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Family in Monkey River Lost Everything to House Fire

A family in Monkey River Village is seeking assistance to rebuild their home after it was destroyed by fire last week. Danette Young left her house to visit her mom [...]

Overnight Fire Displaces 190 Students at St. Matthew’s Government School

Over the years, St. Matthew’s Government School has been burglarized and vandalized by thieves who broke into classrooms during the summer vacation when teachers and students were away from the [...]

Fire Destroys Two Houses; Partially Damaged One

A man and a woman are displaced after a fire destroyed their homes through an alley on Euphrates Avenue in Belize City. The blaze was first spotted sometime after four [...]

Boating Mishap in Caye Caulker Leaves a Fisherman Dead

A freak accident just off the coast of Caye Caulker on Saturday afternoon has left a well-known fisherman dead.  The grieving family is still trying to come to terms with [...]

Fire Guts Taylor’s Alley Industrial Zone

On Saturday evening, a fire broke out inside the upper flat of a two-storey wooden structure on Taylor’s Alley. Brent Garoy and his family of five resided in the upper [...]

Two Houses Destroyed in Lake I Fire

A fire spread quickly to consume two structures in the Lake Independence area around ten-thirty on Sunday morning. The property in which the fire broke had an illegal electrical drop [...]

Tuesday Morning Fire in Belize City Leaves Mother of Seven Pleading for Help

A house fire on Curassow Street in Belize City has left a mother of seven publicly pleading for assistance. Judith Parham was paying her sister a visit at the hospital [...]

Investigators Suspect Mentally Ill Man Set Unintentionally Set Fire to Curassow Street Home

We also heard from Kenneth Mortis, the Fire Station Supervisor at the Belize National Fire Service on this morning’s fire in Belize City. According to Mortis, investigators suspect that the [...]

Early Warning System Shows Great Success in the Caribbean

Multi-hazard early warning systems are playing an integral role in the preservation of lives across the globe, in the event of an impending hazard. For example, when a tropical cyclone [...]

CDEMA’s Executive Director “The Investment Has to Be at A Transformative Level”

And while multi-hazard early warnings systems have yielded a great deal of success within the Caribbean, Executive Director Elizabeth Riley, of Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency,  says that to truly [...]

Building Resilient Schools Infrastructure Across the Caribbean

We also spoke with Doctor Samuel about the responses promoted by the initiative in the event that a school is destroyed by a natural disaster. He also touched on the [...]

Twelve Persons Displaced By Late-Morning Fire in King’s Park, Belize City

A devastating late-morning fire on Simon Lamb Street in Belize City has left up to twelve individuals displaced. A two-storey wooden apartment building occupied by eighty-five-year-old landlord Neftale Martinez, his [...]

Station Supervisor Responds to Criticisms of Water Shortage in Fire Trucks

Mortis also responded to criticisms that the department’s approach to fighting the fire contributed to its spread. There was also disapproval coming from onlookers over the fact that the fire [...]

Fire Official Confirm That Orange Walk Fire Was Intentionally Set

On Thursday we brought you the story of the fire that destroyed the house of an elderly woman in Orange Walk. Sixty-one-year-old Bernadette Allen woke up to find her house [...]

Man Allegedly Sets Fire to Grandmother’s House

Tonight, fire officials are investigating how a fire in Orange Walk Town burned down an elderly woman’s house early this morning. However, even before those findings are out, the allegation [...]

Fire Guts House in Hattieville

A fire completely gutted a house at mile fourteen and a half off the George Price Highway today. News Five arrived at the scene when the blaze was still in [...]

Five-point-five Magnitude Quake Rattles Honduran Coast

There was an earthquake that rattled the Honduran coast this morning and some of the tremors were said to be felt in Belize. The first concern Belizeans had as a [...]

Garbutt Family of 7 Loses Homes in Belize City Fire

Several members of the Garbutt family are tonight without a roof over their heads after a fire consumed a pair of structures within the family yard on Gentle Avenue. Most [...]

Fire in Seine Bight Village Displaces Ten Persons

Ten persons, including three children, are displaced, following a fire in the Vietnam area of Seine Bight Village on Monday morning. The blaze swept through a yard that had four [...]

What Caused the Fire That Destroyed Two Houses and Partially Damaged Two More in Seine Bight?

While the fire victims are going to need all the help they can get to start over, the big question is what caused the fire that set them back. Today, [...]

Fire Victim Appeals for Fire Truck in Seine Bight

Tasha Anderson lived literally just a few feet away from Macaria Arzu’s house that was completely destroyed. Anderson told us that she suffered very minor losses but her house is [...]

Autopsy Certifies Cause of Death of Woman Who Fell to Her Death

We have been reporting about the mishap at Serenity Shores Resort in San Pedro that claimed the life of seventy-six-year-old Joy Quyle. The Belizean-American retiree was trying to use a [...]

National Fire Service Cautions About Open Fires

On Monday, we told you about Valeriano Pop, a Bella Vista resident fighting for his life after receiving third degree burns to seventy-five percent of his body. Pop was burning [...]

Body of Luke Hansen Discovered

On Saturday, after days of search, the body of Luke Hansen was recovered from the Belize River, in the vicinity of Banana Bank. It was the third day of a [...]

Bella Vista Burn Victim Was Burning Garbage, Needs Urgent Assistance

A Bella Vista Village resident is tonight fighting for his life inside the K.H.M.H. after experiencing third degree burns to seventy-five percent of his body. On January fourth, Valeriano Pop [...]