Information, Products and Services for Expats in Belize, Belize

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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
Five years after Hurricane Earl, San Pedro continues to thrive
Hol Chan staff participates in Rapid Response Reef Restoration Training held in Ambergris Caye
Dimitra Incorporated to Deliver Agriculture Technology Platform to Bangladesh
Many benefit from Mobile Lands Clinic in San Pedro Town; Caye Caulker next
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Luis Abner Tun needs your help; fundraiser planned to cover medical expenses
Wages dispute between SPTC and former employees continues
Four families displaced after fire guts home in Caye Caulker; how you can help
MOE says no PSE again this year
COVID-19 Variants of Concern Identified
Leading Taiwanese television station visits Belize to cover several topics
Rural Communities Receive Access to Electricity
(Video) Iran’s Regime Remains Committed to the Fatwa Behind Its 1988 Massacre
Jasmine Hartin’s trial dates adjourned to October 5th
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Receives Funding from Taiwan for Institutional Strengthening
Whatever is killing coral reefs in Florida is also killing them in Belize
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Frontier Airways will fly direct from Denver to Belize from December - DAILY COLORADO NEWS
Miss San Pedro candidates introduced via virtual sashing ceremony
BWSL property on Ambergris Caye reportedly sold without their knowledge
What's Killing Coral Reefs in Florida is Also Killing Them in Belize
Photographer Finds An Abandoned Puppy On A Desert Island In Belize And Rescues It
Belize observes Emancipation Day
114 VIETNAMESE ORGANIZATIONS TO SEEK INJUNCTION TO STOP THE 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS IN BEIJING
News: Covid-19 test required for visitors to Belize
Vaccines from the UK arrive in Belize
Top Taiwanese television crew visits Belize for promotional film; Ambergris Caye highlighted
Fire at Pedro’s Hotel and Inn determined arson
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Area Rep says funds secured to build new bridge at Boca del Rio
Belize Bank launches first ‘digital wallet’ E-Kyash application in San Pedro Town
Belize will support financial sustainability of MSMEs in the face of COVID-19 crisis
Head of the Belize Coast Guard, Elton Bennett resumes command
Travellers Need Negative COVID Test To Visit Belize
Infusing Hip Hop with Versatile New Faces and Stories: Dynamic Artist Rio Flame Unveils New Single
Meet Belize's secluded Mennonites, a community frozen in time
Photos capture Mennonite communities who fled to Belize in the 1950s from Canada and Mexico
After several variants of COVID-19 detected in Belize, GOB extends 9PM curfew and explores other safety measures
U.S. Embassy in Belize presents new Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Leyla Moses-Ones
WHS students embrace new opportunities in Belize
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Richland laptops find new home in Belize
Carnival Vista port call to Belize City: COVID-19 infections detected inside cruise ship contained
Caye Education Foundation to sponsor seven high school students; you can become a donor
27 people aboard Carnival cruise test positive for COVID-19, Belize tourism board says
Belize Government Exploring Policy of Mandatory Vaccination
RISE OF A CULTURE (An AMGHBO Original Documentary)
Jake Michaels’ pictures doc life in Belize’s secluded Mennonite colonies
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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
  • Five years after Hurricane Earl, San Pedro continues to thrive
  • Hol Chan staff participates in Rapid Response Reef Restoration Training held in Ambergris Caye
  • Dimitra Incorporated to Deliver Agriculture Technology Platform to Bangladesh
  • Many benefit from Mobile Lands Clinic in San Pedro Town; Caye Caulker next
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Luis Abner Tun needs your help; fundraiser planned to cover medical expenses
  • Wages dispute between SPTC and former employees continues
  • Four families displaced after fire guts home in Caye Caulker; how you can help
  • MOE says no PSE again this year
  • COVID-19 Variants of Concern Identified
  • Leading Taiwanese television station visits Belize to cover several topics
  • Rural Communities Receive Access to Electricity
  • (Video) Iran’s Regime Remains Committed to the Fatwa Behind Its 1988 Massacre
  • Jasmine Hartin’s trial dates adjourned to October 5th
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Receives Funding from Taiwan for Institutional Strengthening
  • Whatever is killing coral reefs in Florida is also killing them in Belize
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Frontier Airways will fly direct from Denver to Belize from December - DAILY COLORADO NEWS
  • Miss San Pedro candidates introduced via virtual sashing ceremony
  • BWSL property on Ambergris Caye reportedly sold without their knowledge
  • What's Killing Coral Reefs in Florida is Also Killing Them in Belize
  • Photographer Finds An Abandoned Puppy On A Desert Island In Belize And Rescues It
  • Belize observes Emancipation Day
  • 114 VIETNAMESE ORGANIZATIONS TO SEEK INJUNCTION TO STOP THE 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS IN BEIJING
  • News: Covid-19 test required for visitors to Belize
  • Vaccines from the UK arrive in Belize
  • Top Taiwanese television crew visits Belize for promotional film; Ambergris Caye highlighted
  • Fire at Pedro’s Hotel and Inn determined arson
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Area Rep says funds secured to build new bridge at Boca del Rio
  • Belize Bank launches first ‘digital wallet’ E-Kyash application in San Pedro Town
  • Belize will support financial sustainability of MSMEs in the face of COVID-19 crisis
  • Head of the Belize Coast Guard, Elton Bennett resumes command
  • Travellers Need Negative COVID Test To Visit Belize
  • Infusing Hip Hop with Versatile New Faces and Stories: Dynamic Artist Rio Flame Unveils New Single
  • Meet Belize's secluded Mennonites, a community frozen in time
  • Photos capture Mennonite communities who fled to Belize in the 1950s from Canada and Mexico
  • After several variants of COVID-19 detected in Belize, GOB extends 9PM curfew and explores other safety measures
  • U.S. Embassy in Belize presents new Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Leyla Moses-Ones
  • WHS students embrace new opportunities in Belize
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Richland laptops find new home in Belize
  • Carnival Vista port call to Belize City: COVID-19 infections detected inside cruise ship contained
  • Caye Education Foundation to sponsor seven high school students; you can become a donor
  • 27 people aboard Carnival cruise test positive for COVID-19, Belize tourism board says
  • Belize Government Exploring Policy of Mandatory Vaccination
  • RISE OF A CULTURE (An AMGHBO Original Documentary)
  • Jake Michaels’ pictures doc life in Belize’s secluded Mennonite colonies
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Current Weather & Forecast
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Videos
  • Ambergris Caye Belize - In Pictures (this is why we live here).wmv
  • 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
  • Update from Corozal, Belize
  • Travel Guide - Belize
  • Belize Adventure
  • Keisha Belize 2012 San Pedro
  • Caye Caulker, Belize
  • Introduction to Belize
  • A Glimpse of Belize HD
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