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#312537 - 11/27/08 08:47 PM Chamber of Commerce Minutes
Marty Offline
Ambergris Caye Chamber of Commerce
Meeting Minutes November 20, 2008
Written by Tom Vidrine, President.

INDEX

1) Trash Bin Project
2) Christmas Boat Parade on Dec. 6th
3) Neighborhood Watch Family Day this Saturday
4) Presentation by US Ambassador to Belize
5) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Services Workshop - Dec 1st & 2nd
6) Mexico invites our Members to Forum on trading with Belize
7) North Ambergris Neighborhood Watch Meeting this Saturday
8) Caribbean Tourism Organization) statistics as per November, 2008.
9) Annual World AIDS Day Solidarity Walk and Torch Run this Sunday
10) The Special Constable Training this Sunday

The Chamber meeting was held at the Blue Water Grill. Thanks so much Kelly
McDermott for taking great care of the Chamber members and guests. Chairman
Tom Vidrine opened the meeting at 12:00.

Attendees:

There were approximately 40 people in attendance for the presentation.

Reports:

1) Trash Bin Project

Tom reported that working with Terry Colbert and the South Neighborhood
Watch, 15 trash receptacles have been placed along the road and beaches to
the South.
The SACNW will be making a donation to the Chamber to help defray costs.

2) Christmas Boat Parade

Jan Brown gave The Third Annual Holiday Boat Parade will be held on Saturday
night, December 6, 2008! That's right - Saturday night! Beautiful lighted
boats will bring in the holidays by motoring the shoreline of San Pedro Town
from Boca Del Rio to Coconut's Hotel and back north starting at 7pm. This
new day and time will give our friends and neighbors from Caye Caulker and
the mainland a chance to enjoy this wonderful holiday tradition.



3) Neighborhood Watch Family Day

Everyone is invited to our first annual family fun day.
This year the SACNW is hosting the event to boost community
awareness of Neighborhood Watches and community policing. Please come join
us on Saturday, November 29th from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm at the San Pedro
Family Fitness Center (Tennis Club) and enjoy some great entertainment, good
food, drinks and fun for the kids.
Please review the attached advertisement and bring the whole
family. Watch for additional ads on Channel 7 and in local papers.
The pool and miniature golf course will be open.
Terry Colbert, President South Neighborhood Watch


4) Presentation by US Ambassador to Belize

The US Ambassador to Belize, Robert Dieter, and the Deputy
Chief, J.A. Dissily, were our guests, along with two members of his staff,
David Maurice Jones, Vice Consul, and Anna McFabzeas, Special Consular
Services Assistant. After general introductory addresses, various services
provided by the Embassy, there were questions from the floor.


5) Belize Chamber invites our Members to Economic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) Services Workshop


Our Members have been invited to the free Economic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) Services Workshop, scheduled for December 1st and 2nd, at the Belize
Biltmore Plaza Hotel. Below is more information on this workshop.

This workshop provides free entrance to anyone interested in attending. If
you are interested, kindly confirm your attendance by November 29th, 2008 by
sending e-mail to bcci@btl.net .

Regards

Kim Aikman (Mrs)
Manager Membership & Labour
Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry
63 Regent Street, Belize City, Belize
Tel: 501-227-3148
Fax: 501-227-4984
Email: membership@belize.org
Website: www.belize.org

Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery
In collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and the Belize Chamber of
Commerce and Industry


STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP ON SERVICES IN THE CARIFORUM-EU ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP
AGREEMENT (EPA)

Belize City, December 1-2, 2008

DRAFT AGENDA


Facilitators: Ramesh Chaitoo, Head Services Trade Unit, CRNM
Natallie Rochester, Services Analyst, CRNM

DAY 1 DECEMBER 1, 2008

8:30 am Welcome and Introduction

9:00 am - 10:00 am Overview of the Services provisions in the EPA
Discussion
10:00 am - 10:30 am Overview of the Investment provisions in the EPA
Discussion

10:30 am - 10:45 am COFFEE

10:45am - 11:45 am Temporary Entry for Business Persons - (key
personnel, contractual service suppliers, independent professionals, short
term visitors for business purpose, etc.)
Discussion

11:45am - 12.30 am Understanding the market access schedules of
Cariforum and the EU in specific sectors

12.30 pm - 2.00 pm LUNCH

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Tourism services - rules and market access
provisions
Discussion

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Relationship between EPA and the Caricom Single
Market for Services
Discussion

6) Mexico invites our Members to Forum on trading with Belize




7) North Ambergris Neighborhood Watch Meeting


Hello Neighbors,

Our scheduled monthly meeting is this coming Saturday, November 30th, time
is noon at The Palapa Bar hope to see everyone there.

Respectfully,
Scott Harnish, Pres. N.A.C.N.W.

8) Caribbean Tourism Organization) statistics as per November, 2008.

PDF File Attached with Statistics



9) Annual World AIDS Day Solidarity Walk and Torch Run this Sunday

The San Pedro AIDS Commission along with WIN-Belize invites the general
public to its Annual World AIDS Day Solidarity Walk and Torch Run. This
event geared to show our solidarity to those infected or affected by
HIV/AIDS shall take place at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 30th. Gathering
place for this event will be at Central Park. Following the Solidarity Walk
and Torch Run - an all-day AIDS fair will take place at the park. Health
professionals will be on hand to conduct rapid HIV testing. In addition to
this an information booth, a food and drinks stall will be available.
Everyone is asked to join in this special day and help "Stop the SADness -
Stop HIV"

10) The Special Constable Training this Sunday
The Special Constable Training for applicants that completed the
application, background check and vetting process through the San Pedro
Police Dept has been rescheduled.

The class will take place at The Anglican School located just north of the
river cut ( toll bridge ) starting at 8:00 a.m. and will last until 5:00
p.m. on Sunday the 30th of November.

Approved applicants will need to PRE study the information provided by the
S.P.P.D. and bring the Special Constable Manual learning materials to the
class along with paper and pencil to take notes.

Respectfully,
Scott Harnish, President N.A.C.N.W.



Our next Chamber meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec 4th, at the Blue
Water Grill.
Meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m.


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#312539 - 11/27/08 09:32 PM Re: Chamber of Commerce Minutes [Re: Marty]
Ambergris Bob Offline
Very interesting read, thanks. And Happy Thanksgiving from Olive Branch, Mississippi!!!

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