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News5 Online Exclusive: Extreme Heat Temperatures Create Unsafe Working Conditions in the Caribbean

Extreme heat temperatures in the Caribbean place workers at risk, creating a sense of urgency for the need for risk-reduction strategies. Heat exposure from climate events is a major concern [...]

Weather System Over Region Causing Heavy Rains Over Belize

The country saw a weather system dumping heavy rains over most areas over the past twenty-four hours. It was caused by a broad area of low pressure that’s crossing over [...]

Wind Shear Causes Change in Hurricane Development Conditions

At the start of this hurricane season, weather experts had predicted that because the El Nino phenomenon was accompanied by very warm sea surface temperatures that would make the hurricane [...]

My God, The Tree and Me: Remembering Hurricane Hattie

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season is underway.  While we have been fortunate thus far not to be affected by adverse weather, tonight’s episode of Belize on Reel looks back at [...]

NEMO Names New Coordinator as T.S. Bret Maintains Westward Track

The National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO, has a new coordinator. Retired B.D.F Captain, Daniel Mendez has replaced Shelton Defour, who has been there for over two decades. It was announced [...]

Hottest Days for 2023 Recorded in May

Like many other Belizeans, you have probably been complaining about the intense temperatures being experienced across the country over the last few weeks. The National Meteorological Service has concluded an [...]

Thirty More Heat Wave Events Forecasted for 2023

The analysis also took an in-depth look at heat wave events in 2023. A heat wave event is a period when temperatures that fall within the top ten percent of [...]

CDEMA: Even During El Nino, Warm Temperatures Can Cause Storm Development

As we reported on Thursday, weather forecasters are predicting an almost normal hurricane year for 2023 in terms of storm activity, despite the fact that they are also expecting an [...]

CDEMA Advises People to Pay Keen Attention to Storm Advisories

Riley advised people in the Caribbean to listen to the advisories that the National Meteorological Service will give when a storm is threatening. She said that because each storm will [...]

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected to be Near Normal

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June first to November thirtieth, is expected to be a near normal year in terms of activity. Forecasters predict that there is [...]

CEMO Marks the Start of 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season with Stakeholder Symposium

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins on Thursday. To mark the start of the season, the City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) hosted a symposium in Belize City. The event, [...]

Record 63,000 Tons of Trash Removed From Belize City Streets Following Hurricane Lisa

Melanie Dawson, the CEMO Liaison Officer at the Belize City Council, also gave an overview of the cleanup efforts that the council undertook across the city following the all-clear. She [...]

Mayor Wagner Wants less Bureaucracy in Distribution of Hurricane Relief Supplies

Following Hurricane Lisa, the Belize City Council spent an estimated five hundred thousand dollars, according to Mayor Wagner. He explained that these funds were reimbursed by central government. Another weakness [...]

CitCo’s Final Preparation for 2023 Hurricane Season

It is less than two days before the start of the 2023 hurricane season and the Belize City Council is completing several projects, hopefully ahead of the rains. Keeping drains [...]

Ministry of Rural Development Addresses Drought in Northern Belize

The dry season has been unforgiving this year, particularly for residents in the north where wells in various rural communities have all but dried up.  Despite government’s efforts to assist [...]

Improving Belize’s MRV System in Fight Against Climate Change

Today at Dream Valley Resort in Teakettle Village, stakeholders from across various line ministries, as well as the private sector gathered as Belize commence an Initiative for Climate Action Transparency [...]

Brace For Impact, Sahara Dust Concentrations Moving Across Atlantic

And, while a below average hurricane season may come as some good news; Belizeans are being advised to prepare for the passage of Sahara dust over our country. According to [...]

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 [...]