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Belize and United Airlines Announce New Non-stop Flight from San Francisco

United Airlines non-stop flight to Belize

Press Release – Belize City, Belize, June 28, 2024 – Belize, a haven for adventure seekers and culture and nature enthusiasts, continues to attract visitors in record- breaking numbers. With this growing popularity, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and United Airlines are thrilled to announce a new seasonal non-stop flight route between San Francisco International […]

No Shame in Preparing for a Hurricane That Never Came

hurricane beryl threatens belize

When Hurricane Beryl threatened Belize, it stirred a wave of anxiety and anticipation throughout its trajectory from the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean. I’ve never seen San Pedro as prepared as it was for Beryl, and I think that’s because we had ample time to brace ourselves. Islanders have learned the hard way from past […]

San Pedro Gas Turbine Station Experiences Major Issues, Delaying New Supply to Island

Belize Electricity Limited's new gas turbine station in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Belize Electricity Limited’s San Pedro’s gas turbine was set to come on stream mid-June to ease the demand for electricity from the mainline grid supplying the island, but after experiencing major difficulties, there will be setbacks. During the energization of the gas turbine, one of the transformers failed and it will need repairs before coming […]

Island Emergency Services Partners with Alaia Belize Resort for Enhanced Medical Support

island emergency services teams up with Alaia Belize

Island Emergency Services has announced a new partnership with Alaia Belize Resort Hotel, stationing a fully equipped ambulance at the resort to provide the best and most professional pre-hospital emergency medical care to their valued guests. This strategic move is part of a broader effort to enhance emergency medical services on the island. Island Emergency […]

BTB Launches Groundbreaking ‘No Barriers Reef’ Project Celebrating World Oceans Day

no barriers reef for world oceans day, Belize celebrated initiative

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has announce the launch of ‘No Barriers Reef,’ a pioneering initiative designed to make the breathtaking natural wonders of Belize accessible to every Belizean. This innovative project, which went live on Saturday, June 8, in honor of World Oceans Day, is a testament to Belize’s commitment to the appreciation and […]

Mayor Wally Addresses Ongoing Traffic Issues and Heavy Construction Truck Concerns

traffic issues and heavy construction trucks

San Pedro’s traffic woes continue to be one of the main issues of concern for island residents of Ambergris Caye and it is evident with all the posts on social media. The most pressing issues are traffic congestion and the burden of all the large construction trucks passing through downtown San Pedro. Just recently one […]

Stayin’ Alive Between Blood Drives

island donors squad mobilize blood drives

– Press Release IDS – “We are in the midst of a blood crisis and the Island Donors Squad is mobilizing the country to fill the needs of 7 people requiring 33 pints.” Island Donors Squad (IDS)continues to work together with Adrian Martinez of Belize National Blood Transfusion Services to keep blood drives going. Since […]

Sahara Dust Makes for Gloomy Skies

sahara dust makes for gloomy skies in belize

So, have you heard about this Sahara Dust thing? Apparently, it’s been around forever, but it’s only recently that modern forecasts have clued us in on this natural phenomenon. It’s kind of wild to think about, right? I mean, back in the day, we’d just see cloudy skies and maybe think, “Oh, looks like rain.” […]

Speed Bumps and More, as Traffic Becomes a Big Issue

speed bumps and traffic update

I had a chance to catch up with Councilor Jose Castellanos at the beginning of the week, and we delved into the topic of traffic congestion and the need for speed bumps on our beloved island. It’s no secret that navigating through the bustling streets of San Pedro can sometimes feel like a daunting task, […]

Ambergris Caye in TripAdvisor’s Top Honeymoon Destinations Worldwide

tripadvisor travelers choice awards 2024

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, has unveiled the winners of its prestigious Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards 2024, recognizing excellence in the global travel industry. Among the esteemed winners are several Belizean hotels, reaffirming Belize’s position as a top destination for travelers seeking unparalleled experiences. The Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the […]

Tarpon Cove in Caye Caulker Gets a Cool Makeover

tarpon cove caye caulker receives makeover

In a harmonious blend of nature and development, Tarpon Cove in Caye Caulker received a much-anticipated makeover, courtesy of the Belize Tourism Board and the Caye Caulker Village Council. The official inauguration of this revamped attraction took place on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, marking a significant milestone in the island’s journey towards sustainable tourism. Nestled […]

Belize Experiences Power Shortages due to Reduction of Supply from Mexico

power shortages in belize

As the scorching sun climbs higher in the sky, signaling the arrival of hotter days on Ambergris Caye, residents brace themselves for the inevitable surge in electricity consumption. With temperatures soaring, the demand for cooling relief surges, pushing power consumption to peak levels. However, as electricity usage reaches its peak, the island faces the looming […]

Man Narrowly Escapes Death in Traffic Mishap, Refuels Outcry Over Traffic Woes

man crushed in traffic accident

In a scary traffic incident yesterday, a man narrowly escaped tragedy in the bustling streets of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, as he was pinned between a utility post and a large dump truck. Eyewitnesses recount the heart-stopping moment as the man luckily escaped death amidst the chaotic traffic of downtown. The incident occurred on […]

Why Is the Relocation of RC School A Good and Bad Thing!

rc school relocation

As soon as word broke that the San Pedro Roman Catholic School (RC School) was relocating from downtown San Pedro and that the property was being sold off to a developer, emotions started flying out the door and people were expressing their discontent of the move, while others are happy with the decision. Most are […]

Island Donors Squad Advances Blood Collection on Ambergris Caye

island donors squad blood collection

Ambitious goals for increasing blood collection on Ambergris Caye have been established by the newly formed coalition of the Island Donors Squad (IDS) on Ambergris Caye. Tacogirl, Laurie Norton, is bringing her 10 years experience in island blood drives to team with Ambergris Hope Hospital and The Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye to establish the […]

Easter Bunny’s Photo Shoot Shenanigans at Tropic Air

easter bunny tropic air san pedro

Guess who’s been spreading Easter joy around Tropic Air since mid-March? None other than our fluffy friend, the Easter Bunny! He’s been hopping around, lending a paw; he’s been helping out with packages at cargo, assisting our hardworking employees at dispatch, and, of course, bringing smiles with his playful antics! As we gear up for […]

Power Outage: San Pedro’s High Demand Trips Supply to Island

Unprecedented Power Demand in San Pedro, causing power outages

Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) says that it is monitoring an unprecedented power demand in San Pedro Ambergris Caye over this weekend. On Saturday, March 23, 2024, the demand for electricity on the island of San Pedro surpassed the power capacity of the submarine cable that connects San Pedro to the national grid, causing a power […]

Hurricane Season 2024 Looking to be Hyperactive

Atlantic hurricane season forecast 2024

Crown Weather Service says “BUCKLE UP” as it looks like it’s going to be an extraordinarily active hurricane season in terms of both number of storms and also in the amount of potential impacts across the Caribbean and along the US Coastline (especially the Gulf Coast). According to the weather forecasting service, the combination of […]

Picture of the Week: Tranquil Perch of Pelicans

pelicans perched on old pier pilings san pedro

This week’s featured snapshot invites you to experience the serene charm of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye – a lazy day captured in a single frame. Picture pelicans, the laid-back lords of the sky, gracefully perched on weathered pier pilings against the backdrop of the majestic Belize Barrier Reef. As the sun bathes the wooden pilings, […]

Christmas Collection Yields over $50K in Donations for Island Schools

Christmas Collection Yields over $50K in Donations for Island Schools

Press Release – San Pedro Christmas Collection – After three years of growth and pandemic recovery, the San Pedro Christmas Collection changed its focus in 2023 and raised funds to provide donations of sustainable resources to local children to enhance their education and livelihood. Our goal was to raise $40,000 BZD by holding eight fundraisers […]

San Pedro Football Academy Kicks off with 130 Young Participants

san pedro football academy jersey ceremony

Imagine the sight of a hundred and thirty island kids, brimming with excitement, lacing up their football boots at the San Pedro Football Academy. It’s more than just a training ground; it’s a hub of laughter, skill-building, and the promise of camaraderie. Organized by the San Pedro Town Council Sports Committee, this academy is where […]

San Pedro Will Be Blessed with Two Hospitals

san pedro general hospital

As the dust settles from the recent inauguration of San Pedro’s first private hospital, there’s an electrifying buzz in the air – ground has finally been broken for the long-awaited San Pedro General Hospital. This isn’t just another construction project; it’s a beacon of hope and a testament to the growing medical strides on Ambergris […]

School Van Brings Cheers and Smiles to Students in North Ambergris

School Van Brings Cheers and Smiles to Students in North Ambergris

How awesome is this? The radiant smiles on the faces of these school children are pure magic! A new school van has officially hit the road, and the joy it’s spreading is contagious. The van sprung into action on Monday, February 26, 2024, which unfolded with laughter and cheerful chatter among the kiddos – talk […]

U.S. Embassy Launches Podcast Series Spotlighting U.S. – Belize Relations

u.s. embassy belize launches podcast

On February 23, 2024, the U.S. Embassy Belmopan released a podcast series focused on U.S.-Belize relations. “Palmside Chat with Ambassador Michelle Kwan” features the Ambassador having discussions with Belizean and American leaders on topics that will range from food and culture to today’s pressing political issues, including economic development, security, migration, and human rights. Episode […]