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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 [...]

Mother, Kids, Niece Trapped in Deadliest House Fire in a Decade

The San Pedro community has been left devastated by one of the most ferocious fires in the island and elsewhere in the country. The blaze erupted at about two-forty-five this [...]

Firefighters Ran Out of Water; Single Stairs was Only Exit

As the hellish fire raged, the community formed a bucket brigade to assist the Fire Department to fight the uncontrolled blaze. The fire trucks ran out of water but another [...]

Assistance Pouring in for Survivors

The response to the devastating fire has been fast as residents come together at this difficult time. The Town Council, Belize Red Cross San Pedro Branch and NEMO have all [...]

Teaching Businesses to Survive Disasters

Earlier today, forty participants, including clients of SBDC Belize and Export Belize, both units of BELTRAIDE, attended a workshop to strengthen the capacities of policy makers, business development organizations and [...]

13 Shelters Identified by City for Hurricane Season

On Thursday, we shared the City Emergency Management Organisation’s plans and preparation for the hurricane season. Also discussed was the issue of shelters across the City. According to CEMO, the [...]

Hurricane Season is Here; CEMO is Ready

The hurricane season began last Friday and today, the City Emergency Management Organisation (CEMO) hosted a press briefing to share what it has done and continues to do in preparation [...]

CitCo Wants Civic for Emergency Operations Base

While logistical preparations are ongoing, if the Emergency Operations Center needs to be activated, at present moment it has no base. In recent years, the City Council has used a [...]

At O.A.S., Tide of Sympathy for Guatemala

They may be occasionally irascible neighbors, but they are neighbors nonetheless. And in the aftermath of the devastation caused by the volcano “El Fuego” in the municipality of Antigua, Guatemala, [...]

Belizeans Spared Wrath of Volcano Disaster

Ambassador Alexis Rosado, Belize’s diplomatic representative in Guatemala, also extended sympathies to families who have suffered losses in the wake of the volcanic disaster in the central highlands of Guatemala.  [...]

How You Can Help Victims of Guatemala Volcano Disaster

Disturbing images of death and destruction continue to emerge in the wake of the eruption of Volcan de Fuego in Antigua in neighboring Guatemala. The death toll is rising as [...]

A First-hand Account of Surviving Deadly Guatemala Volcano Eruption

As many as sixty-two persons have lost their lives since the eruption of the Fuego volcano in El Rodeo Village near Antigua, Guatemala on Sunday.  A river of lava discharged [...]

Authorities Say Nearly 2 million Affected; Aid Requests Coming

According to reports from Guatemala’s Institute of Forensic Sciences, volcanic ash has already blanketed a twelve-mile radius and winds could carry the dark gray cloud even farther.  Authorities have called [...]

Opposition Calls On Belizeans to Help

The death toll continues to rise from Sunday’s eruption of Volcan de Fuego near Antigua, Guatemala, with more than sixty persons confirmed dead and many more feared lost under the [...]

Fire Scorches Buttonwood Bay House

Earlier in the newscast, we told you about the inferno down south in Hopkins on Sunday morning in which the charred remains of a man were found. That was just [...]

Electrical Fault Claims Home of Caye Caulker Family

The third fire occurred on Saturday night on Caye Caulker. A family of six remains homeless tonight after the wooden structure they called home was completely destroyed by an electrical [...]

Girl Crushed by Falling Tree in Toledo

A Toledo family is in mourning tonight after a freak accident in the village of San Pedro Columbia, Toledo. Ten-year-old Emilda Che, also known as Edna, was with her grandfather [...]

Arson/Murder as Body Found in Belmopan; is it Missing British-South African?

Police suspect that a cluster of houses in the Banana Bank area in the outskirts of Belmopan was set on fire to disguise a murder. The fire swept through the [...]

Ladyville Family of 9 Loses Home to Fire

Fires have been erupting everywhere; this weekend there were three fires in the Belize District.  In Ladyville on Friday afternoon, a fire swept through a wooden house where a family [...]

Another Ladyville Home Ablaze over Weekend

Less than twenty-four hours later, there was yet another fire in Ladyville, also on Manta Ray Boulevard for which a family of two has been displaced. A single mother and [...]