Belize City- In August of this year, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation through the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project commenced rehabilitation works at the Belize Supreme Court. On Tuesday, October 30th, government officials and invited guests viewed the completion of the much-needed rehabilitation works during a walk-through of the court.
The rehabilitation works included roof repairs, ceiling and associated electrical works, minor repairs to the air condition system, painting of the Cupula, and termite treatment. The works were made possible by a $60, 912.50 contribution by the Downtown Rejuvenation Project in addition to counterpart contribution by the Belize Supreme Court. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin remarked that he was especially grateful for the repairs to the ceiling which had been caving-in.
Part of larger downtown are investment
The renovations to the Supreme Court are a part of a larger investment being conducted in the downtown area of Belize City. The project is funded by the Government of Belize and the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) and executed by the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation through the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project. Partners of the project include the National Institute of Culture & History (NICH) and the Belize City Council.
Also present at the walk-through were Mr. Yashin Dujon, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation; Hon. Tracy Taegar-Panton, Minister with responsibility for the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce; His Lordship Kenneth Benjamin, Chief Justice; Ms. Trinia Young, Registrar of Supreme Court; Mrs. Bi-Yin Chien, Deputy Council at the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan); and Mr. John Arana, Director of the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project.