US Embassy hosts Town Hall meeting for citizens in San Pedro Town
Consular Section Chief Yomaris MacDonald welcomed guests, and spoke about the Embassy’s Consulate Section. In order to stay informed and alerted, she encouraged all US nationals to sign up for the Smart Traveler Employer Program (STEP). It is a free service geared towards those traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest US Embassy or Consulate. Once registered, you’ll receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, help assist the Embassy to contact you in an emergency or relatives and/or friend during a natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
Acting Deputy Chief of Mission J. Nathan Bland explained that the Embassy’s main goals in any country are to: improve US citizen security, develop economic prosperity, and to strengthen a strong and open democratic government. He said that the Embassy recently endorsed a morgue for San Pedro Town. He also explained that the Embassy is capacity building in Belize by having police officers trained in the Gang Resistant Education Awareness Training (GREAT) program, and providing donations to non-profit organizations.
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