The Belize History Association (BHA) in collaboration with the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) and other partners hosted its Fourth Annual September Lecture on Friday September 29, 2017. The lecture was entitled “Youth Perspectives on the Belize-Guatemala Dispute and the ICJ”. It featured presentations by tertiary level students who discussed the pros and cons of submitting the Belize-Guatemala territorial dispute to the International Court of Justice and the importance of youths in this regard.
The lecture took place at The George Price Center, in the City of Belmopan and was broadcasted live on Lovefm and The National Channel T.V. and Facebook Live.
Four youths from three tertiary institutions participated in the lecture. This included Chelsea Kuylen from Ecumenical Junior College, Markisha Jorgensen from Independence Junior College, and Joshua Pott and Kendice Armstrong from St. John’s College Junior College.
We are thankful to the National Institute of Culture and History, the National Celebrations Committee, Social Security Board, and The Belmopan City Council for their support.
We are equally grateful for the support given by our partners: Ecumenical Junior College, Independence Junior College, St. John’s College Junior College, Belmopan Active Youths, Belize Archive Records and Services, University of Belize, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, Belize National Library Service and Information System, and the George Price Center.
A brand new Amazon Fire Tablet (5th Generation) was given away to one of our lucky member of the audience. Each person who was present at the event or who shared and commented on the Facebook Live Post were entered into a raffle. The winner was drawn from the raffle box at the end of the lecture.
We are grateful to all those who participated and supported our Fourth Annual September Lecture. Here is the video-coverage by The National Channel: