Saturday, May 25, 2024
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Dr. Osmond Martinez

Road Safety Tips During Independence Celebration

Belize, at 42, has grown immensely in its economic and infrastructure position. The economy continues to develop, and our roads continue to improve; however, one type of growth we do not want to see is the growth in the number of traffic fatalities.

Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan) Sign MOU for Collaboration on CORVI

On August 11, Dr. Osmond Martinez, CEO in the Ministry of Economic Development, and Ambassador Charles Chao-Cheng Li, Secretary General of the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a project on Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index (CORVI) data and survey collection for Belize City and its surrounding areas.

Belize Discusses Finance for Development at CDB’s 53rd Annual Meeting of Board of Governors

Dr. Osmond Martinez, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Economic Development, and Mr. Valentino Shal, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government, represented Belize at the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) 53rd Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors in St. Lucia. The CEOs represented Belize as Temporary Alternate Governor and Temporary Alternate Director, respectively. The annual meeting is being held under the theme, “Marshalling Finance for Development: Access to Adequate, Affordable Financing.”

Belize Delegation Meets with Prime Minister of South Korea

On May 26, 2023, Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño, Hon. Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration; H.E. Jaime Briceño, Belize’s Ambassador of Investment and to the Holy See; and Dr. Osmond Martinez, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Economic Development, attended a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Han Duck-soo of South Korea at the Seoul’s Government Complex.

BDF Receives Communications Equipment to Increase Citizen Security

On May 15, 2023, the Ministry of Economic Development handed over communications equipment to the Belize Defence Force. Dr. Osmond Martinez, chief executive officer in the Ministry of Economic Development, presented the equipment, valued at BZ$146,450, to Hon. Oscar Mira, Minister of State in the Ministry of National Defence and Border Security.

Government and IDB Focus on Employability Opportunities in Belize

The Government of Belize (GOB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) held a meeting to discuss the IDB-funded study, entitled, “Skills to Shape the Future: Employability in Belize.”

Belize Launches Green Climate Fund Country Programme

On February 10, 2023, the Ministry of Economic Development launched Belize’s first-ever Green Climate Fund Country Programme at the Umaya Resort in Placencia. This country programme highlights Belize’s climate priorities and outlines a portfolio of projects and programs that will aid the country in achieving climate resilience.

Ministry of Economic Development and the Second Road Safety Project Encourage Safe Driving during the Christmas Holiday

Dr. Osmond Martinez, CEO in the Ministry of Economic Development, reminds us that celebration for many involves the consumption of alcohol and, unfortunately, consuming alcohol and driving has been the cause of many road traffic incidents during the past Christmas holidays.