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Oceana joining hands across the sand

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter

Oceana in Belize is calling on all supporters of protecting Belize’s natural resources to join in on its upcoming “Hands Across the Sand” initiative.

The initiative, a symbolic joining of hands at 10 locations simultaneously, will be held on Saturday, May 16 at noon.

Amelita Knowles, national grassroots coordinator with Oceana, explained that the initiative is one of the ways the organization gives Belizeans a forum to demonstrate their feelings about the proper care and management of the country’s resources.

“This is not about politics, its about our food, our jobs or protection our pride and joy,” Knowles said. “Think about what,s we are going to lose if we allow offshore oil drilling to happen.”

Venues for the event include: In front of the San Pedro high school; on the beach in Dangriga; near the Social Security Board, in the Corozal Bay; in Punta Gorda in front of Bella Suites; Independence Hill in Belmopan; the Central Park in Orange Walk, the Wooden Bridge in San Ignacio, The Split in Care Caulker; the Tipsy Tuna bar in Placencia; and Sandlighters Promenade in Belize City.

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