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Couple homeless after late evening fire in the city

A Belize City couple is homeless after a fire on Monday destroyed their home on Arlington Drive in the Fabers Road area. Fire Department personnel were called to the area [...]

Hopkins fisherman found floating in sea

Dangriga police are investigating the death of a Hopkins fisherman. The body of fifty-seven-year-old Audrick Palacio was found floating in the sea in the southern village sometime around eleven on [...]

Did water surges at the Vaca Dam contribute to multiple drowning?

In early April, two students from Escuela Secundaria Tecnica Mexico drowned near the low-lying bridge in San Ignacio. Their deaths sparked speculation that a surge of water released from the [...]

14 year old drowns in San Ignacio

A teenager drowned while swimming in the Macal River on Saturday.  Fourteen-year-old Johnatan Requena, a resident of San Ignacio Town, was swimming along with a friend in an area between [...]

A fire dangerously close to a gas station

A fire dangerously close to a Belize City gas station caused a scare over the weekend. The blaze left one man homeless and caused damages to a house nearby. The [...]

Investigation continues into the drowning of Escuela students

On April fourth, two students of Escuela Secundaria Tecnica Mexico—Anahi Zepeda and Edgar Puck—drowned on a school trip. They were part of a group which had visited the Che Chem [...]

A case of arson in Santa Elena

There is a case of alleged arson in Santa Elena. Police believe the ex-common-law-husband of Evelyn Estell, is responsible for setting on fire her house located on Carillo Puerto Avenue, [...]

Burning vehicle on the George Price Highway

The charred vestiges of a passenger van near mile twenty-five on the George Price Highway was a spectacle for onlookers traveling the stretch of road around two o’clock this afternoon.  [...]

Red Cross launches appeal for assistance for flood victims in the Caribbean

Relief efforts, in the form of cash donations, are underway locally to assist victims of deadly rains and floods that washed over several islands within the Eastern Caribbean on Christmas [...]

Fire in Ladyville leaves a family of five homeless

A family of five is tonight homeless after a fire in the Mitchell Estate Area of Ladyville gutted their house. The McKay family has been living in the three bedroom [...]

Fire in Orange Walk Town guts a home

A cement bungalow located on Dr. George Street in Orange Walk Town was totally destroyed by fire on Thursday night. The Orange Walk Fire Department got the call shortly after [...]

Livelihood of Maypen villagers threatened by flood

Incessant rains in the past weeks have inundated most of the country, resulting in serious damage to infrastructure, including roads and bridges. In various parts of Belize the damage is [...]

Galen University under water…books and infrastructure destroyed by flooding

The National Emergency Management Organization has been issuing constant releases on the flooding caused by incessant rains. In the past weeks, most areas of the country have been inundated. This [...]

Flooding in the West: Arizona Area in Teakettle affected by constant rains

On Tuesday we headed to Crooked Tree where we found parts of the village under at least four feet of water. The rains are not letting up and further downpour [...]

Sarteneja commuters forced to tread through 3 feet of flood waters

While the west of the country floods from the heavy rains, there are reports that the far north is completely inundated. Reports from the village of Sarteneja tell us that [...]

Flooding in Crooked Tree Village unbearable for residents

The rains have been incessant for weeks upon weeks. In the Belize River Valley, the Crooked Tree causeway is under water and residents, including students, have to be shuttled by [...]

Fire in Belize City guts a King’s Park house

Early this morning, a fire gutted a house in the King’s Park Area. Luckily no one was at home at the time of the blaze, but the family of four [...]

Flooding in Rural and Urban Belize

For the past two weeks, heavy rains had been putting a damper on villages along the George Price Highway in the west. But one of the main effects of the [...]

Flooding continues to affect communities in Rural Belize

The rains are slowing down and in some areas, floodwaters are beginning to recede. In other areas, residents are having a hard time getting in and out of their houses. [...]

Body of drowned Succotz man is retrieved from Mopan River

The lifeless body of sixty-five year old Carlos Valdez has been recovered from the Mopan River, following a massive search effort by family and friends since the canoe he was [...]

Search continues in Succotz for elderly man who dies in boating accident

A search is underway in the Mopan River near Succotz for the body of a sixty-five year old resident who died while crossing the river. Carlos Valdez and his family [...]

Major flooding affects western and southern communities and kills a Succotz man

The torrential rains over the weekend affected southern and western communities where water levels rose significantly. The flooding has already taken one life. In Succotz, a man, sixty-five year old [...]

Charred remains of a body is found in a house on Antelope Street

In the early hours of this morning, a small house in the Antelope Street Extension area of Belize City was engulfed in flames. The Fire Department responded and extinguished the [...]

Major flooding in the north; San Antonio Village cut off from Orange Walk Town

The waters of the Rio Hondo continue to rise, creating serious problems for communities along its banks. In the rural community of San Antonio, located just twenty minutes from Orange [...]

Flooding up north: water levels continue to rise in San Antonio

Last week, News Five was in rural Orange Walk where communities on the banks of the Rio Hondo were experiencing signs of imminent flooding. In San Antonio, just twenty minutes [...]