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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 [...]

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 [...]