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A public consultation is being held tonight for the cruise tourism facility and cargo expansion for the Port of Belize Limited on Caesar Ridge Road in Belize City. It’s a follow-up to the September 1 consultations, in which there was a heated discussion on the merits and disadvantages of this project. Prior, there were more than 20 thousand Belizeans, who signed a petition to have the project stopped. Minister of State Gilroy Usher said he supported the project and that it would bring jobs to his constituency of Port Loyola; however, he was chastised by the Christian Workers’ Union President, Evan “Mose” Hyde for being tone deaf. Meanwhile, the Vice President of Oceana in Belize, Senator Janelle Chanona indicated that the project still has many issues that are still unresolved. So tonight is seen as an opportunity for some of the concerns that have been raised will be ventilated but the Department of Environment says the event will hear concerns concerning the effects of the proposed project on the environment. Again, the event is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Best Western Biltmore Plaza and will be streamed on the department’s Facebook page.