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Flood Mitigation Project Underway in Yarborough

There is currently work being conducted on the canal in the Yarborough area of Belize City.  A number of piles are in the process of being laid as the Ministry [...]

A Backyard Farm for Food Security During a Pandemic!

COVID-19’s impact on food and agriculture has been felt across the country – putting lives and livelihoods at risk from this pandemic. While the spread of virus is contained in [...]

Environmental Concerns Over Dredging Near Mile Five on George Price Highway

A resident of mile five on the George Price Highway came to our studios today with an environmental concern. Dredging near his house, he says, has turned the once clear [...]

Saharan Dust Drifts Across Caribbean

Since early this morning, a plume of the Saharan dust spread across the country. The intense dust storm started in the Saharan Desert in West Africa and began travelling across [...]

Broken Highway Repaired

Waters have now receded and traffic is flowing on both the George Price and  Hummingbird Highways. Incessant rains and the force of flood waters damaged the highways, rendering them impassable [...]

Construction of Controversial PG Service Station is Halted

In the south, a stop order has brought to a screeching halt the construction of a service station at the entrance of Punta Gorda Town that is the subject of [...]

Flooding Continues in Northern Villages!

So, as you heard so far there is flooding along the George Price, Hummingbird and Southern Highways. But moving north, there has been flooding for over two weeks.  Several villages [...]

A Tropical Wave Caused the Heavy Rains!

If you’re wondering what pushed all the rains over Belize in the past twenty-four hours, the National Met Service says it is just a tropical wave. These usually cross the [...]

National Met Service Says Some Sun But Also More Rains to Come!

If you’re wondering if that is it for the floods, the Deputy Chief Meteorologist says you may want to be vigilant and keep informed with the latest weather updates. But [...]

Barge Remains Submerged near Caye Caulker

Last week we told you about a tugboat called “Pulla” whose barge sank somewhere between Caye Caulker and Caye Chapel.  That barge, which departed Belize City last Tuesday morning en [...]

Scarlet Macaw, the Prized Bird in the Illegal Pet Trade

The poaching of Scarlet Macaws for the illegal pet trade isn’t new. It’s something we’ve been reporting on for about ten years – but this illicit activity may have been [...]

A Call for Nominations for Ocean Heroes

Are you the next Ocean Hero? OCEANA Belize wants you to apply today! The call for submission for the annual Ocean Hero Award is now open. The award recognizes those [...]

Rescued from Poachers; Scarlet Macaws Get Help to Return to the Wild!

Over a week ago we reported on the two poachers discovered in the Chiquibul National Park about one point two kilometers east of the border in the area of Caracol. [...]

An Explosion of Mosquitoes

An explosion of mosquitoes was felt everywhere on Friday evening and the rest of the weekend. Somehow, the mosquitoes felt more aggressive and seemed to be more intense.  So today, [...]

Relief on the Way; Spraying for Mosquitoes Commences

But there is soon to be some relief because starting today, spraying by the vector control unit began across the country.   Kim Bautista, Head, Vector Control Unit, Ministry of [...]

Nuisance Mosquitoes Are Not Disease-Borne Vectors

These mosquitoes are not to be confused with the aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the vector for dengue or Chikungunya. Head of Vector Control Unit, Kim Bautista says that the [...]

Celebrating Fisherfolks in June

The lives of fisherfolks are usually celebrated with several events throughout the year, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fisherfolk Planning Committee was forced to scale down its activities. [...]

A Remote Sensing Damage Analysis of the Chiquibul Forest Impacted by the 2020 Forest Fires

As much as twenty-two point two thousand acres of forests were affected by fires in three protected areas: Vaca Forest Reserve, Caracol Archaeological Reserve and the Chiquibul National Park this [...]

Guatemalan Shot Inside Chiquibul; Illegal Poaching Ongoing

A Guatemalan national is hospitalized after he was shot on the leg inside the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. Porfilio Ramirez Tirgeros, from the border community of La Rejoya, was along with [...]

Chocolate Making – a Mayan Art Form!

The history of the cacao in the Mayan culture dates back to thousands of years ago. The cacao beans or seeds were used for trading and also used in drinks, [...]

CEMO’s Preparedness for the 2020 Hurricane Season

It is only day two of the hurricane season, but a tropical storm has formed in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico.  The storm began as a tropical depression bringing heavy rainfall and [...]

Heavy Rains Result in Flash Floods!

Heavy rains over the weekend resulted in flash floods in a number of countries where deaths were recorded in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. According to the National Met Service, [...]

10 Inches of Rainfall – More to Come Says the MET!

As you heard in that story, more than twenty people are now in a shelter in Saint Matthew’s Village where they experienced flash floods over the weekend. But what exactly [...]

The Met Service Says the Hurricane Season Will Be an Active One!

The hurricane season is here. Today marks the official opening of the Atlantic Hurricane Season for this year and the forecast is for an active season.  The National Met Service [...]

COVID-19 Poses New Challenges to Hurricane Season Response

Having an above average year for storms in 2020 brings another set of challenges and concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The issue of crowded shelters complicates social distancing and [...]