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Info Segura to Focus on Enhanced Governance and Citizen Security

According to UNDP Programme Specialist, Carla Zacapa, Belize is part of a broader regional initiative known as Info Segura which is a form of evidence-based information management.  U.S. AID also [...]

A National Disaster Risk Management Training

The Caribbean Tourism Organization today met with stakeholders of the tourism industry in Belize to discuss the organization’s disaster risk management guide for the tourism sector. Participants trained on how [...]

Suspected Arson in Belmopan

There was a fire at the home of Damian Burns in Belmopan on Sunday night and all indications are that the blaze was deliberately set. Burns reported to police that [...]

Fire in Patchakan Destroys 5 Bedroom Home, Arson is Suspected

Corozal police are also investigating what appears to be a case of arson in Patchakan, where a five bedroom structure went up in flames on Monday night.  According to ACP [...]

Fire Destroys Home in the City

There was a fire in the city on Saturday night. The blaze destroyed a small, wooden home that was occupied by two persons. When fire officials arrived on the scene, [...]

Elderly Man Injured in Butane Explosion in the South

An elderly man is recovered at the Southern Regional Hospital following an explosion in San Isidro Village in the Stann Creek District.  On Wednesday evening around six-twenty, Bella Vista Police [...]

Was Explosion Caused by Cigarette?

Independence Fire Department personnel responded to the explosion, which occurred approximately nine miles away from the station. On arrival, they spotted the thirteen-seater van completely destroyed by fire, but they [...]

Who’s Liable for Explosion?

While Morales is lucky to be alive, the situation could have turned fatal. The incident has brought into focus the need for safety measures to be exercised at butane gas [...]

Regional Leaders to Meet to Talk Climate Change and Health

On Tuesday we reported on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change one point five Report.  It spelled out a serious warning for the Caribbean and the rest of the [...]

Thunderstorm in Northern and Central Belize

There was thunderstorm activity on Wednesday night over central and northern Belize, while other parts of the country experienced winds of about thirty miles per hour and heavy rainfall. The [...]

Welcome to the Dilapidated Fire Station in San Ignacio

The fire station in San Ignacio, which services both of the twin towns, is in a most deplorable form and firemen assigned to that location are required to work daily [...]

Additional Fire Trucks, a Promise or a Reality?

The shortage of equipment across the fire department has been a contributing factor in the loss of lives, as well as property, in at least two tragedies that have occurred [...]

What About Fire Hydrants and Water Pressure?

According to Castro, they have been able to locate used fire trucks for a fraction of the cost elsewhere in the United States.  They are now looking into the possibility [...]

CEMO Meets to Look at Approaching Weather System

A weather system is looming near Honduras and it is expected that it will become a tropical depression as it passes near Belize over the weekend.  The City Emergency Management [...]

Flood Prone Areas are Identified in the Belize District and the Old Capital

According to Al Westby, Central Regional Coordinator for NEMO, district coordinators have been asked to identify flood prone areas within their respective communities.  River monitors have also been called in [...]

Fire Destroys Small Home on Jimmy Dyer Street

A fire in vicinity of Faber’s Road on Thursday night completely destroyed a small wooden structure reportedly occupied by an elderly couple.  The blaze happened on Jimmy Dyer Street sometime [...]

Clear the Land Responds to Criticism of the National Fire Service

The tragic fire that claimed the lives of four members of the Petillo family in Orange Walk Town on Sunday morning remains a talking point in light of numerous criticisms [...]

Petillo Family Calls Out Fire Department for Inadequate Firefighting

A candlelight vigil was held on Monday night at the Petillo’s residence in Orange Walk in memory of the four family members who perished on Sunday in an early morning [...]

Father and 3 Children Perish in Orange Walk Fire

There has been another tragic fire which has resulted in loss of life of several family members. In June, four members of the Nunez family perished in a fire in [...]

Coping Through a Tragic Loss

The fire at the corner of Progress and Cinderella Streets in Orange Walk has caused emotional distress. Five adults and seven children survived and have been left displaced. Today, counselors [...]

Fire Destroys Home in Belize City

Here in Belize City, a fire wiped out a family home in Belize City on Jane Usher Boulevard, but fortunately there was no loss of life.  The family of four, [...]

Belizeans Living in North & South Carolina Brace for Hurricane Florence

Belizeans living in North and South Carolina in the United States are bracing for the impact of Hurricane Florence. Belize’s Ambassador to the U.S., Daniel Gutierrez, issued an advisory to [...]

Arson Reported in Crique Sarco Village

Punta Gorda police are investigating an arson which occurred over the weekend. It happened in the village of Crique Sarco at around three-thirty on Saturday evening. Police say that the [...]

B.T.L. to Purchase 2 Fire Trucks for San Pedro Town

Earlier in the month a massive fire in San Pedro Town destroyed ten houses and left eighty-seven persons homeless. The fire which occurred in the Boca Del Rio Area of [...]

3-year-old Drowns in Well in Bella Vista Village

There was further lost of life over the weekend. A toddler died on Sunday after falling into a well in Bella Vista Village, Stann Creek District.  Three-year-old Benjamin Mas drowned [...]