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Town Meeting Called as Sargassum Problem Worsens

The sargassum situation on Ambergris Caye has become such a problem that the San Pedro Town Council has called a Community Meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2022,  at 5p.m. at the San Pedro Town Council Conference Room. It has become a heavy burden for beach side resorts and residents who cannot keep up with the cleanup efforts as tons of sargassum accumulates on the beachside.

The Sargassum Task Force of Belize met on Friday, May 6, 2022, and is asking for each destination to submit a plan of action and formal assistance request on Friday, May 13, 2022. The Belize Hotel Association has volunteered to coordinate these meetings in Caye Caulker, San Pedro, Placencia and Hopkins in conjunction with the respective Village/Town Councils in each destination.

The San Pedro Town Council has put out a notice that it will be hiring Temporary Beach Cleaners to start immediately. Interested persons can apply at the Council through the HR Department. It is asking business owners, boat owners, property owners and residents to attend the meeting.

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