Wednesday, November 11, 2009

SP Lions Club to spearhead Radio-thon for Salvador Ida victims

Responding to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ida, government agencies and private enterprises in El Salvador are trying to re-establish communications, utilities, and roads damaged by landslides and flooding in the Central American nation. The Government of El Salvador has made an international call for assistance and aid targeted for the devastated areas of El Salvador.

Some 37 villages and towns in El Salvador remain isolated by rockslides and debris left behind by the hurricane, which killed some 140 people. Dozens of Salvadorans remain unaccounted for as searchers look through rubble and devastated homes. The San Pedro Lions Club with the help of Reef Radio is conducting a Radio-ton on Saturday, November 14th. Belizeans can respond to the call of our Central American brothers in El Salvador by join in the Radio-ton by making pledges. However, people in Salvador in dire need of essential items as well such as, food, clothes and medication. Kindly bring these to the Lions Den.

BTB in Taiwan

The Belize Tourism Board was invited by the Embassy of Belize and CATO in Taiwan to attend TAIPEI'S INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FAIR (ITF). ITF took the stage from October 30th to November 2nd, 2009 with exhibitors from 58 Countries and Regions occupying 1,206 Booths in total. The venue was Tapei's World Trade Center TWTC. It was attended by a total of 210,752 visitors. Following is the breakdown on the amount of visitors: Oct. 30 (Fri.) - Private + Trade Visitors - 45,956; Oct. 31 (Sat.) - Private Visitors - 63,052; Nov. 1 (Sun.) - Private Visitors - 66,137; Nov. 2 (Mon.) - Private + Trade Visitors -35,607.

Belize showcased its Reef, rainforest and ruins on a beautiful back drop with the theme "BE ONE WITH BELIZE". At the same time we showed our video with closed caption in Mandarin. BTB had Tourists offices, travel agents, wholesalers, government officials, transport operators and travel publishers visit our booth.

BTB also had the opportunity to meet with the Director of Tourism Mr. Kwang-Shoung Chao. We had a candid conversation where he was made aware of the attractions that Belize has to offer. He was amazed at our beaches, our history and our culture. He said "I want to go live in Belize"

During the travel mart days both Charge D' Affaires Mr. Efrain Novelo and Any Leiva, BTB representative were interviewed by the China Post and U Paper , two of the most widely read newspapers and Channel 52 and Next Magazine, two of Taiwan's major media outlets.
Taipei International Travel Fair is the biggest and the most important travel and tourism industry fair in Asia. It is the best place to maximize the efficiency of travel mart by having broad information on several destinations and schemes.

Georgetown Trust moves to San Pedro

Georgetown Trust Limited, one of Belize’s leading international financial services institutions, is moving their operation headquarters from Belize City to San Pedro to continue to provide clients with first rate asset protection and wealth management services. Starting Dec 1st, 2009, with enthusiasm, Georgetown Trust will be moving into the new Caye International Bank Building at the corner of Coconut Dr and Hurricane Way This new state of the art building across the street from Exotic Caye Beach Resort, will allow Georgetown Trust to continue to provide excellent worldwide services in a professional setting with access to a multitude of different clients.

Exotic Caye International Bank is excited to have Georgetown Trust in San Pedro as they will compliment the class 'A' Caye International Bank that will also have their offices at this new location.

Georgetown Trust’s core values stem from providing first rate protection and security of wealth in an ever changing global economy. They provide, but are not limited to, IBC’s (international business companies), trust services, banking and insurance services, retirement programs, mutual fund administration and more.

Georgetown Trust has been in operation worldwide for over 10 years. Having offices here in San Pedro, Belize City and Zurich, as well as worldwide affiliates in various jurisdictions including the Seychelles, Panama and beyond gives their clients access to the world's global equity and debt markets, and the ability to maximize their investment possibilities and options, while taking advantage of Georgetown’s strict privacy and confidentiality policies that characterize the jurisdiction of Belize on a whole.

Whether you are a young professional, retired person or successful entrepreneur, Georgetown Trust Limited is committed to preserving, protecting, promoting, enhancing and expending your wealth. Come see them in the new Bank building in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, whenever you are in Belize, or contact them through their website

Of course, this exciting move will also come with new employment opportunities for San Pedranos. The move, as well as the growth of its affiliate group of companies, will provide opportunities for qualified administrative assistants, IT professionals and banking and corporate professionals.

If you have work experience in these areas and are interested in joining one of the leading financial teams in Belize, please feel free to get in touch with us at 223-3569.