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NEMO Minister Says Help for San Pedro Fire Victims Continues to Trickle In

Victims of the August fifth inferno which decimated ten homes in San Pedro, leaving eighty-seven residents displaced, are preparing to commence the rebuilding process.  It is expected that persons who [...]

Tourism Minister Speaks About Way Forward After San Pedro Fire

San Pedro has a population of twenty-seven thousand residents. The popular tourism destination has been growing by leaps and bounds and the tourism dollar contributes heavily to the economy. The [...]

Area Rep Says G.O.B. and Residents Culpable

But there is widespread criticism that these measures to improve the fire response on the island are only just now being put in place when Saturday’s devastating inferno was the [...]

Another Massive Fire on San Pedro; 87 Persons Homeless

Friday night ended horribly in San Pedro where the weekend activities associated with the very popular Costa Maya were marred by tragedy. A fire ignited at a wooden house sweeping [...]

Troubles of Fire Department Exposed

Massive fires are not new to the island. Less than two months ago, as many as four family members were burnt to death in a horrible fire. Prior to that [...]

Help is on the Way for Boca del Rio Fire Victims

Two days after the fire, a massive humanitarian effort is underway in San Pedro to assist victims of the devastating inferno in Boca del Rio.  An outpour of public assistance [...]

Specialised Training for NEMO

The National Emergency Management Organization, in partnership with the United Nations’ Emergency Task Team in Belize, is conducting a three-day training on a number of aspects in Disaster Risk Reduction [...]

A Million-Dollar Aircraft of the Tropic Air Fleet is Damaged at the Peten Airport

A Tropic Air seven-seater was toppled over by a freak storm at the Mundo Maya Airport in Flores, Peten, Guatemala on Tuesday evening.  The aircraft, a GA-eight Airvan, was parked [...]

Fire in the ‘Co-op’

A fire destroyed a part of the storage room at the Northern Fisherman Co-operative in Belize City over the weekend. The early morning fire was quickly contained from spreading to [...]

Butane Tank Explodes; 3 Persons Are Hospitalized

Tonight, three persons are the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after a fire broke out inside a home on the corner of Mopan and Mahogany Streets in Belize City, dangerously close [...]

Fire in San Pedrito Area Leaves Coconut Leo Homeless

A string of fires has been affecting the island of San Pedro. Over the weekend, another erupted on the island of San Pedro and left yet another person without a [...]

A Freak Storm in Ladyville Tears off a Rooftop and Drenches a Bungalow

A system has strengthened to become the first hurricane for the 2018 season; Beryl is not heading this way and expected to weaken before landfall. But on Thursday evening, a [...]

Fire at Dorothy Menzies!

There was a fire at the Dorothy Menzies Childcare Center on Sunday evening.  The blaze gutted the kitchen when forty-one-year-old Leonie Williams, a cook’s assistant working at the facility, reportedly [...]

Building Resilient Communities to Weather Disasters

Hurricanes and flooding in Belize are nothing new. Compounded with a changing climate, the frequency and intensity of these natural disasters are growing. In Belize, we have had our fair [...]

Fire Destroys an Abandoned Building in Corozal Town

While residents of Corozal Town were in deep slumber, a fire erupted in the Rainbow Town area. Sometime before three this morning, the fire engulfed an abandoned building located across [...]

Family of Five Homeless after Weekend Fire on Freedom Street

A small plywood house was destroyed by fire over the weekend in Belize City. Five persons occupy the house but no one was inside when the fire broke. Family members [...]

Area Rep Manuel Heredia Jr. Expresses Shock and Condolences After Deadly San Pedro Fire

The worst fire tragedy in San Pedro occurred early on the morning of June twelfth in the Escalante Subdivision on the island where four persons were killed in the blaze. [...]

Minister Heredia Will Lobby for Potable Water on La Isla Bonita

The fire has sparked outrage by residents who say that the tragic death of the family could have been averted if appropriate fire-fighting equipment was available on the prime tourism [...]

NEMO and Private Citizens Offer Assistance to Fire Victim’s

Samir Nunez and his father David survived the inferno since they were able to get out of the burning building.  While the sixteen-year-old is at home with his relatives, David [...]

G.O.B. to Donate $100,000 to Guatemala for Volcano Relief

Guatemala was recently hit by the Volcan de Fuego that has caused the deaths of as many as one hundred and fourteen persons and untold damages to property and infrastructure. [...]

Civic Center is Green lighted for Use as EOC at Disaster Time

With the hurricane season now underway, concerns about the use of the new Civic Center as the Emergency Operation Center for CEMO have been put to rest.  Late on Thursday, [...]

Did a Charging Golf Cart Cause the Deadly Fire in San Pedro?

The Fire Department continues its investigations into the horrific fire in the Escalante Subdivision of San Pedro. Thirty-six-year-old Clarita Bacab, perished in the inferno as did her two children and [...]

San Pedranos Gather to Mourn the Loss of 4 Persons in a Deadly Overnight House Fire

The death of four family members in a horrible fire in San Pedro is being felt throughout the tightly knit community in San Pedro. A mother, her two children and [...]

Why is the Prime Tourism Island without Adequate Equipment and Services to Fight Fires?

As the family grieves their sudden loss, sharp questions arise as to the state of essential services on the island. The fire trucks were not able to tackle the inferno [...]

Civic Center is Green Lighted by NEMO for Emergency Operations during Natural Disasters

Sporting and other activities have already been put off at the Civic Center in Belize City where sport aficionados have been enjoying the comfort of the multipurpose facility. Today, the [...]