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Community Disaster Response Team Conducts Simulation

The Belize Red Cross and the City Emergency Management Organization conducted three disaster simulations today in Belize City. The exercises are to complement two months of training where thirty residents [...]

Wooden Structure Destroyed in Act of Arson

Police and the Fire Departments are investigating a case of arson in the Gungulung area of Lake Independence. A small wooden structure belonging to Raymond Allen was gutted over the [...]

Fire Destroys Home in San Joaquin, Corozal

There was a fire on Wednesday afternoon in San Joaquin Village, Corozal. The fire destroyed a wooden house occupied by Maria Aban. Today, cops said that no one was at [...]

An afternoon fire wipes out a structure up north

Fire erupted at a small structure in the village of San Joaquin, Corozal District this afternoon around two o’clock. Fire fighters responded to the call of the fire, but the [...]

Former Minister of Home Affairs Weighs in on Deadly Chopper Crash

Former Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington, upon leaving the U.D.P.’s National Party Council meeting on Saturday, was asked about his knowledge of the fatal helicopter crash that claimed [...]

Fire Leaves Five Homeless, Including Three Children

Five persons, including three children are left displaced after an electrical iron was left on at their house at the Corner of Jane Usher Boulevard and Curl Thompson Street in [...]

Fire victim says she will need help to rebuild

Fire victim, Westby says the setback will affect her and her three children significantly because she was not paying any rent and while she is staying with a relative now, [...]

Illegal Electrical Connection Causes Fire on Emma Street, Belize City

A couple is displaced after a fire destroyed their home on Emma Street in the Saint Martin’s area. The fire started in the living room and spread quickly to engulf [...]

Family of 5 Displaced by Fire, Needs Your Help

A family lost everything when a fire swept through their house on Raleigh Street, Belize City. Tonight, they are appealing for assistance to rebuild their lives. Two children and their [...]

Protocol Launched to Improve Protection of Children during Disasters

On Wednesday, the Government and UNICEF launched the “National Protocol for Integrated Protection for Children and Adolescents during Emergency and Disaster Situations.” It’s a disaster risk reduction document that researchers [...]

Concepcion Man Drowns near Pueblo Viejo Ferry Crossing

A man has drowned in northern Belize. Milton Correa, a painter of Concepcion Village in Corozal, lost his life in the New River around two-thirty on Wednesday afternoon. Correa attempted [...]

An Electrical Fire Displaced 25 Persons in Seine Bight

Fire officials say that electrical overload is the cause of the fire that left twenty-five persons without a home. Shortly after two on Tuesday afternoon, Placencia fire-fighters were called out [...]

Hattieville Fire Caused by Unattended Cooking on the Stove

Just after that fire started in Seine Bight, another was reported in Hattieville around two-thirty on Tuesday afternoon.  Three small structures were destroyed by the time firefighters arrived on the [...]

Fire Destroys Three Structures in Hattieville

There was a fire around two-thirty this afternoon in Hattieville. The blaze destroyed three small wooden structures. Fire officials managed to contain the blaze before it spread to nearby homes.  [...]

Fire Destroys Home in Seine Bight

There was another fire earlier today, this time in Seine Bight village in southern Belize and as many as twelve persons were displaced.  Reports are that a fire broke out [...]

Is There Foul Play in the Apparent Drowning Death of Roy Grinage?

A Saint Matthews resident is dead after he apparently drowned while attempting to cross the Belize River. Roy Grinage, an employee of Santander, was heading home on Saturday afternoon and [...]

Fire Destroys Home in Saint Matthews Village

Fire destroyed a home in Saint Matthews Village over the weekend. Police say that a wooden home and all its contents, valued at a total of twenty-thousand dollars, were wiped [...]

Earthquake Sent Tsunami Fears across the Country

A seven point seven magnitude earthquake struck earlier today about eighty miles from Jamaica, shaking several Caribbean islands, including Cayman and as far away as Miami. There were several aftershocks, [...]

Is the Caribbean at Risk of Increased Earthquakes?

Today’s earthquake was preceded by magnitudes six point four and five point eight quakes that struck Puerto Rico. That territory experienced a number of aftershocks and experienced significant damage. Earlier [...]

Fire Destroys Home in Punta Gorda Town

A house was destroyed by fire on Saturday afternoon. The fire broke out at around two o’clock at a house located on the Cerro Road in Punta Gorda and owned [...]

Search Efforts Called Off; F.B.I. to Join Investigation for Missing Woman

The Belize Coast Guard says that the chance of finding Alison Mackenzie alive is nil. They wrapped up their search mission on Tuesday evening, after they widened the search area. [...]

Fire in Jane Usher

There was fire in Belize City just before two o’clock this morning. No one was at the house when it went up in flames. The Fire Department managed to contain [...]

Fire Victim Elena Reina Still Hospitalized at the K.H.M.H.

Fire victim Elena Reina remains hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. in a critical, but stable condition. The thirty-three-year-old mother of three was sleeping inside a house on Flamboyant Street on January [...]

B.T.B. Brings B.W.S. and B.E.L. to the Table in Caye Caulker

Five days of water and electricity outages on the island of Caye Caulker, have resulted in massive financial losses. While the two utilities have been restored, the economic impact is [...]

Burn Victim Critical at K.H.M.H. after Flamboyant Street Fire

The New Year did not start well for two Belize City families. Their houses on Flamboyant Street were destroyed by a fire that spread quickly gutting the two wooden structures.  [...]