Friday, August 22, 2008

Tzul receives scholarship

San Pedro resident, Flavia Tzul is the proud recepient of a Belize Tourism Board scholarship. Flavia , a recent graduate of San Pedro High School, was awarded an Associate's Degree in Tourism Scholarship to San Pedro Junior College.

As a part of the Board’s commitment to the growth and development of young Belizeans, the Belize Tourism Board announced this year’s scholarship recipients for tourism degree programs at various educational institutions throughout the country of Belize on Monday, August 18th, 2008.

“Tourism is an important economic sector in our country. Training continues to be an important ingredient for cultivating young tourism professionals. The Ministry of Tourism and the Belize Tourism Board extends sincere congratulations to all scholarship recipients and wish them success in their studies," commented Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr.

Harmouch is a free man

The family of Hussein Nasr Harmouch reports to Channel Five News that businessman Nasr Harmouch, his wife and kids have been cleared in Mexico City where they had been held for failure to declare fifty-seven thousand U.S. dollars in cash that Harmouch was carrying on his person. According to family members, the matter has been resolved and the Harmouchs have been allowed to proceed to Lebanon. Harmouch apparently erroneously thought that he could carry the monies on behalf of all travelling family members without declaring it.