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. grants support good governance initiatives in Belize

Belmopan—The U.S. Embassy announces the recipients of the 2020 Central America Regional Security Initiative, Economic Support Fund (CARSI ESF) grants.  The four grants, totaling U.S. $866,000, support good governance, using civil society engagement to strengthen government effectiveness.  The United States has invested more than U.S. $44 million since 2008 through CARSI to fund programs to …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize

Location: Belize Event: Possible Tropical Storm for Northern Belize and Yucatan Peninsula Friday October 2, 2020 at 08:00 am Satellite imagery indicates that shower activity associated with the broad low pressure area over the northwestern Caribbean Sea continues to become better organized.  Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for a tropical depression or a …

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Secretary of State Pompeo’s Statement on Belize’s 39th Independence Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Belize on the 39th anniversary of your independence. Belize is a valued friend and partner with whom we have robust economic, cultural, and familial ties.  We thank Belize for its cooperation in addressing the common challenge of border …

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Media Literacy Forum hosted by U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Government of Belize, and Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Belmopan. September 15, 2020. 6:50 p.m. A media literacy virtual forum is being held today, September 15th, by the Government of Belize Press Office in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the U.S.  Embassy in Belize under the theme Navigating the Changing Media Landscape in Democracies: Fake news vs. Facts. …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize

Location:  Belize Event: Voting reminder for the 2020 U.S. Elections  Register to vote and request your absentee ballot at FVAP.gov now for this year’s elections: The following states have elections in the next 90 days: P- Presidential Primary; S- State Primary; D- District Primary; T- Territory Primary Note: This information is current as of September 9, 2020. Election dates …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize (20-AUG-2020) Location:  Belize Event:  ADVISORY # 1: POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE DEVELOPMENT IN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN            THURSDAY, 20TH AUGUST 2020 as at 10:00 a.m. The National Meteorological Service (NMS) of Belize and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hereby advises the general public that the tropical front that is approaching …

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U.S. Government Delivers Disaster Response Supplies to NEMO

Belize City – On August 20, the U.S. Embassy delivered disaster response equipment and supplies valued at over U.S. $88,000 to Belize’s National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in a handover ceremony at the NEMO Warehouse in Ladyville. Major Matthew Adams, U.S. Embassy Belmopan Office of Security Cooperation Chief, represented the U.S. Embassy when handing the …

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U.S. Government launches U.S. $300,000 project to fund UNICEF emergency response initiatives for children in Belize affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Belize City – The United States Government, through the U.S. Embassy and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the launch today of a U.S. $300,000 project to fund UNICEF’s work to reduce the risk and impact of COVID19 for vulnerable children and adolescents in Belize. During today’s ceremony at the U.S. Ambassador’s …

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United States Donates Vehicles and Equipment to Ministry of National Security to Protect Border Security

Belize City – On August 6, the United States Government donated an ambulance, six vehicles, and aircraft and vehicle parts valued at U.S. $1 million to the Belize Ministry of National Security in a handover ceremony at Force Headquarters on Price Barracks. The donation was funded by U.S. Southern Command’s Building Partner Capacity and Foreign …

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U.S. Government Hands Over Classroom Building in San Isidro to Ministry of Education

San Isidro Village – On July 30, the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Education held a ceremony to announce the handover to the Ministry of Education of a classroom building constructed through the U.S. Southern Command’s Humanitarian Assistance Program in San Isidro Village in Toledo District.  The handover ceremony was attended by the Honorable …

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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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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize (15-MAY-2020) Location:  Belize Event:  This is notification of a possible United Airlines repatriation flight from Belize.   There is an unconfirmed United Airlines flight for Friday May 22, 2020 pending Government of Belize approval. Reservations are being accepted at www.United.com . United Airlines Flight UA 2421 departs Belize City on …

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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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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize (08-APR-2020)

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize (08-APR-2020) Location:  Belize Event:  We have a confirmed flight departing Belize. United Airlines Flight UA3024 departing Belize City on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm (noon) and arriving in Houston, TX at 15:28 pm.  United Airlines is providing a repatriation flight for U.S. citizens and family members departing …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize (24-MAR-2020)

Location:  Belize Event:  Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City is now closed for commercial transportation for a minimum of 30 days.  U.S. Embassy Belmopan is compiling a list of persons seeking to leave Belize.  If you are a U.S. citizen who is considering returning to the United States from Belize, please enroll in STEP …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize (March 20, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize (20-MAR-2020) Location:  Belize Event:  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. While there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Belize, the COVID-19 National Oversight Committee announced today additional …

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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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An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 21, 2018 The United States condemns the fraudulent election that took place in Venezuela on May 20. This so-called “election” is an attack on constitutional order and an affront to Venezuela’s tradition of democracy. Until the Maduro regime restores a democratic path in Venezuela through …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Social Security Services

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States. Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Belize who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must contact the SSA Federal …

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