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Belize City is Ravaged by Hurricane Lisa

Belize City has been racked by Hurricane Lisa.  Homes and businesses have been destroyed by the sheer force of winds that cut swaths through buildings big and small.  Twenty-four hours [...]

Devastation in Southside Belize City Caused by Hurricane Lisa

Residents of south side Belize City are among the most affected by Hurricane Lisa. Today, residents from Freetown, Lake Independence, and Port Loyola were out picking up the pieces in [...]

Lisa Decimates BTL Park and Entertainment Strip

Stores and offices, as well as other business places, were also destroyed by the tempest.  We drove around Belize City this morning and observed proprietors of various establishments cleaning up [...]

Curfew Instituted for Belize District

According to the National Meteorological Service, Hurricane Lisa made landfall at three-twenty p.m. on Wednesday, ten miles south of Belize City. Fortunately, no lives were lost as a result of [...]

Government of Belize Top-up Constituency Development Funds in Wake of Hurricane Lisa

Prime Minister John Briceño and his Cabinet have not yet ascertained the value of damages caused by Hurricane Lisa. At the moment, the Government of Belize is working through NEMO [...]

Limited Movement a Measure of Safety

As we said earlier, the Government of Belize has declared a curfew for the Belize District, with the exception of San Pedro and Caye Caulker. Elsewhere in his late evening [...]

Hurricane Lisa Pummeled Belize City Severely

The all-clear has been given, but Hurricane Lisa pummeled Belize City and surrounding communities on Wednesday evening before drifting inland. It left in its wake significant damage to properties. Lisa [...]

75 Persons Access Shelter in Ladyville

In Ladyville, only one of three designated shelters was opened to residents who left their homes to weather the storm at the Ladyville Community Center. At this time, the numbers [...]

278 Persons Remain in Shelters across the Country

Hurricane shelters remained open across Belize City today for residence whose homes have been completely destroyed.  Prime Minister Briceño confirmed earlier that two hundred and seventy-eight persons are in shelters [...]

Lisa Toppled Homes, Ripped Roofs Off in Belama Phase 4

The quantum that will have to be spent to assist hurricane victims to recover their losses will no doubt be in the tens of millions of dollars. Almost every street [...]

Déjà Vu – Vista del Mar Affected by Storm Surge Again

The devastation is not limited to Belize City; it also extends through the central corridor of the country. Rural Belize District also got the brunt of the storm, in terms [...]

Schools Set to Reopen on Monday

Classes across the country are expected to resume on Monday. Many of those classrooms are used as hurricane shelters. Minister of Education Francis Fonseca has requested that NEMO makes an [...]

Disaster Risk Management CEO: Vulnerable Countries Must Demand Aid from Greenhouse Gas Producing Countries

The hot topic among developing countries is the entire issue of climate change and the green gas emissions that bigger countries contribute to the ozone layer. At last year’s Climate [...]

NEMO to Conduct Damage Assessment and Offer Relief

Lisa dumped at least seven inches of rainfall over Belize City and storm surges affected communities along the Philip Goldson highway and Vista del Mar. According to Chief Met Officer [...]

1000 Relief Supplies Packages to be Made Available

Today, News Five caught up with Belize Rural Central Area Representative Dolores Balderamos-Garcia as she canvassed her constituency looking at the damage on the ground. She contends that her division [...]

Coast Guard Saves Three Lives at Sea

Now that the hurricane has passed, and water supply has been partially restored, the question people are asking is when the power supply will be restored in their area. NEMO [...]

40% of Electrical Power Restored in Affected Areas

Portions of the country tonight remain without electricity and it is estimated that power will be restored fully until Sunday. Personnel from Belize Electricity Limited have been out from early [...]

Fallen Trees Delaying B.E.L.’s Restoration of Power

There is a six-step process that is undertaken by the utility company to see that power producers are restored, transmission lines repaired and substations brought back online for power to [...]