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Rising River in Belize River Valley Prompts Evacuation Operations

As many as thirty thousand persons in the western corridor as well as parts of the south have been affected by the severe floods brought about by the outer bands [...]

Evacuation Operations Underway in Belize River Valley

Tonight, the Belize Coast Guard is carrying out rescue and relief efforts in the Belize River Valley Area. Officers have been deployed to the villages of Rancho de Dolores and [...]

Belize Coast Guard Comes to the Rescue!!!

In times of crisis, the Belize Coast Guard is a critical component of the national emergency response mechanism. Since the flooding began last week in the Cayo District, the Belize [...]

Gracie Rock, Hattieville and Eight Miles Take on Floodwaters

As the waters head downstream, many families are still unable to leave their homes. In some communities along the Sibun River, the water reached as high as chest level. Some [...]

Devastation in Roaring Creek Village

In the aftermath of one the most severe flooding, residents in Roaring Creek are heading back home to pick up the pieces. Damages to homes, household items and those sustained [...]

Ten Million Dollars Earmarked by G.O.B. for Flood Relief

Assessment of damages is ongoing and a clear picture will emerge in the next few days of the extent of damages.  On Saturday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow held his final [...]

Humanitarian Relief is being Organized for Belize

As Tropical Storm Eta continues to barrel her way through the Gulf of Mexico towards Key West, Florida it is recorded as the second most intense November hurricane, as well [...]

Flooding Hits Agriculture Sector Hard in Valley of Peace

Cabbage, tomatoes and sweet pepper crops are under water tonight in Valley of Peace.  The scale of losses experienced by the farmers will not be clear until another couple days [...]

Businesses in Recovery Mode in Cayo Following Natural Disaster

We also headed to San Ignacio which was hard hit and completely flooded when the torrential rains started last week.  It was so bad, only the roof of the Welcome [...]

Evacuating Flooding Victims Amid COVID-19

Disaster relief amid a pandemic will prove challenging for frontline workers who are tasked with carrying out evacuation efforts in flood affected communities across the country.  With a ballooning of [...]

25-Year-Old Cop Tested Positive for COVID-19 after Death

The Belize Police Department has recorded its first COVID-related death.  In recent months, the department has been hit hard by the pandemic which left more than one hundred officers off [...]

2 More COVID-19 Related Deaths!

In respect of the latest numbers, there were ninety-eight additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday night, putting the total of confirmed cases at over four thousand. The Cayo district [...]

Four COVID-19 Patients Intubated

According to Doctor Manzanero, there are currently four intubated patients at K.H.M.H.’s COVID I.C.U. unit.  He says that the private sector has two confirmed cases hospitalized, including one of the [...]

Dr. Manzanero on Rapid Tests Figures

Manzanero also provided an update on the amount of rapid testing that have been done. He says that more than two thousand rapid tests have been conducted at the Philip [...]

Elections Will Proceed According to Plan

General elections are proceeding on Wednesday as scheduled, despite the recent flooding.  Postponing the national vote, according to PM Barrow, would have to be a mutual decision taken by the [...]

Polling Stations and Shelters: Is There an Overlap?

Are polling stations in flood affected areas, particularly in Cayo District, being used as shelters to house displaced families?  The situation in the west is being watched closely and, if [...]

Policing Election Day

When he spoke with the media this morning, Commissioner Chester Williams also spoke on policing on Election Day.  Williams says that their job is to ensure that the election process [...]

ComPol on Election Day Curfew

As you know, as of nine p.m. on Wednesday night, a countrywide curfew kicks in.  Today, ComPol Williams told the press that police officers will be making sure that the [...]

10-Year-Old Girl Raped in Punta Gorda

There is an unsettling case of rape of a ten-year-old girl in Punta Gorda. Police say that the incident happened last Friday inside the child’s home. The little girl and [...]

Two Escapees Recaptured; Three More on the Run!

Two more prison escapees were captured over the weekend. Alleged master-mind of the prison break Carlos Montejo and Enrique Martinez were nabbed in the south. With those two in police [...]

Was Vehicle Set on Fire on Banak Street?

Police are investigating a vehicle that was discovered engulfed in flames on Banak Street in Belize City. Police say that Sheldon Meighan who resides on Banak Street parked the vehicle [...]

Two Cops Injured in Knife Attack in Hopkins

An incident in Hopkins Village has left two police officers injured. Police say that around eight-thirty on Saturday night, a cop was attacked by a man with a knife.  Cops [...]

PM Barrow Bids Farewell to the Media

Prime Minister Dean Barrow formally bade adieu to the media on Saturday ahead of his retirement to private life on Wednesday.  For the past twelve years, we have had a [...]