Small oil leak reported near Port Honduras Marine Reserve

On August 4th, 2018 in the latter part of the day, TIDE says it was informed that there was an oil-like substance seen in the Barracuda Range area of the Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR). The incident report was made to TIDE by a concerned tour-guide of Punta Gorda. The...

Deputy Director General of Technical Cooperation of the International Atomic Energy Agency Visits Belize

The Deputy Director General of Technical Cooperation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mr. Dazhu Yang, and the Section Head of Technical Cooperation for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. Saul Perez Pijuan, arrived in Belize for a working visit on Sunday, August...

National Oil Spill Contingency Plan

The National Oil Spill Contingency Plan will be validated by Representatives from various Government and Non-Governmental Organizations, Private Sector, and Academia associated with Disaster Risk Management and Oil Spill Response from 8th to 10th August. In August of last year,...

More cases of H1N1 reported in Belize

Two additional confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus were reported in Belize City yesterday. That now brings the total confirmed cases to five. On Friday, the Ministry of Health confirmed three positive cases of HINI Influenza in the Corozal District. The cases included two males who...

Oceana responds to fishers on gillnet ban concerns

On Friday, we told you that the Shark Fishers Association issued a release sharing its stance on the banning of gill nets in Belize. The release stated that  the campaign actions of Oceana and others in banning gill nets are now threatening the way of life for hundreds of...

Confirmed Positive H1N1 Cases in the Corozal District

The Ministry of Health has confirmed three positive cases of HINI Influenza in the Corozal District. The cases include two males who have recent travel history to Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, while the third is a pregnant female who resides in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The...

Belizean man detained in Mexico for crimes against biodiversity

A Belizean man bound to China was detained in Mexico by Mexican Government Environmental officials after being caught with protected marine life. According to Mexico News Today, the man was detained at the International Airport of Mexico City after being found in possession of...

Another case of “Fish Kill” in San Pedro

Hundreds of dead fish were seen this morning floating above huge piles of sargassum seaweed along the beaches of San Pedro Ambergris Caye. The phenomenon, known as “fish kill”, is as a result of several factors including low concentrations of dissolved oxygen in the water. A...

Another Oil Spill in Spanish Lookout

Failing pipe line infrastructure from Belize Natural Energy is environmentally impacting several parts the Mennonite community of Spanish Lookout. Over the weekend, Plus News received images of what appeared to be a Crude oil leak in the Spanish Lookout community. After...

LIGHTING STRIKES HOME IN GEORGEVILLE

A family of five, including three minors and a pregnant mother, is grateful to be alive after a lightning bolt struck their home in George Ville, Cayo last night. The entire bedroom wall on the wooden structure came toppling down after the lightning struck. The family told us...

1st No-Plastic No-Styrofoam Kids Summer Camp

The “1st No-Plastic No-Styrofoam Kids Summer Camp,” kicked off in Bullet Tree Falls, San Ignacio yesterday. The camp was organized and funded by a group of active community members. It is expected to run from the 9th to 29th of July. According to Organizer, Anita Tzec, the camp...

Rains causing damage already

The entire nation has been experiencing torrential rainfalls over the past 48 hours. This type of weather is no surprise and is expected during the June to November Hurricane Season. However, torrential rainfalls typically cause floods, and flash floods in mountainous areas. Such...

Senate ratifies amendment to Climate Change protocol

Yesterday, the Senate ratified the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol in 2012. For your information, the protocol was developed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in an attempt to reduce the release of greenhouse gases and mitigate future climate...

TROPICAL WAVES BRINGING HEAVY RAINFALL TO BELIZE

Belize can expect some heavy rainfalls this week. A tropical wave just east of Nicaragua interacting with a large upper level trough has created persisting showers and thunderstorms over the southwestern Caribbean Sea for the past several hours . According to reports from the...

CEMO IS HURRICANE READY

The Hurricane Season was officially opened on Friday of last week. Expectations are that there will be A total of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes this season. Yesterday, Belize City’s City Emergency Management Organization [CEMO] held a press...