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Councilor Marina Kay

San Pedro starts Township week promoting zero tolerance for the use of plastic and styrofoam

On Wednesday, November 23rd, Area Representative Honourable Andre Perez and Mayor Gualberto 'Wally' Nuñez and his team promoted using biodegradable products, such as groceries bags, at a presentation at the San Pedro Lions Den. The enforcement will see reusable bags available at the different establishments for around 50 cents. The populace and business sector are encouraged to make this their standard practice to avoid using plastic items and give back to the island town community, which turns 38 on Sunday, November 27th. The demonstration emphasized how hazardous plastic can be for fragile marine ecosystems like those around the island, thus, the importance of getting everyone on this campaign.

Laptops contributed to the Mandarin program in San Pedro; students sit Mandarin test

Members of the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Belize donated six laptops to the San Pedro Town Council for the Mandarin program. On Friday, August 12th, a ceremony was held in San Pedro Town with Dr. Cindy Hsueh, Executive Officer of Feng Chia University from Taiwan, Mayor Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez, and Councilor Marina Kay. The event also saw the participation of a group of students who, in 2021, completed a six-month Mandarin course.

Mandarin Workshop to be held in San Pedro

A Mandarin workshop is planned for Friday, August 12th, in San Pedro Town. The event, aimed at those students who completed the past mandarin program, was announced by the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Belize, stating that it was organized by the efforts of Councilor Marina Kay of the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) and the Executive Officer of the Taiwanese institution Feng Chia University, Dr. Cindy Hsueh. The announcement also indicated that to enhance teaching and learning for students on the island, laptops will be handed over to the SPTC.