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Humana Hooks Up with NEMO for Toledo Emergencies

A number of projects are being undertaken in eleven villages within the Toledo District through Humana People to People Belize.  Those initiatives include the improvements of physical infrastructure, as well [...]

Hail Storm Overruns Crique Jute, Toledo

On Tuesday, a freak storm hit Crique Jute (hoo-te) Village in southern Belize around three-thirty in the afternoon. It was approximately thirty minutes of hail and what residents say were [...]

NEMO Prepares for Hurricanes…and Tsunamis

The National Emergency Management Organization is in full gear with less than two months away from the Tropical Atlantic Hurricane Season. Today, public officers received training at a shelter management [...]

Fire Destroys Poor Man’s Home

There were two house fires in Belize City in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Around two-thirty that morning on Flamboyant Street, a fire broke inside the home of a [...]

Eldridgeville Family Home Burns

Aside from the two house fires in the city, there was another blaze, but this time in Punta Gorda.  A small family home was completely destroyed around four on Monday [...]

Popular DJ’s Vehicle Burnt; Suspected Arsonists Seen

….and from house fires to a vehicle fire. Sometime after twelve-thirty on Wednesday morning, fire-fighters were called out to the parking lot of an apartment complex on University Drive, Belize [...]

Fire Claims 2 Houses in Frederick Street

Back to the city where even as police were processing the crime scene at Pregnant Alley, a fire broke just off Hyde’s Lane in the city. It started at a [...]

NEMO to Return South with Assistance for Flooded Out Farmers

The corn and beans crop planted late last year by villagers in the Toledo District, particularly San Benito Poite, was wiped out this past weekend by flooding. Villagers are staring [...]

Warning over Food Shortage in Toledo Village Following Floods

Villagers of San Benito Poite in the Toledo District are staring disaster in the face after floods hit the community over the weekend. It has been an unusually rainy few [...]

Farmers Need New Strategy to Fight Off Climate Change Effects

Speaking of the long-term effects, Salas posited that the change in weather patterns is attributable to climate change. He called for a strategy by authorities to help farmers plant more [...]

Disaster Averted: Flames Gut Ice Cream Truck, Scorch House in King’s Park

The Fire Department’s quick action on Sunday night averted a major disaster on Sixth Street in Belize City. An electrical fire broke on an ice cream truck just as its [...]

Family Burned Out in Hattieville

Meanwhile a family of four from the Bainesville community, just outside of Hattieville, is tonight without a roof over their heads following an early morning fire last Thursday that swept [...]

Family Feud Leads to Threatening Words Charge

But as it turns out, Belisle says that the alleged culprit is well-known to the family. While she is not sure what could have triggered the torching of her home, [...]

CitCo Struggles with Overnight Flooding

Overnight, heavy rains came down on Belize City and other parts of the country. The downpour immediately caused flooding across the city and water levels are rising in the Belize [...]

West, South Inundated By Rains

But even before the heavy rains in Belize City, torrential rains across western and southern Belize caused flooding of bridges and farms. NEMO is reporting that no homes have been [...]

Overnight Flash Flood in Unitedville, Cayo

There was a flash flood in the west on Wednesday night. Sometime after mid-night, NEMO was called out to an area in Unitedville where a portion of the George Price [...]

Belizeans Safe as Taiwan Reels from Strong Late-Night Earthquake

A six-point-four magnitude earthquake struck on the coast of Taiwan very late on Tuesday night, about ten minutes before midnight local time. Centered on the eastern city of Hualien, about [...]

Never Too Early: Emergency Managers Meet in Old Capital

Over the years, the Belize City Council and its City Emergency Management Organization has become the leading face of emergency management. The annual symposium hosted by CEMO for the last [...]

Fire Destroys Santa Elena Home

A fruit and vegetables vendor at the San Ignacio Market is tonight without a roof over her head after a fire gutted her elevated wooden home this morning in the [...]

Accidental Oven Blast Kills Baker, Injures Brother

Two brothers were caught in an explosion inside their family bakery in Sand Hill, Belize District, this morning. One of them is dead and the other is hospitalized following an [...]

Some Parts of Cayo Inundated by Rains

In the west, water levels rose cutting off access at Iguana Creek Bridge to the Spanish Lookout Community. Several other villages such as Santa Teresa and San Marcos are inundated. [...]

Benefit Concert for Fire Victims this Weekend

As many as thirty-eight persons, adults and children, have been left homeless due to raging fires in Belize City. This weekend, twenty-five artists and fifteen DJ’s are coming together in [...]

Early Morning Conflagration Displaces 28

A fire burnt out more than seven families in the early hours of this morning. Sometime after twelve, the fire started in an abandoned building on Glenn Street and the [...]

Was Fire Service Called Too Late?

Residents and fire victims believe that the firemen were not prepared to take on the midnight inferno. They claim that the fire truck arrived thirty minutes after the blaze started [...]

NEMO/CEMO and Human Services to Rescue

The Ministry of Human Development and the City Emergency Management Organization have teamed up to provide much needed immediate relief for the families. Today, Minister Edmond Castro and Philip Willoughby [...]