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Sleeping Giant or Smoking Giant? Team Discovers Cause of the Mysterious Smoke

For almost two weeks, Belizeans at home and abroad have been speculating that there might be volcanic or geothermal activity in the Maya Mountains, at an area known as the [...]

2 Fires in Jalacte

Police are reporting on two fires in Jalacte, Toledo District over the last two days. On Tuesday, reports are that a thatched structure which houses the residence of Stephen Koy [...]

NEMO and Its Partners Fine Tune Hurricane Preparedness Plans

We are sixteen days into the Atlantic Hurricane Season and NEMO and its partners continue their disaster preparedness. Since the Ministry of Human Development forms the disaster relief committee, they [...]

Father Identifies Remains of His Son, Missing Fireman Peter Jones

There is a sad end to a missing person’s story from last week.  This evening, police have confirmed that the burnt remains found on a farm in Esperanza Village last [...]

Red Cross Holds Training to Protect Those Using Hurricane Shelters from Violence and Exploitation

The Belize Red Cross is working with seven communities through a climate change and disaster resiliency preparedness project.  As a part of the project, they are carrying out a number [...]

2021 Hurricane Season Begins; Names for the Storms Released

As all Belizeans know, June first marks the beginning of the hurricane season which runs until November thirty-first each year.  While Belize has always tended to be most threatened by [...]

Red Cross Prepares for 2021 Hurricane Season

The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins today and the Belize Red Cross has been busy preparing for the next six months, amid predictions of up to twenty named storms forming [...]

The State of Readiness for Belize Red Cross

The pandemic has put a significant strain on the financial and physical resources of the Red Cross.  According to Bowman, the state of readiness includes soliciting donations from the private [...]

Stinking Canals Cause Mayor to Ask: When Will Project End?

The hurricane season is upon us, and as we have reported, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing are currently working to see to it that Belize City residents experience relief [...]

Preparing for an Above-Average Hurricane Season

In Belize, June to November is synonymous with storms and hurricanes; it is, after all, the Tropical Hurricane Atlantic Season.  With June first just days away, on Wednesday the National [...]

La Isla Bonita Hotel Destroyed by Fire

There was an early morning fire in San Pedro on Sunday that could have caused massive structural damage to nearby properties had the Belize National Fire Service not responded promptly.  [...]

Phase 2 of Flood Mitigation Project to Begin in June

The rainy season seems already to be upon us. That usually means increased flooding in low lying areas of Belize City.  The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing is working [...]

Chief Engineer Says Investment Worth It

Chief Engineer Lennox Bradley says these upgrades are expected to significantly uplift the living conditions of city residents living in these flood prone areas. The project was contracted to Medina’s [...]

Mother and Child Perish in Fire: Ex-Common-law Husband Detained

A deadly house fire intentionally set by an enraged former common-law has claimed the lives of a Saint Matthew’s Village resident and her three-year-old son.  It’s a tragic story of [...]

PG Farmers Stand Up to Fires

As the world observes Earth Day, people all over Belize are reflecting on environmental issues and challenges facing this country.  Recently, one group of farmers in southern Belize began to [...]

Support for Victims of Volcano in Saint Vincent

As people across the Caribbean monitor the volcanic eruption and evacuations in Saint Vincent, regional companies are assisting victims.  This week, personnel from Sagicor donated supplies to the Saint Vincent [...]

A Search to Recover the Body of Drowning Victim, Herwin Godoy

An employee of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital lost his life on Sunday afternoon while swimming in the Belize River in Grace Bank. Despite frantic efforts to save him, he [...]

Fire in Belize City

There was a fire early this morning in Belize City. According to police, around three-thirty this morning a blaze started inside a room at a long barracks Ebony Street.   Chrisdale [...]

Learning in Times of Disaster

Children have a right to an education, even in times of emergencies. Today, UNICEF in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Organization facilitated a training with fifteen disaster shelter managers. [...]

Update from St. Vincent on Volcano

Overnight, there was yet another explosion of the La Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent.  Thousands of persons have been displaced from their homes in proximity to the volcano; while many [...]

Donations Sought for Volcano Victims

If you have been watching the international news, you are surely aware of the natural disaster unfolding in the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent with the La Soufriere eruption.  For [...]

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, [...]