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TS Nana Brings Heavy Winds and Little Rain to Southern Belize

Hurricane Nana moved across southern Belize with a rapid trajectory causing far less damage than expected.  It could have been devastating, but instead Belizeans woke up this morning with a [...]

Damage Assessment Underway in Stann Creek District

This morning, a team from the National Emergency Management Organization attached to the Stann Creek office was deployed to the southern parts of district where a complete damage assessment was [...]

Hurricane Nana & Punta Gorda

It’s been nineteen years since a hurricane has devastated Punta Gorda, Toledo; that was back in October 2001 when Hurricane Iris, a category four hurricane made landfall near Monkey River.  [...]

Nana Decimates Crops in Toledo District

As we said, the agricultural sector has been the most impacted. The banana industry, which is the mainstay in the south, is said to have suffered millions of dollars in [...]

Hurricane Nana Blows over Belize City ‘Like Wah Lee Breeze’

While Tropical Storm Nana was predicted to make landfall anywhere along the coast between Belize City and Punta Gorda – most city residents bunkered down and activated their hurricane plans [...]

Hurricane Nana Hit Belize at Midnight as a Category One!

Tropical Storm Nana became a hurricane around nine on Wednesday night and it hit Belize at midnight as a category one storm.  It made landfall along the coast between Hopkins [...]

The Met Says Hurricane Nana was ‘Small and Compact’

While the brunt of the storm was felt in the south, the rest of the country experienced some winds and rains and some communities, for instance in the north, report [...]

A Forecast for Belize Post Hurricane Nana

While Hurricane Nana passed over Belize within couple hours and downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved over Guatemala, the National Met Service advises that communities, particularly in the [...]

Curfew to be Lifted at Midnight

The existing curfew under the countrywide state of emergency expires at midnight, which means that on Friday morning, Belizeans will be free to move around the country.  It does not [...]

Quality of Life Crimes to be Pursued Seriously in Absence of Curfew

With the restriction of movement now being lifted, how will the police department be able to enforce other restrictions that fall under the present state of emergency?  The attorney general [...]

51 New Cases of COVID-19

Due to the frenzy of the hurricane, COVID-19 took a back seat temporarily. But tonight, the number of cases is now at a whopping one thousand one hundred and one; [...]

Hurricane Nana: Back to Normal for Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker

San Pedro is reeling from the COVID pandemic but on Wednesday residents pulled themselves up to brace the impending hurricane. Protecting life and securing property were foremost. By this morning [...]

Over 4000 Persons Accessed Shelters Countrywide

Some four thousand persons moved into hurricane shelters as Nana approached the country. With little notice, Nana rapidly approached Belize and facilities opened after four o’clock on Wednesday afternoon to [...]

Hurricane Nana Damage Assessments Underway; Agriculture Took the Biggest Hit!

The full assessment on the impact of Hurricane Nana on southern Belize is underway at this time.  What we know right now, based on preliminary information, is that the agriculture [...]

N.M.S. Radar is Down; When Will it be Fixed?

Hurricane Nana has come and gone, but we are in the peak of the hurricane season and the work of the National Met Service is critical around this time. But [...]

Minister of Transport Weighs In on COVID-19 and Public Buses

Minister Edmond Castro put on his other hat as Minister of Transport. He spoke on the issues of sanitization and crowding at bus terminals and on buses.   Edmond Castro, [...]

A Panoramic View of Hurricane Nana

The rain and winds of Hurricane Nana were felt from the central to the south of the country. By the time it made landfall near Hopkins, it had weakened so [...]

Commissioner of Police Tours the South after Hurricane Nana

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams travelled down south today to visit police formations in Dangriga Town, Hopkins, Placencia and Independence villages. ComPol Williams visited these southern areas to check up [...]

Despicable Video Lands Well Known Underworld Figure in Police Custody

A well-known gang leader is in police custody for forcing a woman to perform sexual acts on another man, while she was recorded and berated. The reprehensible video made its [...]

ComPol Williams Speaks on Recent Killings

Earlier this week, three persons were killed in separate incidents.  In San Ignacio on Monday night Joshua Villas and Anthony Tzul were targeted by a lone gunman. Villas died on [...]

Three Road Traffic Accidents Occurred as Nana Made its Way to Belize

There were three road traffic accidents on Wednesday night, two in the Belize District and one in Corozal.  A vehicle crashed into the lamppost near the Lord Banks junction, Ladyville. [...]

September Celebrations, COVID-19 and Technology

It’s September so the national celebrations are upon us.  But unlike the previous years, this year’s calendar of events is anticipated to be less festive and that’s all due to [...]

Healthy Living: Getting Help Online

It was just twenty-four hours ago – the entire country was on edge as we prepared to face Hurricane Nana.  Fortunately, most of us woke up in better spirits as [...]