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Tropical Storm Arthur wreaks havoc nationwide

When a hurricane is threatening Belize we traditionally cross our fingers and keep a close watch on the Eastern horizon. But over the weekend, while steady rains marked an early [...]

South suffers; Kendal bridge disappears

Janelle Chanona Thanks Marleni. Well believe me what I went through today is nothing compared to what the people of south Stann Creek are going through tonight. Just to give [...]

Barrow briefs press; organises relief effort

At two o’clock this afternoon Prime Minister Dean Barrow received a briefing from the National Emergency Management Organisation in Belmopan. Following that briefing he addressed the press. Prime Minister Dean [...]

Gales Point, Sittee River villages inundated

Janelle Chanona Okay, I’m gonna try to walk us through what we’re gonna see. Rick if you could just roll the footage. It’s just in and I have to say [...]

Loss of Blue Creek rice crop means trouble ahead

As bad as the human and economic loss was in the south, the damage caused to crops in the north may have even further reaching effects on Belizeans. News Five’s [...]

Trip up Northern Hwy. shows extensive flooding

While Janelle Chanona was making her way south, News Five’s Marion Ali was heading in the opposite direction. While she was not able to make it as far as the [...]

Weather Bureau explains unusual event

While most Belizeans only took notice of Arthur upon waking this morning, the folks at the Belize Weather Bureau were watching the satellite data closely for several days. Today News [...]

Red Cross appeals for canned food, clothes

As one of the key players in times of crisis, this morning the Belize Red Cross activated its disaster response committee. According to Executive Director Lily Bowman, Red Cross employees [...]