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A Vibrant Celebration of Belize's 42nd Independence Anniversary

A Vibrant Celebration of Belize's 42nd Independence Anniversary 1

Belizeans know how to throw a party, and when it comes to celebrating their independence, the energy is simply off the charts! This year, San Pedro pulled out all the stops for a spectacular Independence Day parade that left no room for anything but pure joy and celebration. From the grand marshal, International DJ Osocity, […]

Osocity Crowd Surfs on Giant Rubber Duck Above San Pedro Fans

Osocity Crowd Surfs on Giant Rubber Duck Above San Pedro Fans 2

Is that DJ Osocity crowd surfing on top of a giant rubber duck above fans in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye? Yes, San Pedro loves Osocity and Osocity loves San Pedro. With his charismatic ways, charm and humble personality, the international sensation DJ has won the hearts of the residents of Ambergris Caye, Belize. He was […]

Alma Pinelo First Belizean Woman to Complete Naval Command Course in Taiwan

Alma Pinelo First Belizean Woman to Complete Naval Command Course in Taiwan 3

Ambergris Today extends congratulations to Alma (Almita) Marcela Pinelo who graduated as Lieutenant Commander from the Navy College of National Defense University of the Republic of China. Alma successfully completed the Naval Command and Staff Course; she is the first Belizean female to ever do so. After a year and a half abroad, Alma has […]

Celebrity Spotting: Actor David Morse is Part of Blood Knot Cast

Celebrity Spotting: Actor David Morse is Part of Blood Knot Cast 4

Hollywood actor David Morse allows his picture taken with local resident Mustapha Harmouch on August 11, 2023. Morse is on Ambergris Caye as part of the cast of the movie Blood Knot that is being partly filmed in Belize, including the islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. “Blood Knot” stars Michael Douglas and his […]

Hol Chan Reports Successful Sea Turtle Nesting Season So Far

Hol Chan Reports Successful Sea Turtle Nesting Season So Far 5

Hol Chan Marine Reserve is pleased to announce the ongoing success of the 2023 sea turtle nesting season on the captivating shores of Ambergris Caye. As we delve further into the heart of this Nesting Season, Hol Chan is excited to divulge the latest advancements in its tireless endeavors towards turtle conservation. The dedicated team […]

Belize Signs $77Mil Loan to Finance Solar Project from Saudi Fund for Development

Belize Signs $77Mil Loan to Finance Solar Project from Saudi Fund for Development 6

The Government of Belize made renewable energy history with the signing of a US$77 Million loan agreement with the Saudi Fund for Development, for the construction of a 60 megawatt Solar Energy Plant in Belize. The agreement aims to support sustainable development in emerging economies and Small Island Developing States. As part of this agreement, […]

Mexico’s ADO Resumes Belize-Cancun Service

Mexico’s ADO Resumes Belize-Cancun Service 7

Hon. Rodwell Ferguson, Minister of Youth, Sports and Transport, attended the inauguration ceremony of Mobility ADO’s daily bus service between Belize and Cancun in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico, on August 4. The bus service resumed on July 24. This is the result of ongoing bilateral commitments between Belize and Mexico, as both countries work to […]

52 New Certified Tourist Guides Join the Industry in San Pedro

52 New Certified Tourist Guides Join the Industry in San Pedro 8

San Pedro has long been a popular destination for travelers seeking sun, sea, and adventure; it’s no wonder that tourism in the region has been steadily growing. As the number of visitors increases, so does the demand for knowledgeable and trained tourist guides to provide an enriching experience to travelers. Recognizing this need, the Belize […]

Southwest Airlines’ New Belize Flight from Baltimore/Washington

Southwest Airlines’ New Belize Flight from Baltimore/Washington 9

The Belize Tourism Board says it is happy to announce that Southwest Airlines will commence a new flight to Belize from Baltimore and is increasing its Houston and Denver Services. Starting on March 9, 2024, Southwest’s new non-stop flight will be on Saturdays only (seasonal service). It will depart Baltimore-Washington (BWI) at 8:30am and arrive […]

Marceli Santos Hits Belize’s Music Scene as SheBeSky

Marceli Santos Hits Belize’s Music Scene as SheBeSky 10

– by Dorian Nunez – I had always wished for a cool stage name, but I guess I always had stage fright. But do you want to hear a cool stage name – SheBeSky! You might have heard it recently as Marceli Sky McCorkle Santos hit Belize’s music scene last week with her song, and […]

Wilfredo Alamilla Announces Aspiration for UDP Mayoral Candidacy

Wilfredo Alamilla Announces Aspiration for UDP Mayoral Candidacy 11

On Friday, July 14, 2023, Wilfredo Almailla Jr. announced on his social media platform his interest in becoming the next United Democratic Party’s next Mayoral Candidate. Born and raised local Sanpedrano, 52-year-old ‘Teacher Wil’, as he is affectionately known on the island, is the owner and educator of ABC Preschool and has been working with […]

Hollywood A-List Actor Michael Douglas to Film In Belize and Mexico City

Hollywood A-List Actor Michael Douglas to Film In Belize and Mexico City 12

After filming in Massachusetts last month, the second unit production of the movie Blood Knot, starring Michael Douglas, is set to start in Belize and Mexico City this summer. Douglas (Wall St, Fatal Attraction) and his oldest son Cameron will star opposite each other in the upcoming film, as a father and son trying to […]

UK Marine Litter Scientists Work With Belize on Tackling Plastic Pollution

UK Marine Litter Scientists Work With Belize on Tackling Plastic Pollution 13

Scientists and leaders from across Belize met at the Water Quality and Marine Pollution Workshop on June 27, 2023, at Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City, to share their ideas and develop next steps to tackle ocean pollution and support a healthy marine environment. At the event, hosted by the Department of the Environment […]

Government Increases List of Price Regulated Goods from Nine to Forty Three

Government Increases List of Price Regulated Goods from Nine to Forty Three 14

To alleviate the impact of the rising cost of goods on citizens, Cabinet of Belize has announced the expansion of the basic food basket of regulated goods from nine to 43 items. The list includes both food and non-food items.   30 Foods that will be regulated with a maximum retail mark-up of 15% include: […]

Mariel Calderon Overcomes Mental Health Issues and Crowned Miss San Pedro

Mariel Calderon Overcomes Mental Health Issues and Crowned Miss San Pedro 15

Culminating the celebrations of the Dia de San Pedro festivities, the San Pedro Town Council hosted the highly anticipated Miss San Pedro Pageant. The event, held on Friday, June 30, 2023, showcased the talents, beauty, and inner strength of five extraordinary contestants. Among them, Mariel Calderon emerged victorious, overcoming her personal battle with mental health […]

Oceana Delivers Your Petitions to Initiate Referendum

Oceana Delivers Your Petitions to Initiate Referendum 16

Belizeans Should Decide If Offshore Oil Moratorium Should Ever Be Lifted – On Thursday, June 22, 2030, in accordance with Section 2(2) of the Referendum Act Oceana delivered to the office of the Governor General, signed petitions from registered Belizean voters to trigger a referendum on the right to be consulted before the moratorium on […]

Belize Residents Advised on Counterfeit Sudagrip

Belize Residents Advised on Counterfeit Sudagrip 17

Belize’s Ministry of Health & Wellness (MOHW) is aadvising the public that during routine surveillance activities, counterfeit Sudagrip was encountered at a retail outlet in the Stann Creek District. The medicine was immediately seized and the ministry started an investigation and removal of all products found countrywide. The public is advised to become familiar with […]

Miss San Pedro Sashing Ceremony Introduces Five Contestants for 2023

Miss San Pedro Sashing Ceremony Introduces Five Contestants for 2023 18

The Miss San Pedro Pageant held its official sashing ceremony to introduce this year’s five delegates vying for the Miss San Pedro Crown. Vivian Noralez, Ileny Aguilar, Herla Ortiz, Gabby Lopez and Mariel Calderon were officially presented with their sponsor sash after a small fashion show that showcased their beauty and elegance for the first […]

Triple R Boosts Emergency Services with New Ambulance for Island Community

Triple R Boosts Emergency Services with New Ambulance for Island Community 19

San Pedro, Belize – Triple R, the renowned emergency response organization, is thrilled to announce the addition of a brand new ambulance to their fleet, further strengthening their commitment to providing exceptional emergency services to the island community. This year alone, Triple R has delivered a total of three emergency vehicles to Belize, serving both […]

JetBlue To Start New Nonstop Flights to Belize from New York’s JFK Airport

JetBlue To Start New Nonstop Flights to Belize from New York’s JFK Airport 20

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has announced a new partnership with JetBlue Airlines, New York’s Hometown Airline®, which today, June 6, 2023, revealed the first-ever nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Belize’s Phillip S.W. Goldson. Marking New York as the 11th U.S. city to offer nonstop service to the […]

It’s Hot, Belize Surpassing Projected Peak Demands of Electricity

It’s Hot, Belize Surpassing Projected Peak Demands of Electricity 21

BEL Manages Impacts of Unusually Hot and Humid Weather and Generation Supply Constraints –  Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) says it is putting in place contingency measures to mitigate possible disruptions in the supply of electricity to our customers that could occur during the remainder of this week through to next weekend.  Unusually hot and humid […]

Parts of Saca Chispas Field To Be Used for Public Parking

Parts of Saca Chispas Field To Be Used for Public Parking 22

While still not having putting the parking meters to use in Barrier Reef Drive (Front Street), the San Pedro Town Council today informed residents plans to use portions of the Saca Chispas field as a parking area, expanding the much-needed parking availability in town. Acknowledging the significance of the multi-use Saca Chispas field for community […]

Get Ready for the Extravaganza: 2023 San Pedro Lobster Fest Unveils Calendar of Events

Get Ready for the Extravaganza: 2023 San Pedro Lobster Fest Unveils Calendar of Events 23

The San Pedro Lobster Festival committee, in partnership with the San Pedro Business Association, is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated 2023 San Pedro Lobster Fest – Calendar of Events! This year, prepare yourself for the ultimate celebration as the festival extends to an unprecedented 14 days of non-stop lobster-themed festivities. Starting from July 3rd and […]

Belize Implements Significant Increase in Airport Fee for Visitors

Belize Implements Significant Increase in Airport Fee for Visitors 24

In a move that will have a big impact on travelers, Belize is set to implement a substantial increase in one of its airport fees for foreign visitors starting from August 1 this year. The adjustment, known as the “Belize Airports Authority Airport Development and Passenger Service Fees,” will witness a doubling of the fee […]

A Taste of Belize in the Heart of Las Vegas

A Taste of Belize in the Heart of Las Vegas 25

In the vibrant city of Las Vegas, where culinary delights from around the world converge, one Belizean cook is working hard to make a name for himself. This weekend, Mario Graniel Jr., of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, paid homage to his Caribbean roots with a delectable creation. Working as a line cook at the […]