Screen on the Green in Belmopan Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:00

Having been organized by the United States Embassy, in cooperation with the Belmopan City Council, the first ‘Screen on the Green’ for 2017 opened last Week Thursday at the Governor General’s Field in Belmopan, to some exiting reviews.  On show to Belmopanese residents on a wide inflatable screen and under a perfect moon was the movie ‘Selma’, which records the three month struggles of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1965. (In 1977, the U.S Federal Government decided to declare February, Black history month.)

The U. S Embassy organizes the Screen on the Green on the first (or close to) Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m at the Governor General’s Field, for the fifth year running, and has similar movie specials in Dangriga every few months.

According to Mayor Khalid Belisle, the movie show is just an example of the Belmopan City Council working hand-in-hand with the U. S Embassy.

“We have benefited from their expertise, particularly in terms of citizen security” he said.

“I have been working very closely with a certain segment of the marines that are assigned here in Belize, we have been working with the marines in community oriented policing trying to put together a structure here in the City of Belmopan where every neighborhood in Belmopan will be patrolled by residents of Belmopan in partnership with the police department as well as the Belize Defence Force on weekends, between the hours of 10:00 p.m and 6:00 am …so we will have roughly an eight hour shift where we will have a roving patrol around the City in every neighborhood of Belmopan,” also said Mayor Belisle.

Screen on the Green in Belmopan City is just one more reason for Belmopan resident to come out to socialize in a free and home friendly environment. Another reason to come out is to enjoy the free popcorn, courtesy of U.S. Embassy personnel.