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Belizeans Staying Safe as Harvey Wrecks Houston, Texas

Belize was spared a direct hit from what was then Tropical Depression Harvey a week ago tonight, but residents of the Gulf Coast of Texas have not been so lucky. [...]

Harvey Coming; Belizeans get ready

Going into the weekend, the National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO, has issued its first advisory in respect of Tropical Storm Harvey which continues a westward path in the direction of [...]

Ministry to Meet Housing Needs for Santa Barbara Fire Victims

On Monday night, we told you about the tragic fire on Santa Barbara Street that claimed the life of twenty month old Tyrique Roberts. The baby boy was left sleeping [...]

City gets ready; no escape after five

In Belize City, Councilor Phillip Willoughby is spearheading the efforts of the City Emergency Management Organization, CEMO, and met earlier this evening with law enforcement officials, as well as representatives [...]

Toddler Tarique killed as flames crush four homes on Santa Barbara Street

Sometime after nine on Sunday night a fire in Belize City claimed the life of toddler. He was left home alone when a fire started at his house and neighbours [...]

Displaced residents tell tales of woe in aftermath

A toddler lost his life in the fire on Santa Barbara Street and more than ten persons are without a home. The four families lost everything they owned after the [...]

CEMO’s Willoughby steps up to help

Since the fire on Sunday night, CEMO has been on the ground assisting the displaced families. CEMO, along with Ministry of Human Services and other local partner agencies are providing [...]

The Impact of Hurricane Earl One Year Later

On August third, 2016, residents across the central and northern areas of the Belize District braced themselves in anticipation of Hurricane Earl which made landfall in the early hours of [...]

Flowers Family Broken after Zacaranda Street Arson; Help Needed

A Belize City family is tonight seeking public assistance to recover some of what they’ve lost, following a fire that destroyed their home and all its contents three weeks ago. [...]

Fire Destroys Free Zone’s Oldest Store

There was a massive fire inside the Commercial Free-Zone in Corozal during the early hours of this morning. According to a late report from the police, around one a.m. Corozal [...]

Fire Displaces 2 Families in Supal Street

A fire on Supal Street, Belize City has left seven persons without a home. The weekend fire wiped out one house completely and partially destroyed another. Both properties were not [...]

Preparing Children for Hurricane Experience

UNICEF and government are putting children at the center of hurricane and emergency preparedness and risk management. In a “train the trainers” workshop, representatives from local government, human services, ministry [...]

How Local Governments Can Reach Traumatized Child Disaster Victims

Going beyond the typical post-disaster needs of victims of fires, hurricanes, flooding, crime and other catastrophes, CEMO Coordinator Philip Willoughby says local government officials need to do more for our [...]

Who Burnt Flowers Family Out of Zacaranda Street Home?

A Belize City family is out of house and home tonight after their residence on Zacaranda Street was gutted by fire. The twenty-by-twenty-five foot wooden structure was, according to fire [...]

In Teakettle, Santos Family Home Destroyed by Fire

According to police, Erwin Santos was considered armed and dangerous while on the loose. Some six hours before his detention, his family home in Teakettle was burnt to the ground. [...]

Letson Broaster Drowns in swollen Macal at Branch Mouth

Thirty-one-year-old Letson Broaster was missing since last Wednesday but over the weekend his body was retrieved from the Macal River, in the area of Branch Mouth in the Cayo District. [...]

Holy Emmanuel Fire Claims Woman’s Goods

A woman claims that a family dispute that started out with threats has gone too far. She alleges it has resulted in arson that wiped out her home on Sunday [...]

Toledo Residents Wish Rain Would Go Away After Wet Weekend

Tonight, some villages remain under water in southern Belize. Since five o’clock on Sunday morning, NEMO Toledo was activated because several villages were flooding and portions of the highway were [...]

Family Dispute Causes Arson in Ladyville

A domestic dispute among members of a Ladyville family has resulted in the alleged torching of a property in the Milpa Site area of the village.  According to thirty-four-year-old Lorna [...]

How Businesses Can Survive Natural Disasters

As the first month of the hurricane season comes to a close and families and businesses count the daily cost of other kinds of natural disasters, one of the key [...]

Western Communities Hit by Flash Floods

The rains over the weekend, specifically in the west, cause flashfloods in Bullet Tree and nearby areas in the Cayo District. The waters rose up to eight inches inside homes [...]

NEMO Restores Water to Bullet Tree

The waters receded rapidly, but it did cause a problem. Since Saturday, the Bullet Tree Village has been without water at the pipes. The torrential rains over the weekend damaged [...]

Small Fire at Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center

There was a small fire in the city this afternoon. Sometime after four this evening, a fire started in a lower flat of a building at the Dorothy Menzies Child [...]

Body of Sarteneja Woman Retrieved from Sea

Two persons drown over the weekend in separate incidents in the north and west of the country. Just after nine on Sunday morning, the decomposing body forty-four-year-old Acita Flores was [...]

Elderly Man Drowns in Santa Familia – Was It Deliberate?

The second drowning over the weekend involved a seventy-nine-year-old man from the Cayo District. On Friday afternoon, Eduardo Landero jumped in the river and didn’t come back up. His decomposing [...]