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Flood Waters Continue to Rise; Spanish Lookout Cut Off from the Rest of the Country

Now a tropical depression, Eta is predicted to gain strength to become a tropical storm as it heads toward Cuba and Florida in the next few days.  It has left behind at [...]

Mopan River Rages Dangerously

There is water everywhere. The level of the Mopan River has also risen significantly; in fact, as much as eight feet above the normal level that villagers in San Jose [...]

NEMO Rescues 2 Men from Mopan River

Also in the west, NEMO rescued two men who were being swept away by the gushing waters of the Mopan River near San Jose Succotz.  It is known confirmed what [...]

Over 50 Persons in Shelters in the West

Tonight, there are about twelve families, or over fifty persons, in shelters at the Bishop Martin Primary School in San Ignacio and the school in Calla Creek in the west.  [...]

Incessant Rains Flood Parts of Belize City

Here in the city, the rains have been drenching the Old Capital for days.  Families in flood prone areas are feeling the brunt of the inclement weather as their homes [...]

Flood Water Expected to Move Down River to Belize River Valley Area

Central Regional Coordinator Al Westby told News Five that the Belize River Valley area is already on guard for what is to come in the next few days. The water [...]

CEMO Kicks in to Clean Drains in Case of Belize City Flooding

The City Emergency Management Organization, headed by Deputy Mayor Michael ‘Chips’ Noralez is undertaking preparatory works in the event that there is also significant flooding in Belize City.  In low-lying [...]

More Rains to Come Until Friday

The inclement weather we have been experiencing since Monday continues into Friday, as Hurricane Eta is expected to retreat into the Gulf of Honduras as it moves away from Belize.  [...]

Land Grab in Succotz Village

There’s only six days left for the November eleventh election and in this last leg, land grabs are being reported all over the place. Three families in the west say [...]

Jorge Espat Takes on Erwin Contreras

The P.U.P.’s Standard Bearer for Cayo West, Jorge ‘Milin’ Espat is criticizing his opponent, the U.D.P.’s Erwin Contreras, for reportedly promising land to voters in the area.  According to Espat, [...]

Three Owners for One Piece of Land in Benque

There is also the case of Arturo Martinez. He owns a house lot in Benque Viejo – or so he thought.  Martinez says that he went to make inquiries at [...]

Jorge Espat Says Erwin Contreras Needs to Retire

With the land shenanigans out in the public, the P.U.P.’s Jorge ‘Milin’ Espat took aim at sitting area representative Erwin Contreras today.  Espat spoke about two ads in circulation, featuring [...]

Marconi Leal Thanks Supporters for Outpour after Home Invasion

Turning to a home invasion…on Tuesday, the family of the People’s United Party’s Belize Rural North candidate, Marconi Leal was assaulted during an aggravated burglary.  Three men entered the residence [...]

115 COVID-19 Cases Recorded on Wednesday

On Wednesday night we told you about the three COVID-related deaths recorded that day.  Two of the patients who died were hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. COVID-19 Unit and the third [...]

PM’s Chief of Security Tests Positive for COVID-19

Tonight, there is concern that the coronavirus has reached the Office of the Prime Minister.  Credible information is that one of the drivers has tested positive so the entire staff [...]

Flooding Hits Cabbage Producers!

The Valley of Peace Farmers Association has been hard hit by flooding and this time, they say they don’t know how they will bounce back from the losses.  They are [...]

Hope Creek Village is on Flood Watch!

In the south, a village that is closely monitoring the rising water level is Hope Creek. The area is known to experience flooding with heavy rain fall and the river [...]

Dangriga Flooding Too!

There is also flooding further south in Dangriga. Many yards are inundated with water and some residents are appealing for help as they are unable to come out of their [...]

Coastal Road Completely Flooded

The Coastal Road is completely inundated with flood waters; an aerial view of the road shows that it has been overtaken by rising flood waters.  Works are being done on [...]

Update from M.O.E. on Schools to be Used for Elections

As we told you in our Wednesday night’s newscast, teachers are to work from home due to the flooding. Chief Education Officer, Doctor Carol Babb has advised teachers to stay [...]

National Cyber Security Strategy 2020-2023 is Launched!

The Ministry of National Security in partnership with the Public Utilities Commission has launched Belize’s first national cyber security strategy.  According to the ministry, the drafting of the Cybercrime Bill [...]

Healthy Living: Flood Water Safety

Hurricane Eta has weakened to a tropical depression. While Belize was spared the wrath of the hurricane-force winds, it did not spare us from the heavy rains it dumped across [...]