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Jul 11, 2012

Senator/Minister Joy Grant at SICA Summit

Senator Joy Grant, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology and Public Utilities, accompanied by Margaret Juan, of the Embassy of Belize in Guatemala and Richard Vinelli of the Embassy of Belize in Honduras, represented Belize at the thirty-ninth Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Governments of SICA in Honduras. During the technical and ministerial meetings from June twenty-seventh to the twenty-ninth, the president of Nicaragua was installed to the presidency of SICA. Heads of State dialogued about a number of matters including finances and technical assistance for member states to address regional security issues.  A Tegucigalpa Declaration and Plan of Action as well as an EU/Central American Agreement was approved and signed by the Head of the Central American States and the E.U.  Senator Grant had a special meeting with John McCarthy Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Australia, with whom she discussed initiatives between the two countries in science and technology, including scholarship opportunities for Belizeans in Australia. Prior to the Summit, Belizean students attended a series of workshops and conferences to discuss societal issues and potential solutions which culminated with a live televised debate between the participants and the Heads of State.

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3 Responses for “Senator/Minister Joy Grant at SICA Summit”

  1. Storm says:

    I hope these representatives will prepare a report and that it will be made public, so that the average Belizean who paid for the event will have an idea what was done, said, or learned on their behalf. Informed citizens are better citizens and voters. Except for things directly related to criminal investigations, litigation involving the government, and national security, I think citizens should have access to everything the government does or discusses.

  2. Rod says:

    Ok so what was accomplished

  3. Patriot says:

    Storm you are so negative and it is really becoming irritating. I really hope you are not one of those ‘Belizeans’ who live abroad and try to run the country online. I never hear you talk of the positive things in our country. If you really have so much problems with the way Belize is run then why dont you do something about. Try helping out in your community before you bash everyone from the PM down to the immigrants. If you dont do something to instigate change then you are just another person with a big mouth and internet access. And if you are doing something positive in the community then you should share it, like you said: “informed citizens are better citizens and voters”.

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