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...

NEMO Minister Tours Humana Projects and Infrastructure Works in Toledo

Minister of National Emergency Management Organization, Honorable Edmond Castro, was on a two day tour in the Toledo District alongside Humana People to People which is executing a number of projects throughout the district.  The Minister’s tour started off with a quick briefing...

Illegal Squatting in Belmopan, creek buffer chopped down

Illegal squatting has intensified in Belmopan within the past few months. One particular Belmopan neighborhood is up in arms as several homes have sprung up within reserved areas near the Mount Pleasant Creek in the Belmopan Heights area . The creek runs behind the last street,...

Illegal logging in the south or concessions?

Is illegal logging occurring in the south again or has a company been given logging concessions? Our colleagues at PGTV say they have been receiving numerous complaints of  heavy logging in the Boom Creek area.  Pictures of trucks with Belmopan license plates hauling off logwood...

Tense times at City Hall

Earlier we told you of Belize City Mayor Wagner’s worries regarding Social Assistance check that he wrote out in his name and then distributed to needy Belize City residents. That brought about sharp criticism and cries of corruption and illegality. That is not the only situation...

Belmopan gets new Road safety Equipment

The nation’s capital got some additional equipment for road safety on Monday. Belmopan City Council, yesterday, received some new road safety equipment from the Belize Road Safety Project. Handed over to the Belmopan City Council on Monday, were a traffic light programmer, spare...

“Green Laws” training for law enforcement officers

Forty-two law enforcement officers, representing the Police Department, Forest Department and its partners, participated in a “Green Laws” training at the Tropical Education Centre last week. The two-day training is  the first in a series of training targeting key law enforcement...

UAE delegation in Belize for rural electrification project

A delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund are in Belize to meet with the Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities and village leaders for the implementation of the emPOWER Rural Electrification project (emPOWER project). The...

Missing park rangers found safe and sound

As we reported yesterday,   43 year old Luis Ramirez and 21 year old Elroy Villanueva were found safe and sound after being missing in the Caracol archaeological Reserve since Monday evening. An intense search was conducted by the BDF and members of the Police Special Patrol Unit...

Missing park rangers found safe and sound

Yesterday we told you about  the two missing rangers who disappeared in the Caracol Archaelogical reserve near the Guatemalan border on Monday evening. Well, they have been found safe and sound.   The rangers are 43 year old Luis Ramirez and 21 year old Elroy Villanueva. The...

Two park Rangers missing at Caracol Archaeological Reserve

Two park rangers are reportedly missing from the Caracol Archaeological Reserve in the Cayo District.  The family of one of those rangers is concerned after they received a call from NICH this afternoon at about four o’clock . informing them that  Elroy Villanueva went missing at...

Two Guatemalan fishermen caught fishing illegally in southern Belize

Park rangers of the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment along with personnel of the Belize Coast Guard arrested two Guatemalans who were fishing illegally near the Rio Grande in southern Belize. The fishermen tried to escape, but the patrol team was equipped and...

Water shortage continues in Unitedville

“Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink”. The village of Unitedville sits near the Belize river, a couple of creeks and even a spring but many of the villagers say, they are not getting an adequate supply of potable water. Yesterday PlusNews visited the...

Unitedville man dies from Killer Bee Attack

A Unitedville man is dead following a bee attack.   On Saturday January 13, 62 year old Omar Cruz was cleaning a portion of his property with his son which is next to the abandoned community health outpost in the village of Unitedville. HE was reportedly using his weed eater when...