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San Pedro Police and Special Operations Team conducted a special operation in the San Juan Area of San Pedro Town where they found drugs and ammunition. According to reports on Thursday, August 29,2019, about 11:45 a.m, the Special Operations Team and other officers conducted an operation in the area of San Juan, San Pedro, as a result, they found a black plastic bag containing  (30) 5.56 live rounds of ammunition that marked (FC). They also found 222.8 grams of suspected cannabis. Properties were labeled and deposited as found property.

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The Flag of Belize is in the final stages of being standardized.  At an event held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex in Belize City, the media was informed of the work currently underway to standardize the Belizean Flag.

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On August 26, 2019, Belizean Gail Hudson, a fifth-grade teacher at Hummel Elementary was selected as the 2020 Nevada Teacher of the Year. Hudson is an educator who migrated to the USA from Belize when it was still known as British Honduras. Ms. Hudson is a national board-certified teacher who has been in the classroom for over three decades. According to reports the elementary school teacher says she takes pride in helping students who come from out of the country, adjust to cultural differences in the classroom.

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Honduras, Cayman Islands, Belize and Guyana have all punched tickets to the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship after finishing atop their respective groups in last week’s 2019 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship Qualifying. Matched with Saint Lucia, Bonaire and Anguilla in Group A, Honduras marched to a first-place finish with a 3W-0D-0L, 17GF-0GC record at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

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Over 13,000 Residents in Southern Villages will Enjoy Equitable Access to Primary Health Care The Government of Belize in collaboration with the European Union (EU) under the Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) program officially inaugurated the Bella Vista Polyclinic II and the Independence Polyclinic (first floor) in the Stann Creek and the Toledo District on August 26, 2019.

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Mayors Sign the Belize National Spatial Data Infrastructure (BNSDI) Data Sharing Memorandum of Understanding Mayors from across the country gathered at the Belize Police Training Academy in Belmopan on August 22, 2019, to sign the Belize National Spatial Data Infrastructure (BNSDI) data sharing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

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More than 100 local tourism stakeholders converged at the Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina on Friday, August 23, 2019, to participate in a one-day Cruise Conference to discuss new trends and key issues pertaining to the cruise industry. 

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The Office of National Emergency Management takes this opportunity to urge the public, government line ministries, NEMO national and district emergency committees, its partners and the private sector to continue fine tune your preparations for natural hazards. The period of lull is over; the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea are showing signs of activity. All are strongly advised to convene your emergency committee meetings and identify the logistics needed to make your plan work.      

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Laura Tucker Longsworth, recently attended the 22nd Extraordinary Meeting of Presiding Officers of National Parliaments of Central America and the Caribbean Basin (FOPREL) that was held in the Chamber of the Mexican Senate in Mexico City. The extraordinary meeting of FOPREL was held on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the regional institution that comprises of Legislative Assemblies/Congresses of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Belize.

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The Miss San Pedro Pageant Committee held an official sashing ceremony for the delegates of the Miss San Pedro 2019 Pageant and it was held at El Patio restaurant on Monday, August 19, 2019. Vying for the coveted title of Miss San Pedro 2018 are Helen Barrera, Tanisha Rhaburn, Eileen Reyes, Litzy Castillo and Blanco Velasquez.

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The 2019 National Celebrations Calendar has been released!  While the calendar is sought after for the listing of events such as the Queen of the Bay Pageant, Carnival King and Queen Competition and the various municipalities' Carnival Road Marches.  It is also a guide to the many national events that show our patriotism, our appreciation of our historical achievements and our love for Belize.  The annual listing of national, traditional, patriotic and festive events will be delivered and available in your municipalities by the end of the week.

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Belize Volleyball Association Congratulates Team Belize on its Performance at the XIX Central American Beach Volleyball Championship

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The Miss San Pedro Pageant is set to take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 under the theme “Jewels of the Sea”. Five beautiful young ladies have signed up to compete for the coveted crown and title of “Miss San Pedro”, they are Eileen Reyes, Tanisha Rhaburn, Litzy Castillo, Helen Barrera and Blanca Velasquez.

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Belmopan. August 15, 2019. The Government of Belize and the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (RoC) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) today, August 15th, in Taipei, Taiwan, to engage in the negotiation of a Partial Scope Agreement (PSA) with the objective of formalizing trade relations between the two countries. The LOI resulted from a full week of discussions and engagement with RoC officials and the Belize delegation from the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce.

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The  Belize  Tourism  Board's  (BTB)  long  awaited Belizean  Traveller  Campaign,  which  encourages  Belizeans  to  be tourists  in  our  country,  was officially launched on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City. The  campaign  is  a  joint  venture  between  the  BTB  and  the  Belize  Hotel  Association  (BHA).Its specific objectives include:

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On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chester Williams was on the island of Ambergris Caye to officially install thirteen newly graduated Tourism Police Officers. These recent graduates are from the 23 newly graduated Special Constable Tourism Police Officers of which Placencia also received officers.

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The Belize Fisheries Department along with Mccap Fisheries and Tasa Turneffe Belize conducted boat-to-boat educational outreach to fishers on August 6th – 8th, 2019, to discuss climate change and how it’s affecting the fisher’s livelihood. The outreach is part of MCCAP’s ‘Climate Change - Let’s Save Our Belize’ campaign, aimed at raising awareness among fishers on its effects.

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Ten outstanding Belizean   students   received scholarship awards from the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the Belize Hotel Association (BHA) on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, during a joint award ceremony held at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel. This year’s BTB scholarship recipients include Glenroy Godwin Fermin and Roney Adali Espinosa, who will pursue their Bachelor’s Degrees at the University of Belize and Hugh Rodney Hulse who will pursue a Culinary Degree at Stratford University in the United States.

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The Belize Water Services Limited (BWSL) signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for 295 permanent employees on Monday, August 12th, 2019. The agreement seeks to promote efficient, safe and effective working practices between the company and the union.

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The 2019 National Song Competition was held on Saturday, August 10, 2019.  This annual event is celebrating the fourth year of touring the municipalities of the country of Belize after the competition's first 5 years were held in Belize City.  This year Corozal Town was the host of the competition at the Andres Campos Civic Center and Mayor Rigoberto Vellos chose, by random lotto pick from the remaining municipalities, Orange Walk to be the host municipality of the 2020 National Song Competition.

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