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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
Norway lands in the top 10 of best countries for introverts to live in, according to new study
Minster of Health Officially Renames Mopan Polyclinic
Sugar Industry Control Board Holds Special Meeting to Revise Crop Production Estimates
Almost 200 persons arrested and charged for breaching quarantine regulations
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
After COVID-19: the long-term effects
Reduced crime and only 1 murder in San Pedro for 2020
Distance Learning To Continue Into The 2020 – 2021 School Year
Restructuring Plan for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise
No increase in Social Security contribution rates for 2021
PAHO/WHO donates Video Laryngoscope to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority (KHMHA) to strengthen the response for patients suffering from COVID-19
Convalescent plasma/blood drive set for this Friday
Biosimulation Market Share, Trends, Opportunities, Projection, Revenue, Analysis Forecast To 2025
Labour Department Launches Electronic TEP System
Applications Open for Food Assistance Program
Energy Unit Launches New Website
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
COVID-19 Outbreak at Palm View Center
Minister of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour and Local Government Visits Bullet Tree Falls Water Project Site
Statement on Incident at Northern Regional Hospital on December 31, 2020
Covid-19 rapid testing drive identifies only three positive cases in San Pedro Town
GOB releases noted on Cabinet Briefing
Tourism slowly returns to the Cayes; new government COVID-19 legislation affects island businesses
God The Father, His Son Jesus, and The Father's Holy Spirit Speaks To Us All - Nine Sovereign Kings: The Return Of God
Superintendent Christopher Noble commander of Region Four; his deputy oversees the SP Police Station
Tourists arrested and charged for not wearing masks on Ambergris Caye
Taiwanese disaster prevention technology passes early test in Belize - Focus Taiwan
Latest blood drive collects more convalescent plasma from recovered islanders
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Picking up the Pieces – Belize one month after Eta
Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association disapprove of the Cane Farmer Register
Belize Exports First Shipment of Chicken to CARICOM
Forest Department Successfully Captures of Jaguar in Southern Belize
Justice Minnet Hafiz-Bertram Sworn in as Acting President of the Belize Court of Appeal
The World Happiness Awards - Highlighting the Good of the World
11 medals for Team Belize at Central American Athletics Championships
Collective Bargaining Agreement Signed Between Belize Electricity Limited and Belize Energy Workers Union
Two new Belizean Public and Bank holidays in 2021; Pan American Day removed
Statement on Illegal Incursion of Guatemala Navy on Belize’s Territorial Waters
Aspiring mayoral candidates submit their names ahead of Municipal Elections
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Four islanders appointed to BAA’s new board of directors
CDC requires negative Covid test from all airline passengers arriving into the United States
Minister of Agriculture addresses the issue of importing dairy products
Island beauty Iris Salguero will represent Belize at Miss Universe pageant
Belize Receives Safe Travels Stamp from World Travel & Tourism Council
Ben Corpus, Higher Education Executive and Consultant, Believes Change is Here: The Need for Income Sharing Agreements
Belizean poultry products now available in Grenada under Caricom rules
Today
Moderate Rain
High:79°F (26°C)
Low:76°F (24°C)
Winds:NW 22 MPH (35 KPH)
Precipitation:6.8
Tomorrow
Patchy Rain
High:74°F (23°C)
Low:70°F (21°C)
Winds:NNW 21 MPH (34 KPH)
Precipitation:2.4
Wednesday
Patchy Rain
High:73°F (23°C)
Low:55°F (13°C)
Winds:NW 16 MPH (26 KPH)
Precipitation:0.4
Thursday
Patchy Rain
High:76°F (24°C)
Low:70°F (21°C)
Winds:SSE 16 MPH (26 KPH)
Precipitation:2.0
Friday
Cloudy
High:76°F (25°C)
Low:65°F (18°C)
Winds:ENE 16 MPH (26 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
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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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San Pedro, Belize, 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
  • Belize Energy Workers Take Their Case To The Labour Minister
  • Norway lands in the top 10 of best countries for introverts to live in, according to new study
  • Minster of Health Officially Renames Mopan Polyclinic
  • Sugar Industry Control Board Holds Special Meeting to Revise Crop Production Estimates
  • Almost 200 persons arrested and charged for breaching quarantine regulations
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • After COVID-19: the long-term effects
  • Reduced crime and only 1 murder in San Pedro for 2020
  • Distance Learning To Continue Into The 2020 – 2021 School Year
  • Restructuring Plan for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise
  • No increase in Social Security contribution rates for 2021
  • PAHO/WHO donates Video Laryngoscope to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority (KHMHA) to strengthen the response for patients suffering from COVID-19
  • Convalescent plasma/blood drive set for this Friday
  • Biosimulation Market Share, Trends, Opportunities, Projection, Revenue, Analysis Forecast To 2025
  • Labour Department Launches Electronic TEP System
  • Applications Open for Food Assistance Program
  • Energy Unit Launches New Website
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • COVID-19 Outbreak at Palm View Center
  • Minister of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour and Local Government Visits Bullet Tree Falls Water Project Site
  • Statement on Incident at Northern Regional Hospital on December 31, 2020
  • Covid-19 rapid testing drive identifies only three positive cases in San Pedro Town
  • GOB releases noted on Cabinet Briefing
  • Tourism slowly returns to the Cayes; new government COVID-19 legislation affects island businesses
  • God The Father, His Son Jesus, and The Father's Holy Spirit Speaks To Us All - Nine Sovereign Kings: The Return Of God
  • Superintendent Christopher Noble commander of Region Four; his deputy oversees the SP Police Station
  • Tourists arrested and charged for not wearing masks on Ambergris Caye
  • Taiwanese disaster prevention technology passes early test in Belize - Focus Taiwan
  • Latest blood drive collects more convalescent plasma from recovered islanders
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Picking up the Pieces – Belize one month after Eta
  • Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association disapprove of the Cane Farmer Register
  • Belize Exports First Shipment of Chicken to CARICOM
  • Forest Department Successfully Captures of Jaguar in Southern Belize
  • Justice Minnet Hafiz-Bertram Sworn in as Acting President of the Belize Court of Appeal
  • The World Happiness Awards - Highlighting the Good of the World
  • 11 medals for Team Belize at Central American Athletics Championships
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement Signed Between Belize Electricity Limited and Belize Energy Workers Union
  • Two new Belizean Public and Bank holidays in 2021; Pan American Day removed
  • Statement on Illegal Incursion of Guatemala Navy on Belize’s Territorial Waters
  • Aspiring mayoral candidates submit their names ahead of Municipal Elections
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Four islanders appointed to BAA’s new board of directors
  • CDC requires negative Covid test from all airline passengers arriving into the United States
  • Minister of Agriculture addresses the issue of importing dairy products
  • Island beauty Iris Salguero will represent Belize at Miss Universe pageant
  • Belize Receives Safe Travels Stamp from World Travel & Tourism Council
  • Ben Corpus, Higher Education Executive and Consultant, Believes Change is Here: The Need for Income Sharing Agreements
  • Belizean poultry products now available in Grenada under Caricom rules
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Current Weather & Forecast
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28°C
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Currency Exchange Rate
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