Communications giant Belize Telemedia Limited officially launched its new 2014 telephone directory today at the recently renovated BTL Northside Park in Belize City.
During the brief ceremony, the company assured their customers that all the extensive helpful features from the previous edition are included in this year’s directory, including a new section called “All About Belize,” which highlights some of the more popular Belizean adventures which both locals and visitors can experience.
According to Mariano Williams from Telemedia’s Directory Services, the directory has evolved from being just a basic phone book to one of the most comprehensive, accurate and accessible devices which also promotes businesses and local interests via a range of media.
He explained that the cover of the phone directory has always set a standard to advertise Belize’s best, whether it is the flora and fauna, the magnificence of our cayes or the richness of our culture and history while highlighting the creativity and talent of our people.
The selection of this year’s cover – which aimed to emphasize a scene capturing the “Belizean Adventure” –was done via the company’s Facebook page, through which they encouraged individuals to virtually submit entries capturing the theme of their Belizean adventure.
The top three pictures with the most “likes” were selected and ranked first, second and third based on their respective amount of votes.
Hundreds of submissions were received, however an exclusive photograph sent in by Daren Lamb of San Ignacio – depicting a Frigate bird soaring towards a small sprat dangling in the hands of a fisherman – topped the polls with over 1,300 likes.
For his winning entry, Lamb was awarded an I-Pad 4 and one year of free Digicell 4G service.
The vice chairman of BTL’s Executive Committee, Anwar Barrow, also expounded on the new directory, underscoring the concept that it is no longer an ordinary directory. “Telemedia’s telephone directory is a unique publication which not only provides phone numbers for the entire country, but features interesting facts and colorful pages for the benefit of Belizeans and tourists alike. Over the years, it has highlighted places to visit in Belize, art, local attractions and local cuisines. The [2014 telephone directory] cover ties together the essence of this book in a visual presentation of what is uniquely Belizean”, commented Barrow.
Copies of Telemedia’s 2014 telephone directory are available at any of BTL’s customer service centers countrywide.