Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Hon. Rodwell Ferguson

Ministry of Transport Hosts Public Ground Transportation Workshop

Stakeholders of the Public Ground Transportation sector in Belize participated in a knowledge transfer workshop in Belmopan from December 5 to 8, 2022. The sessions were facilitated by Steer Consulting Firm with focus on policy, legal review, and updates of transport-related laws, while Transconsult provided details for the routing, scheduling and ticketing models.

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Transport Technical Visit and Study Tour in South Korea

Knowledge transfer is a key component of capacity building for the Public Transportation Reform Project funded by the Inter-American Development Bank. The delegation participated in lectures and field visits tailored to aid Belize’s public transportation development by adopting applicable solutions from South Korea’s advancement blueprint on the land transportation sector.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Transport Visits Guatemala

During his visit to Guatemala City, Minister Ferguson met with H.E. César Guillermo Castillo Reyes, Vice-President of Guatemala. They discussed cross-border transport relations and exchanged views on the potential of reciprocal transport services. A commitment was made to explore new areas within the transportation sector for the mutual benefit of both countries. Congressman Cesar Fion of Peten also participated in this meeting.

Belize Attends the 10th Ministers of Youth Forum

Hon. Rodwell Ferguson, Minister of Youth, Sports & Transport, returned to Belize after attending the 10th Ministers of Youth World Forum in Busan, Korea from July 7 to 9, 2022. The forum was organized by the International Youth Fellowship Program (IYF), which brings together over 26 youth and education policymakers from 25 countries around the world to discuss the issues and solutions to youth challenges. The forum is held annually as part of the IYF’s World Culture Camp.

New Polyclinic for Placencia Village

On January 21, 2022, the Ministry of Health & Wellness in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations; Hon. Rodwell Ferguson, Area Representative for Stann Creek West; and the Placencia Village Council, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new polyclinic in Placencia.

Minister of Public Utilities Visits CABEI in Honduras

Hon. Rodwell Ferguson, Minister of Public Utilities, Energy and Logistics, and Mr. Marconi Leal Jr., CEO in the ministry, participated in a field trip in Honduras from October 21 to 23, 2021. The trip was steered by Mr. Dante Mossi, Executive President of Central American Bank of Economic Integration (CABEI), its directors and regional delegation with the aim of optimizing similar opportunities in its member countries. The trip covered three of the key sectors in the ministry’s portfolio, namely, transport, ports, and energy.

GOB Receives Dividend Payment from Digi

On October 12, 2021, Hon. Rodwell Ferguson, Minister of Public Utilities, Energy and Logistics, received a cheque from Digi for $3.5 million.

Minister of Public Utilities Meets with PUC

The meeting served as an opportunity for the minister to acquaint himself with the members of the commission and present future expectations. Additionally, the minister familiarized himself with ongoing activities and strategic regulations currently out for consultation as well as those in development.