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Relief trickles in to Corozal

Maybe people in Corozal expected too much. Maybe the people at NEMO planned too little. Maybe the media is focussing too closely on the suffering and not enough on the [...]

Social Security contributes to aid fund

Relief efforts in the north received a financial boost today from the Social Security Board. This morning the organisation donated ninety thousand dollars to NEMO and thirty-five thousand to the [...]

NEMO minister asks people to stay focused

And while ninety thousand dollars can help a lot of people, according to Minister Responsible for NEMO, Godfrey Smith, a tally of the damage comes in at around fifty million [...]

Sugar assessment not yet in; damage may reach 20%

Official estimates of the damage caused by Hurricane Dean are at best preliminary, put together in a process better suited to requesting foreign aid than as a blueprint for rebuilding. [...]

Too much traffic overloaded SMART phones

Water and electricity were not the only utilities affected by Hurricane Dean. While the larger B.T.L. network performed flawlessly in the critical hours before the storm’s landfall, by midmorning on [...]

Softballers have a rough time in Nicaragua

In a bit of sports news we are informed that Belize’s female softballers finished a disappointing fourth out of five in the Central American Club Championships held over the weekend [...]

Woman murdered in Belmopan; suspect detained

Details are sketchy but we can confirm a murder that has been reported in the nation’s capital. The body of twenty-three year old Honduran Zilma Copo was found by neighbors [...]

Villages feel forgotten in hurricane relief

While most media coverage on Hurricane Dean has focused on Corozal Town, much of the storm’s damage was inflicted on half a dozen villages surrounding the district capital News Five’s [...]