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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 [...]

Arson Suspected in Burrell Boom Fire

A fire consumed a property in Burrell Boom, Belize District, early on Sunday morning. The caretaker of the house was not at home when the fire broke and he and [...]

Death Toll Rises in Mexico Quake; Belize Authorities Looking for Our Own

More than two hundred and twenty people, including twenty-one school children, are dead in Mexico after Tuesday’s seven point one earthquake. The deadly quake toppled buildings and cut off power [...]

Dominica Counts Cost of Hurricane Maria

Within a span of fifteen hours, Hurricane Maria went from a category one to a category five storm. The catastrophic storm hit the island of Dominica on Monday night – [...]

“The Puerto Rico and the San Juan That We Knew Yesterday Is No Longer There…”

After the hurricane devastated that island, it moved over towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico where it made landfall on Puerto Rico shortly after six this morning as [...]

Mexico City Reels from 7.1 Earthquake

Following an eight point oh earthquake off Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico twelve days ago, a seven point one magnitude earthquake killed over a hundred people in Mexico City and surrounding [...]

Dominica Appeals for Help after Category Five Maria Hits

Hurricane Maria, a category five storm, made landfall on the island of Dominica on Monday night. Not much is known as yet about the extent of the damage, as initial [...]

Fire Wipes Out Family on Sunflower Street

A fire in the city has left a family of four on Sunflower Street homeless. On Saturday night, two members of the family were at home when a fire erupted [...]

Gordon Street Homeowner Burnt Out; Watchman Dies in Flames

There was a deadly fire in the city this morning in which a watchman perished. The fire started at around nine a.m. in a two-storey wooden building at the rear [...]

Red Cross Solicits for Caribbean Hurricane Victims

The Red Cross would like your help to reach out to the Caribbean islands affected by Hurricane Irma. Over a million people have been impacted and countries are still assessing [...]

Belizeans felt the Earth move after Chiapas quake

Latest reports say that at least fifty-eight persons have lost their lives following a magnitude eight point one earthquake in Mexico on Thursday night, causing tsunami warnings for countries across [...]

Irma races for Florida, leaving destruction across Northern Caribbean

Since the start of this week we have been showing you the devastation of Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean, particularly the Leeward Islands. St Barthelemy, St Maarten, Barbuda and several [...]

Devastation in wake of Cat 5 storm in northern Caribbean

Hurricane Irma continues forward as a category five storm and has left a path of destruction in its wake – almost completely destroying Barbuda, and causing massive damage in Saint [...]

Hurricane Irma flattens Barbuda; northern Caribbean and Florida next for Cat 5 storm

Hurricane Irma – one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic – is hammering Puerto Rico tonight after slamming a string of small northern Caribbean islands where at [...]

Category 5 Hurricane Irma to Strike Caribbean, Florida

The revelry aside….the Northern Lesser Antilles and Florida are bracing for a category-five hurricane to make landfall over the next few days. This morning, Hurricane Irma was upgraded from a [...]