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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
ALEXIS TEST ARTICLE
Children’s Week 2018: San Pedro celebrates our next generation
San Pedro Pirates win 2-1 against Wagiya F.C, advancing to the PLB Semifinals
PUMA GAS STATION BURGLARY EARLY THIS MORNING
MAN RAMS CAR INTO SEVERAL PEOPLE
BODY FOUND IN POMONA – IDENTIFIED
SSBA Becol/Diginet basketball weekend stats
Hon. Cordel Hyde says, “Take back our Boledo”
Ajman Media City Free Zone expansion strategy to support investors coming in the UAE
Captain Conch debuts in San Pedro visiting island schools to promote proper garbage disposal
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
ICJ SPECIAL REPORT
Dangriga 19th Weekend Pool Tournament
CCJ award prompts government to amend GST law retroactively
Property owners greedy, says PM
BARBER MURDERED IN BELIZE CITY
Going to the ICJ – Some Procedures
A tale of two mysteries
San Pedro Cellular World Re-vamped and Re-opened for business
Rapidly Evolving Risk Landscape is a Growing Governance Challenge for Boards, Say Directors
Presentation of Belize’s National Report under Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review
Her Majesty The Queen recognises Belize volunteer with Commonwealth Points of Light award
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Belize police officer shoots girlfriend, commits suicide
Watch out for romaine and Jennie-O!
Aero Mexico launches direct Belize flights
Belize Sex Offender Registry Launched
“Garifuna progress a task for all Garinagu” — Belize City mayor, Bernard Wagner
Government concerned about Belize’s image, after FTC exposes Sanctuary Belize scam
PUP heads to court over list of electors in Belize Rural South constituency
Family Law Attorney Janet P. Reed publishes second article in a series about Technology & Family Law practice
Huge LGBT Step In Belize As Man Asks Court T
Kitchener's Deep Trekker to dive into Belize's Blue Hole in upcoming expedition
Belize’s Position on the Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Belize : Climate Change Policy Assessment | IMF Country Report No. 18/329
Placencia, Belize: An Increasingly Popular Caribbean...
BELIZEAN JOURNALISTS AT THE HAGUE
FIRE IN BELIZE CITY
Belizean journalists meet with experts in international law to learn the procedures of the ICJ
Prime Minister Barrow of Belize changes mind, will remain in office
Family Law Attorney Janet Reed publishes third article in a series about Technology & the Legal Profession
Belize’s Sex Offenders Registry will not be available for public access
Belize honors Castro on anniversary of his death
Vancouver company Aquatica Submarines to explore Belize’s Blue Hole with multi-billionaire Richard Branson
New mission to explore bottom of Belize's Great Blue Hole
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Belize and Taiwan launch Motor Vehicle Registration & License system
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
  • ALEXIS TEST ARTICLE
  • Children’s Week 2018: San Pedro celebrates our next generation
  • San Pedro Pirates win 2-1 against Wagiya F.C, advancing to the PLB Semifinals
  • PUMA GAS STATION BURGLARY EARLY THIS MORNING
  • MAN RAMS CAR INTO SEVERAL PEOPLE
  • BODY FOUND IN POMONA – IDENTIFIED
  • SSBA Becol/Diginet basketball weekend stats
  • Hon. Cordel Hyde says, “Take back our Boledo”
  • Ajman Media City Free Zone expansion strategy to support investors coming in the UAE
  • Captain Conch debuts in San Pedro visiting island schools to promote proper garbage disposal
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • ICJ SPECIAL REPORT
  • Dangriga 19th Weekend Pool Tournament
  • CCJ award prompts government to amend GST law retroactively
  • Property owners greedy, says PM
  • BARBER MURDERED IN BELIZE CITY
  • Going to the ICJ – Some Procedures
  • A tale of two mysteries
  • San Pedro Cellular World Re-vamped and Re-opened for business
  • Rapidly Evolving Risk Landscape is a Growing Governance Challenge for Boards, Say Directors
  • Presentation of Belize’s National Report under Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review
  • Her Majesty The Queen recognises Belize volunteer with Commonwealth Points of Light award
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Belize police officer shoots girlfriend, commits suicide
  • Watch out for romaine and Jennie-O!
  • Aero Mexico launches direct Belize flights
  • Belize Sex Offender Registry Launched
  • “Garifuna progress a task for all Garinagu” — Belize City mayor, Bernard Wagner
  • Government concerned about Belize’s image, after FTC exposes Sanctuary Belize scam
  • PUP heads to court over list of electors in Belize Rural South constituency
  • Family Law Attorney Janet P. Reed publishes second article in a series about Technology & Family Law practice
  • Huge LGBT Step In Belize As Man Asks Court T
  • Kitchener's Deep Trekker to dive into Belize's Blue Hole in upcoming expedition
  • Belize’s Position on the Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Belize : Climate Change Policy Assessment | IMF Country Report No. 18/329
  • Placencia, Belize: An Increasingly Popular Caribbean...
  • BELIZEAN JOURNALISTS AT THE HAGUE
  • FIRE IN BELIZE CITY
  • Belizean journalists meet with experts in international law to learn the procedures of the ICJ
  • Prime Minister Barrow of Belize changes mind, will remain in office
  • Family Law Attorney Janet Reed publishes third article in a series about Technology & the Legal Profession
  • Belize’s Sex Offenders Registry will not be available for public access
  • Belize honors Castro on anniversary of his death
  • Vancouver company Aquatica Submarines to explore Belize’s Blue Hole with multi-billionaire Richard Branson
  • New mission to explore bottom of Belize's Great Blue Hole
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Belize and Taiwan launch Motor Vehicle Registration & License system
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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
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Belize Dollars
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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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