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Free Zone damaged but should reopen by weekend

Less than two days after Hurricane Dean put the hurt on northern Belize, rebuilding has begun and authorities are assessing the damage in advance of more structured relief efforts. This [...]

B.T.L. chief says services will be back shortly

Also in the Free Zone today assessing damage was Belize Telemedia chief Dean Boyce. Boyce says that telecommunication services in all hurricane affected areas of Belize should be restored by [...]

Papaya industry will face major crisis

From the border Marion travelled to another centre of economic activity, this time in the agricultural sector. And while the Free Zone merchants will soon be back in business, their [...]

City needs to be better prepared next time

While all eyes—quite rightly—are looking north, we’ll turn our attention for a minute on a place that was hardly touched by the storm … but may be in big trouble [...]

Another house in City toppled by Dean

It seems that the Belize City house shown on our newscast last night was not the only one in the old capital to fall during Hurricane Dean. Today our cameras [...]

Charles Woods Sr.: Dead at 72

Viewers may be wondering why I am handling the anchoring duties this week, as well as working as a News Five reporter. The reason is that I am trying hard [...]

Corozal Town residents growing restive without services

At the epicentre of relief efforts is Corozal’s district capital. Today I returned to the beleaguered town to find—not surprisingly—that the longer it takes to restore basic services and provide [...]