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Tropical Storm Franklin expected to become a hurricane before landfall tonight
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Tropical Storm Franklin expected to become a hurricane before landfall tonight

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to strengthen and become a hurricane before it makes landfall tonight anywhere between northern Belize and the Quintana Roo area of Mexico. The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has issued a Tropical Storm warning from Belize City to the Corozal […]

Tropical Storm Franklin forms; threatens northern Belize
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Tropical Storm Franklin forms; threatens northern Belize

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Tropical Storm Franklin has formed in the northwestern Caribbean, as it inches closer towards the Yucatan peninsula, threatening northern Belize. Franklin is located about 100 miles north of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border. It packs winds of up to 40mph and is […]

NEMO activates operation centres in light of approaching storm
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NEMO activates operation centres in light of approaching storm

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The National Emergency Management Organizations says its operations centers (EOC’s) have been convening countrywide since this morning, in light of the threat from the tropical system approaching our area. NEMO says that Emergency Operations Centers have met in every region of the country to assess […]

Tropical storm watch issued for Belize as storm approaches
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Tropical storm watch issued for Belize as storm approaches

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Belize, Orange Walk and Corozal districts, as potential cyclone 7 could become named storm Franklin before it makes landfall late Monday. The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in its latest advisory this evening, said people should […]

Tropical wave approaching Belize gets better organized
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Tropical wave approaching Belize gets better organized

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Showers associated with a strong tropical wave heading towards Belize have gotten better organized, with tropical-storm-force winds already occurring in the centre of the weather system. The latest advisory coming from Miami’s National Hurricane Centre (NHC) indicates that the broad area of low pressure is […]

NEMO issues advisory for strong tropical wave approaching Belize
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NEMO issues advisory for strong tropical wave approaching Belize

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A strong tropical wave approaching the country has prompted the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) to issue an advisory. The tropical wave is expected to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm before it makes landfall close to or over northern Belize sometime between […]

Supreme court grants bail to dead teen’s step parents; San Pedranos picket courthouse
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Supreme court grants bail to dead teen’s step parents; San Pedranos picket courthouse

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Supreme Court has granted bail to the step parents of Fay Lin Cannon, the Chinese girl who was discovered dead earlier this month at her house in San Pedro. While the bail proceeding took place, a group of San Pedro residents carried out a […]

Businessman murdered at apartment on Orange Street
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Businessman murdered at apartment on Orange Street

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police are currently at the scene of a murder at an apartment on Orange Street in Belize City. Preliminary reports are that the victim, a Bangladeshi national, was discovered inside his apartment with his hands tied behind his back. The Reporter will have details as […]

Youth shot on south side
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Youth shot on south side

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A youth is currently undergoing surgery after he was shot earlier on the south side of Belize City. Unofficial but reliable reports are that Raheem Bodden, 18, was shot in his right shoulder sometime before 10 p.m., Friday on Antelope Street Extension in the Collet […]

Chateau Caribbean destroyed by fire
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Chateau Caribbean destroyed by fire

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A fire has destroyed the Chateau Caribbean in Belize City. The blaze started at around 8:30 this morning on the second floor and quickly spread to the first floor. No one was hurt and fire fighters are still on the scene fighting the blaze. Reports […]