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Fake SMS sent to Atlantic Bank Customers

Thu 28 Apr 2016 — Some Atlantic Bank customers have been sent a fake SMS message. Do NOT click on it.

If you receive an SMS with a link to Atlantic Bank (or any other bank for that matter), it may be fake. It might take you to a site that LOOKS like Atlantic Bank, but is actually a scam to get your username, password, and other data. Please check with the real Atlabank at 223-4123 to be sure.

— Atlantic Bank  For more ... Permalink

Marie Sharp Inducted into Hot Sauce Hall of Fame

Wed 27 Apr 2016 — Marie Sharp, maker of our local Belizean hot sauce, has been inducted into the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame.

Belize’s own Marie Sharp has been inducted into the New York City Hot Sauce Hall of Fame. She was the only woman and the only foreigner included in this year's inductees.

Congratulations to Marie and all the folks who make our flagship Belizean hot sauce.

Of course, we also have more local products, such as Northern Heat. If you like it hot, Belize is great!

— Breaking Belize News  For more ... Permalink

BEL Interruptions Cancelled

Thu 25 Feb 2016 — A new Advisory postpones the brief power outages that were scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, 27th and 28th February 2016.

Postponed until further notice, power interruptions previously scheduled for Orange Walk & Corozal Districts, 7:00am to 7:15am & 4:45pm to 5:00pm, Saturday, February 27 & Sunday, February 28.

— Belize Electricity Ltd Permalink

Consejo Village Library Hosts Coffee Cafe

Tue 11 Nov 2014 — The Conejo Village Library will host monthly Morning Coffee Cafe events beginning on Sunday 16 November 2014 from 8am to 11:30am.

Consejo Village Library Hosts Coffee Cafe

The Consejo Village Library will begin monthly Morning Coffee Cafe events on Sunday, 16 November 2014 from 8am to 11:30am. The Library is on Lot #492, Consejo Village, the red "brick style" building across from Casablanca, diagonally from the Customs compound and pier.

Bottomless cup of brewed coffee or tea with your choice of a slice of many different pies and cakes, for only $5 (Belize). All proceeds to benefit the Consejo Village Library. For information call Connie Bailey at 623-6355 or email Email.

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Home Depot to Open in Chetumal

Thu 30 Oct 2014 — Home Depot opening soon in Chetumal, Mexico.

Home Depot to Open in Chetumal

Corozal Daily reports that a Home Depot is stocking up, preparing to open near the Plaza de Americas on Av. Insurgentes in Chetumal.

— Lincoln Eiley, Corozal Daily  For more ... Permalink

Many closures for Easter Holy Week

Wed 16 Apr 2014 — Many governmental offices and businesses will be closed for Holy Week

Many closures for Easter Holy Week

Many businesses and Governmental and NGO offices will be closed for many if not most of the days during Holy Week. Some will close as early as Wednesday afternoon, 16 April and may not open until Tuesday or even Wednesday 23 April of the next week. Check to be sure you have enough of essential foodstuffs, medical prescriptions, and other requirements. The good thing about this is that many workers will be able to share this spiritual time with their families.


BEL Advisory Relating to Flooding

Tue 29 Oct 2013 — A new Advisory warns the public to take necessary precautions as flooding continues in Belize.

Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) advises the public to take the necessary precautions as flooding continues to affect several communities across the country. The Company provides the following safety tips:

  • If you are leaving your premises and suspect that there will be flooding, turn off the main circuit breaker and all appliances before you leave.
  • Do not touch appliances, cords or electrical tools or plugs with wet hands or while standing on a wet surface. Do not put electrical tools, appliances or cords in water. Do not use power tools that were immersed in water.
  • Turn off the main breaker if the water level threatens to rise near or above outlets and ensure that the entire premise is disconnected from any electrical source. Do not walk into any area of water that may be connected to an electrical source.
  • Call BEL immediately if water is threatening to rise near or above your electrical meter so that power can be disconnected to reduce the risk of electrical hazards.
  • Keep away from fallen power lines. Assume all wires on the ground are electrically charged. This includes cable TV feeds.
  • Report fallen power lines to BEL immediately.
  • Do not go to any of BEL's power stations or substations.
  • Make sure you have battery operated lights for emergency lighting.
  • In the event there is loss of power supply due to damages caused by flooding, the Company will dispatch crews to conduct power restoration works as soon as it is safe to do so.

BEL encourages customers to report damages to the power system by calling 0-800-BEL-CARE or 0-800-235-2273. If there are damages to the power system, customers are advised to be prepared for related power outages. Keep listening to your radio and television stations for advisories from BEL.

— Belize Electricity Ltd Permalink

Laguna Seca Ferry Closing

Mon 8 Jul 2013 — The Laguna Seca Ferry will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning 15 July.

Laguna Seca Ferry Closing

The Ministry of Works has announced that the Laguna Seca Ferry (that's the second one as you travel from Corozal Town to Sarteneja) will be closed for about two weeks beginning at 7am on Monday, 15 July, 2013. The purpose of the closing is to repair the deck, which is clearly in need.

The larger Pueblo Nuevo Ferry (between Corozal Town and Progresso) will need the same kind of work, but those repairs are at least two months away, according to Mr. Maurice Rogers, District Technical Supervisor, Ministry of Works.

— Ministry of Works Permalink

BTL Will No Longer Block VOIP

Tue 30 Apr 2013 — As of today, BTL will no longer be blocking VOIP services. So Internet users in Belize will be able to use SKYPE, Net2phone, and other systems to make long distance calls for free (other than their Internet connection).

Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow announced that BTL is enabling "full and open access to VOIP based services and applications in Belize ... the government needed to keep its commitment. Technology is moving so quickly that we would have been playing a losing game if we had continued trying to restrict VOIP."

— 7 News Belize  For article ... Permalink

BEL Report on Power Outage 21-22 June

Fri 22 Jun 2012 — According to a Press Release, the power outage the evening of 21 June and the early morning of 22 June was caused by a series of events.

BEL Reports on Nationwide Power Outage

At 7:00 p.m. last night a critical fault on the Mexican electricity grid caused power supply to be lost to the Northern Zone of Belize, which includes the Corozal District, Orange Walk District and San Pedro Town.

Since Belize Cogeneration Energy Limited (Belcogen) was offline for maintenance, the hydroelectric and gas turbine facilities were used to restore power to most areas of the Northern Zone by 8:00 p.m.

At 9:41 p.m., a lightning strike on the 69 kV transmission line between Dangriga and La Democracia caused a system interruption on the national grid, which resulted in a national power outage. As the Company attempted to restore power, the gas turbine facility developed electrical problems and the hydroelectric facilities had to be used to facilitate power restoration. Using the hydro facilities is a much slower process, compared to the gas turbine.

At about 11:00 p.m., power was restored to a portion of the Belize District and Belmopan, using the hydroelectric facilities. Shortly after, power supply was again lost to those areas while efforts were being made to restore power to the remainder of the country.

The electrical fault at the gas turbine facility was eventually resolved and the Company commenced restoration of the national grid. CFE also resolved its fault and reconnected with the Belize national grid. CFE was therefore used to restore power to the remaining sections of the country and power was restored to all areas by 2:00 a.m. today.

BEL apologizes for the inconvenience caused by these power outages and thanks customers for their patience while our employees worked diligently to restore power supply.

— BEL Corporate Communications

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