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Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018. 4:11 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Today, John Saldivar, Minister of National Security, accompanied by the Commander of the Belize Defense Force, Brigadier General Steven Ortega, visited the site of the Belize Defense Force Cadet Corps annual training camp being held at the Kuxlin Ha Government School in Belmopan.

The Cadet Corps summer camp is being attended by 273 young boys and girls between the ages of 10 to 17 years old and hail from every district in the country.

 The participants are separated into different groups for the camp: Toucan Company is representing the Corozal and Orange Walk Districts, Tapir Company represents the Belize District, Black Orchid represents the Cayo District, and Toledo and Stann Creek Districts are represented by Mahogany Company.

During the tour, Saldivar and his entourage were given a number of presentations by the cadets that displayed the various skill sets with which they are being empowered at the camp.

Among these were an emergency first responder simulation, military drills, a snapshot of the social studies and drug education classes, and a presentation by the drum corp.

 Saldivar congratulated the participants for their commitment to being better citizens of Belize and commended the officers and members of the regular and volunteer elements of the Belize Defense Force for their commitment to molding Belizean children into responsible leaders of the future.

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