US Embassy Holds Town Hall Meeting in San Pedro

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

On Friday, April 20th the Embassy of the United States of America held a Citizen Town Hall Meeting in San Pedro at the Blue Water Grill.  During the lunchtime meeting American Expatriates were informed about the services the Embassy provides. US Ambassador Vinai Thummalapally addressed the group, stating that the priority of the Embassy is to assure citizen safety and to monitor narcotics trafficking as Belize is a throughway for the transport of illegal substances. Thummalappally, who is completing his two-year term in Belize, took time from his vacation on Ambergris Caye to attend the meeting.

Other Embassy staff members led a discussion on hurricane preparedness and evacuations, 2012 absentee ballot voting, passport renewal and emergency services such as untimely deaths or assistance in returning to the US if found indigent. Questions were fielded from the audience and following the meeting the Embassy staff accepted adult U.S. passport renewal applications and provided U.S. notary services. For more information about US Embassy services, please visit their website at

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