Telemedia launches the 2014 telephone directory
Communications giant Belize Telemedia Limited officially launched its new 2014 phone book today at the newly renovated BTL Northside Park in Belize City.
During the brief ceremony, the company assured its customers that all useful features from the previous edition were included in this year’s directory, including a new section called “All About Belize,” which highlights light some of the most popular Belizean adventures that both locals and visitors can experience.
According to Mariano Williams of Telemedia Directory Services, the directory has grown from a simple phone book to one of the most comprehensive, accurate and accessible devices that also promotes local businesses and interests through a range of media.
He explained that the phone book cover has always set a standard for showcasing the best of Belize, whether it is the flora and fauna, the magnificence of our cays or the richness of our culture and history while showcasing the creativity and talent of our people.
The selection for this year’s cover – which aimed to showcase a scene capturing the ‘Belizean adventure’ – was made through the company’s Facebook page, through which they encouraged individuals to virtually submit stories. entries capturing the theme of their Belizean adventure.
The first three images with the most “likes” were selected and ranked first, second and third according to their respective number of votes.
Hundreds of submissions were received, but an exclusive photograph sent by Daren Lamb of San Ignacio – of a frigate hovering towards a small sprat suspended in the hands of a fisherman – topped the polls with more than 1,300 likes.
For its winning entry, Lamb received an I-Pad 4 and one year of free Digicell 4G service.
BTL Executive Committee Vice Chairman Anwar Barrow also presented the new directory, highlighting the concept that it is no longer a regular directory. “The Telemedia phone book is a unique publication that not only provides phone numbers for the entire country, but features interesting facts and colorful pages for the benefit of Belizeans and tourists. Over the years, it has highlighted places to visit in Belize, art, local attractions and local cuisines. The [2014 telephone directory] the cover connects the essence of this book in a visual presentation of what is uniquely Belizean, ”Barrow commented.
Copies of the Telemedia 2014 phone book are available at all BTL customer service centers nationwide.