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Storm Harvey Coming to Belize Next Week?

Belize is in the projected path of newly formed Tropical Storm Harvey.  And we say projected because it is still early to determine whether it will really head this way. [...]

Immigration, Mines to charge Chiquibul gold panners

Over the weekend San Ignacio police received six Guatemalan nationals – thirty-eight years old Agusto Perez Gonzalez of Dolores, Petén; twenty-six years old Wilfredo Antoniel Chavez of Barrio Nuevo; eighteen [...]

6 Guats Caught Going for Chiquibul Gold

Friends for Conservation and Development have reported the detention of six Guatemalan gold panners over the weekend in the area of the Ceibo Chico creek in the southern Chiquibul National [...]

Corozal Weathers T.S. Franklin

A News Five team headed to Corozal overnight to capture what was happening on the ground as the northern municipality prepared for a first impending storm in the 2017 hurricane [...]

T/S Franklin to land tonight; Minister says ‘be on top of your game’

Tropical Storm Franklin, it’s the first weather system during this year’s hurricane season to pose a threat to northern Belize. The severe offshore storm continues it path, heading west-north-west at [...]

Major agencies in place for operations

An outline of the coordinated efforts involving the Belize Defense Force, the police department, as well as the National Fire Service was shared with the media.  Fuel stations in Belize [...]

Shelters to be open; no alcohol allowed

While the city prepares for the heavy winds and downpour that will accompany the passage of Tropical Storm Franklin, residents won’t be allowed to purchase alcohol. That’s because a decision [...]

Keeping calm in Corozal

As we mentioned a news five team is currently in Corozal Town. Tropical storm Franklin is scheduled to hit north of Corozal, along the Yucatan coast in Mexico. Residents are [...]

Northernmost town battens down for rough night

As of five p.m., a total of six shelters have been opened. In Corozal Town, Our Lady of Guadalupe R.C. School in Altamira and Church of Christ School in Port [...]

Conservation post addresses continuing threats to Chiquibul Forest

The Chiquibul forest is being pillaged by gold panners and cattle ranchers, who illegally cross into the national forests to ply the lucrative trade. Friends for Conservation and Development has [...]

Feel the ‘LOVE’ in Belama Phase Two Park

The fifth in a series of signs created by attorney Estevan Perera and supported by the Belize City Council was unveiled this morning at a park in Belama Phase Two, [...]

Gold Panners Hit with Slew of Charges

Two Guatemalan nationals are in custody following their arrest over the weekend. Forty-year-old Thomas Gomez and thirty-seven-year-old Domingo Pana from Naranjon, Dolores Peten were detained on Saturday morning in the [...]

Changing Strategy to Stop Gold Panners in Chiquibul

According to Manzanero, the Ceibo Chico conservation post was installed three years ago and despite presence of joint B.D.F. and FCD patrols in the southernmost area of the Chiquibul, Guatemalan [...]

TIDE, MARFUND Wrap Up Million-Dollar Project in South

The Meso American Reef, like many other coral reef systems, is vulnerable to a number of threats, including coastal development, habitat loss, overfishing and unsustainable fishing. Similarly, climate change increases [...]

Natural Resources Warning on Mining from San Pedro

The Ministry of Natural Resources has received complaints of increased illicit mining and dredging activities within the marine environment surrounding San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. In a release issued today, the [...]

TIDE and MARFUND Show Off Successes Down South

We’ve shown you the Port Honduras Marine Reserve down south. It’s an economically important piece of the south, but it is also a nationally protected marine reserve. One of the [...]

Making Mesoamerican Reef Work for Central American Economies

The Meso-American Reef Leadership Program is an initiative that promotes leadership towards the conservation of the reef which is shared by Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Annually, the program brings [...]

Onward, upward and together at last – the citrus industry

Citrus fruit production is Belize’s oldest agro-industry, but in profitability has long been overtaken by sugar and is barely keeping ahead of others. A combination of internal turmoil and shocks [...]

Interest high in Plant World Nursery

The Citrus Growers Association says it is finding greater than expected success in spinning off the Plant World Nursery, located off the Southern Highway in Red Bank village, into its [...]

Yertle the Turtle Contributes to Tracking of Endangered Species

For a few years now turtles are being tagged to track their movements to find out their migration patterns and other valuable information to assist in research and management. A [...]

B.S.I. hails successful season, prepares for coming quota storm

‘King Sugar’ is especially sweet this year in the Corozal and Orange Walk Districts. The Tower Hill Factory produced a record-breaking one hundred and forty-four thousand tons of sugar, passing [...]

Producers ask Cane Farmers’ Association to hold off on changes to agreement

The Corozal Sugar Cane Producers’ Union and Progressive Cane Farmers Association based in Orange Walk have agreed with Belize Sugar Industries and American Sugar Refining to continue with the commercial [...]

News Five Investigates Sarstoon River “Oil Spill”

On Wednesday, OCEANA and the Belize Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage organized a media tour to Cadenas, and an additional trek to Gracias A Dios in southern Belize. This [...]

DOE Says Tar Was Spilled; National Plan Still in the Works

As you heard in that story, the local press didn’t observe anything that looked like crude oil in Belize’s water ways. But Guatemalans living in the area claimed that the [...]

Less Fishers But More Gill Nets in Sarstoon

Over the years, we’ve reported on the illegal fishing taking place in southern Belize. Hundreds of Guatemalans are fishing illegally in Belizean waters and it is an issue that Wil [...]