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New requirements for Water Sports Activities to be discussed #539205
11/14/19 11:40 AM
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From the BTB: New requirements for Water Sports Activities are being introduced and Public comments are being accepted in seven destinations. Click the link to see the schedule of sessions open to the general public.

https://belizetourismboard.org/water-sports-activities-standards/

This standard applies to all parties involved in the commercial operation of watersports in Belize. The standard also covers parties that are involved in the rental of equipment for certain water sports activities. Copies or details of this standard are available from the office of the Belize Bureau of Standards located at Power Lane, City of Belmopan, or on the website at www.bbs.gov.bz.

Any comments on the draft standard should reach the Director, Belize Bureau of Standards at the above-mentioned address no later than January 17th, 2020 or at [email protected]

Public Consultation Sessions to be carried out as follows:

Belize City, November 25th, 2019, 6:30 PM at the UWI Auditorium (Princess Margaret Drive)
San Pedro, November 26th, 2019, 6:30 PM at the Sunbreeze Hotel Conference Room
Caye Caulker, December 2nd, 2019, 6:30 PM at the Island Magic Hotel Conference Room
Dangriga, December 4th, 2019, 6:30 PM at the Pelican Beach Resort
Placencia, December 6th, 2019, 6:30 PM at the Placencia Community Center
Hopkins, December 11th, 2019, 6:30 PM at the Sandy Beach Restaurant
Punta Gorda, December 17th, 2019, 6:30 PM at the TIDE Conference Room

Re: New requirements for Water Sports Activities to be discussed [Re: Marty] #539944
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Proposed Changes in Standards For Water Sports Activities Could Lead to Big Changes

A few weeks ago, the Bureau of Standards of the Belize Tourism Board held a meeting at the Sunbreeze conference room. My #1 issue leaving the meeting is that though this was a “Public Consultation”, I saw little representation from some of the largest stakeholders in this industry – the hotels and lodging of Ambergris Caye. And since almost all hotels and resorts, big and small, have amenities like kayaks and/or Stand Up Paddle Boards, sailboats and/or snorkel equipment – I thought I’d highlight some of the proposed new regulations here. Note: Amenities count as rentals – I asked at the meeting.

My other major concern is everyone who owns or uses their own sailboat or kayak or SUP or goes fishing recreationally. Residents, citizens, frequent visitors. Are you going to be able to continue your use? This is the FINAL DRAFT of the standards. The BTB will gather public comments until January 17th, 2020 and then answer each and every comment, discuss and revise internally and then issue final standards. This January 17th deadline is the only time for public input.

Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Scoop

Re: New requirements for Water Sports Activities to be discussed [Re: Marty] #540037
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Reminder | Belize Water Sports Standards Consultations ends January 17, 2020.
For more detailed information, read more here: https://conta.cc/35z15ES
If you would like to submit your comments, download your forms here: http://bit.ly/35SbPyp


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