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Following the execution of a Climate Change Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices survey, the National Climate Change Office (NCCO), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) and Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) launched a climate change awareness campaign in Belize on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. 

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Singer/songwriter/actress Mya Harrison is back in Belize. Well, our last records of her vacationing in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, was back in 2010 with NFL player Larry Johnson. We don't know if she has visited Belize again since then, until today when island resident Pedro 'Chucky' Lara posted this pic on his Facebook profile page.

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- Press Releas, Belmopan. April 26, 2017 - The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is aware that Facebook accounts under the name “Dean Barrow” are still active.  The OPM again informs the public that any pages purporting to be the personal or official account of, or bearing photos or personal information of Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow are fake and unauthorized. Users are advised to disregard any friend requests or communication from such pages and especially refrain from sharing any personal information with said accounts.

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San Pedro Belize was selected as world's best Luxury Honeymoon Destination by Canada's Largest Travel Agency, Flight Network. The article highlights popular destination around the world and assists the travel agency to help newlyweds, and the engaged, better navigate the honeymoon destination market. Flight Network says it spent months researching and interviewing the best of the best to curate the ultimate list of top 20 luxury honeymoon destinations. “Each and every swoon-worthy spot on this list has our stamp of approval, and we have a feeling they will get yours too.”

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Recently the Belize Police Department has been wracked by a series of improprieties, committed by some of its members, which are of major national concern.

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Over the weekend, Minister of National Emergency Management and Area Representative for Belize Rural North Hon Edmond Castro led a NEMO response team in the village of Biscayne where a freak storm, which struck late Saturday afternoon April 22, 2017 around 5:00 PM, affected nine families.

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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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