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Competition launched to name site in Belize City

Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019. 5:18 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Today, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, through the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project is inviting the public to participate in a competition to name the location once occupied by the Paslow Building on the corner of North Front Street and Queen Street in Belize City.

Deadline for submission of names is Friday, August 30, 2019, at 5 p.m.


                        1st Prize: $800.00


                        2nd Prize $600.00


                        3rd Prize $400.00

A new two-story building will be constructed at Lot 977 located at the corner of Queen and North Front Streets in Downtown Belize City.

The new building is one of five structures in the downtown of the Old Capital that the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project is currently investing in. 

The new building is designed to host a Tourist Welcome Center and vendor booths on the first floor with offices and a café on the second, and a parking area in the rear. 

Construction commenced in June 2019 and is projected to be completed at the end of 2019.

This project is being funded by the Government of Belize and the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) and executed by the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation through the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project.

Proposed names received will be evaluated and shortlisted.

The Shortlist will be published and voted upon by the public on an online poll between from September 16-30, 2019.

The building will be named based on the winning entry on the online poll.

Disclaimer: in the case of repetition of entry names, only the first entry of a proposed name will be considered.

Proposal Format of Entry

            Proposed Site Name:

            Name of Proponent:

            Email Address:

            Motivation: Please write a short text explaining the merits of Proposed Site Name

             Place in subject line of email: “Proposed Name”

Please send proposed names to:

            Email: [email protected]

            Mailing Address:

                        No. 106 South Street

                        Belize City, Belize

                        Central America


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