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Villages on Rio Hondo are isolated

Rivers continue to rise in much of northern Belize and concern now focuses on both the human and economic suffering occasioned on the mainland in the aftermath of hurricane Keith. [...]

Mennonite losses are large

David Dyck, the community’s co-chairman, told News Five that Blue Creek’s losses will run to around 6 million dollars. David Dyck, Co-Chairman, Blue Creek “Well this is spoilt. If it [...]

Downstream communities face flooding

As bad as things are in Blue Creek, they are just a preview of what communities downstream will suffer as the determined waters of the Rio Hondo wind their way [...]

Sugar loses predicted to be $10 million

The wind, rain and rising waters have impacted more than just the residents of northern Belize. Sugar, the economic mainstay of the region, not to mention the entire nation, has [...]

Fishing industry will also suffer

Sugar is not the only major industry to be touched by Keith. Tourism of course will suffer on San Pedro and Caye Caulker and so will another economic activity: fishing. [...]

Insurance companies begin to settle claims

One institution designed to ease the pain of disasters like Keith is called insurance. It is difficult to estimate how many claims have arisen from this hurricane, but adjusters have [...]

Mercy Kitchen helps elderly victims

In times of disaster the most stress is invariably placed on the people who are least able to help themselves. Jackie Woods today visited one institution dedicated to providing assistance [...]

Mayor clarifies shelter policy

As we reported earlier in the week, one of the most disappointing aspects of hurricane Keith’s aftermath was the filthy condition of the shelters after they were vacated. Today we [...]

Volunteers assist city in cleanup

Since Tuesday, the Belize City Council has been organizing community groups and volunteers to assist with the city’s clean up efforts. The council is also collecting supplies to aid the [...]

Red Cross plays leading role

The Belize Red Cross continues to serve as a focal point for hurricane relief, both as a recipient of funding and disperser of aid. In addition to major donations from [...]

Body of second victim found at San Pedro

One more body has been found off San Pedro Ambergris Caye. At this time police say that due to the advanced state of decomposition they have been unable to identify [...]

Orange Walk District watches and waits

While News Five’s small staff of reporters and cameramen have been on the go now for the better part of a week, we could not have covered this story without [...]