Belize Commemorates CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary with Cultural Showcase
Belize is a known member of the Caribbean Communities (CARICOM). Yesterday, many gathered at the National Heritage Library to acknowledge the fifty years’ worth of work CARICOM has done. Love News correspondence, Fem Cruz spoke to Tricia Gideon, The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) and CARICOM representative who shared an insight into what CARICOM is. Attendees even caught a glimpse of the creative arts between community members.
Tricia Gideon, Beltraide Representative: “Many people have this misconception that CARICOM is only trade but CARICOM infiltrates every area of our life and CARICOM is our culture, our food, our music, our art. It’s in our intellectual property. It is in the way we perceive the world and we’ve been part of this integration process for 50 years and it’s inseparable with everything that we do. We are responsible primarily for the negotiating of trade agreements and doing it in line with agreed methods that are a part of CARICOM. So we try to ensure that every agreement that we negotiate is in line with our obligations on the CARICOM.”
Next year another exhibit is set to showcase, however, this will entail all thins CARICOM in Belize and the contributions and talents of the country only.