Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize

Location:  Belize Event:  Opening of Belize land and sea borders to foreign tourists on May 31, 2021 The Government of Belize announced the re-opening of Belize’s land and sea borders to receive foreign tourists. The land borders at Santa Elena (Mexico) and Benque Viejo del Carmen (Guatemala), as well as sea borders at Corozal, San Pedro, and Punta Gorda will reopen on …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize

Location:  Belize Belize Travel Advisory: Update from February 12, 2021 The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Belize on February 12, 2021.  The Department continues to advise travelers to exercise normal precautions in Belize. Reconsider travel to Belize due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Belize due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the Department …

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US Embassy Vehicle Auction 2021

US Embassy Vehicle Auction 2021 The U.S. Embassy Belmopan is selling surplus movable property (SMP) via a Web Based Electronic Auction to include five vehicles. The auction will be live from Monday, February 15th to Sunday, February 21st. During this period you can actively take part and submit your bid for the surplus property. The …

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Statement on the Inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th President of the United States

January 20, 2021 Press Release Belmopan – U.S. Embassy Belmopan is pleased to announce today’s inauguration of Joseph R. Biden as President of the United States and Kamala Harris as Vice President, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. in accordance with the U.S. Constitution and laws. President Biden …

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U.S. Government Delivers Two Fire Trucks to Placencia Fire Station

Belmopan – U.S. Embassy Belmopan facilitated the delivery of two fire trucks from South Carolina to Belize in collaboration with U.S. Southern Command and the Denton Program. Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Jones, the Senior Defense Official for U.S Embassy Belize, along with Fire Chief Colin Gillet and Mr. David Fafka received the U.S. Air Force C5 …

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U.S. Embassy, Love Foundation, and Kolbe Foundation Launch Community Resource Hub in St. Martins

December 15, 2020 U.S. Embassy, Love Foundation, and Kolbe Foundation Launch Community Resource Hub in St. Martins Belmopan – On December 15, U.S. Embassy Belmopan, alongside project partners the Love Foundation and the Kolbe Foundation, formally launched its second community resource hub in St. Martins under the “Empowering Communities to Empower Themselves” (ECTET) initiative. These …

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U.S. Government Delivers Fire Truck to Ladyville Fire Station

Belmopan – The United States Embassy delivered a Fire Truck to Belize’s Ladyville Village Council and Fire Station at a November 23 handover ceremony in Ladyville. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges presented the fire truck to Fire Chief Colin Gillett, of Belize’s National Fire Service. “By providing transport to ensure that today’s donation is …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize

Location:  Belize Event:  Hurricane Iota to make landfall in Central America            Monday November 16 at 10:00 am Note:  The National Meteorological Services of Belize and NEMO hereby inform the general public that Tropical Storm IOTA is now Hurricane IOTA. The Hurricane was centered near latitude 13.3N longitude 78.5W or about 335 miles east-southeast of Cabo Gracias …

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United States Congratulates Belize on Successful Elections

Belmopan – The United States congratulates John Briceño and his team on their success in yesterday’s elections. The U.S. Embassy stands ready to work with the Prime Minister and his new government on shared priorities. We commend the Belizean people on their open and transparent national elections, which serve as a model for the region. …

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U.S. Government Delivers Ambulances from U.S. NGO to Belize Fire Department

For Immediate Release June 19, 2020 Press Release Belmopan – On June 19, the United States Government delivered two ambulances donated by the Virginia Emergency Services Program, a U.S. non-governmental organization, to the Belize Fire Department in San Ignacio and Santa Elena. The shipment was transported by the U.S. Department of Defense under the U.S. …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize

Location:  Belize Event:  This is notification of multiple United Airlines repatriation flights from Belize in June.   United Airlines and the Government of Belize are providing repatriation flights from Belize City to Houston, TX during the month of June 2020.  Flights are confirmed for Friday June 12, Friday June 19, and Friday June 26. United …

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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Applicants for the 2021-2022 Hubert H. Humphrey Program

The U.S. Embassy invites suitably qualified persons to compete for participation in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  This distinguished program brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of combined academic (but non-degree) and professional work. Fellows are selected based on potential for leadership and commitment to public service. Fellowships are granted competitively …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize (06-MAY-2020)

Location:  Belize Event:  There are currently two United Airlines repatriation flights from Belize to the United States. The airport and all borders in Belize remain closed. We are grateful to United Airlines and the Government of Belize for providing these flights.  Flight 1 – Thursday May 7, 2020: United Airlines Flight UA3023 departs Belize City …

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U.S. Government to Donate Equipment to Ministry of National Security to Assist Counternarcotic Efforts

Belmopan – On April 23, the United States Government donated over $400,000 USD worth of communications equipment and Boston Whaler sustainment parts to the Belize Ministry of National Security.  The donation is part of the U.S. Southern Command’s continued partnership with Belize and was funded by the U.S. counternarcotics program. The communications equipment is part …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize

Location:  Belize Event:  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United …

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Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges’ Remarks at the 243rd Independence Day Celebration

Welcome and Good Afternoon. My special thanks to our private sector sponsors: American Airlines; Best Western Belize Biltmore Hotel; Bowen & Bowen; eData Ltd.; Madisco Food & Beverage; Karl H. Menzies, Ltd.; Madisco Food & Beverage; Ramada Princess Hotel & Casino; Sabido & Company; Southwest Airlines; the Twin Palms Inn; United Airlines; and Valley of …

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U.S. Embassy’s Belize Wonder Woman!

BELIZE’S WONDER WOMAN! The Women Who Help Make Belize Great! We are proud to announce that, for the month of June, Dina Halsall is our Belize Wonder Woman! Dina, along with the Ascenthium Band, is leading awareness through music to a fundamental issue such as Mental Health.  At the age of 25, she is the …

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U.S. Embassy visit to the Chiquibul Forest Reserve

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges and the Embassy representatives recently traveled to the Chiquibul. They visited the Caracol Archaeological Park, the Chiquibul National Park and the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. Dr. Allan Moore and Nich Belize colleagues, as well as Dr. Chase of University of Nevada – Las Vegas, warmly welcomed us at the Caracol Archaeological …

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Belize’s Public Awareness and Preparedness Campaign on the Question of Referring Guatemala’s Claim to the International Court of Justice

On July 5,  the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Government of  #Belize  launched a project to support Belize’s Public Awareness and Preparedness Campaign on the Question of Referring Guatemala’s Claim to the International Court of Justice. This grant, worth $250,000 USD, is funded through the U.S. Government’s Central America Regional Security Initiative ( #CARSI ) …

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LGBTI Pride Month- Statement By Secretary Pompeo

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release   Statement By Secretary Pompeo June 1, 2018 LGBTI Pride Month The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Exceptional Belizeans

Celebrating Exceptional Belizeans! Take a moment be inspired, be empowered, and follow great examples! For the month of April, we are excited to feature Mr. Kentin Flowers as our Exceptional Belizean!! In 2010, Kentin Flowers experienced a major spinal injury that changed his life forever. After the accident, he spent two months in the hospital …

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Women’s Month Motivational Outreach

To commemorate Women’s Month, on March 15, the Embassy held a motivational outreach with inmates at the Belize Central Prison. We engaged perpetrators of crime and violence to help self-identify the root causes of violent behavior and to share the resources available for rehabilitation, stressing the importance of support networks. Chargé d ’Affaires Adrienne Galanek …

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STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Outreach

The Embassy continues to support and encourage young Belizeans to pursue careers in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Public Affairs Section organized a motivational session with students in Belize City. Belizean Biochemistry Researcher and PhD student at UCLA in California Aimee Flores shared her experience and motivated students at the Anglican Cathedral College about STEAM fields.  She …

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Youth Ambassadors Program

The Public Affairs Section conducted a pre-departure briefing for nine students and one mentor before they participate on the 2018 Youth Ambassadors Program. The Youth Ambassadors Program is a U.S. Department of State youth exchange designed to strengthen the leadership skills of young people from Central America and the United States. This multi-national exchange also builds …

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Gang Prevention and Intervention

U.S. Mission Belize hosted Hector Verdugo, Associate Executive Director of  Homeboy Industries  in Los Angeles from October 22-27, 2017. Mr. Verdugo conducted a week-long outreach program to empower Belizean youths on gang prevention, intervention and the importance of education .  Through a series of meetings, small round tables, public forums, school presentations, and  local television appearances, he engaged the …

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Women in Politics

U.S. Mission Belize hosted Dr. Kelly Dittmar, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers- Camden Scholar,  Center for American Women and Politics, Rutegers-New Brunswicka from August 27- September 2, 2017. She conducted a week-long outreach program to inspire and empower women to take on political leadership roles in Belize.  Through a series of small round tables, public …

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U.S. Embassy Belize Screen on the Green 2018

U.S. Embassy Belmopan partnered with the Belmopan City Council to commemorate and launch the fourth annual Belize Screen on the Green monthly movie series with the screening of the movie “MOANA.” The screening focused on Environment and Culture. The Belize Screen on the Green Movie Series program was created four years ago to promote citizen …

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Speaker Program- Investigative Journalism and Ethical Reporting

U.S. Mission Belize hosted Kendis Gibson, a Belizean-American journalist and an anchor with the ABC network in the United States from October 4-8, 2017.  He conducted a series of forums, training media professionals and inspired youths to stay in school and pursue careers in journalism, writing, reporting, or media in general. The program was a …

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