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Guatemala votes on international court handling Belize border dispute
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Guatemala votes to send territory dispute with Belize to ICJ
Guatemalans OK effort to end territorial dispute with Belize
Guatemala Votes Yes to Referendum on Territorial Dispute with Belize
Guatemala votes to send Belize border dispute to international court
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Guatemala hails vote to send Belize border dispute to international court
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Ministry of Health confirms Belize was exposed to Whooping Cough
Ivan Sosa, 38, shot dead in front of bar in Ranchito
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WW Belmopan Classic results – April 15, 2018
Gabriel Escalante, 42, and Mark Seawell, 47, murdered on Caye Lagos
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Inspector Nicolas Palomo passes
James Jason Bellencio, 30, murdered on Lovely Lane
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Verdes bomb Police; BDF draw with Bandits; PLB playoff matchups – BDF vs Verdes; Police vs Bandits
Tax them
Belize not ready to hold ICJ referendum
NEBL playoff scenarios
Guatemalans voted yes to ICJ referendum
Oxygen concentrator donated to Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II
Assault survivor Carrie Tripodi undergoes surgery; seeks financial support
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Guatemala votes to ask UN court to resolve Belize border spat
ECI Development Announces Plan to Debut the Marriott Hotels Brand in Belize with a 203-Key Oceanfront Property
Marriott Hotels To Debut In Belize With A 303-Key Oceanfront Property
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
ECI Development to Debut the Marriott Hotels Brand in Belize With a 203-Key Oceanfront
203 Key Belize Marriott Ambergris Caye Resort and Residences Coming to Belize
Ambergris Caye Rotaract Club hosts public speaking workshop
Belize Red Cross hosts swimming rescue training on Ambergris Caye
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System remains in UNESCO Danger List; Land Development to blame
NEMO assists island residents affected by freak storm; Hurricane Season less than two months away
Aerospace Coatings Market Expanding at a CAGR of +7% by 2025 – Future Outlook, Competitive Analysis and Key Players
Authorities won’t confirm if Cayo Rosario tourism project has been approved
San Pedro Tour Guide Association hosts a successful meeting
Belize joins the IWF reporting solution for child sexual abuse imagery online
BAA says Caye Caulker airport to re-open in June
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Passings: Belizean Musician Andy Palacio
Today
Patchy Rain
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:77°F (25°C)
Winds:E 10 MPH (16 KPH)
Precipitation:11.6
Tomorrow
Clear/Sunny
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:81°F (27°C)
Winds:E 10 MPH (16 KPH)
Precipitation:7.7
Saturday
Patchy Rain
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:81°F (27°C)
Winds:ESE 8 MPH (12 KPH)
Precipitation:5.2
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:76°F (24°C)
Winds:SSE 7 MPH (11 KPH)
Precipitation:5.3
Monday
Patchy Rain
High:88°F (31°C)
Low:79°F (26°C)
Winds:S 5 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:8.9
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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
  • 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
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  • Guatemala votes on international court handling Belize border dispute
  • Guatemala Holds Referendum on Territorial Dispute with Belize
  • Guatemala votes to ask UN court to resolve Belize...
  • Guatemala votes to send territory dispute with Belize to ICJ
  • Guatemalans OK effort to end territorial dispute with Belize
  • Guatemala Votes Yes to Referendum on Territorial Dispute with Belize
  • Guatemala votes to send Belize border dispute to international court
  • Central Albertans provide Belize’s students and teachers with literacy tools
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  • Guatemala hails vote to send Belize border dispute to international court
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala votes ‘Yes’ to take the territorial dispute over Belize to the ICJ
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  • Family fun at Carnival Fundraiser for Raise Me Up and ACES
  • Ministry of Health confirms Belize was exposed to Whooping Cough
  • Ivan Sosa, 38, shot dead in front of bar in Ranchito
  • UK welcomes Guatemala's referendum decision to take Belize's dispute to the ICJ
  • WW Belmopan Classic results – April 15, 2018
  • Gabriel Escalante, 42, and Mark Seawell, 47, murdered on Caye Lagos
  • Why Accountability is the Fast Track to Spiritual Growth
  • Inspector Nicolas Palomo passes
  • James Jason Bellencio, 30, murdered on Lovely Lane
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
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  • Tax them
  • Belize not ready to hold ICJ referendum
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  • Assault survivor Carrie Tripodi undergoes surgery; seeks financial support
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  • Guatemala votes to ask UN court to resolve Belize border spat
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  • Marriott Hotels To Debut In Belize With A 303-Key Oceanfront Property
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • ECI Development to Debut the Marriott Hotels Brand in Belize With a 203-Key Oceanfront
  • 203 Key Belize Marriott Ambergris Caye Resort and Residences Coming to Belize
  • Ambergris Caye Rotaract Club hosts public speaking workshop
  • Belize Red Cross hosts swimming rescue training on Ambergris Caye
  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System remains in UNESCO Danger List; Land Development to blame
  • NEMO assists island residents affected by freak storm; Hurricane Season less than two months away
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  • Authorities won’t confirm if Cayo Rosario tourism project has been approved
  • San Pedro Tour Guide Association hosts a successful meeting
  • Belize joins the IWF reporting solution for child sexual abuse imagery online
  • BAA says Caye Caulker airport to re-open in June
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Passings: Belizean Musician Andy Palacio
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Current Weather & Forecast
84°F
29°C
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Currency Exchange Rate
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Belize Dollars
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