Rep. of China on Taiwan donating 200 computers and martial art equipment
Restore Belize, the strategy launched by the Barrow administration to tackle the pressing issue of urban crime was launched two weeks ago, to much fanfare from the public and private sectors. While it is still a bit too early to determine its effectiveness, the initiative has gained the support of Belize’s ally. On Tuesday, the Embassy of the Republic of China on Taiwan announced that its government will donate two hundred desktop computers along with various martial arts equipment to GOB in support of the project. You may recall that in May 2009 Taiwanese President Ma Ying-Jeou, during a state visit to Belize, agreed to assist in the local ITVET programs. Since the contribution coincides with government’s announcement to fight crime, and based on the understanding that law enforcement is necessary to protect citizens, the Taiwanese government also pledged to provide training in Taekwondo to the Police Department.