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Fire Displaces Six Families: Area Rep Gives Swift Help

Six families, including six children and a pregnant woman, are displaced after a fire swept through their yard and destroyed their homes in Belize City. It happened on the evening [...]

Fire Guts Home on Mahogany Street

A fire that began around eleven a.m. has left a tenant devastated at the loss of her belongings and bad luck, since this is the second fire she has been [...]

Residents of Collapsed House Asking for Help

A Belize City family of six is in dire straits after the plycem and wooden structure they call home collapsed with them inside. Sixty-year-old Margaret McDougall told News Five that [...]

Hurricane Grace Heading to Yucatan Peninsula

We are well within the hurricane season and today, we have an update on Tropical Storm Grace, which has upgraded to a category one hurricane earlier today.  The projection is [...]

Belize to Experience Heavy Rains, Possible Flooding

Tropical storm winds are not expected, but the country will be impacted by rains, especially northern Belize starting tonight. There is also the possibility of flooding across the country. Chief [...]

Fire Destroys Home of Woman Charged for Death of Albert Broaster

There was a fire on Tuesday night on the corner of George Frazer Street and Iguana Saint Extension in Belize City. The home of Lisa Lauriano went up in a [...]

Advisory Issued for Tropical Storm Grace

The National Meteorological Services of Belize and NEMO issued an advisory today for Tropical storm Grace which was due west of Corozal Town this afternoon.  The storm is expected to [...]

Belize Urban Resilience & Disaster Prevention Project

Today at San Ignacio Resort Hotel, a ceremony of achievements and presentation of a third disbursement for the Belize Urban Resilience and Disaster Prevention Project was held. It is a [...]

Family of 15 Displaced by Fire in Caye Caulker

A fire broke out early this morning in Caye Caulker Village. The windy weather did not help, so despite efforts to extinguish the raging fire, it spread, robbing a family [...]

Investigation Underway on Cause of Fire

Personnel from the National Fire Service were back on the scene later today doing their investigation in an effort to determine its cause. What is known is that the fire [...]

Fire-fighting Equipment Needed in Caye Caulker

The last time there was a fire on Caye Caulker was back in September 2019 when a fire broke at Nando’s Golf Cart Rentals and Apartments. Fourteen persons were displaced [...]

Missing Swimmer’s Body Found in Sibun

There was a sad ending to the missing person report from Sunday as the lifeless body of twenty-two-year-old Carlos Guerra was found floating in the Sibun River behind Franks Eddy [...]

Minor Fire at Supreme Court

There was a small fire at the Supreme Court of Belize today. Reports to News Five are that the fire department was called to the court after a small tank [...]

Arson on Antelope Street; Husband & Wife Survive

There is yet another fire to report tonight; this time in the Antelope Street area of Belize City. A well-known yardman and his wife escaped grave injury when a fire [...]

Belize City Man Homeless after Fire Consumes House

A Belize City man lost his house and all his belongings to a fire over the weekend. Tyrone Stevens had just left his house to go buy tacos and minutes [...]

Freak Thunderstorm in Cayo Feels Like Small Tornado: Dog Tossed into Another Yard

Yes we are in the rainy season, yes, we are in hurricane season. But tornados? This morning, some residents of Billy White in the Cayo District felt like they were [...]

Met Office Says Billy White Storm was Thunderstorm

And while the residents of Billy White certainly had a time of it with today’s freak storm, News Five spoke with Deputy Chief Meteorologist Michelle Augustine who classified it as [...]

Mother Appeals for Assistance after House Fire

A mother of nine is appealing to the public for help after her house in Belama in Belize City was destroyed by fire on Thursday night.  Kescha Miller told News [...]

Tropical Wave Passing over Belize; More Rains Expected this Weekend

The heavy rains today and on Sunday night are typical of the rainy season, but severe weather conditions during this time can put people in life-threatening situations.  Chief Meteorologist Ronald [...]

Met Service Reminds Public to Be Careful of Lightning Strikes

The rains today came with lightning strikes that even affected some of the Belize Met Service’s own telephone lines.  Gordon advised people in the southern part of the country that as these [...]

Tropical Wave Floods Toledo Villages Catching Residents by Surprise

Tuesday night’s heavy rains and cooler weather might have been good sleeping weather for some, but the deluge caught many in the Toledo District off guard. Today, they were scrambling [...]

Slightly Above Average Season: 14 Named Storms, 7 Hurricanes, 3 Major Hurricanes

During the virtual session, the National Met Service presented predictions for the 2021 hurricane season.  There are two major factors that determine tropical cyclone development or hurricane activity in the [...]

Visitor Bitten by Shark of Ambergris Caye

A reef shark reportedly bit a tourist during a dive tour off the coast of Ambergris Caye on Sunday.  Reports from San Pedro are that the visitor was with Chuck [...]

Fire at Sleeping Giant Spreads

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management continues to monitor the fire at the Sleeping Giant Mountain area. For over three weeks now, smoke has been [...]

G.O.B. Has Contingency Plan for Burning Forest

The burning detritus is the result of a lightning strike that hit the area in early June.  The Forest Department has been filing daily reports from the area.  C.E.O. Williams [...]