Wednesday, March 16, 2011


To Members of the Belizean Community in the USA:

Please join me in expressing condolences from the Consulate of Belize in Los Angeles and our Belizeans Community to the Japanese people at the death and devastation as a result of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

As a country, Japan has been an ardent supporter of Belize’s growth and development. So that we have a sense as to her interest in Belize, I think it is appropriate that I share with you the attached press release distributed by the Government of Belize Press Office today.

We ask that you keep the people of Japan in your thoughts and prayers.


Hon. Roland Yorke
Consul General


Phone: 822-0094 or 0092  ●Fax: 822-2671 ● website:
Official Ceremony for Grant Agreement between Japanese Social 
Development Fund Grant and Government of Belize

Belmopan, March 16th, 2011    

An official signing ceremony will be held on Friday, March 18, 2011 in Belmopan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Training Room for a Grant Agreement between the World Bank/Japan Fund Project and the Ministry of Health/Government of Belize for a Project to  Improve Children’s Health and Nutrition in the Toledo District. 

This project is part of the World Bank administered Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) which funds innovative projects that provides direct assistance to the poorest and most vulnerable groups. 

The objective of the grant is to improve the health and nutrition of children in communities in Toledo, Belize through an early childhood development approach focusing on pre-natal care, nutrition monitoring in the critical window of opportunity, and school health interventions at the primary school level. 

Specific components of the Project to be implemented through the grant are:

1. To prevent and address malnutrition in children under 5 years of age by empowering the local community.

2. To develop healthy lifestyles programs for primary school children in their eight years of 
primary education.

3. To strengthen access and quality of community-based health services in support of maternal and child health.

4. To promote behavior change in communities by increasing understanding of community’s 
attitude and perception towards health.

The grant, which is in the sum of Two Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty-Two Thousand, Eight 
Hundred and Ninety-Four United States Dollars (US$2,752,894.00) will be received by the Ministry of Health, over a five-year period, for project implementation by the Toledo District Health Council.

Present at the celebratory ceremony will be His Excellency Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Ambassador of Japan to Belize, Hon. Pablo Marin, Minister of Health and Carmen Carpio, Public Health Specialist of the World Bank.
For More Information contact:
Dr. Natalia Beer
Director, Maternal and Child Health
Ministry of Health, Belmopan
Tel: 501-822-2363/2325


Unknown said...

I agree with Consul General Yorke.
I hope all our thoughts and prayers bring them much comfort and courage during this very difficult period in their lives.

Pam said...

So sad about the Japanese people. What a disaster!! We all have to pray for them.


Cherry Cadle said...

Linda, I watched those people and wonder how they can be so peaceful with the chaos around them, even though I understand that they are not really a spiritual nation.

I pray that God guides them through this catastrophe and spear them from them from any more harm.


Walter Wade II said...

Will any of the japanese people even get to see our condolences?

I feel for these people with all my heart. I would be scared out of my mind if me or my family was in this situation. Not only the folks that call our Almighty "God" will make it... through the Pearly Gates.I'm almost a hundred % sure that spiritual or not,Jah will bless them and give their bad minded neighbors the will to assist them.

I'm having a hard time watching all the lies and corruption coming out of these huge governmental agencies all over including the US, UK and others.

May the Almighty JAH bless Japan and her people.