In July we reported on the major problem at ASR/BSI with burnt molasses. It was a headache for the company and the farmers because the molasses couldn't be sold. But it was a bigger headache for the Department of Environment because safely disposing of the burnt molasses was very difficult. The DOE agreed to let them dispose of it in BSI's old quarry pit, ensuring that there was no runoff into any nearby water body. The DOE says the pit will be monitored by BSI daily during the rainy season. And to reduce the risk of a reoccurrence, BSI will install a "cooling system" for production of final molasses, as well as a "temperature monitoring system" of the final molasses.
Film Festival Fun
While Belize may be far from a global mecca of modern cinema, the Belize International Film Festival still receives a healthy serving of international and Belizean films. This year's festival kicks off on the 10th of November with a gala event at the BLISS. Today at the event's launch, we spoke to NICH's Communications and Marketing Officer, Holly Edgell, who told us that the 11th edition of the festival will be an exciting one.
In addition to the film screenings, there will also be several symposiums.