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Hurricane Ernesto heads north of Belize

When we signed off the news on Monday, Tropical Storm Ernesto was heading in our path. But tonight, there’s a sigh of relief since Hurricane Ernesto is moving away and [...]

US Treasury names John Zabaneh a drug kingpin

A prominent figure from the south, his nephew and an associate in Corozal are being sought by the United States government. John Angel Zabaneh, Dion Christopher Zabaneh, and Daniel Gonzalo [...]

NEMO prepared, PM offers help in case of hurricane

While that issue would have been the first story on the newscast on any other day, the country is watching Hurricane Ernesto. News Five Jose Sanchez also spoke to the [...]

Corozal residents buckle up for Ernesto

In Corozal Town, where the rains are expected to be the heaviest from Ernesto, residents were taking it in good stride.  This afternoon we spoke with Willard Levy, Coordinator of [...]

San Pedro residents evacuate inland while others move to shelters

Close to a thousand residents and tourists evacuated the island of Ambergris Caye today, a majority of whom left San Pedro Town by noon to seek shelter on mainland Belize.  [...]

Bandits busted; 1 shot in north Ambergris Caye

While residents in San Pedro were bracing for Hurricane Ernesto, there was an armed faceoff between police and three residents. Twenty-four year old Steven Bowen Jr., one of three men [...]

Police prepare for patrolling country during storm

Back to Hurricane Ernesto. Around the country, businesses closed, from the north at the Free Zone to as far as Punta Gorda.  In Belize City, some businesses did not open [...]

Old landmark, Swing Bridge, turns for mooring boats

One of the local charms of Belize City that has not been seen in operation since the last hurricane season is the Belize City Swing Bridge. The old bridge has [...]

Shelters open for residents seeking safety in Belize City

While the category one hurricane has shifted up north, as a precaution, residents in the City were provided with shelter to weather the heavy rains. On the north side Pallotti [...]

Business end of hurricane preparedness

Earlier in the day, hardware stores across the country saw an influx of customers who were seeking supplies to fortify their homes against the winds and rains that would come [...]

3 by 3, Corozal residents take basketball to New York

In other news, basketball is a sport particularly enjoyed by many youths and adults. The Belize National Team has seen successes over the years at tournaments such as COCABA in [...]

Over thirty medals for Shotokan group in Tabasco, Mexico

We did not claim any medals at the London Olympic Games; but it doesn’t mean that local athletes are not stepping up in international competition. In karate, an impressive number [...]