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More than a Dozen Families in Ridge Lagoon Estate Affected by Floodwaters

Today, we were out at the Ridge Lagoon Estate, a community just off the Boom/Hattieville Road that has been under water for days. More than half a dozen families have [...]

Flooding Intensifies the Most Miserable and Humiliating Circumstances

Tonight we head to the south side of Belize City where far too many families have been living in abject poverty. The COVID pandemic has worsened their lives and now [...]

Over 150 Families Affected by Flooding in Corozal District

The waters are beginning to recede up north, but residents are bracing for another round of flooding later this week.  Today, across the district, assessments are taking place of the [...]

Cabinet to Decide on Food Assistance for Flood Victims!

For the past couple weeks we have been reporting on the flooding across the country. As we’ve shown you, thousands have been affected.  They have suffered losses in personal property, [...]

What’s Happening Near Boom Road?

An unusual operation is taking place along the Burrell Boom Road where a massive amount of floodwater is being pumped from one property and funneled through a nearby culvert which [...]

Dr. Kenrick Leslie to be Honored in a Virtual Farewell Ceremony

Back in January of this year, we reported on the retirement of Doctor Kenrick Leslie from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center.  Doctor Leslie has been serving as the executive [...]

The Cost of Climate Change in Belize!

Doctor Young also spoke about the impact of climate change on the region, zoning in on Belize.  He says the annual cost of climate change related events such as droughts [...]

Is the Arundo Donax the Answer to Renewable and Efficient Energy in Belize?

During his interview with the media today, Executive Director, Doctor Colin Young of the CARICOM Climate Change Center also shared that the center has a number of adaptation and mitigation [...]

It’s Going to be a Rainy Weekend!

It’s going to be a wet weekend – that’s the news coming out of the national met service.  The forecast is for a weekend with mostly rain and some thunderstorms. [...]

Central and Southern Belize Brace for Flooding!

The National Emergency Management Organization is advising the public to be on the lookout for the possibility of flooding in some areas in the country.  While the remnants of Hurricane [...]

Northern Belize Could Experience Rising Waters!

Principal Hydrologist Tennielle Hendy says that they have received reports that water is already high in some areas. For now, the Iguana Creek Bridge in Spanish Lookout is closed – [...]

Will Monkey River Flood?

And on the topic of rising waters – residents in the community of Monkey River are reporting that they are experiencing an elevation in the water levels. Today, we asked [...]

A 24-hour Weather Forecast from the MET Service!

And to find out more about the overall weather conditions, we got an update from Chief Meteorological Officer Ronald Gordon. He says that while the system associated with Hurricane Iota [...]

Portions of Boom Flooded Out

Nine families in Burrell Boom are flooded out as a portion of the main road in the village is submerged. Shelters in the Belize River Valley area remain open, as [...]

Gill Net Ban to Be Revisited Says Minister of the Blue Economy

Minister of the Blue Economy and Civil Aviation Andre Perez says that the recently enacted gill net ban will have to be revisited. Earlier this morning, a statutory Instrument signed [...]

Hurricane Iota Barrels Towards Northeastern Nicaragua

Nicaragua is for a second time in less than three weeks is bracing for another massive hurricane.  Iota, a category five storm, the strongest Atlantic weather system to form in [...]

Carlos the Puma Has Passed On

The Belize Zoo bid farewell to one of its beloved resident animals on Sunday. Carlos, one of the three pumas at the zoo, fell ill and died.  He was rescued [...]

Flooding May Prevent Voters from Heading to the Polls

As the flood waters recede in the Cayo, communities in Belize River Valley are experiencing flooding. Opposition Leader John Briceño says that the flooding can be a reason why voter [...]

Benque Viejo Man says Lands Department Gave Away His Niece’s Land

In the days leading up to the elections, land grabs are being reported everywhere. Benque Viejo resident Miguel Balona says that his niece’s private property was taken away from her [...]

Crooked Tree Causeway Flooding; Residents Brace for Higher Water Levels

Turning to the floods, water levels are now rising in the area of Crooked Tree in the Belize District and by noon today, the village looked like an island with [...]

Valley of Peace resident recounts flooding experience

On Monday night we showed you the plight of the Valley of Peace farmers – where thousands of plants were flatted by flood waters. The flood also affected a resident [...]

Polling Station in Calla Creek is Reassigned

Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai announced earlier today that voters in Polling Area Eighty-five which includes Calla Creek, will cast their ballots at Iglesias de Dios Seventh Day Adventist Church [...]

Gillnets are banned in Belize! Oceana Belize celebrates!

Last week Friday, the Government announced a ban on gillnets. It’s a historic and major accomplishment for the conservation community and those whose livelihoods are impacted by gillnetting.  With the [...]

$2 Mill for Gillnetters to transition!

So, what happens now to the gillnetters who are surrendering their gears? The Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries says that they have been working with the eighty-three licensed gill net fishers [...]

G.O.B. Passes Legislation Banning Gillnets in Belize

Belize has taken a major step to strengthen marine conservation and is among a handful of countries that is putting an end to gillnet fishing in its territorial waters. After [...]