Sunday, April 29, 2012

SECURITY MEASURES FOR US CITIZENS IN BELIZE


Security Message for U.S Citizens – Extreme Caution Urged Regarding Recent Gang Violence U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize April 27, 2012

This message is to inform U.S. citizens in Belize that the U.S. Embassy urges the exercise of extreme caution when attending any public events or gatherings with large crowds as a result of the recent high-profile gang-related murders in Belize. Security information also indicates that there could be gang violence at the National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) which takes place in Belmopan from April 27-29, 2012. U.S. citizens could expect to see enhanced security measures implemented at the NATS and along the highways leading into Belmopan.

Caution should also be exercised in Belize City, especially the south and southwest due to areas of known gang activity.

6 comments:

Shelmadine Banner Sheppard said...

Sad, this will scare tourists away!SMH

Terese Akrofi said...

Maybe this will be a wake up call for the government. Sad!

Jim Titheridge said...

The USA hand out warnings about most countries in their time, even "quaint" old England... They are always a bit OTT when it comes to these warnings. That said the Belizean Government should take note, because this will affect the tourist dollar, and that is serious money when it boils down to it. Miami in the late 70's is an example of how the tourists being driven away can cause havoc to an economy, the difference is America sorted that one out, and pretty damned quickly, before it became a real crisis!!

Gerald said...

The problems I see is Belizeans themselves are in denial; the gangs have pretty much taken over the streets of Belize City, gun shots every single day,and night from a population of under 75,000. This is incredible!!!!

Pamela Knox Sedacy ‎ said...

5th in the world and just a year or two ago, Belize was ranked as the 10th. Worse than Guatemala & Jamaica? That's crazy to me. It seems as though the leaders need to get out of denial as well as the citizens. Crime has increased all over Belize. It's not just concentrated on the Southside of Belize anymore.

Anonymous said...

Really sad day for Belize; so much to offer the world, but hopeless leaders.