Information, Products and Services for Expats in Placencia, Stann Creek, 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
Woofer: Paper Inventions
Two islanders charged for possession of protected Nurse shark and out of season Conch and Lobster
Doctor Love: Doing the right thing
Ministry of Immigration and Nationality Services adjusts Immigration Fees
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
State of Emergency regulations relaxed further after a month without cases of COVID-19
Rotary Club of Taiwan Donates Medical Equipment
The IDB and Compete Caribbean announces fifteen finalists for the Social Innovation Challenge
Swimming and dining out is a go, after SOE regulations further relaxed
2020 Turtle Nesting Season Begins
New construction under scrutiny; mapping department says it’s on a designated street
Police charge activist for Harmonyville gathering
Dominion Cartridge Company ammunition board, produced in Canada in the 1930s, brings CA$4,500 in Miller & Miller auction
Valley of Peace gas station robbed; getaway vehicle overturns
Edgar Reginald, the first son …
Government sets new, higher prices for butane gas
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Attorney Arthur Saldivar charged for not wearing a mask in public
The Blacks bought the bullshit – about Sam Cooke
Chamber calls debate between GOB and unions unacceptable
Caribbean students will sit CXC exams for 2020
Attorney General explains government’s easing of some SOE restrictions
Canada Announces Initiatives to Contribute to the Government of Belize’s response to the COVID19 pandemic
World´s First Cryptocurrency Fund of Funds Appoints First Asia Partner
Boat accident injures two; San Pedro Police investigation underway
Belize Celebrates Nurses Week 2020
Island residents oppose plans to build a water taxi terminal on beachfront of former Ruby’s Hotel
FBS Announces Forex Trading Book – Beginner’s Guide
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Mexican nationals flee Belize quarantine center
San Pedro Belize Express makes second donation to Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye
BTB Partners with Water Walkers Club to Assist the Needy in Belize City
COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll as unemployment soars
Tourism Minister says Tour Guide license renewals to be free of cost for three months
Xtravirt and Runecast announce EMEA partnership that will deliver increased customer value
Belize: CDB to provide almost US$67 million to seven Caribbean countries to counter the COVID-19 crisis
Wanted man from Spruce Grove arrested in Belize
Belize: Coronavirus Disease – COVID 19 Situation Note No.4 (As of 18:00 hours, 8 of May 2020)
Five Belizeans caught bringing Corona beer from Guatemala
Chaa Creek Is Cautiously Optimistic - and Busy - As Belize...
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Minister of National Emergency Management feeds Doctors, Nurses and Support Staff at Cleopatra White Polyclinic
Hol Chan Channel to remain closed till June 16th due to Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease
SIDS DOCK and GRID-Arendal announce strategic partnership for sustainable use and management of marine resources in small islands and low-lying developing countries
Food in the time of quarantine – AKA, the “Ambergris Caye COVID RELIEF Cookbook”
Forbes Says Belize Will Be The Best Place to Live and Retire Post The Coronavirus
Vaxine Pty Ltd Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Collaboration with Leading South Korean BioPharma Company, Medytox Inc
Belize ratifies UN treaty banning nuclear weapons
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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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Placencia, Stann Creek, Belize
Current News in Belize
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  • 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
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