The Voice of the Services Sector
The BCSP is an alliance of service sector organizations and associations that functions as a lobby and channel for addressing economic development issues and trade-in-services issues that impact the services sector. The BCSP was established to help the services sector stakeholders advocate for the creation of an enabling environment which will allow the Belizean services sector to survive in the competitive, global marketplace and meet the challenges encountered in exporting their services.
Services in Belize account for 63% of GDP and 55% of employment. Based on the fact that the services sector is the fastest growing component of world trade and recognizing that the Belizean economy is export driven; initiatives promoting the growth and competitiveness of the service sector are critical to Belize’s development.
The Mission of the BCSP is
to foster the development of a vibrant services sector that can compete internationally, diversify the export basket, drive the creation of value added jobs and spur economic growth.
To accomplish this, the BCSP has set out the following core objectives:
- Serve as a forum for collating and debating the views of its members and representing their interests to Government;
- Improving services standards and adherence thereto by service providers;
- Reviewing the existing regulatory environment and encouraging the government to adopt new regulations and laws to promote services trade and protect the Belizean consumer;
- Educating members about current laws and regulations and how these could affect business prospects.
Chairman, Dr. Dionne Chamberlain-Miranda – Consultant/Trainer
Vice Chair, Etienne Sharp – Belize Association of ICT Professionals (BAICTP)
Secretary, Melissa Zuniga – Belize Society of Composers Authors Publishers (BSCAP)
Treasurer, Orson J. Elrington – Founding Member & Consultant
Director, Vacant – President Belize Audio Visual Industry Association (BAVIA)
Director, James Sanker – Music Industry Association of Belize (MIAB)
Director, Ivan Duran – Music Industry Association of Belize (MIAB)
Director, Juan-Carlos Namis – Belize Association of ICT Professionals (BAICTP)
Director, Hugo Moguel – Association of Real Estate Brokers of Belize (AREBB)
Director, Victor Miranda – Association of Professional Engineers
Director, Dyon Elliott – Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI)
Director, Tricia Gideon – Directorate General for Foreign Trade (DGFT)/Ministry of Investment, Trade & Commerce (MITC)
Spa and Wellness Association – Michelle Williams and Mapye Smith
Association of Architects of Belize – Arnaldo Hernandez
Belize Medical and Dental Association – Dr. Moguel
Pharmacy Association of Belize – Beverly Coleman