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Mar 30, 2017

The B.T.L. Telephone Directory is Here!

The new telephone directory was released today. The 2017 edition features a cover shot by renowned local photographer Tony Rath and was done in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund.  The publication, which has over the years evolved from just physical telephone listing to online and digital, also features multiple sections with information about Belize. News Five was at today’s launch:


Ingrid Juarez

Ingrid Juarez, Sr. PR Rep., B.T.L.

“Every year, B.T.L. partners to unveil and launch the new directory cover. This year it is featuring the Barrier Reef, it was in partnership with WWF, and this picture was taken by Tony Rath. And the Barrier Reef, as you can see, every year the directory features a new natural heritage, a new natural treasure for Belize. So, it is raising awareness of what we have to offer and the fact that this natural heritage is something so unique and beautiful. So, we are sharing this with our wider Belizean population. So, it showcases what we have to offer as a country.”


Nadia Bood

Nadia Bood, Country Rep, WWF

“We feel very fortunate to be able to partner with B.T.L. on this initiative. We are fully trying to promote to get information out to the wider public about the importance of the World Heritage site in Belize and this provides us with a very good medium to do this. So, when the opportunity came up we jumped at it. Any opportunity to feature the outstanding universal value of our world heritage site is always a good thing.”


Andrea Polanco

“How do you think this will help your cause and what you’re promoting?”


Nadia Bood

“I think this is gonna be very helpful. We are always looking for a medium to get the message out to the broader Belizean public. We know that the telephone directory pretty much goes into a large percent of the population in Belize and this is a way to get it into the homes and in the hands of people. They will not only be aware of the different numbers to contact, but also to learn about our natural heritage in Belize.”

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1 Response for “The B.T.L. Telephone Directory is Here!”

  1. mr.sampler says:

    I applaud the WWF for this fight for a worthy cause but using BTL is not a really good option to my view. You look back 5 yrs ago the phone directory was bigger and the amount of enlisted house numbers were more. Now with the technology of mobile phones we can clearly see the decline of people using the books since mobile you can check it online.
    So WWF should try it on a more social media system like tweeter, face book and tv sections.
    But I love the idea of promoting awareness from our fragile barrier reef in risk.

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