2022 was another eventful year for the country and San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. From the historic royal visit of members of the British Royal Family, the transition of COVID-19 regulations, the change of command at Region Four (Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye) of the Police Department and the island’s Fire Service, to the levels of crime and the progress of the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC). Here are highlights from 2022.

During the first three months of 2022, the Government of Belize made preparations for the royal visit of Prince William and his wife, Catherine Middleton, as part of the late Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The royal couple and its entourage touched down in Belize on March 19th for a three-day official visit. Prince William (Queen’s grandson) and his wife paid a visit to Prime Minister Honourable Dr. John Briceno upon arrival and then headed to Hopkins, Stann Creek District in southern Belize. For the remainder of their stay, they visited a cacao farm near the Maya Center Village area. Then they attended a cultural event in Hopkins, where the Garifuna culture enlightened them. Their Royal Highnesses ended their visit to Belize with a visit to the Caracol Maya site, the British Army Training Support Unit Belize camp in the Cayo District. They were honored with cultural reception by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Froyla Tzalam at the Cahal Pech archeological site in San Ignacio Town, Cayo. The royals stated they enjoyed their stay in Belize and look forward to visiting in the future with their children. After Belize, Prince William and Kate traveled to Jamaica and The Bahamas.

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