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CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Media Statement Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Contact: CDC Media Relations (404) 639-3286 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.  Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19. This strategy ...
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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 Belmopan and the Government of Belize Host Virtual Roundtable Discussion on Witness Protection and Victim Care

U.S. Embassy Belmopan and the Government of Belize hosted the second high-level Virtual Roundtable Discussion on Witness Protection and Victim Care today.  The event’s discussion focused on the feasibility of implementing a witness protection program in Belize as well as addressing gaps in current legislation protecting crime victims and witnesses. The roundtable was attended by ...
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Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges on the Events at the Capitol

Belize City – Throughout American history, our democracy has been tested. It was tested again yesterday by the assault on the Capitol. The U.S. Congress carried out its duties as enshrined in the Constitution to certify the results of the U.S. presidential election. Our institutions have stood strong in support of our democratic principles. In ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces the 2021 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program

Press Release December 30, 2020 Belmopan – The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2021 cohort from Belize for the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program. This program will begin in January 2021 and close in April 2021, bringing together 263 young leaders from 37 countries in ...
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