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Downtown San Ignacio Remains under Water

Tonight, Eta is churning toward the Caribbean, but it is leaving behind a rising death toll in Guatemala and Honduras.  The storm, which is one of the worst to affect [...]

Roaring Creek Residents Affected by Flood Waters

….from the twin towns to Roaring Creek, where drenching rains, the outer bands of ETA, caused the river to spill over.  The overflow covered the old low-lying bridge and reached [...]

A Sink Hole at Mile 38 – Works Respond!

A few miles away, a portion of the road at thirty-eight and a half on the George Price Highway has proven to be problematic during this rainy season.  A large [...]

Belize City Prepares for Flooding in the Days Ahead

Here in the city, the situation in the south side is feeling the brunt of the torrential rains. The Kroonman Lagoon is flooding and posing a threat to residents. This [...]

Flooding at the P.G.I.A.; Airport Closed for the Day

News Five received reports just before noon today that an international flight had to be rerouted after it was deemed unsafe to land at the Philip Goldson International Airport. It [...]

PM Barrow Tests Negative for COVID-19

This afternoon, the Office of the Prime Minister confirmed that PCR results indicate that PM Dean Barrow tested negative for the coronavirus; he was swabbed on Thursday and the results [...]

Rural Belize Bracing for Worse as Water Levels Continue to Rise

Everywhere, the floods are causing damage to infrastructure and property, though fortunately, there has been no loss of life.  The western and southern parts of the country are hard hit [...]

Shelters Opened Across Belize District

The unusual amount of rains has caused shelters to open in affected areas. Some folks from the city, as well as rural communities in the Belize District, headed early to [...]

Mexican Sports Centre Not an Official Shelter

As the rains came down, politics was at play.  U.D.P. standard bearer for Freetown, Orson “OJ” Elrington posted on his Facebook page that since three this morning, he as well [...]

Mopan River Rises to Dangerous Level in Calla Creek

News Five journeyed to Calla Creek Village in the west today where Aurelio Sho responded to reports of a family in distress.  The rising Mopan River snakes around Calla Creek [...]

Fourteen Villagers in Shelter in St. Matthew’s

At the top of the newscast you saw how the George Price Highway was closed off to vehicular traffic because a hole formed on the middle of the road. Well [...]

COVID-19 Death Toll Stands at Sixty-six Persons

The death toll for COVID-19 in Belize presently stands at sixty-six persons, as two more patients succumbed to the illness on Thursday.   Those fatalities were recorded among two males, one [...]

COVID Numbers Still on the Rise in Belize

A total of seventy-two additional cases of COVID-19 were recorded on Thursday, following the processing of a batch of almost two hundred and fifty samples that were taken.  A majority [...]

North Stann Creek River Surges

Back to the flooding….down south in Sarawee, the North Stann Creek River rose dramatically.  NEMO officers out there were monitoring the situation and were expecting the river to rise.  Assistant [...]

Boats Sink and Streets Flood in San Pedro

In the island town of San Pedro, heavy rains inundated a number of streets in the subdivisions. The images from the island show that residents cannot exit their homes as [...]

Newly Constructed Caye Caulker Police Barracks Leaking!

And in Caye Caulker, the newly construction police barracks is compromised. When the rains came down, the roof began leaking. Videos show water pouring through the ceiling and atop the [...]

G.O.B. Passes Legislation Banning Gillnets in Belize

Belize has taken a major step to strengthen marine conservation and is among a handful of countries that is putting an end to gillnet fishing in its territorial waters. After [...]

Charges Dismissed Against 12 Teachers in Dangriga

Twelve teachers from Sacred Heart Primary School in Dangriga who were charged by police for attending a restricted social event were let off with a warning. The teachers appeared before [...]

Lynton Sutherland Critical after Shooting in Belize City

The rains have not stopped the gun violence. Just before nine on Thursday night, there was a shooting at the corner of Majestic Alley and North Front Street in Belize [...]

Matthew Fuentes Gets Bail for Rape

The Magistrate’s Court remains closed today after COVID-19 was detected among staff.  But at the Supreme Court, a man who is on remand for rape was today granted bail.  Justice [...]

CARICOM to Deploy Election Observation Mission to Belize

A CARICOM Election Observation Mission will be in Belize to observe the General Election on Wednesday, November eleventh.  Jeannette Sonia Charles of Antigua and Barbuda will head the mission, which [...]

Flooding is Expected to Reach Belize City in a Few Days

As we head into the weekend we will tell about what to expect in weather conditions.  The National Hydrological Service has been monitoring the rise in water levels in the [...]

Biden Inches Closer to U.S. Presidency

To close our newscast tonight, here is an update about the U.S. elections. Democratic candidate Joe Biden is six electoral votes short of becoming the next President of the United [...]