Belikin - the next Belizean export?

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 10, No. 19            May 11, 2000

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Good news for Belikin fans in the United States-they may just be able to purchase their favorite Belizean beer sometime soon. According to Kevin Bowen of Belize Brewing, a completely new, state of the art brewery will soon be completed and plans are in the works to possibly export beer at that time. While there has been interest from certain locations in the US, nothing has been negotiated thus far.

    Mr. Bowen stated that the new expansion increases the production capacity at least three to four times more than it previously was, therefore brewing beer for export would be no problem. If the company decides to export, it would only be the regular Belikin Beer that would be available on the foreign market.

    More good news is that a recycling grinder for plastic will hopefully be located on the island by the end of this month. The machine was scheduled to be here in late February, but circumstances delayed the arrival. Mr. Bowen informed the San Pedro Sun that four of these grinders were purchased to reduce the new plastic bottles into chips. Permanent locations for the machines are San Pedro, Caye Caulker and the Coca Cola Bottling plant in Ladyville. The fourth will be a mobile unit that will travel to the outer districts. All plastic soft drink bottles will be purchased by the company for five cents each and then chipped into recyclable material. 

    The San Pedro Sun congratulates Bowen and Bowen for their efforts to move into the new millennium with a cleaner, safer environmental plan.  We also wish them the best of luck in their efforts to provide many more people  a chance to taste their fine products.
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