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Fire Department Speaks on Fashion & More Fire in Belmopan

Last Wednesday, we reported on a fire that wiped out a boutique in Belmopan. The fire started on Tuesday night just before seven o’clock in a storeroom of Fashion and [...]

Faulty Water Heater Destroys Home in the North

A fire destroyed a family home in the early hours of Monday morning.  The Nah family was asleep inside their home on Tate Street in Orange Walk Town when one [...]

A Blaze in the Capital Wipes Out Fashion & More

A fire on Tuesday evening gutted a store at a shopping complex in Belmopan. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, but a few days ago, electrical issues plagued [...]

George Street Fire Leaves Elderly Man Homeless

A fire on Saturday night in Belize City has left an elderly man homeless. The property on George Street contained three wooden structures, two of which were gutted by the [...]

Jamie Cayetano Drowns in Red Bank

A young man lost his life over the weekend in Red Bank Village where he had gone swimming with a group of friends in the nearby river.  Jamie Cayetano reportedly [...]

Fire Destroys Wooden Structure on Old Belize Compound

There was a fire on Tuesday morning at Old Belize located at mile five on the George Price Highway. A wooden structure near the entrance of the compound was partially [...]

Hurricane Season: June to November

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season begins on Saturday and will run through to November thirtieth.  The forecast for this year suggests that tropical cyclone activity will be near normal in [...]

Belize Coast Guard Prepares for 2019 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season

Lieutenant Gregory Soberanis of the Belize Coast Guard led an informational session to discuss the Coast Guard’s state of readiness for the 2019 Atlantic Basin hurricane season.   Lt. Gregory [...]

CEMO Kicks off 2019 Hurricane Season

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on Saturday and for the next six months the City Emergency Management Organization will remain on standby should a storm head towards the Old [...]

Valley of Peace Teen Drowns

A teenager drowned over the weekend in the Valley of Peace Community out west. On Saturday afternoon, a group of friends was socializing near the bank of the Belize River [...]

Fire Destroys Popular DVD Store in Ladyville

A fire over the weekend destroyed a popular DVD store in Ladyville. The fire reportedly broke out in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Albert Flowers of A and J [...]

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 [...]