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North takes a glancing blow but most of Belize dodges Dean

Hurricane Dean is now history … for Belize at least, and the story tonight is not what Dean did … but what it didn’t do. Considering that the monster category [...]

Aerial survey shows economic and personal damage

As dawn broke this morning, thousands of Belizeans, many of whom barely slept—woke up to reports of which places suffered and which were spared. Radio coverage—the nation’s lifeline in times [...]

Police keep city quiet, nab burglars in the act

This afternoon the Belize Police Department held a press briefing to give an account of their performance during Hurricane Dean. According to Acting O.C. of the Eastern Division, Senior Superintendent [...]

Dean blows; house falls

When we reported last week on the collapse of a house in Belize City, we noted that it was an event that, unfortunately, was not all that rare. Tonight we’ve [...]

Corozal residents feel Dean’s wrath

While Dean may have hastened the demise of the Leslie home in Belize City, the damage suffered by homeowners in Corozal and Orange Walk was far from inevitable. I’ve just [...]

San Pedranos clean up, but damage less than feared

San Pedro, Ambergis Caye: it’s the powerhouse of Belize’s vital tourism industry. And when it looked like the island would take a licking there were fears that the entire Belizean [...]

Will Belizeans learn the right lesson from Dean?

As the residents of the north put their lives and property back together over the next few weeks, the danger for the rest of us is that Hurricane Dean may [...]