Notice from the Belize Defence Force (BDF):

Prior warning is given to all members of the public that with the authority of the Government of Belize, the Belize Defence Force (BDF) BSAG will be conducting a training exercise in the Baldy Beacon Range, Mountain Pine Ridge, in the Cayo District. The training will take place from the 13th ˆ 22nd March, 2009.

The local population should avoid the area and should be aware of the presence of armed soldiers, armed military vehicles, various equipment and aircraft. There will be occasions when gun fire (live and blank ammunition) may be heard along with some loud explosions (battle simulation).

Local civilians should be aware that there is no cause for concern and this is normal for this type of training. This is an essential training exercise to maintain the high standards of the Belize Defence Force personnel.

All enquiries should be made to:

The Public Relations Officer
Headquarters BDF
Price Barracks
Ladyville, Belize
Tel.: 225-2174