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Fuel Prices Set To Skyrocket
BUY GAS NOW or at least before Saturday at midnight. Unofficial reports are that the price of Regular and Premium will increase each by about sixty cents a gallon and diesel will increase by 50 cents a gallon.
Belikin Calendar Launch Party
Ambergris Today caught Wave Music host and Miss October 2011 Belikin Calendar Deli Eiley out shopping in San Pedro when store owner of El Dorado asked her for an autograph. Deli was happy to oblige to her fan’s request; her picture is on the walls of establishment all around town this month. A bevy of local Sanpedranas were featured in the 2011 Belikin Calender; we will soon find out the new set of Belizean that will grace the 2012 Calendar as the launch party has been set for Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Princess Hotel and Casino.
Calendar Launch Party
Along with majestic temples, arcane artifacts and fascinating legends, the ancient Maya left behind a rich legacy of symbolism and mystery. But no Maya mystery is more profoundly intriguing than their vision for December 22, 2012; the perpetually theorized, timely topic marking the end of the Maya calendar.
Will the world as we know it cease to exist? Will each of us experience a life-changing rebirth? Or could it simply be that chiseling calendars in rock is painstaking work and the venerable Maya knew there would be things like Blackberrys and iPhones to account for every minute of every day?
The one thing we can tell you unequivocally about 2012; the Belikin Calendar will feature 12 beautiful women each photographed in a Maya-themed pictorial. Each month throughout the year will serve as a tribute to ancient Maya society or culture.
And now it’s time to for you to share your theory on the Maya calendar over a Belikin.
Please join Belikin around the pool at the Princess Hotel on Saturday, October 22 for the official Launch Party of the 2012 Belikin Calendar. Admission is $10 and includes this year’s wonderful calendar, and of course, a refreshingly cold Belikin. The Belikin models will be there to sign calendars, and the Princess’ chef may treat us to some succulent BBQ.
The 2012 calendar project started at the beginning of last year, when we recruited five of Belize’s most talented photographers. The assignment was intentionally vague to allow for many interpretations. Each photographer was to portray a Belizean model within a Maya theme. The results are truly inspired.
Without giving too much away, Tony Rath captured a scene representing how the Maya bathed. JC Cuellar’s portrait is imbued with meaning from a sacred tree. Jeremy Spooner’s composition focuses on a canoe and conch fishing. Richard Holder interpreted the Maya farming technique of slash-and-burn. Olivera Rusu chose sites where sacrifices were made along with representational Maya architecture. Each photographer delivered a completely different style and interpretation of the Maya and each of our gorgeous models did a superb job in the chosen settings.
Producing the calendar was a real adventure, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of so many individuals throughout our journey. Including Professor Jamie Awe, who gave us expert guidance every step of the way. The insights provided by the informative guides at each of the Maya sites we visited were incredibly helpful. Melissa Badillo and George Thompson at The Institute of Archaeology were instrumental in helping us obtain photography permits at ancient sacred sites.
WIN BELIZE TO HOLD LEADERSHIP FORUM
A forum entitled “From the Kitchen to Parliament: Are Women Really Participating” will take place next week in Belize City. Executive Director of the Women’s Issues Network Belize, Carolyn Reynolds told Love News more about the upcoming event.
Carolyn Reynolds – Executive Director
“This forum came about through the CIWIL, Caribbean Institute of Women in Leadership which a group of Belizean women along with other women in the Caribbean attended. The first group went last year and the other group went this year. This is part of their project that will be done through the United Nations Democracy Fund. They asked us if we would be able to do a national dialogue to begin to increase voter education and create spaces for women to share their perspective on issues of importance on governance and transformational leadership in Belize. The training we did was transformational leadership so this is a follow up to that training and for us to get Belizeans to know, to hear about what we did at that training. We have four topics, one of them, a woman’s perspective on campaign financing looking at financing, how available is it for women; women’s issues and how they are dealt with in the media meaning that issues affecting women how does the media treat that; highlighting women’s hidden issues because there are some issues that are still not brought to the forefront and also women owning our space in political parties, to let us be heard, let us be engaged in party decisions. The presenters for the forum are women who attended the training and we have Carolyn Trench Sandiford, Audrey Matura Shepherd, Carolyn Reynolds, Nicole Haylock, Earth Lopez, Carmen Barrow and Hyacinth Latchman, we are to get Indira Craig and Sharon Marin, so they will all be a part of the presentations. Ann Marie Williams from the National Women’s Commission will be facilitating the discussions because after each presentation we will be having discussion on the topic.”
The forum will take place on Wednesday at the McField Conference Center on Coney Drive beginning at eight o’clock in the morning.
MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES LISTS ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The Ministry of Natural Resources and the environment has issued its report card, a publication on the ministry’s performance over the last three years. Beverly Castillo, CEO in the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment spoke more on the Ministry’s accomplishments covered in the report card from 2008 to 2011.
Beverly Castillo – CEO, Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment
“Just another creative way of producing the report by referring to it as a report card. If you look at the actual report what we did was to take those manifesto pledges and we aligned them with specific action we took in relation to those pledges that the manifesto described. One that comes directly to mind is the national protected areas policy and system plan, Government pledged to reactivate that plan, we have subsequently done that we have set up a secretariat and if you look at the front of the document it refers to $12 million grant that will help us to significantly advance the work for protected areas systems. It highlights key areas, solid waste management currently we have a US $15 million project that is ongoing and it is significantly advanced, we are now at the design, build and operate stage to get solid waste management up and running in Belize. Another area is that of the land registry where we have done some significant work in restructuring the registry to ensure it meets Belize’s economic goals in terms of how it provides for economic activity in the country of Belize. The registry and other areas within Lands we are focusing on the land management program, however each department, we have six departments in the Ministry and each of those functional areas are recognized for their achievement in this report. There is lots to be done, we will continue to forge the way forward. With the limited resources I think we have done a lot, the staff, the technical staff and the staff of the Ministry should be commended for the contribution they have made to this report card.”
Castillo says the report is available at the Ministry and will soon be available on line through the government press office’s web site.
Belize Electricity Limited
BEL notifies that the Planned Power outage for Saturday, October 22, for Areas: Coconut Drive, Angel Coral Street, Sea Grape Street and the entire area North of Boca del Rio. HAS BEEN POSTPONED until further notice.
Smart Service to be InterruptedSmart would like to inform its customers and the general public that the migration to its new 3G network will commence on Sunday, October 23, 2011 and run into the early hours of Monday morning.
This exercise is expected to last approximately ten hours beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday night. Voicemail will be the first service to be interrupted on or around 8:30 p.m. with a full interruption of all services starting around 10:00 p.m.
This gradual shutdown of all services is necessary for the transfer of all customers and services to the new network. It is anticipated that voice services should be restored by 1:00 a.m. and all other services by 6:00 a.m. Monday, October 24, 2011.
We once again would like to thank our customers for their understanding, patience and loyalty through this process and apologize for any inconvenience caused as we work to improve our services to you.
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