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Flooding Affects 8-Mile Community

The southern part of Belize was the most affected over the past weekend when heavy rains came down. Roads and other infrastructure were submerged under water and became passable when [...]

NEMO Provides Update on Flooding in the West

In respect of the flooding in the west, on Monday’s newscast we told you that several crossings including the Iguana Creek Bridge, the low-lying wooden bridge that connects San Ignacio [...]

Weekend Rains Leave Flooding in the South

Just a few weeks ago, Belize City was underwater…inundated by a weekend of heavy rain. NEMO had to be pressed into immediate and urgent action to relieve suffering caused by [...]

Macal and Mopan Rivers Rise Amid Torrential Rains in the West

Aside from the south, the downpour over the weekend also affected the western part of the country where the Macal and Mopan Rivers rose above their usual levels. While homes [...]

Bomba Under Water One Week After Massive Weekend Downpour

Bomba is a small community off the Old Northern Highway in the Belize Rural North constituency. There are twenty-seven families living in the village without electricity even though wires were [...]

Who Torched U.D.P. Cayo South Candidate Ralph Huang’s Political Office?

Just before midnight on Thursday, the Camalote campaign office of U.D.P. Standard Bearer Ralph Huang was destroyed by fire and police are investigating the blaze as a case of arson. [...]

Monster Hurricane Patricia Makes Landfall in Mexico

All eyes are on Mexico tonight which is being battered by the strongest hurricane in history with wind gusts of two hundred and thirty miles an hour. Evacuation of persons [...]

Jerusalem Under Siege From Poverty

One of the most poverty-stricken communities is Jerusalem; it is located in the outskirts of the Krooman Lagoon in the Antelope Street Extension of the city. The flooding of the [...]

Flood Leaves Family of Four Homeless

A family of four was among the many left homeless as a result of the flooding over the weekend. The head of the family is a single mother of three [...]

Mayflower Street Residents to Get Assistance

On Monday, we showed you the deplorable conditions in which residents of Mayflower Street are living.  While the situation had been that way well before the weekend flooding, Area Representative [...]

Flood Devastates Impoverished City Communities

In our newscast tonight, we have full coverage of the unexpected extreme weather conditions that went from a long drought to three days of torrential rains. According to forecasters, the [...]

Heavy Rains Affect Residents in the Old Capital

Four areas in the City were the hardest hit by the weekend’s rains: Collet, Port Loyola, Lake Independence and Freetown Divisions. The water poured into houses damaging the little residents [...]

CEMO Carrying Out Damage and Recovery Assessment

The waters which covered Belize City in the weekend’s epic flooding have largely receded, allowing the very critical component of recovery to get underway unimpeded. CEMO, the City’s Emergency Management [...]

Young Boy Trapped By Falling House in Lake I

Back to the weekend floods…At least three houses collapsed due to the velocity of the winds that accompanied the torrential rains. For a family in Lake Independence, Saturday night was [...]

Port Loyola Resident Loses Everything When Home Collapsed

Meanwhile, in Port Loyola, thirty-six year old Lisa Flowers was inside her sister’s room when her portion of the house fell into the flood waters. The wooden house on Fabers [...]

B.E.L. Removes All Illegal Connections In Antelope Street Extension

On Sunday, there was no supply of electricity in certain areas of the Southside for most of the day. That’s because Belize Electricity Limited was forced to cut power after [...]

MoH Monitors Flood Situation

Diarrhea, Hepatitis A, and other related illnesses are among several health conditions that can become an epidemic in the aftermath of floods.  Over the weekend, the Ministry of Health issued [...]

Electrical Fire Destroys Cement Bungalow

An electrical fire during the heavy rains on Saturday night has completely destroyed a concrete bungalow structure on Supal Street.  The residence of twenty-seven-year-old Roman Riverol and his father was [...]

Early Morning Fire Guts Iconic Fenders Nightclub

An early morning fire in Belize City on Monday has left several persons homeless.  Sometime around six o’clock, personnel from the National Fire Service were called out to Handyside Street [...]

Residents Lose Everything in Towering Blaze

Alan Gotoy, who has lived in one of the homes since childhood, told News Five today that there was very little he could have done to save his belongings.  Everything [...]

House Collapse in Lake-I Leaves One Family Homeless

Another Belize City family residing in Lake Independence is tonight homeless after their home collapsed over the weekend.  Lichelle Dixon, her mother and grandmother were living in a dilapidated wooden [...]

Weekend Fire Leaves One Man Homeless

Police are investigating a weekend fire in City. A small house belonging to Arturo Pasos went up in flames on Saturday afternoon. Pasos lived alone in his wooden house off [...]

Family Narrowly Escapes Injury After Home Collapses

A family of four, including a physically challenged father, escaped serious injuries this morning when their elevated home on Electric Avenue in Belize City suddenly collapsed.  Joany Smith, her two [...]

US Retiree Drowns Near Rainbow Beach

As we reported in Tuesday’s newscast, the body of fifty-one year old Andy Grant of San Andres Village was found floating in the sea in Corozal Town in the morning. [...]

Minor Drowns in Blue Creek Cave, Recovery Effort Underway

A recovery operation to retrieve the body of ten-year-old Jason Pau from the Ho’keb’ Ha Cave in Blue Creek Village remains open, following the disappearance of the minor on Friday [...]