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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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Is there trouble in Paradise? Nope says Jimmy Buffett who was joking around when he posted this picture of him and his private pilot in Bimini Bahamas. “No this is NOT my plane. It belonged to someone who obviously was less experienced than Captain Gerald and Frank Bama. He was lucky he was flying such a great airplane. Don’t try this at home” - Jimmy Buffet via Instagram

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Police reports today indicate that on Sunday April 2, 2017, police arrested and charged 27-year-old police officer Norman Coye, with two counts of Wounding and 22-year-old police officer Darnell Madrill, for one count of wounding as investigation continue into the shooting incident that took place at Central Park.

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Easter weekend in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye is definitely one of the busiest of the year and one of the biggest celebrations on the island. Whether it’s celebration through religious activities, beach parties or sports activities the island is packed with visitors. Belizeans from all around the country travel to the island for this specific time of the year.

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Meet Matt Jaskol - We bumped into these great Instagram posts of his while he casually went skydiving the Great Blue Hole of Belize. We say casual because it seems Matt is an adrenaline junkie; to him jumping out of a place seems normal!!!

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Island residents woke up this morning to shocking footage of an altercation that took place at Central Park, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize involving night club patrons and San Pedro Police officers. During the incident shots were fired by a police officer in which four bystanders were injured.

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San Pedro Police reports that at 2:30 a.m. onThursday, March 30, 2017, they searched a red and white shoe box at Tropic Air cargo section on Sea Star Street which led to the discovery of (2) parcels of cannabis amounting to 947 grams. No one arrived to claim the package and the item was claimed by the Police and deposited as “Found Property”.  Click Here for More News on Ambergris Today Online

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San Pedro High School celebrated Drug Awareness Week filled with events targeting the student body knowing that drug use amongst teenagers is prevalent within societies world-wide.

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The new Belize telephone directory was released on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Belize City and with a collaboration with WWF and Yello Belize the publication highlights the importance of the Belize Barrier Reef World Heritage Site with captivating images and new innovative technology. BTL stated its proud on all the hard work, dedication and investment into making this year’s publication visually captivating and very informative. The 2017 edition features a cover shot by renowned local photographer Tony Rath. 

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Embassy of Belize in Brussels Promotes Belize’s Cacao Industry in the ‘Chocolate Capital of the World’ -  On March 28, 2017, the Embassy of Belize in Brussels hosted a promotional event aimed at generating interest in importing Belize’s high-quality cacao beans and encouraging investments in the expansion of cacao production and processing in Belize.

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On Monday 27th March 2017, based upon information received from authorities in Guatemalan, Civil Aviation along with the Anti-Narcotics Unit visited an area in Northern Belize. There they observed a white with burgundy and sliver trim Piper PA-23-250 aircraft with tail number N6769Y. 

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Oh no, not again! First Showtime released the documentary ‘Gringo: The Dangerous Live of John McAfee” about his bizarre and scandalous life of tech millionaire John McAfee in Belize. Now it has been announced that A-list celebrity Johnny Depp will play the role of McAfee in a new and upcoming biopic.

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Belize is in the spotlight in the current edition of the prestigious Food and Travel Mexico Magazine. It highlights the Best Marine Experiences in the World with lionfish hunting in Belize in the list.

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After GraceKennedy announced it has suspended sales of corned beef originating from Brazil, Belize Agricultural Health Authority along with the Ministry of Health have come together and issued a press release stating their take of action towards this situation. 

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