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Belizean Student Shares Earthquake Experience in Jamaica

While Belize is monitoring a possible tropical depression that can form in the eastern Caribbean Sea in the days ahead, Jamaicans are recovering from an earthquake that shook the island [...]

Former Prime Ministers Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza

Belize’s former prime ministers, Said Musa and Dean Barrow, are calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. A joint press release states, “We, the only two living former Prime Ministers [...]

Israel-Gaza Conflict Addressed During Senate Sitting

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eamon Courtenay, opened today’s sitting of the Senate by reasserting the Government of Belize’s position on the Israel-Gaza conflict in the Middle East that has left [...]

Cable Breaks, Workman Falls to His Death; NTUCB Calls On G.O.B. to Enact OSH Law

From time to time, it has happened: a work crew is carrying out a potentially hazardous job, something snaps and one of them is fatally injured. That was what happened [...]

Israel Ambassador to CARICOM Holds Press Conference

On Wednesday, Itai Bardov, the Ambassador of Israel to CARICOM, hosted a virtual press conference to speak with reporters about Israel’s defense against Hamas terrorist attacks and the country’s operation [...]

Israel Denies Responsibility for Hospital Attack in Gaza

The latest tragedy in the conflict that has sent shockwaves across the international community was the destruction of a hospital in Gaza. Both Hamas and Israel deny responsibility for the [...]

Plane Stolen from Placencia Airport Crash Lands; Pilots Die

Did an attempt to steal an aircraft for the purpose of narco-trafficking go horribly wrong this morning?  Often times, reports of crash landings involve cargo being offloaded and removed from [...]

U.D.P. Stages Protest While House Meets in Belmopan

Earlier today, a throng of U.D.P. protestors gathered in front of the National Assembly for the sitting of the House of Representatives. They attempted to storm past the police blockade [...]

Missing OW Resident Found Dead

The search for thirty-one-year-old Oswaldo Vasquez ended tragically this morning when the body of the Orange Walk resident was found floating in the New River. The marketing officer at La [...]

Belizeans in Israel During Hamas-Israel Conflict

On Saturday morning, the terrorist organization Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel. Gunmen breached security barriers and over two thousand missiles were launched from Gaza. Hours after the Palestinian [...]

Belizean in Israel Continues Tour and Prepares to Return Home

Usher and her group have since travelled further north of Israel. They have already scheduled flights to leave the country. Usher told us that many of the tourist sites are [...]

Weekend Fire on La Isla Bonita Destroys Golf Cart Rental Company

An overnight fire in San Pedro during the wee small hours of Saturday, destroyed a structure, including an office, a garage, as well as twenty golf carts belonging to Road [...]

Calla Creek Residents Extinguish Sunday Blaze

At midday on Sunday, personnel from the National Fire Service, a team of firemen stationed in Benque Viejo Town, responded to a house fire in Calla Creek Village.  By the [...]

Berry Street Fire Leaves Family of 4 Homeless

A family of four is tonight without a roof over its head after the place called home was gutted by fire this morning. The fire began just before six a.m. [...]

Berry Street Fire was Caused by Illegal Electrical Wiring

This afternoon, the National Fire Service confirmed that the fire was due to an illegal electrical wiring. It is something that the department has been working with Belize Electricity Limited [...]

Independence Day Fire at Mex Avenue & Fairweather Street

On Thursday night, a fire gutted an abandoned structure at the corners of Mex Avenue and Fairweather Street in Belize City. It is a location that was used by many [...]

Fire Safety Campaign Working; House Fires Down to 12%

It’s been some time now since we’ve reported on a fire, as they’ve been few and far apart in this second half of the year.  The Independence Day fire at [...]

Missing Fisherman Found Dead at Sea: Family Suspects Foul Play

Today marks one week since a young man left his home in Concepcion Village, messaged his mother informing her that he was going fishing with his father-in-law, as he normally [...]

Fire Destroys House in Lake-I

A family is displaced after a fire destroyed the interior of their home on Saturday on Aloe Vera Street, in the Lake Independence area. A neighbor shared with News Five [...]

Online Exclusive: The Impact of Landslides on “Loss and Damage” in the Caribbean

Landslides in the Caribbean shed light on the prevalence of Loss and Damage, and the call for consistent adaptation and mitigation strategies. Heavy rainfall from hurricanes and tropical storms exacerbates the [...]

Fire Official Says Use of Wrong Tool Caused Ship Yard Explosion

On Monday evening, an oil tanker explosion occurred at a lumber yard in Camp Eight in the Mennonite community of Shipyard.  The vehicle belonging to M. Leiva and Sons Trucking [...]

Fire Service Dispatches Team to Investigate Fatal Neuland Combustion

Life for the Sawatzky family in the Mennonite community of Neuland in Corozal will never be the same again. They lost the two youngest children in their household during a [...]

Lamp Explosion Kills Two Children; Two More Plus Mother Wounded

It is one of the worst tragedies a family can endure – a combustion that kills two of their children, leaving all the other siblings, and their parents with varying [...]

Massive Fire at Lumber Yard in Shipyard; 1 Person Injured

We begin tonight’s newscast with a fire in the Shipyard community in the north. Social media has been buzzing with a live video that captured this huge fire at a [...]

Major Slipup at the K.H.M.H., Wrong Body, Wrong Family

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital is conducting an investigation into a serious mix-up that occurred at the morgue this morning. A mother visited the morgue to pick up the body [...]