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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
Fatal shooting on Rectory Lane
Former US First Lady, Barbara Bush to be laid to rest today
Two accidents reported; one in Boom, one on GP highway
Body of man discovered, says unconfirmed report
Body found at sea identified as that of missing man
ECI Development unveils first Marriott branded property in Belize
Fatal traffic accident in OW
Shooting downtown Belize City!
The National Space Society Honors Jeff Bezos
Belize Attorney General has advice for United States on drug problems
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Man dies of injuries previously suffered in accident
Doctor Love: Prom Hopeful
Pioneer in meat pie business passes
Wolfe’s Woofer: Fishing Stories
Belize attorney give US advice on drug problem
Islanders celebrate World Earth Day 2018
Marriott Property Planned For Belize
Rise and SHINE 5K run/walk declared a success
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Fifth suspected drug plane found abandoned on Progresso Road
Man shot dead in Dangriga
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Ambergris Caye hosts Friendly Rugby Tournament
Police make arrest for murder
Well-respected Belize city businessman murdered
San Pedro Tiger Sharks clinch #1 seed in the 2018 NEBL playoffs
San Pedro House of Culture celebrates first Festival of Cultures
Bureau of Standards announces recall of fuel price hike
Our YEG At Night: Leaving a legacy in Belize
Bitcoin Technology Market Trends, Analysis by Regions, Application, Projects and Investment Analysis – Forecast to 2023
Charger sub-keeper, Norman “Maniprat” Humes, passes
Barranco villagers prepared “to fight government” over logging rights
Hit-and-run victim, 26, succumbs after 9 days
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
NAWL Week 2 results
Student, 25, dies after crashing into house being transported
PLB semifinals drama; top seeds shaken up in 1st leg
Two men charged with theft of $10,000 from Heritage Bank
Brian Hyde, 22, found guilty in US court of slaughtering family
Oscar Rosado, 70, murdered in his store
Financial Corporate Performance Management Solution Market Strategy Analysis, Technology Aspects – Forecast to 2023
The moment M of G cannot seize
Revised fuel price list released; Regular and Diesel prices go up
SPHS athletes win 4 Gold Medals at NSSSA track & field championships
Lawmakers talk Sound Policy for Better Law
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
From Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize
Today
Light Rain Shower
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:74°F (23°C)
Winds:ESE 10 MPH (15 KPH)
Precipitation:6.8
Tomorrow
Partly Cloudy
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:79°F (26°C)
Winds:ESE 11 MPH (18 KPH)
Precipitation:0.2
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:79°F (26°C)
Winds:ESE 10 MPH (17 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Sunday
Light Rain Shower
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:81°F (27°C)
Winds:ESE 9 MPH (14 KPH)
Precipitation:4.6
Monday
Patchy Rain
High:88°F (31°C)
Low:79°F (26°C)
Winds:ESE 7 MPH (11 KPH)
Precipitation:0.1
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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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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
  • Fatal shooting on Rectory Lane
  • Former US First Lady, Barbara Bush to be laid to rest today
  • Two accidents reported; one in Boom, one on GP highway
  • Body of man discovered, says unconfirmed report
  • Body found at sea identified as that of missing man
  • ECI Development unveils first Marriott branded property in Belize
  • Fatal traffic accident in OW
  • Shooting downtown Belize City!
  • The National Space Society Honors Jeff Bezos
  • Belize Attorney General has advice for United States on drug problems
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Man dies of injuries previously suffered in accident
  • Doctor Love: Prom Hopeful
  • Pioneer in meat pie business passes
  • Wolfe’s Woofer: Fishing Stories
  • Belize attorney give US advice on drug problem
  • Islanders celebrate World Earth Day 2018
  • Marriott Property Planned For Belize
  • Rise and SHINE 5K run/walk declared a success
  • ??????????? ????????? ??????????????? ?????????? ????? : ????????? ?????? ????????? ???????? !
  • Fifth suspected drug plane found abandoned on Progresso Road
  • Man shot dead in Dangriga
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Ambergris Caye hosts Friendly Rugby Tournament
  • Police make arrest for murder
  • Well-respected Belize city businessman murdered
  • San Pedro Tiger Sharks clinch #1 seed in the 2018 NEBL playoffs
  • San Pedro House of Culture celebrates first Festival of Cultures
  • Bureau of Standards announces recall of fuel price hike
  • Our YEG At Night: Leaving a legacy in Belize
  • Bitcoin Technology Market Trends, Analysis by Regions, Application, Projects and Investment Analysis – Forecast to 2023
  • Charger sub-keeper, Norman “Maniprat” Humes, passes
  • Barranco villagers prepared “to fight government” over logging rights
  • Hit-and-run victim, 26, succumbs after 9 days
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • NAWL Week 2 results
  • Student, 25, dies after crashing into house being transported
  • PLB semifinals drama; top seeds shaken up in 1st leg
  • Two men charged with theft of $10,000 from Heritage Bank
  • Brian Hyde, 22, found guilty in US court of slaughtering family
  • Oscar Rosado, 70, murdered in his store
  • Financial Corporate Performance Management Solution Market Strategy Analysis, Technology Aspects – Forecast to 2023
  • The moment M of G cannot seize
  • Revised fuel price list released; Regular and Diesel prices go up
  • SPHS athletes win 4 Gold Medals at NSSSA track & field championships
  • Lawmakers talk Sound Policy for Better Law
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • From Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize
Belize Flag
Current Weather & Forecast
86°F
30°C
79%
Videos
  • Belmopan Tours Video
  • Belize Road Safety Project is coming to Belmopan
  • Driving in Belize - Belmopan to Placencia
  • BELMOPAN CITY BELIZE
  • San Pedro Ambergris Caye Belize
  • Ambergris Caye Belize - In Pictures (this is why we live here).wmv
  • Travel Guide - Belize
  • Belize Adventure
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  • Caye Caulker, Belize
  • Update from Corozal, Belize
  • Belize Tourism
  • Introduction to Belize
  • A Glimpse of Belize HD
Currency Exchange Rate
1.9978
Belize Dollars
per US Dollar
U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
Calculate Airport-to-Airport and Driving Distances