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Hurricane Relief Funds Coming In Slowly for Government

Today marks the second week since Hurricane Earl ravaged parts of the Belize District.  In the wake of the disaster, relief efforts have included generous donations from various organizations to [...]

Spark Sets Belmopan Bar Ablaze

Around eleven-thirty this morning, E and L Sports Bar located behind the La Cabana Bar in Belmopan went up in flames. The thatch to the front portion of the roof [...]

Price Barracks Breaks Under Hurricane Earl

In times of national emergency and natural disaster, Belize Defense Force personnel are among the first responders.  Whether deploying from their headquarters at Price Barracks or from elsewhere, the men [...]

Wednesday Night Fire Leaves Ladyville Churchgoer Homeless

Fifty-year-old Cherry Martinez lost everything in a fire on Wednesday night in Ladyville.  Martinez reported to police that she left her home on Myrtle Wade Street in the Japan area [...]

NEMO Keeps Watch on Belize River Valley

In the Belize River Valley, communities are preparing but hoping that flooding will not further affect their livelihood. Water levels are up and at least one village, May Pen, is [...]

164 Persons Remain in Shelters

While we have been spared the loss of life by Hurricane Earl, families are still in shelters having suffered substantive damages to their roofs, belongings or their houses. A total [...]

Willoughby Says Sanitation Works to Continue in the City

Sanitation works have been ongoing for the past four days in neighborhoods in Belize City hard hit by Hurricane Earl. Most of the main thoroughfares across the Old Capital have [...]

Managing Waste at Transfer Station

Meanwhile the Transfer Station at the garbage dump near mile three on the George Price Highway is congested due to the volume of debris and garbage transported to the site. [...]

Belize Red Cross Provides Relief to Hurricane Victims

The Belize Red Cross is offering assistance to the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) as part of the recovery process from Hurricane Earl. Even before the storm made landfall in [...]

Financial Assistance Can Be Forwarded to the Belize Red Cross

Since the hurricane, a number of Go-Fund Me accounts have been opened, soliciting financial assistance for hurricane victims. Here at Channel Five, we have been inundated with requests of where [...]

Flooding in the West Damages Low-Lying Bridge

With the passage of Hurricane Earl, flooding waters are expected to descend on many communities. In the west, water levels at the Mopan and Macal Rivers surged, but according to [...]

Hurricane Surge Litters the City with Sludge and Garbage

At new time tonight, here at Channel Five we remain without electricity even while most of Coney Drive has been powered up, which means that we are in the twenty [...]

Recovery Efforts Underway in the Old Capital, but CitCo Needs Your Help

According to Mayor Bradley, the area of Southern Foreshore, particularly near the House of Culture, has been recognized as one of several locations in need of urgent rehabilitation.   Darrell [...]

Belama Phase 3 Devastated by Hurricane Earl

The task of rebuilding is humongous in Belize City. Teams have been deployed to affected areas. This morning, we headed to Phase Three of the sprawling community of Belama where [...]

The Iconic Bird’s Isle is No More

Iconic Belize City landmark Bird’s Isle, long since a popular venue for sporting activities and entertainment, is tonight no more.  The prominent location in the Yarborough community was brought to [...]

Auditorium is Flattened by Hurricane Earl, but Family Plans to Restore

With irreparable damage having been done to the original structure, are there any immediate plans to restore Bird’s Isle to its greatness?   Isani Cayetano “Now on a long term [...]

Agriculture Industry Devastated by Hurricane Earl

Earl wasn’t just a storm which brought high waters, tore off roofs, damaged homes and panicked a nation. It also devastated our agriculture industry which has already been facing real [...]

Corn Farms and Vegetable Production Adversely Affected

And while the crushing impact on our banana industry is bad enough, it gets much worse.   Jose Alpuche, C.E.O., Ministry of Agriculture “Corn has been severely impacted, especially in [...]

Belizeans to Get Help from NEMO, Not U.D.P. Area Rep

So with all that said, the government will step in, right? Belizeans remember in late 2015 when a tropical depression flooded the south side and brought U.D.P. politicians with relief [...]

Was the City Council Prompt in Efforts to Restore Normalcy?

Was the City Council prompt in addressing the issue of debris and sludge when NEMO announced an all-clear on Thursday morning?  Some would argue that the response wasn’t fast enough.  [...]

The Impact of Hurricane Earl on Tourism Industry

Like in agriculture, there was good and bad news in tourism. The good news is that all tourists in the country prior to the storm were placed in safe accommodations [...]

Relief Efforts in the City

The Belize City Council has embarked on a massive cleanup campaign of the Old capital. Agencies such as the Red Cross are joining in the effort, giving a helping hand [...]

A look at the Destruction of Hurricane Earl on San Pedro

In the prime tourist destination, San Pedro, the popular Costa Maya festival has been cancelled. The influx of persons expected to attend has dropped dramatically so the festival has had [...]

Potential Health Hazards Post Hurricane Earl

The entire country of Belize is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Earl. The damage country wide is minor for some and major for others. But there are few [...]

Hurricane Earl Tears through Belize City

Hurricane Earl drenched Belize on Wednesday night packing ferocious winds of up to eighty miles per hour. The hurricane made landfall after midnight near Belize City and moved westward.  The [...]