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Nearly $16 Million to be Spent on Chiquibul Forest

Nearly sixteen million dollars will be spent over the next two years in what the Government is calling its most significant investment to date in the endangered Chiquibul forest and [...]

F.C.D. Has Ambitious Plans for its Portion

Rafael Manzanero, the executive director of F.C.D., welcomes the resources as his organization and its Guatemalan partner, Asociacion BALAM continue to fight illegal Guatemalan incursions for land and natural resources. [...]

Mesoamerican Congress – What is it Saying about Illegal Trade of Exotic Wildlife?

A science conference called the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Consultation Congress is being held in Belize. Today and for the rest of the week, regional experts in biodiversity and [...]

Flooding in the South

There is major flooding taking place in southern Belize due to heavy rains on Sunday night.  The National Emergency Management Organization confirms that Jacintoville in the Toledo District is experiencing [...]

CitCo’s Sanitation Manager Hospitalized

The sanitation workers attached to the City Council have been working around the clock to get the city back to normalcy. But in the thick of things, there has been [...]

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 [...]

NEMO’s State of Preparedness

Earlier today, our News Five team spoke to NEMO Coordinator Clare Moody at NEMO’s Headquarters in Belmopan. Although the storm has shifted its trajectory north, NEMO continues in a state [...]

Tropical Storm Earl Upgrades to Category 1 Hurricane

Tropical Storm Earl was upgraded to a category one hurricane this afternoon at three o’clock having reached maximum winds at seventy-five miles per hour. It is forecasted that the first [...]

Keeping Homes Safe While Residents Seek Shelter in Ladyville

Earlier today, we also checked in to find out what is happening in Belize Rural where the communities are spread out in the wide expanse. Police plan to keep an [...]

A list of the Available Shelters Across the Country

Before we close tonight, NEMO has issued information on shelters that are now open. In San Pedro: New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist School, San Pedro High School and San Pedro [...]

The Latest on Hurricane Earl

In the final hours before Hurricane Earl makes landfall on Belize, here are three things to note according to in-house expert Carlos Fuller from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center. [...]

Weather Channel’s Storm Tracker in Belize

The weather channel has a storm tracker stationed in Belize providing regular updates on Hurricane Earl as it develops and travels through Belize. Josh Morgerman is currently on San Pedro. [...]

The Latest on Tropical Storm Earl; He’s Definitely Coming

Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the Caribbean Sea and is expected to make landfall in Belize on Wednesday night after inundating portions of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands through [...]

CEMO Prepares for Earl’s Landfall in Flood Prone Areas of the City

With Tropical Storm Earl approaching the country, preparations are well underway to counter the effects of the storm. Today, CEMO/NEMO were have been meeting with the relevant agencies, putting in [...]

What is Corozal Doing Ahead of Imminent Tropical Storm?

In Corozal, a total of ten shelters have been identified.  Personnel from the District Emergency Management Organization are in communication with residents in flood prone areas; making preparations for an [...]

NEMO Advisory: 8 to 12 Inches of Rainfall Over Belize

The latest NEMO advisory was released at six tonight. It states that Earl will produce rainfall accumulation of eight to twelve inches of rainfall over Belize. These rains could cause [...]

Fast Moving Weather System This Way Comes

We will have detailed report on the unnamed weather system, classified by the National Hurricane Center as Invest Ninety-seven L, which continues to make its way across the eastern and [...]

Stakeholders Discuss Impact of Climate Change

A cross-section of participants from various organizations, government and N.G.O.s gathered at the Radisson for a daylong conference where they discussed the impacts of climate change.  A panel of presenters [...]

Gillnet Fishing Unabated on the Sarstoon River

Despite the presence of Belize Defense Force personnel at the forward operating base near the mouth of the Sarstoon River, enforcement of fisheries regulations does not fall within their purview.  [...]

Minor Killed By Crocodile in May Pen

The Moody family in May Pen, Belize District is tonight grieving the sudden death of eight year old Adrianna Moody, whose body was retrieved this morning from the Belize River [...]

Jaguars Threaten Livestock in Small Community

But aside from crocodiles in the May Pen Village, there is also another threat to residents since wild cats have been spotted coming frighteningly close to the village. According to [...]

DOE Team Meets with BSI Personnel to Discuss Molasses Disposal

Up north, a team of officers from the Forest Department, as well as the Department of the Environment, visited Tower Hill this afternoon to continue an assessment of the current [...]

Is Burying Burnt Syrup a Practical Suggestion?

Among the suggestions that are being considered is the burial of the large quantity of molasses into a pit. To do so, they would have to identify an ideal location [...]

Poverty is the Cause of Illegal Chiquibul Incursions

The Chiquibul National Park and the preservation of the bountiful resources within its boundaries are once more in the forefront.  The uphill struggle to monitor, manage and defend this huge [...]

Organized Crime Funding Guatemalan Communities Rape of Chiquibul

According to Castellanos the illegal incursions are caused by poverty, but that poverty is used to great effect by organized crime cartels which reap the lucrative dividends of the illegal [...]