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Income Tax Department hosted fair January 19, 2010

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On Friday the Income Tax Department hosted business establishments and the public to the first ever Income Tax Department Fair. The purpose of the fair was to sensitize and educate the public on the different types of tax handled by the department, payment options and the way the Income Tax Department operates.

Read more on this story in the next issue of The San Pedro Sun Newspaper.

Liquor Licenses approved – New Trade Licensing Board January 19, 2010

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In the General meeting of the San Pedro Liquor Licensing Board held on January 11th and 12th, 2010 the following number of applications were approved.

*Night Club License – 3   * Publican General License – 4    *Publican Special Licenses – 92    *Restaurant License – 24   * Beer License – 19    *Malt License – 4    *Shop License – 26

New Liquor Licenses *Publican’s Special – 1   *Shop License – 5    *Beer License – 3    *Malt – 1   

Two Beer Licenses were denied

    The Ambergris Caye Trade License Committee has a new board active for the period 2010-2011. Sitting as Chairman of the committee is her Worship Mayor Elsa Paz. In her team, is Vice Chair Flora Ancona, members: Avelina Heredia, Cecilia Lara and Santiago Vasquez. Ex-officio member of the board is Public Health Officer Godwell Flores. The Committee will have its first scheduled meeting tonight, Thursday, January 21st, 2010.

Liquor License notice January 5, 2010

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    The public is notified that the San Pedro Liquor Licensing Board will hold its General Meeting on Monday, January 11th and Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Lion’s Den.

    On Monday, January 11th all license holders with a Nite Club, Publican General and Publican’s Special licenses will be reviewed.

    On Tuesday, January 12th all license holders with a Restaurant, Shop, Malt and Beer license will be reviewed, as well as new applications. All License holders are asked to be present or send a representative for this meeting.

BTB in Taiwan November 11, 2009

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    The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) 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. Taiwan trip 052

    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.DSC01119    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 Amy 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.   DSC00924     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.

Prime Minister Dean Barrow diagnosed with dengue September 29, 2009

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Government Newsdean_oliver_barrow_prime_minister_of_belizeThe regular session of Cabinet scheduled for Tuesday, 29th September, 2009, was cancelled. The Honorable Prime Minister was diagnosed with dengue fever and will be out of office for the rest of this week.

Azteca settles with Ministry of Natural Resources August 3, 2009

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Settlement with “Azteca”
Belmopan – 03 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 “Fundación 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.
    “Fundación 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.
For more information please contact:
Ms. Shamira Leiva
Ministry of Natural Resources