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Belize Celebrates World Meteorological Day 2023

World Meteorological Day commemorates the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization in 1950, which took over from its predecessor, the International Meteorological Organization, which was formed in 1873. This year’s [...]

Forty-Fourth CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting Closes

The Forty-fourth Caricom Heads of Government Meeting in Nassau, Bahamas, came to a close today with a press conference. Over the last three days, leaders from the community have been [...]

Ministerial Task Force on Food Production and Security Updates Heads of Government

Discussions at the Forty-Fourth CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting also surrounded the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Haiti. CARICOM Heads today issued a statement signaling a renewed commitment by the community [...]

Five-point-five Magnitude Quake Rattles Honduran Coast

There was an earthquake that rattled the Honduran coast this morning and some of the tremors were said to be felt in Belize. The first concern Belizeans had as a [...]

NEMO Fully Activated Countrywide

Tropical Storm Lisa will make landfall in Belize on Wednesday evening and all preparations are underway ahead of its arrival.  The National Emergency Management Organization is in high gear and [...]

Dangriga Preparing for Landfall of Hurricane

A News Five team headed south to Dangriga to see just what preparation is like in that southern municipality which the latest forecast indicates is in proximity to where Tropical [...]

Southern Regional Hospital Prepared to Provide Primary, Secondary Healthcare

What happens in the case of medical emergencies? The team over at the Southern Regional Hospital is ready to provide primary and secondary healthcare services to residents during the storm.  [...]

Caye Caulker Residents Brace for Hurricane Lisa

Today, over six hundred residents of Caye Caulker sought refuge on the mainland, but many remained on the island and made whatever preparations to pass the storm out there. Chairlady [...]

San Pedro Residents Prepare to Face Lisa

Meanwhile, over in San Pedro, while the vast majority of residents decided to battle it out on the island, Mayor Gualberto Nunez told News Five today that they were not [...]

Almost Two Thousand Islanders Evacuate to the Mainland in Preparation for Hurricane Lisa

It’s aiming for Belize at fifteen miles per hour and is expected to approach the coast by sundown on Wednesday. As of today, however, there were people leaving the islands [...]

The Indigent Population Has a Hard Time Preparing for Lisa

All eyes remain fixed on Tropical Storm Lisa as it is set to pass over Belize tomorrow evening.  Many who are in the projected path of the weather system have [...]

Secure Your Pets If You Leave or Stay for the Hurricane

And while everyone’s best effort is to save life and property, pets are not to be forgotten. Board member of the Belize City Animal Aid, Michelle Rudon reminded us that [...]

NEMO Highly Recommends You Remain in Place on Wednesday

And, the National Emergency Management Organization is highly recommending that residents remain in place and hunker down throughout Wednesday. According to Defour, major catastrophes could occur if there is too [...]

Hazards to Expect During a Category One Hurricane

A weather system with the strength that Lisa will bring along with it is expected to cause damage to some trees, lamp posts, roofs and weaker structures. It is also [...]

Evacuees Came By Boats and Planes and Went Inland by Busloads

They came by plane and boat from the islands. From before the workday started at eight a.m., water taxi tenders and commercial flights were leaving San Pedro and Caye Caulker, [...]

Hurricane Watch for Entire Coast of Belize

As early as one o’clock this afternoon, exactly two hours after a live joint press conference from the National Emergency Management Organization and the National Meteorological Service, a hurricane watch [...]

Potential Impacts of Impending Storm

Rainfall is expected to begin on Wednesday evening and continues into Thursday. With certain areas already saturated from the recent flooding, coastal flooding is inevitable. While the exact location where [...]

NEMO Fully Activated Countrywide

NEMO’s National Disaster Coordinator Shelton Defour says that they had been monitoring the system from last Wednesday and since the weekend; the island town of San Pedro and Caye Caulker [...]

Belize City Prepares for TS Lisa; CEMO is Ready

In Belize City, a disaster preparedness plan has also been put in place by the City Emergency Management Organization to ensure the safety of residents during the passage of Tropical [...]

Evacuation Routes for Belize City are Identified

Various routes have been identified for residents of the city, as well as persons seeking refuge from the islands, to find shelter elsewhere. While there are essentially two entrances to [...]

Damages to Structures, Trees; Water & Electrical Disruption

All indications are that Tropical Storm Lisa will intensify to become a category one hurricane by landfall. Modules just before news time are suggesting a possible landfall north of Gales [...]

Classes Cancelled Until Further Notice

It was a normal school day across the country today; however, classes for all schools will be suspended starting Tuesday, November first until further notice. That was an announcement made [...]

Police Department Prepares For Impact of TS Lisa

We also spoke with Commissioner of Police Chester Williams about the department’s preparations ahead of TS Lisa making landfall. Here is what he told us earlier today at an event [...]

Tropical Storm Julia Barrels West Towards Nicaragua

Brace yourself for the effects of Tropical Storm Julia. The weather system is expected to make landfall in Nicaragua on Sunday morning, as a category one hurricane. TS 13 is [...]

Impact of TS Julia to be Heavily Felt in Southern Belize

Direct landfall from Tropical Storm Julia is not expected in Belize. And while tropical storm or hurricane conditions are unlikely to affect the country, the system will produce heavy rainfall [...]