Belizean Beats launched at international airport

first_img Share LifestyleTravel Belizean Beats launched at international airport by: – July 27, 2011 Sharing is caring! In photo: The Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport. Photo credit: skyscrapercity.comBELIZE CITY, Belize — The Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA), Belize’s primary port of entry, will now be dishing out regular doses of unique musical renditions to vacationers, as sister agencies within Belize’s Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture — the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), on July 20, 2011, launched the long-awaited Belizean Beats program.Being a country that proudly boasts over ten diverse ethnic groups, the Belizean Beats program is specifically designed to introduce travellers to Belizean culture from the very onset of their time in the country. It promises to set the tempo for their entire trip as they are immediately and melodiously baptized into the very essence of the Belizean experience.“As soon as the tourist arrives in Belize we give them a sense of what we have to offer as a vibrant tourism destination filled with culture and history.” said Seleni Matus, BTB’s director of tourism.Also present at the press conference launch at the airport was the BTB’s marketing and industry relations director, Yanick Dalhouse, who shared her sentiments as well.“Today we cut the proverbial ribbon on an exciting new initiative that does so much more than just entertain; it serves as an immediate gateway to the heart of Belizean culture.” Dalhouse explained.Defining music as the universal language, the BTB says it’s confident that this program will transliterate the nation’s heartfelt welcome into an idiom that everyone could comprehend and appreciate despite the linguistic barriers.Performing at the PGIA on Wednesdays and Thursdays, the first group to be featured in the Belizean Beats program is the up-and-coming local band affectionately known as the Laru Beya Boys. Chosen after grueling auditions against dozens of other top musical groups, this first group has clearly earned the trendsetter position for one of the most dynamic airport programs to have ever come into existence in Belize.The BTB and NICH have also expressed their gratitude to the management of the PGIA, as well as the Immigration and Customs Department for their support in bringing Belize Beats to life.So the next time you take a trip to Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret and passing through the international airport, don’t worry about your feet tapping — it’s just part of the Belizean experience.Caribbean News Now 34 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Pardew boosted by Cisse U-turn

first_img Press Association Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has received a welcome boost with the news that striker Papiss Cisse has agreed to wear the club’s new Wonga-sponsored shirt. Cisse enlisted the help of the Professional Footballers’ Association in a bid to find a solution, and it appears that peace has now broken out at St James’ Park. The development came days after the Senegal international was pictured in a national newspaper at a city casino. Gambling is also prohibited by his religion. While Newcastle are yet to confirm Cisse’s re-think, Pardew will be delighted to have his most prolific striker back among the fold after a less than spectacular start to the club’s pre-season campaign. Shola Ameobi scored against both Rio Ave and Pacos de Ferreira during the Magpies’ trip to Portugal earlier this week, but he and January signing Yoan Gouffran were the only senior frontmen available to the 52-year-old with new director of football Joe Kinnear yet to land any of the club’s summer targets. Pardew, Kinnear and chief scout Graham Carr have identified the men they would like to bring to Tyneside with Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis and Aston Villa’s Darren Bent at the top of the list, although the Irishman’s best efforts have come to nothing so far. That has left the manager pleading for progress with the start of the new Barclays Premier League season barely three weeks away. In the circumstances, Cisse’s continued presence – the £9million man has been linked with both Anzhi Makhachkala and Rubin Kazan in recent weeks – represents a positive. He launched his career in England in spectacular style when he scored 13 goals, many of them breathtaking, in his first 14 appearances after his arrival from Germany in January last year. Cisse was initially asked to play a wider role at the start of the last campaign to accommodate compatriot Demba Ba, and although the latter’s January move to Chelsea handed him his preferred role once again, he managed only 13 goals for the entire season as the Magpies only just managed to avoid relegation. Whether Newcastle continue to pursue two strikers following his decision remains to be seen, but fans who have been dismayed to see Steve Harper, Danny Simpson and James Perch leave the club with no additions to date – they are the only top-flight outfit yet to sign a senior player – will hope reinforcements will arrive soon and in numbers. center_img Press Association Sport understands the 28-year-old and the club have managed to iron out the problem with Cisse initially refusing to wear the payday loans company’s branding because of his religious beliefs. The former Freiburg frontman is a Muslim and earning interest is forbidden by Islamic Law. last_img read more

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