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Tourism Minister Says Boat Explosion Caused by Overfilled Gas Tanks

An explosion on Sunday, May fifth at the Ocean Ferry Water Taxi terminal in Belize City claimed the lives of eight-year-old Kimberly Melisa Guy and ten-year-old Jamiri Yasmin Guy. The [...]

Father of 2 Drowns in Corozal Town

There was a third loss of life up north. A construction worker drowned in Corozal Town sometime between Monday and Tuesday. The father of two packed his tool bag and [...]

Overnight: 2 Attempts to Torch a Property on Antelope Street

A residence situated next door to Unity Presbyterian Church on Antelope Street Extension was set on fire twice overnight by someone intent on reducing the elevated wooden structure to cinders.  [...]

Port Authority Conducting Investigation into Water Jet Explosion

Moving on to a tragic incident, the family of Kimberly and Jamiri Guy are preparing to lay them to rest. The sisters were killed in a horrible boat explosion on [...]

Explosion Claims Lives of 2 Girls, Injures 14 Persons

There was a deadly explosion at the Ocean Ferry Water Taxi terminal on Sunday afternoon in Belize City. The vessel was loaded with thirty-four passengers about to take-off to Caye [...]

Fuel Leak is Suspected Cause of Deadly Boat Explosion

An investigation led by the National Fire Service is ongoing and efforts are being made to determine the cause of the massive explosion that killed Kimberly and Jamiri Guy.  The [...]

Should Boats Have Been Inspected Prior to Departure?

Their seats at the rear of the vessel, a location where most passengers find the boat ride to be smoother, placed Interiano and his family in grave danger.  While investigators [...]

3 Homes Destroyed in Apparent Case of Arson

A house fire on Antelope Street this afternoon has left twelve persons homeless.  The blaze is said to have been an act of arson, following a dispute in the early [...]

Fire Destroys Wadani Shed in Dangriga

Firefighters battled an inferno in the wee hours of this morning. The well known Wadani Shed in Dangriga Town caught on fire and was destroyed. Police say that it happened [...]

Official Details on Vehicle Fire at Gas Station

A pickup truck was totally destroyed by fire on Thursday in Belize City. The incident happened at a gas station so it caused alarm because of the potential risks to [...]

Family of 12 Needs Help to Rebuild Home

Back in February, a fire in Belize City destroyed two structures that housed a family of twelve, including Virginia Garnett and her triplets.  The family lost everything in the fire [...]

A Vehicle Goes Up in Flames at a Gas Station

A fire was reported this evening at the Shell Gas Station at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Cemetery Road at the entrance of the George Price Highway. A [...]

Fire Destroys Maragarita’s Cool Spot in San Jose, Toledo

Turning to crime…A bar in San Jose, Toledo burnt down earlier this week. Police say that Margarita’s Cool Spot was completely destroyed by fire around twelve-thirty on Tuesday morning. Today [...]

Home Burns Down in Maya Mopan; was it Arson?

A second fire was reported in the south this week. Sometime around ten-thirty on Wednesday morning, a woman in Maya Mopan Village found her house on fire. Police report that [...]

Farmer Struck Dead by Lightning Bolt in Armenia

A farmer in Armenia lost his life when he was struck by lightning last Friday. Thirty-nine-year-old Carlos Alvarado was tending to some crops along with his brother when a storm [...]

7 Persons Homeless after Fire Guts 2 Houses in Family Yard

Two wooden houses were totally destroyed by a raging fire on Tuesday night. Seven persons were displaced and today they are picking up the pieces to rebuild. The fire started [...]

The Hazards of Illegal Wirings

The Rose Lane fire brings into sharp focus the electrical risks that homeowners take when they provide an ‘illegal drop’ of electricity to adjacent properties. For some time now, the [...]

Precautionary Measures to Avoid Fire Disaster

Station Officer Smith also provided safety tips as Belizeans prepare for the extended Easter weekend. But these can be practiced anytime whenever a person leaves his or her house unattended. [...]

National Fire Service as Ready as Can Be for Extended Weekend

But how ready is the National Fire Service to respond to fires should they erupt over the holidays? Smith says that given the limited resources they have, they are as [...]

Brushfires Popping Up Everywhere; Fire Department Issues Notice

The Belize National Fire Service is today imploring for residents to practice responsible burning and maintenance of properties, particularly within rural and countryside areas. The notice comes on the heels [...]

A Fire in the City

There was a fire this evening just before five on Freetown Road in Belize City. The fire was seen coming out of the upper flat of a concrete building with [...]

A Double Head Cabbage Residents Back Flips Off a Tree to his Death

Family and friends of Percival Flowers Junior are grieving his untimely death. The experienced swimmer perished in the Belize River a few days ago when he flipped from a tree [...]

Was San Antonio Fire a Case of Arson?

Meanwhile, police are investigating another house fire; this time in San Antonio Village, Toledo District.  A wooden and thatch structure, the home of Wallace Coy, was destroyed by fire. As [...]

A Family is Homeless After Fire Guts 3 Houses in San Roman, Stann Creek

A family from San Roman, Stann Creek remains without a roof over their heads after the place they once called home went up in flames on Monday. Three thatch houses [...]

Fire in San Antonio, Toledo Leaves Family Homeless

A resident of San Antonio, Toledo and his family are tonight homeless, following a fire earlier today which destroyed a pair of structures in the village.  Wallace Coy was returning [...]