July 29, 2019

Today, Monday, 29th July 2019, was the launching of the Belize Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition (BPAHM), held at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex, Belize City. The ceremony began shortly after 10:00 A.M. as the Directors of Ceremonies Mr. Tyrone Nunez and Ms. Renata Samuels welcomed the guests.

The welcoming address was done by the Hon. Senator Darrell Bradley, President of the Senate, thereafter the Honourable Laura Tucker-Longsworth, Speaker of the House of Representatives gave a brief overview of the Belize Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition. Several Members of Parliament such as the Hon. Patrick Faber, Deputy Prime Minister; Hon. Pablo Marin, Minister of Health; Hon. Abelardo Mai, Opposition member and Area Representative for Orange Walk South; and Hon. Senator Godwin Hulse, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development, Immigration Services and Refugees gave their remarks on the launching of the first chapter.. His Excellency Carlos Quesnel, Ambassador of Mexico to Belize also gave his remarks.

The Declaration of the Belize Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition (BPAHM) was signed by the Champion Group, the Hon. Laura Tucker-Longsworth; Hon. Patrick Faber; Hon. Pablo Marin; Hon. Hugo Patt; Hon. Tracy Taegar-Panton; Hon. Omar Figueroa; Hon. Beverly Williams; Hon. Jose Mai; Hon. Orlando Habet; Dr. Senator Carla Barnett; Senator Darrell Bradley; Senator Godwin Hulse; Senator Valerie Woods; and Senator Osmany Salas.

The closing remarks was done by Dr. Senator Barnett, Vice-President of the Senate.