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Former Minister’s Property Destroyed by Fire on Ambergris Caye

The Belize National Fire Service is also investigating a fire on Ambergris Caye that destroyed a two storey structure. At this time, investigators have been able to ascertain the cause [...]

B.S.I.’s Bagasse Catches Fire

In northern Belize, fire fighters spent up to eight hours fighting a fire on the A.S.R./B.S.I. compound. Reports are that a mountain of bagasse reached ignition point due to the [...]

Hopkins Resident Killed in Weekend Fire

There is tragic news coming out of Hopkins Village as a weekend fire claimed the life of businessman Jing Tan. Residents of an apartment building told police they attempted to [...]

Fire at Barracks on Caesar Ridge Displaces Residents

On Saturday night, a fire broke inside the barracks at the corner of Caesar Ridge and Faber’s Road in Belize City. Fire-fighters were quick to respond and contain the flames, [...]

Illegal Electric Connection Blamed for Blaze on Faber’s Road

And in another incident in Belize City, this time on Faber’s Road, a mother and daughter lost everything in their zinc house when their dwelling went up in flames. Fire [...]

2022-2023 Budget Restores Pay Cut; Introduces No New Tax Revenues

Looking at the projections for the 2022-2023 budget, PM Briceño says Government must remain cautious. The nation’s economy is vulnerable to several factors, including inflation, climate change, rise in fuel [...]

Hurricane Shelter Inspections Begin in Orange Walk and Belize City

The hurricane season just ended, but the National Emergency Management Organization is using this time to begin its annual shelter inspections in the Orange Walk district and around Belize City. [...]

Section of Philip Goldson Highway Collapses into Belize River

A section of the Philip Goldson Highway near mile seven has washed away. The embankment collapsed into the Belize River, along with it a significant portion of the pavement. It [...]

Section of Highway was Fixed Back in 2009, not in 2016 Upgrade

There have been perennial issues with that area where the road has collapsed in the past and fixed. Like the area around mile four, there is also unevenness as a [...]

The Solution to Collapsing Highway

So what’s the solution and timeline for when a permanent fix can be expected?   Lennox Bradley, Chief Engineer “We plan to use H piles – that’s metal steel sections [...]

10 Displaced after Fire Destroys Home in Belama

A family of ten, including children, are tonight homeless after an afternoon fire gutted the two-storey structure they lived in. It was a frightening ordeal that has left members of [...]

Hurricane Season Comes to an End; Belize Spared

The 2021 Hurricane Season has come to an end and once again, Belize has been spared from any major storms. The prediction was for an above normal season, which the [...]

Americans Rescued At Sea By Coast Guard

The Belize Coast Guard has rescued two American women who were attempting to reach the US on a sailboat.  The foreign-flagged sailboat named Sencilla had left Livingston, Guatemala en route [...]

Coast Guard Warns Mariners and Amateur Sailors to Heed Weather Conditions

Thomas warns seafarers who want to venture out on long marine voyages to pay keen attention to the weather advisories to avoid getting caught in thunderstorms and rough sea conditions [...]

60 years ago: Memories of Hurricane Hattie Shared by Survivors

This past weekend marked the sixtieth anniversary of Hurricane Hattie, a storm that killed three hundred and nineteen people in Belize on October thirty-first, 1961. Weather maps show that the [...]

CEMO Activated and Monitoring Flood Conditions in Belize City

CEMO has been activated and continues to monitor the flood conditions going into tonight as it is expected that the rains will continue. On Wednesday and again today, CEMO Liaison [...]

Flood Watch in Belize City

If you are in Belize City, you are probably wondering when we will get a break from the heavy rains and what is causing it all. Today news five was [...]

Fire Destroys Two Buildings Near the Big Birds Isle

At least three families, including six children, are homeless tonight after the houses they were occupying on Albert Street went up in smoke this morning.  It happened in the vicinity [...]

Fire at Tu’Kan Foam Factory

There was also a fire at the Tu’Kan Foam Factory over the weekend. On Saturday morning, a fire broke inside the factory at mile thirteen on the George Price Highway, [...]

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 [...]