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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, [...]

A House Fire in Orange Walk – was it Arson?

There was a fire on Stadium Street in Orange Walk on Friday.  Police say that a resident reported that he was away from his property when he was informed that [...]

Family of 4 Homeless after Fire in Flowers Bank

A fire at a residence on the Flowers Bank Road on December seventh has left a family of four without a roof over their heads. Tanisha Myvett, her common-law husband [...]

DANA in Rural Belize Conducting Detailed Assessment

Since last week, the Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis team of the National Emergency Management Organization has been visiting areas that were severely affected by the recent floods. The assessment [...]

40 Persons Still in Shelters across Rural Belize

There are also forty persons still in shelters across rural Belize District.  It is expected, however, that those persons will be returning to their homes by week’s end.   Alpheus [...]

Crooked Tree Causeway Still Under Water

While for the most part floodwaters have receded, across Belize District, the villages of Crooked Tree and Maypen remain cut off by water from the rest of the country. The [...]

The Post Flooding Situation in Belize River Valley

It’s been over a week since we’ve been reporting on severe flooding in central Belize and that’s because with the change in weather, water levels have been receding in all [...]

Agriculture Minister Says G.O.B. Intends to Lobby for Low Income Loans for Farmers

In recent weeks we have been reporting about the effects of floods on the country. The agriculture sector has not been spared – with farmers losing hundreds of acres in [...]

Post-mortem Results for Victim of Fatal Fire in Pomona

Last Thursday, we reported on a fire in Pomona Village that claimed the life of Vernon Williams. The forty-five-year-old was inside his house when a fire broke around nine o’clock [...]

Over 300,000 Heads of Cabbage Wipe Out by Flood in Valley of Peace

Tonight we head to Valley of Peace where we revisit the Valley of Peace Famers Association to find out how they are doing after the devastating flood last month.  You’ll [...]

Was Fatal Fire a Suicide?

Fire investigators in Dangriga are trying to ascertain whether a deadly inferno on Wednesday night was a suicide.  The fire erupted at the residence of forty-five-year-old Vernon Alexander Williams in [...]

Daughter Says Fire Victim Was Happy Before His Death

Williams’ brothers and sisters requested privacy as they mourn his death. His daughter, Cindy spoke with the media late this evening.  She says that she does not believe that her [...]

UNICEF Partners with U.S. Embassy and Others to Distribute Care Packages to Flood Victims in Cayo

A News Five crew headed west today where UNICEF has partnered with NEMO and the Belize Red Cross to provide aid packages to hundreds of families that have been affected [...]

Flood Mitigation Project in Belama Ineffective

For the past few days, the weather condition had improved and a cold front was in effect for the country. Today, however, rains resumed across the country, but specifically in [...]

Over 200 Residents Affected by Flooding in Belama

Councillor Vaughan lives in the Belama area and says that the council, as well as NEMO, has been in the area trying to assist the many residents who have been [...]

Mitigating Flood Areas in the Old Capital

Now, there are reports that the water has been receding slowly, but it is not expected that all will be gone before the end of the year. As the councillor [...]

A Family of 6 is Displaced by Weekend Fire

In the wee hours of Saturday, police and fire fighters responded to a fire at the corner of Meighan and Vasquez Avenues in Belize City. Six members of the Budna [...]

Flooded, Impassable Streets and Displaced Persons in Rural Belize District

Over sixty persons are in shelters in rural Belize District as several villages and homes remain under water. A number of access roads are also under several feet of water [...]

More than a Dozen Families in Ridge Lagoon Estate Affected by Floodwaters

Today, we were out at the Ridge Lagoon Estate, a community just off the Boom/Hattieville Road that has been under water for days. More than half a dozen families have [...]