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Police reports indicate that on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 11:30pm a male person called the station indicating that he was lost at sea. At 4:30a.m. today, Thursday, July 19, a 28-foot fishing boat was discovered docked beside Grand Caribe Resort, San Pedro Town. Three male persons were found in the boat and were transported to the San Pedro Poly Clinic and are now receiving medical treatment. They were all identified as Jamaican fishermen of West Morland including 50-year-old Noel Samuels, 23-year-old Romeo Lewis and 44-year-old Karma Beckford.

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The Miss San Pedro Pageant Committee held an official sashing ceremony for the delegates of the Miss San Pedro 2018 Pageant and this year it was held at El Patio restaurant on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Vying for the coveted title of Miss San Pedro 2018 are Seleny Borges, Chelsea Munoz, Faith Noel, Janelie Aban and Daisy Martinez.

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For the first time, Belize will represent at this global STEM event. Belize High School takes its three-year running Robotics Club to the FIRST Global annual internationally organized robotics challenge, igniting a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for our students as they participate alongside the more than two billion youths from across the world.

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The National Celebration Commission is excited to announce the winning theme for the 2018 September Celebrations. The competition was open to all Belizeans living at home or abroad.  Persons were encouraged to enter the competition with multiple entries which should not be more than ten (10) words. The winner receives a cash prize of $1000 and a Special Invitation to the Official Ceremonies during September.

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Coastal Zone Management Authority And Institute (Czmai) In Partnership With Oceana And The World Wildlife Fund (Wwf) Carries Out Belize’s First Marine Litter Campaign

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The residents of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize are angry about the situation on Cayo Rosario. The Government of Belize has approved dredging on the island that sits within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

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On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, late in the evening around 5:30p.m., one of Tropic Air Belize’s aircraft, a 7 seat GA8 Airvan, was damaged during a freak storm while it was parked for the night at the International Airport Mundo Maya in Flores (Peten), Guatemala. According to reports, thankfully all passengers and crew had already disembarked the plane when sudden gusts of winds and rain set on the international airport, causing the aircraft to flip.

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For the past ten years the San Pedro Tour Guide Association (SPTGA) in collaboration with PADI, the largest diving organization, and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve provide island kids the opportunity to explore the underwater world and learn to scuba dive.

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On Monday, July 16, 2018, Tropic Air announced that it is opening reservations for the resumption of service to and from Caye Caulker (CUK). Reservations can now be made for flights that begin on November 15th, 2018. "Caye Caulker is an important part of our network, and as Belize's leading airline, we are thrilled to announce a service resumption date" said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air. "Now that the renovations to the airstrip are nearing completion, we are happy to let the residents know that we are back and ready to fly more tourists to the island."

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Statistics compiled by the Ministry of National Security show that major crimes in Belize are on a downward trend. The figures were released and analyzed at the Ministry’s monthly meeting with the high command of law enforcement agencies in Belmopan on Monday, 9th July 2018.

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The Government of Belize has announced that the passport station and consulate in the city of Chicago at Evanston is scheduled for re-opening in August/September of 2018. According to the release, the Government of Belize is grateful to the Belizean community in Chicago for their response to location and accessibility. The Governement underscores its gratitude for the community’s patience that they have shown during the period in which the services were interrupted. Its sole purpose of the closure was to improve the services provided to the community.

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It has come to the attention of the Elections and Boundaries Department that there are individuals impersonating Staff of Elections and Boundaries Department who are visiting residents to obtain information. The public is advised that all staff of the Elections and Boundaries Department is issued with valid Staff Identification Cards. The public does have a right to request such an identification card prior to providing any information.

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Belize City- July 3, 2018- The Belize Hotel Association held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 1:00 PM- 5:30 PM at the Black Orchid Resort in Burrell Boom, Belize. In attendance were the Board of the BHA, Association Members, other Tourism Stakeholders and guests. Distinguished guests included Mrs. Karen Bevans, Director of Tourism, Ambassador of Guatemala to Belize, H.E. Georges de la Roche Du Ronzet Plihal , Dr. Luis Montero, Honorary Consul of Belize in Chetumal, Mr. Alfredo Pacheco, Director of Tourism in Chetumal, Mr.

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The latest statistics for the middle of 2018 shows that tourism arrivals to Belize continue to register groundbreaking levels and moving on a steady upward trend. Overnight tourism arrivals in June registered double digit increases for the past three consecutive years while the first half of the year registered a 17.1% cumulative increase. During the month of June, cruise ship arrivals registered a 57.2% increase while at the end of the first half of this year, there was also an overall increase of 10.2% in cruise visitors to Belize as compared to the first half of 2017.

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Beyond Borders Medical Mission Trip was organized by Dr. Daniel Buscaglia of the Cosmetic Vein and Laser Center in Buffalo, New York. To commemorate his 20 years of service Dr. Buscaglia organized a medical trip to “give back” instead of having a luxurious party or dinner. A team consisting of four doctors, 8 medical assistants and 12 ancillary staff are in the island at the San Pedro Lions Den rendering their services to the people of San Pedro.

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Hon. Dr. Omar Figueroa, Minister of State with responsibility for Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development, joined villagers from Bullet Tree Falls in the Cayo District for the launch of the first 'No-Plastic No-Styrofoam Kids Summer Camp'. 50 children from the community will participate in the camp which will be hosted from the July 9th to 29th. At the end of each week, the children will be taken on field trips to different protected areas in Belize.

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A dazzling display of Belizean culinary ingenuity and mixology will be the apogee of this year’s Taste of Belize, the BTB’s signature culinary competition, to be held this year on Saturday, July 21st at the Ramada Belize City Princess. The event will feature Belize’s finest chefs and bartenders vying for trophies and cash prizes in four main categories, including Pastry Chef of the Year, Junior Chef of the Year, and Bartender of the Year and the Master Chef of the Year.

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Confirmation of more Mexican actors arriving in Belize has come to our news desk as filming fo Reina del Sur 2 commenced yesterday, July 10, 2018 at the Xunantunich Maya Archaeological Site in the Cayo District, Belize. Joining Kate del Castillo in Belize for the filming of scenes of the second part of the immensely popular telenovela Reina del Sur, are supporting actors Humberto Zurita and Mark Tacher, two well-known actors in Mexico.

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The Elections and Boundaries Department is pleased to inform the public that the 2018 Re-registration of Electors Exercise continues to proceed on target. A Preliminary Report on the exercise is hereby provided as follows for the period 2nd to 7th July 2018:

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We all know and love him - Coconut Leo, most famously known on the island of Ambergris Caye for his Bob Marley interpretations and his awesome skills of tree climbing and getting down those delicious coconuts for tourists. Sadly, Coconut Leo lost his home on Sunday, July 8, 2018, in a blaze that totally destroyed the building located in the San Pedrito Area.

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