Belize City and Miramar, Florida to Sign Sister City Agreement for Mutual Benefits
After ten years of operating under a 2013 memorandum of understanding, the cities of Belize and Miramar, Florida have agreed to take that understanding to a higher level, and enter into Sister City Agreement. The official signing is set to happen in a few weeks, as Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner is yet to sign the agreement. Of course, with the municipal elections looming, that will have to wait until after March 6. Despite that one delay, however, the President of the Belize American Chamber of Commerce, Michael Young, says it’s a go, and will see several benefits for both cities.
Michael D. Young, President and Executive Director, Belize American Chamber of Commerce: “Finally, through the grace of God and a little bit of luck and timing and with the support of the other stakeholders involved we were successful in convincing the City of Miramar’s leadership and their economic development department, as well as the counterparts with the Belize City Council the current mayor, Mayor Wagner and his team and his city council to explore the possibility of this sister city relationship. So where we are now is that the city of Miramar has formally adopted a resolution to enter into a sister city relationship with Belize City and we Belizeans you know we beat out or we’re at the front of other interested parties, other countries who are interested in doing the same. So we are leading the charge.”
Yesterday, a resolution was signed in Miramar, Florida, approving a Sister-City Agreement with Belize City.