Friday, 30 May 2014

Dean Barrow Leaves the country for personal duties

The Office of the Prime Minister informs that the Hon. Dean Barrow departed the country on personal/duty leave during the period 27th May – 3rd June, 2014, to Houston, Texas and Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
During the Prime Minister’s absence, the Hon. Gaspar Vega, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and Agriculture will act as Prime Minister from 27th – 31st May, 2014 and the Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of National Security will act as Prime Minister from 31st May, 2014, until his return on 3rd June, 2014.

Export Market secured by Qualter Hall to help Belize

YORKSHIR an engineer resolute is assisting to create a rope-hauled railway system, as the export market share grows. Since 1860 Barnsley-based Qualter Hall was developed and for most of its history, assisted services for the depth mining industry. In the past recent years, the company, which has £20m in accountant and 140 staff, has distributed into specialist machinery sectors, to help it to fight off the threat from overseas competitors, and move forward into global markets.

International orders now account for more than 25 per cent of Qualter Hall’s total business.
It has secured work on a rope hauled its tension railway system which is bound for South Korea.
Other international projects include the design and supply of specialist road bridges for Indonesia and Belize, mining equipment for Morocco, shipyard machines for plate bending and forming for Baku, China, Korea and the US.

Qualter Hall has previously completed a major project to design, manufacture, supply, install and commission the operating package for the 50m long swing footbridge at Shoreham in West Sussex. Qualter Hall’s manager director, George Orton, said: “Qualter Hall’s strength is its dedicated, experienced and highly skilled personnel.We also continue to implement an apprenticeship programme which allows us to bring additional employment opportunities to young budding engineers and tradesmen of South Yorkshire.

“Over the last number of years, we have strategically and carefully invested over £8m in our company through acquisitions, and extending our facilities for both carbon steel and stainless steel manufacture.
He added: “From this position of strength, we will strive to move forward with our ongoing business plans and objectives.”

June 1st Opening for Hurricane season approaching

Hurricane season is coming to a beginning on June 1st and ending on November 30. In order to be prepared for a hurricane you must listen to your radio, prepare for floods, listen to shelter areas, carry your personal disaster kit, protect your pet.

On NHC the weather advice an update on Amanda late yesterday.  It weakened yesterday to a maximum wind forty miles per hour wind.

But what will happen in the future days? Well on the look at the Pacific ocean on Friday Morning (today) where there is a disturbance.  It was formed few hundred miles southeastern of Mexico.
It is a low organized activity, environment conditions will produced for changing development will form during the next few days as it moves toward the Northward occurring over Panama and westward of Columbia. The cyclone has a small chance to become a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours. In the next five days it has a medium chance for development.

There will be rain this weekend as the development drifts over Campeche, Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, Central America as a low pressure system. As the days come their will systems forming on the over the Caribbean by next week. As the Caribbean and the elsewhere are preparing for Hurricane season it is now the time to start looking at weather closely. 

The hurricane season named for 2014 are Arthur, Berta, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hannah, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, Wilfred. 

For El Nino Will be active during summer and Fall. So everyone keep an update of the future forecast. 

Here are some few tips after a Hurricane 

  • remain at home or shelter
  • beware of lose wires
  • stay away from danger or disaster areas, building and flooded areas
  • take extra fire precaution 
  • report broken sewers and min to the Belize Water Services Ltd.
  • check refrigerated food for spoilage. 
  • drive carefully roads may have been substantially weakened.

listen to the radio for information about:

  • places to go receive relief aid and shelter 
  • where to go for emergency aid shelter, food and cloths. 
Are you ready for a Hurricane season?

Watch- Conditions are possible, usually within 36 hours.
Warning- Hurricane conditions are expected, usually within 24 hours. 

Do not listen to rumors! Stay at home if you know if you deem safe. If not, go to a safer place of refuge, such as designated shelter.