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Apr 8, 2015

New Stamps Launched

Gerrit Marseille

The Salvation Army is celebrating one hundred years in Belize and to commemorate this milestone they partnered with the Belize Postal Service to launch a set of commemorative stamps. While stamps are used to send mails, they are also used to record historical events. News Five was at the launch this afternoon.


Commissioner Gerrit Marseille, Territorial Commander

“They are an emblem of recognition from the country, the authorities and as I mentioned earlier, they are a part of an expression of good understanding and collaboration and that is what the Salvation Army wants to be. We are not at loggerheads with any government and we want to work alongside for the cause of the betterment of the poorest of the population. In this cause we have no enemies and the stamps underline that.”


James Gabriel

James Gabriel, Deputy Post Master General

“History will show that the Salvation Army has done a lot of work in this country and have offered themselves in the line of service. So, it is only fitting that for an occasion like this, the denomination reaching a milestone of hundred years. The Postal Service saw it fitting that the Salvation Army’s work be recorded in history and what better way to do that than a postage stamp. Postage Stamps have been used traditionally to commemorate events. As mentioned earlier, commemorative stamps are to mark an event or something historical and hence the stamps being released today to mark the Salvation Army’s one hundredth anniversary in Belize.”


Andrea Polanco

“Ok. Talk to me about the design and where we can get them?”


James Gabriel

“Ok. The stamps are in two sets; I should say they come in a set of two. You have the twenty five cent stamp and that depicts the regular Christmas kettling that most of us are familiar with around Christmas time and the two dollars stamp depicts the headquarters of the Salvation Army.”


The stamps go on sale immediately and are available at post offices countrywide. They were produced in the U.K.

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