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Taiwan gives Belize agencies 40 ASUS laptops

By William Ysaguirre, Freelance Reporter

In celebration of the Republic of China on Taiwan’s 106th anniversary National Day, the Taiwan Embassy in Belize donated 40 ASUS 15” laptops to Belize organizations, educational institutions, primary and secondary schools and news agencies.

Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize, H.E. Charles Liu presented the computers to representatives of each organization at their National Day reception at the Ramada Princess Hotel and Casino in Belize City on Friday night.

The schools included the St. Catherine Academy, Pallotti High School, Belize High School, St. John’s College, Corozal Community College, the Institute for Technical Vocational and Employment Training (ITVET), the University of Belize Regional Language Center, Belize Elementary School, St. Joseph’s RC Primary School, St. Martin’s RC Primary School, Hope Christian Academy, St. Peter’s Anglican School and Stella Maris School.

Other favoured institutions included the Pallottine Sisters, the Samuel Haynes Institute, the Inspiration Center, Dorothy Menzies Children’s Home, Liberty Children’s Home, Red Cross Belize, HelpAge Belize, Sister Cecilia Home for the Elderly, the George Price Center, Mental Health Resource Center, Philip Goldson House, and Museum of Belize. The media houses included The Reporter Press, the Guardian, the Amandala, the Belize Times, the Government Press Office, Love FM Television, channel 5 TV, Channel 7 TV and Breaking News Belize.

Prime Minister Barrow re-iterated that Belize would continue to champion for Taiwan’s cause in international forums. He expressed admiration for Taiwan’s international economic success, and the hope that the Ambassador’s words would come true, that Belize would achieve similar success. He then joined Liu in raising a toast to Belize and Taiwan’s continued prosperity; “Que viva Belize, que viva Taiwan!”

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