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Digi, in collaboration with the Government of Belize and the Belize City Council, has taken a step in its commitment to developing communities across the country. On Saturday, June 15, the company was thrilled to host the official opening of the new and improved Belize City DigiPark – formerly known as The BTL Park.

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The San Pedro Police Department is investigating a double murder that took place today, Sunday, June 23, 2019, on Ambergris Caye. Confirmed dead are local tour guide 53-year-old Mario Nestor Graniel Jr. 53yrs and American National 53-year-old Gary Paul Swank.

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As a part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation of Belize and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China (Taiwan) signed a Letter of Intent on a framework for tourism cooperation. The signing took place in Belize City on June 19, 2019.

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The Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard is proud to acknowledge Lieutenant Alma Pinelo for receiving the Honor Graduate award after successfully completing the International Maritime Officer Course at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown, Virginia, U.S.A. Lieutenant Pinelo is the first Belizean and the first female to receive this prestigious award. Her name and country will be enshrined into the Honor Graduates Hall of Fame.

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At its meeting last week, Cabinet approved a proposal from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration to recognize the Maya Forest Corridor in Central Belize as an area of natural significance, which connects two of the largest wilderness areas of Central America: the Maya Mountains of Belize and the northern Maya Lowland forests shared by Belize, Mexico and Guatemala.

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Grant of US$500,000 will boost the country’s capabilities to manage solid waste in touristic areas and rural villages.

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San Pedro Police along with family and friends of Silverio Cal and Melvin Montesino are working around the clock to find them. Cal and Montesino were last seen alive on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at night heading to the north side of the island. According to reports a van has been impounded and one person detained pending further investigation. Police believe that the owner of the taxi has information that can assist in the case.

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Over the last ten months, the Sargassum Task Force (STF), a public-private committee, has worked diligently to strategize possible mitigation and adaptation measures to address the impact of Sargassum on the top four impacted tourist destinations, namely, San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Hopkins and Placencia.

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The International Costa Maya Festival is proud to introduce two beauty contestants for this year’s International Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant.

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The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) through its technical units, the Belize Training and Employment Centre (BTEC) and the Small Business Development Centre Belize (SBDCBelize), conducted its third round of Business Development Trainings with the Kolbe Foundation- Belize Central Prison.

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For the first time at San Pedro Adult Continuing Education (SPACE) in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, a mother and daughter team received their Associate's Degree from the tertiary education institution during the Graduation and Commencement Exercises that took place on Sunday, June 9, 2019. They were among seventeen students completing their Sixth Form studies under the distinguished patronage of Mr. and Mrs. Gustavo Ellis, Dean of San Pedro Junior College. 

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Belizean culinary ingenuity and mixology will spice once again this year’s Taste of the Caribbean as Belizean chefs and bartenders go head on against the region’s finest. Taste of the Caribbean is the region’s premier culinary competition, food & beverage educational exchange and Caribbean cultural showcase. It will be held from June 22 –25 in Miami, Florida.

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On Monday, June 10th, 2019, the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development hosted a Child Labour Training Workshop for officers of the Labour Department. The workshop sought to equip the employees with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in identifying and addressing the issue of child labour under a countrywide inspectorate programme within a legal framework.

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Four years ago, Belize Police Department Inspector Sherlet Ramclam’s boss returned from a 10-week law enforcement leadership training program in the United States called the FBI National Academy and shortly thereafter pushed for some changes within the Central American country’s ranks of more than 2,300 officers. Last month, during her own 10-week tour as a student in the National Academy’s 276th class in Quantico, Virginia, Inspector Ramclam was moved to send a message to her boss to thank him for the work he was doing to push for institutional change.

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The Primary School Examination results are out and the students from San Pedro Town did an excellent job! The top scorers this year where AnnElyse Fleser-Perdue of Isla Bonita Elementary School (95% - 380/400 points), Kamryn Rhaburn of San Pedro RC School (91.8% - 367/400 points) and Nia Lisbey of Ambergris Caye Elementary School with (91% - 365/400 points).

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Hundreds of Belizean wave makers country-wide observed World Oceans Day with different activities On  Saturday June  8th,  2019, the  international  community celebrated World  Oceans  Day under  the  theme “Gender  and  the Oceans”. This  year’s  theme  focuses  on  the  importance  of  gender  equality,  particularly  for  the  effective  conservation  and sustainable  use  of  marine  resources  as  we  strive  to  build  greater  ocean  and  gender  literacy,  and  discover  possible  ways  to promote gender equality in all ocean-related activities.

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Founded in 1971 San Pedro High has grown by leaps and bounds. After its first graduation of ten students, this past Sunday, June 8, 2019, SPHS marched 100 students up the aisle of the Rafael Angel Nuñez Auditorium in Graduation and Commencement exercises. 

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On Friday, June 7, 2019, The San Pedro Tiger Sharks played against Mirage Smart Belize Hurricanes at the Rafael Angel Nunez auditorium and swept away their third National Elite Basketball League Crown with a score of 72-65. Tiger Sharks led the game although it was a though one as they had though competition as the Hurricanes were also seeking their third league championship. In the end the Tiger Sharks came out victorious and thanked all their fans for their unconditional and wavering support. Congratulations to the San Pedro Tiger Sharks!!!!

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The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MTCA), the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the Belize Tourism Industry Association through the World Wildlife Fund partnered with the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies to conduct a Sustainable Destination Assessment for Belize City, using the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) sustainable tourism criteria.

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Press Release - Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development – June 7, 2019 - Hol Chan Marine Reserve is the #1 attraction for tourists that visit Ambergris Caye; this protected area and national jewel generates millions of dollars for the community and the government of Belize.  Cayo Rosario sits in the middle of the Hol Chan Expansion, protected as a productive fish nursery, world-renowned catch and release sport fishing zone and important migration corridor.

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