Friday, June 10, 2011

PM Barrow meets with President/CEO of BEL

Press Release - Belize Press Office, Belmopan - June 10, 2011 - The Hon. Prime Minister met today in his Belmopan Office with Mr. Lynn Young, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Belize Electricity Ltd (BEL) to discuss the current financial position of BEL.

Also present at the meeting were the Legal Counsel in the Ministry of Finance and the Financial Secretary.

The Prime Minister asked Mr. Young to convey to FORTIS INC., the majority shareholder in BEL, the Government’s interest in purchasing majority shares in BEL so as to assume control of the company.

Mr. Young undertook to immediately relay this message to FORTIS INC. and to convey their response as soon as possible.

In the meantime and in order to ensure an uninterrupted supply of power from CFE and other producers to BEL, and also to provide time for possible negotiations with FORTIS, the Government has agreed to pre-pay a further sum of BZ$4.0 million toward its future utility bills with BEL.


SPHS' Hollywood Prom Night 2011

It was a HOLLYWOOD affair at Grand Caribe Belize Resort as graduating students from the San Pedro High School walked the red carpet for their night of celebrations of the successful completion of their four year secondary education.
With a Hollywood theme, graduates and their dates started making their way to the entrance of the Gala Event around 8:00pm, while hundreds of residents gathered to cheer on their favorite graduate. Colorful gowns and tuxedo suits were the order of the night.

Daisy Howe wins Magnum's 2011 Outstanding Service Award

Magnum Belize Tours established its annual Outstanding Service Award in 2006 as a way of acknowledging individuals from all aspects of the Belize Tourism Industry who go the extra mile in helping Magnum agents to provide clients with the ultimate vacation experience.

The 2011 recipient of this prestigious award is SunBreeze Hotel's Daisy Howe. Daisy was naturally very surprised to find out that she had won, and as such was at a loss for words. However, she was very happy, and simply stated that "hard work pays off...I cannot put into words how I feel!!"

Magnum Belize is a network of professional travel planners who make it a point to inspect every resort and hotel showcased in their catalog. All together, their staff has 60 years of experience in customizing travel packages to Belize.