Monday, August 3, 2009

Settlement with “Azteca” reached

Belmopan, 3rd August, 2009 - The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment informs the general public of an agreed settlement with the owners of the luxury yacht Azteca which had damaged the reef when it ran aground near San Pedro in April of this year.

The agreement calls for the payment of US $400,000.00 to be paid in installments of US $100,000.00. The first installment was received on 24th July, 2009 upon the signing of the agreement.

Separate and additional to these funds, the Ministry has secured commitment from the Mexican-based Fundacion Azteca to assist in activities to promote Belize on TV Azteca along with a technical corporation to give assistance relating to the environment and forest conservation.

Fundacion Azteca is an organization that drives both corporate social responsibilities as a social conscience. It was founded in 1997 and was recognized worldwide by the United Nations in 1999 for its programs of excellence in education, health, ecology and sports, in addition to supporting other organizations and enabling people to collaborate and disseminate their projects.

SeaDuced by Costa Maya beauties

The delegates from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama were on board SeaDuction Catamaran on Sunday for a day of fun, sun and sea. The ladies got to enjoy just a little taste of what La Isla Bonita is all about.

FOTHS fundraiser

Neither rain or a power outage could stop the SAGA fundraiser from going through this Sunday. Friends of the Humane Society (FOTHS) gathered out at central park with many fun items for sale. Smoothies, raffles, used baby clothes, jewelry, and much more were on sale. Kudos to FOTHS for a great fundraiser.

Tropic Air inaugurated new terminal

In grand style and fashion, Tropic Air inaugurated their new San Pedro Town terminal on Saturday night. The two story structure was built at a cost of approximately $3.5bze million. The mile stone accomplishment for Tropic Air and its President, Johnny Grief III, was celebrated by invited guests and the many people who have contributed to the great success that Tropic has had throughout the years.