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In a press release issued yesterday, Thursday, April 21, 2017, the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage calls out the Government of Belize as it Fails to Honor Commitment with UNESCO on Offshore Oil Ban. On the seventh anniversary of one of the worse environmental disasters in history—British Petroleum’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico—the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage restates its position that the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System must be meaningfully protected and safeguarded from the inherent dangers of offshore oil. 

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Police reports indicate that the department received information of two male persons dressed in what appeared to be police uniforms acting suspiciously in the vicinity of Publics Supermarket on the Phillip Goldson Highway on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at around 4:30 p.m.

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Bridgetown, Barbados, April 19, 2017 – Hugh Riley, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, and eight member countries, along with representatives Chris Lehane, Bruno Lewicki and Shawn Sullivan from Airbnb, the leading community driven hospitality company, met last week to discuss Airbnb’s growing presence in the region and to address areas of mutual cooperation as outlined in an agreement signed in February 2017.

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Today, April 19, 2017, the San Pedro Town Council met with the U.S. Embassy, Public Health Inspector and the San Pedro Police Department to discuss a temporary, and eventually permanent construction of a morgue for the island of Ambergris Caye.   

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In a short ceremony held on Saturday April 15, 2017 Erica Bodden was crowned as the new Miss San Pedro Lions 2017- 2018. Following the coronation an Easter dance was held with live music from Caribbean kings and a special presentation from Ismael Antonio Chacon “El Buki.”

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The Pok Ta Pok Maya team Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk, Belize represented the country and came back victorious from a 'Pre-Hispanic Soccer’ competition/ Maya ball game that was held in the ancient city of Teotihuacan in Mexico City.

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We are sad to report the drowning of six-year-old San Pedro resident Zaem Torres who passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Investigation reveal that Torres climbed on the top of a water tank situated next to the lagoon in the Bay Side area which was filled with water and he fell in.  Police visited the Bay Side area where they saw some men around 6-year-old Zaem Torres, student of Water Lane Street, San Pedro trying to conduct (CPR) on him. He was immediately transferred to the Otto Rodriguez Poly Clinic, however, at 11:30p.m. he was pronounced dead.

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On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, rival gangs in Belize City came together for the first time in history to march for peace.

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The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) and Ministry of Health (MoH) have lifted the temporary suspension on the importation of corned beef from Brazil.

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As part of preparations for the upcoming Hurricane Season, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has relocated to a new office in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye.

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Police Reports indicate that on Saturday, April 8, 2017, the Corozal Police received a video from Custom Officers from the Northern Border Station showing a police vehicle being pursued by Custom Officers.  

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Belize City, Monday, 10th April 2017: Even following such unprecedented growth in 2016, the latest statistics for the first quarter of 2017 indicate that tourism arrivals in Belize continue to register a small but steady increase. This underscores the hard work and dedication of our tourism stakeholders and the fact that Belize continues to attract travelers, as a growing and popular world tourism destination. 

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The CEO Caucus of the Government of Belize takes this opportunity to express its sincerest gratitude to the public, partners, donors and members of the cycling community who participated in “The CEO Caucus Cancer Treatment Ride 2017: We’re with You” which took place on Saturday 8th April 2017.    

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The Department of Immigration and Nationality Services hereby informs the public that it will resume normal processing of applications for renewal and issuance of new passports Today, Monday, April 10th

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In a public statement released on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Special Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, stated the she is deeply disturbed by news of police brutality and misconduct that took place over the weekend in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. This incident brings into sharp focus the need for an immediate, objective and comprehensive review of th Belize Police Department's protocols and practices on the use of force and managing difficult cases and situations.

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Emotions ran high, tempers flared and words were thrown as residents of Ambergris Caye sent the message to the Belize Department of Environment and investors/developers of Cayo Rosario that they object to the proposed resort development on the tiny island. Island residents are not happy and they made that clear at the Cayo Rosario Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultation held at the San Pedro Lions Den on, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

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A short ceremony was held at the Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center on April 3, 2017, where the Federal Republic of Germany handed over grant of $21,604 USD to the residential institution.  

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Last year, Vivian Noralez represented Belize at the Miss Earth International Pageant that was held in Panama. She brought home the title of Miss Petite Earth International and will be traveling to Ecuador in August to pass on her title on pageant night that is scheduled for September 3rd, 2017.

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On March 24, 2017, approximately 16 families lost their homes due to a fire in Belize City. It’s always devastating to lose a home with all your essential needs, that is why the People’s United Party of Belize Rural South knew they needed to help.

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