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Making Sound Engineers

The Harmony of the Prakash Project
Taking Tour Guides Seriously
BAHA Goes Big Time with PCR Lab
More Kids Learning Money Literacy
Can VIP Be More Than a Press Conference Party?

VIP Wants Petition Against Sedi
Caye Caulker Cops Say Man Bit Them
Conservation Post For Caracol
Cops: Cacho Killed Welch
PUP, Cabals, But No Conspiracy
Gun Found On City Streets Was Stolen From PG Police
Family Believes Charred Remains Are Their Loved Ones
Belize Energy Workers Take Their Case To The Labour Minister
International Day of Yoga planned in San Pedro
Miss Universe Belize 2018 candidates revealed
Murder reported near Pound Yard bridge!
Another minister of lands resigns
17 students receive their S.P.A.C.E. diploma
Still no official report on deadly fire that claimed four lives
Tropic Air and Copa Airlines announce interline agreement
San Ignacio teen raped
Intermountain Healthcare's Simulation Center Is Teaching Clinicians From Across The Globe
Kaj Expressions owner featured as entrepreneur of the month
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
“Lower gas prices right around the corner,” says GOB
Belize faces heavy rains, possible flash-flooding from approaching tropical wave
Belize abstains on vote to suspend Venezuela from OAS
Belize city schools dominate top 10 PSE scores
Guatemala-born population in Belize more than 18,000
Graduates and joblessness: what the stats say
Suspected drug plane spotted over northern Belize
It’s the heart more often than HIV
Signed prints by Picasso and Chagall, Chinese Ming and Qing dynasty antiques, more at Ahlers & Ogletree's June 24th sale
2nd week of Belikin 8-Ball Billiards Tournament in Corozal
San Pedro BTIA chapter brings people together ‘For the Love of San Pedro’
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
PM Barrow reshuffles Cabinet
Tragedy: 4 persons perish in house fire in San Pedro
Businessman kills his next-door businessman neighbor
Gwen Liz students enjoy Calabash Caye on ecology trip
Dwayne Davis, 37, convicted of manslaughter for the death of Dr. Ivan Garcia, gets new sentence date
Justin is angry
Export Processing Zone Committee says no to Santander Sugar
Australian Hassan Younes to judge Global Youth Summit
Depositors asking court to close down Choice Bank
Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye donates supplies to Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic
Wolfe’s Woofers: Magic Cenote
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
SPRCS is a top performing school in the 2018 PSE
Farmer killed by lightning in Shipyard
Jeweler arrested for killing neighbor
Belize donates $100,000 to Guatemala volcano victims
Doctor Love: Miffed
Passings: Belizean Musician Andy Palacio
MHRMI Condemns the West's Portrayal of Potential Macedonia Name Change as a "Victory"
SPTC hosts clean-up day in DFC/Escalante subdivisions
Education First Educational Tours clean-up Lions Mosquito Coast Park
State Checkoff Aims to Improve Belizean Nutrition with Soy Protein
One person detained in shooting death of 6-year-old Daisy Acevedo
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Oceana Belize honors PM Barrow with special Wavemaker award
Today
Patchy Rain
High:83°F (29°C)
Low:83°F (28°C)
Winds:ESE 17 MPH (28 KPH)
Precipitation:0.5
Tomorrow
Partly Cloudy
High:83°F (29°C)
Low:83°F (28°C)
Winds:ESE 21 MPH (34 KPH)
Precipitation:1.1
Saturday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:83°F (28°C)
Low:83°F (28°C)
Winds:ESE 20 MPH (32 KPH)
Precipitation:23.3
Sunday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:83°F (28°C)
Low:79°F (26°C)
Winds:ESE 19 MPH (30 KPH)
Precipitation:27.3
Monday
Light Rain Shower
High:85°F (29°C)
Low:83°F (28°C)
Winds:ESE 15 MPH (25 KPH)
Precipitation:3.1
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Ambergris Caye, Belize, Belize
Current News in Belize
  • Making Sound Engineers
  • The Harmony of the Prakash Project
  • Taking Tour Guides Seriously
  • BAHA Goes Big Time with PCR Lab
  • More Kids Learning Money Literacy
  • Can VIP Be More Than a Press Conference Party?
  • VIP Wants Petition Against Sedi
  • Caye Caulker Cops Say Man Bit Them
  • Conservation Post For Caracol
  • Cops: Cacho Killed Welch
  • PUP, Cabals, But No Conspiracy
  • Gun Found On City Streets Was Stolen From PG Police
  • Family Believes Charred Remains Are Their Loved Ones
  • Belize Energy Workers Take Their Case To The Labour Minister
  • International Day of Yoga planned in San Pedro
  • Miss Universe Belize 2018 candidates revealed
  • Murder reported near Pound Yard bridge!
  • Another minister of lands resigns
  • 17 students receive their S.P.A.C.E. diploma
  • Still no official report on deadly fire that claimed four lives
  • Tropic Air and Copa Airlines announce interline agreement
  • San Ignacio teen raped
  • Intermountain Healthcare's Simulation Center Is Teaching Clinicians From Across The Globe
  • Kaj Expressions owner featured as entrepreneur of the month
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • “Lower gas prices right around the corner,” says GOB
  • Belize faces heavy rains, possible flash-flooding from approaching tropical wave
  • Belize abstains on vote to suspend Venezuela from OAS
  • Belize city schools dominate top 10 PSE scores
  • Guatemala-born population in Belize more than 18,000
  • Graduates and joblessness: what the stats say
  • Suspected drug plane spotted over northern Belize
  • It’s the heart more often than HIV
  • Signed prints by Picasso and Chagall, Chinese Ming and Qing dynasty antiques, more at Ahlers & Ogletree's June 24th sale
  • 2nd week of Belikin 8-Ball Billiards Tournament in Corozal
  • San Pedro BTIA chapter brings people together ‘For the Love of San Pedro’
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • PM Barrow reshuffles Cabinet
  • Tragedy: 4 persons perish in house fire in San Pedro
  • Businessman kills his next-door businessman neighbor
  • Gwen Liz students enjoy Calabash Caye on ecology trip
  • Dwayne Davis, 37, convicted of manslaughter for the death of Dr. Ivan Garcia, gets new sentence date
  • Justin is angry
  • Export Processing Zone Committee says no to Santander Sugar
  • Australian Hassan Younes to judge Global Youth Summit
  • Depositors asking court to close down Choice Bank
  • Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye donates supplies to Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic
  • Wolfe’s Woofers: Magic Cenote
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • SPRCS is a top performing school in the 2018 PSE
  • Farmer killed by lightning in Shipyard
  • Jeweler arrested for killing neighbor
  • Belize donates $100,000 to Guatemala volcano victims
  • Doctor Love: Miffed
  • Passings: Belizean Musician Andy Palacio
  • MHRMI Condemns the West's Portrayal of Potential Macedonia Name Change as a "Victory"
  • SPTC hosts clean-up day in DFC/Escalante subdivisions
  • Education First Educational Tours clean-up Lions Mosquito Coast Park
  • State Checkoff Aims to Improve Belizean Nutrition with Soy Protein
  • One person detained in shooting death of 6-year-old Daisy Acevedo
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Oceana Belize honors PM Barrow with special Wavemaker award
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Current Weather & Forecast
86°F
30°C
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