The scope behind this project is to strengthen the evangelisation work being carried by the Catholic Church and to increase its presence in all the Region of Izabal and beyond. This project aims to produce and transmit audio-visual content related to pastoral and humanitarian issues concerning the poor communities of Izabal.
This television project is called Stella Maris TV and is being administered by the parish of Santo Hermano Pedro which forms part of the Apostolic Vicariate of Izabal. The parish priest, Fr Anton Grech is coordinating the initial stages and is receiving assistance by Alvin and George Scicluna of the Maltese media company Citadel Video Communication – CVC . Estuardo Franco, a youth from our parish travelled to Gozo, Malta where he received a three month hands on training course by CVC. He is now responsible to implement the television project here in Izabal.
On his return from his overseas training together with Fr Anton Grech they met with Mr. Cesar Martinez, the owner of Electro Barrios, which runs the cable TV service in our municipality. A formal request to start the new Catholic TV station service was made and accepted being assigned Channel 66. At the moment it also transmits the programmes in other cable TV services. As a first initiative of this project we started transmitting live both the Sunday 4pm mass and the Wednesday 630pm mass respectively.