Central American Free Software Summit
The Central American Free Software Summit (ECSL) is a three-day activity that takes place annually in any country in the region that has been chosen by the Central American Free Software Community (SLCA). It is a space of articulation, coordination and exchange of ideas between Free Open source Software (FLOSS) communities that make up the SLCA agreements and strengthening ways of working together to facilitate and promote the use of Free Software development in the region. This year, the fifth version of the ECSL will be held in the San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize 12 to 14 July 2013
Please visit http://ecsl2013.softwarelibre.ca/ for more information!
Press Release: Validity of Providence Energy And Princess Petroleum Production Sharing Agreements
The Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology and Public Utilities notes with regret a recent press release by Oceana which it persists in putting its spin on the judgment delivered on April 16th, 2013 by Justice Legall concerning certain oil exploration contracts awarded by the previous government. In that judgment, His Lordship made certain declarations against the Ministry but not against the oil companies. Most importantly, the Judge specifically refused to quash the oil exploration contracts.
Private Sector Forums
The National Energy Policy clearly outlines the important role of energy to Belize’s social and economic development. More importantly, the NEP identifies concrete actions that collectively seek to transition Belize’s fossil-fuel based economy to a low carbon economy by 2030, using domestic renewable energy options such as wind, biomass, hydro and solar energy.
Logo Competition Winner
The Ministry of Energy, Science & Technology and Public Utilities (MESTPU) is pleased to announce the winner of its logo competition. The Ministry received twelve entries from seven different high schools across the country. A panel of five judges with related background in art and designing was selected to review the submissions within the dimension of a prescribed rubric.