Saturday, May 25, 2024

Belize Tourism Industry Association

Island drivers encouraged to follow traffic regulations

As Ambergris Caye continues to grow into a bustling town, many issues surrounding traffic arise. From congestion to accidents, traffic on the island is one of the major concerns of most residents. While the San Pedro Traffic Department works daily to control, route, and regulate traffic flow, they call on drivers to be responsible and follow proper driving laws.

BTIA Corozal Chapter holds its Annual Maya Reenactment Wedding Event

The Maya Reenactment Wedding is a signature event for BTIA Corozal Chapter and one which has been developed in partnership with the Corozal Town Council, NICH and the BTB. It aims to highlight the local culture in Corozal further showcasing the touristic attributes the district has to offer. The event will be celebrated on February 24th, 2024.

Belize Tourism Industry Association holds 38th Annual General Meeting

The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Belize Tourism Industry Association was held on Friday, January 12th at the Best Western Plus Biltmore Plaza. Prime Minister Hon. John Briceno gave the Keynote address. Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations Hon. Anthony Mahler and BTIA President Stewart Krohn also addressed the gathering.

BEL shares with Ambergris Caye stakeholders new power expansion plan

On Wednesday, November 29th, Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) engaged San Pedro Ambergris Caye stakeholders in an informative session about the company's power generation expansion plan. The project, dubbed BEL's Generation Expansion Plan, outlined the strategic initiatives to meet the growing power demands of Ambergris Caye and avoid an energy crisis on the island.

San Pedro BTIA chapter holds Annual General Meeting and Membership Mixer

On Tuesday, November 14th, the Belize Tourism Industry Association San Pedro chapter (SP BTIA) held its Annual General Meeting with a social gathering at the Hidden Treasure Restaurant. Members and guests attended the event, with Area Representative Honourable Andre Perez, Mayor Gualberto' Wally' Nuñez, and BTIA President Stewart Krohn as special guests. The annual gathering also saw the introduction of the new Chairman of the island's BTIA chapter, Nick Scavone.

Construction of pier in Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve raises concerns among stakeholders on Ambergris Caye

The construction of a pier within the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve in northern Ambergris Caye has raised concerns among concerned residents who maintain that no such structures should be allowed in this sensitive marine area. The responsibility to manage these marine protected areas mainly falls on the Belize Fisheries Department (BFD), which plays a role in approving structures in sensitive marine areas. They know the situation and visited the site at Robles Point over a week ago with the local authorities to issue a Stop Order. Despite the order to halt any further construction, it has reportedly continued. As a result, the Fisheries Department is now looking at other alternatives to address the problem.

SP BTIA and partners host Beer Fest with Rice & Beans Competition

The Belize Tourism Industry Association San Pedro Chapter (SP BTIA) is excited to announce its Beer Fest with Rice and Beans competition. The event, co-sponsored by Bowen & Bowen, The San Pedro Town Council, the Belize Tourism Board, and the Capricorn Restaurant, will be from 4-9PM on Saturday, August 5th, at the Capricorn Restaurant, 2.5 miles north of San Pedro Town.

SPTC tackling illegal dumping: violators will be prosecuted

The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) administration is tackling the issue of illegal dumping and warning those involved that they will be penalized for their actions. According to SPTC, inspections are being carried out regularly, and anyone found illegally dumping garbage will face hefty fines and possible criminal charges. Public assistance is also requested in reporting any littering offenses by calling 226-2198 or visiting the SPTC on Barrier Reef Drive with evidence if possible.