies depend heavily on the tourism dollar. Today, the Belize Tourism Board, in collaboration with [...]

Mexico Says Thanks for Earthquake Help

Two devastating earthquakes struck central and south-western Mexico in succession between September seventh and nineteenth. Between them they have caused more than four hundred deaths and extensive material damage. As [...]

In Cayo, NEMO Prepares for Multi-Disaster Scenario

The National Emergency Management Organization led a simulation exercise for a multi-disaster and emergency response scenario involving a break in a dam along with other scenarios happening at the same [...]

Belizean Recounts Mexico Earthquake Experience

Millions have been affected by the massive seven point one earthquake that hit Mexico City on the nineteenth of September. Over the weekend, two other quakes were experienced even as [...]