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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
Belizean tribes and the ICJ
Interpol issues red alert for Argentinian entrepreneur believed to be in Belize
BREAKING: Wanted Argentinian businessman detained in Belize
Huge LGBT Step In Belize As Man Asks Court T
Guatemala’s Fishing Trade Spells Trouble for Belize
Argentinian entrepreneur wanted for tax evasion believed to have fled to Belize
Alberto Samid transported to Belize City from San Pedro to begin expulsion process
In Belize, farmers turn away from slash and burn agriculture
Diagnostic Procedures for Cardiovascular Conditions, explained by surgeon Kamal Pourmoghadam, MD
Belize City Man Shot To The Face, Survives
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Belizeans Arrested In Livingston, Guatemala
Argentine businessman accused of tax evasion and fleeing from Justice caught in Belize
Alberto Samid transported to Belize City for possible extradition to Argentina
Wanted Argentinian expelled from Belize
Chaa Creek Wants More People To Know That Belize Is Seriously...
Recycled hopscotch set installed at Holy Cross Anglican School
Aggressive GAF Shadows BCG On The Sarstoon
High-Speed Contact With Lamp-Post Mangles Car
TGTE's Annual Convention & Award Night in Canada on April 14th
Kaya Cattouse Wins 30th Female Cross Country Cycling Race
Hard Work Pays Off, Small Businessman Attests
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
DEMOLISHED!!!!
February 10’s Belizean Study Circle in L.A. on the ICJ
Belize is major drug transshipment and money laundering hub, US report says
Boca del Rio park and beach rehabilitation project inaugurated
Ashley Barrientos is San Pedro Lions Club new beauty ambassador
Belize, the rule of law and judicial independence (Part I)
Mayor Belize City Dominoes Tournament Week 4 results
Denton Texas Real Estate Agent Wins Best 5-Star Real Estate Agents for Local Real Estate Agents in Denton TX - Chad Odom
Guat Pres. Morales teaches school children to include Belize in Guatemalan map
Belize government revokes licence of Atlantic International Bank
Despite 2-1 loss against BDF, San Pedro Pirates remain #1 in the PLB
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Los Catrachos F.C are Copa San Pedro 2019 Closing Season champions!
Editorial – Easter 2019
Belize Medical Associates to open branch on Ambergris Caye
Father Of Two Shot Dead
American National Wanted For Damage to Reef
Anny – Gone but NEVER Forgotten
First Performance Announces New Chairman
Deadly Rocket Found in Village Of Barranco
Why April 2019 Is A Big Month For Belize And The Lodge At Chaa...
Ministry of Health Measles Alert: Risk of measles continues to grow for Belize
Brush Fires Wreaking Havoc in Rural Belize
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Another Missing Person, So Many Belizeans Disappearing
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
Keisha Belize 2012 San Pedro
Caye Caulker, Belize
Update from Corozal, Belize
Belize Tourism
Introduction to Belize
A Glimpse of Belize HD
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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
  • Belizean tribes and the ICJ
  • Interpol issues red alert for Argentinian entrepreneur believed to be in Belize
  • BREAKING: Wanted Argentinian businessman detained in Belize
  • Huge LGBT Step In Belize As Man Asks Court T
  • Guatemala’s Fishing Trade Spells Trouble for Belize
  • Argentinian entrepreneur wanted for tax evasion believed to have fled to Belize
  • Alberto Samid transported to Belize City from San Pedro to begin expulsion process
  • In Belize, farmers turn away from slash and burn agriculture
  • Diagnostic Procedures for Cardiovascular Conditions, explained by surgeon Kamal Pourmoghadam, MD
  • Belize City Man Shot To The Face, Survives
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Belizeans Arrested In Livingston, Guatemala
  • Argentine businessman accused of tax evasion and fleeing from Justice caught in Belize
  • Alberto Samid transported to Belize City for possible extradition to Argentina
  • Wanted Argentinian expelled from Belize
  • Chaa Creek Wants More People To Know That Belize Is Seriously...
  • Recycled hopscotch set installed at Holy Cross Anglican School
  • Aggressive GAF Shadows BCG On The Sarstoon
  • High-Speed Contact With Lamp-Post Mangles Car
  • TGTE's Annual Convention & Award Night in Canada on April 14th
  • Kaya Cattouse Wins 30th Female Cross Country Cycling Race
  • Hard Work Pays Off, Small Businessman Attests
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • DEMOLISHED!!!!
  • February 10’s Belizean Study Circle in L.A. on the ICJ
  • Belize is major drug transshipment and money laundering hub, US report says
  • Boca del Rio park and beach rehabilitation project inaugurated
  • Ashley Barrientos is San Pedro Lions Club new beauty ambassador
  • Belize, the rule of law and judicial independence (Part I)
  • Mayor Belize City Dominoes Tournament Week 4 results
  • Denton Texas Real Estate Agent Wins Best 5-Star Real Estate Agents for Local Real Estate Agents in Denton TX - Chad Odom
  • Guat Pres. Morales teaches school children to include Belize in Guatemalan map
  • Belize government revokes licence of Atlantic International Bank
  • Despite 2-1 loss against BDF, San Pedro Pirates remain #1 in the PLB
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Los Catrachos F.C are Copa San Pedro 2019 Closing Season champions!
  • Editorial – Easter 2019
  • Belize Medical Associates to open branch on Ambergris Caye
  • Father Of Two Shot Dead
  • American National Wanted For Damage to Reef
  • Anny – Gone but NEVER Forgotten
  • First Performance Announces New Chairman
  • Deadly Rocket Found in Village Of Barranco
  • Why April 2019 Is A Big Month For Belize And The Lodge At Chaa...
  • Ministry of Health Measles Alert: Risk of measles continues to grow for Belize
  • Brush Fires Wreaking Havoc in Rural Belize
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Another Missing Person, So Many Belizeans Disappearing
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  • Corozal 86°F
  • Ladyville 86°F
  • Placencia 84°F
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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
  • Keisha Belize 2012 San Pedro
  • Caye Caulker, Belize
  • Update from Corozal, Belize
  • Belize Tourism
  • Introduction to Belize
  • A Glimpse of Belize HD
Currency Exchange Rate
2.01565
Belize Dollars
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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
Calculate Airport-to-Airport and Driving Distances