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Volcano Erupts in Saint Vincent, Affects Barbados

This morning, a volcano on the island of Saint Vincent erupted and since then, there have been several explosions.  Residents on the island have been evacuated from the immediate area, [...]

Wall crushes eleven-year-old boy to death

A freak accident of sorts has left a primary school student dead and his mother hospitalized in the north. Police say that a wall collapsed on top of the mom [...]

18 people left homeless after a blaze in the north!

A fire wiped out four small homes in Corozal and has left eighteen people without a roof over their heads. According to police, the blaze started just after midnight on [...]

Arsonist Burns Down House on Rivero Street!

A blaze wiped out a Belize City property overnight. Fire officials say it was no accident and are hoping area surveillance footage will help identify the arsonist. Luckily, the occupants, [...]

Fire Safety Tips for the Dry Season!

The dry season is upon us and that may also mean a busy season for fire-fighters dealing with bushfires.  Station Supervisor Kenneth Mortis of the Fire Department reminds the public [...]

Caribbean News: Vincentians Worry About La Soufrière Volcano Threatens

As Belizeans hope they might have a less restricted Easter than last year, elsewhere in the Caribbean, some residents are dealing with a threat even greater than COVID-19.   Those living [...]

Meet Meteorologist Michelle Augustine

Our profiles on Belizean women in various professions continue tonight with another woman in the sciences.  This time she is a meteorologist and a veteran of the Met Service. Although [...]

Father, Son Displaced By Fire

On Monday, a fire broke dangerously close to a gas station in Belize City. Quick response from fire-fighters led to the extinguishing of the blaze before it spread to destroy [...]

Fire in Big Falls

Just before midnight on Tuesday, there was a fire at a house in Big Falls Village in Toledo District. A wooden structure with thatch roof was completely destroyed by fire. [...]

2 Persons, including Elderly Woman, Injured in San Ignacio Fire

There were two household fires over the weekend – up north in Carmelita Village and the west in San Ignacio. The fire in San Ignacio started in the early hours [...]

Family Loses Everything in Carmelita Fire

The other blaze occurred a day earlier in Carmelita. The fire completely gutted a wooden and concrete structure belonging to Gerald Gabourel. No one was at home at the time [...]

Climate Change Hits Sugar Production Hard!

Santander explained that the unprecedented rains last year wreaked havoc on the sugarcane in the fields and made conditions difficult for the company.  Today, the company’s Chief Executive Officer and [...]

Fire Destroys Vehicle in the West

A vehicle was destroyed by fire on Wednesday afternoon shortly after midday on Joseph Andrews Drive near the Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio. Information to News Five is that [...]

Insurance Company Responds to Shish Family

It would appear that our news story on the plight of the Shish family from San Ignacio reached the eyes and ears of the insurance company. That’s because today, after [...]

Shish Family Waiting for Help to Recover Home Destroyed by Dump Truck

A mother of two young boys from San Ignacio turned to News Five once again to share the story of what can only be described as a series of unfortunate [...]

Career Police Officer Loses House to Fire; Needs Your Help!

Career woman police officer Rachael Serrano and her family are homeless after a fire destroyed their home in San Ignacio last Thursday. Today, News Five visit with Serrano, who, since [...]

Valley of Peace Farmers Blame Valley of Peace Farms Ltd. for Damaged Crops

Tensions between the Valley of Peace Farmers Association and Valley of Peace Farms Limited got high last week. The farmers are blaming the company for damaging their crops. Chairman of [...]

No Peace in Valley of Peace; Cane Fields Set Ablaze!

But the tensions got higher over the weekend when two separate parcels of cane fields belonging to Valley of Peace Farms Limited were set on fire. Less than ten acres [...]

Two-year-old Toddler Perishes in Latrine

The tragic story of baby Leroy Juan Choc’s death is one that is fitting for any parent’s worst nightmare. The two-year-old boy was found in a latrine in San Miguel [...]

Industrial Fire Reported at B.S.I.

An industrial fire erupted at Belize Sugar Industries Limited on New Year’s Eve. A release from B.S.I. says that the fire occurred at the BELCOGEN Power Plant. Milling was suspended [...]

Help for Families Affected by Flooding in Crooked Tree

A local Belize City mechanic saw victims of recent flooding on the news. He then took his own funds and bought supplies that he anonymously distributed to about fifteen families [...]

Food Stall at O.W. Bus Terminal Goes Up in Flames

A fire broke out near the Orange Walk Temporary Bus Terminal on Monday night. A popular tamales food stall went up in flames.  The flames were intense and neighbors quickly [...]

2 Houses are Destroyed in San Ignacio Fire

A fire broke out on Fourth Street in San Ignacio on Saturday night and quickly consumed and destroyed a wooden structure.  The blaze spread to an adjacent structure, which was [...]

Fire Safety Tips for the Christmas

While we were with station supervisor Kenneth Mortis of the National Fire Service, he shared safety tips for residents during this festive season and the need for persons to adhere [...]

U.S. Embassy Donates to NEMO

The United States Embassy donated over thirty-five thousand U.S. dollars worth of COVID-19 response equipment and supplies to NEMO on Monday. The donation package includes cleaning supplies such as bleach, [...]