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Belize’s Resident Ambassador to the Republic of China, Taiwan Sharing Belizean Culture Abroad

Earlier in the week we told you about Dr. Candice Pitts. She is the resident ambassador to the Republic of China, Taiwan and a few days ago visited the students in the Middle Sunshine Program. Dr. Pitts have been sharing Belize’s culture to the people of Taiwane. Via zoom from Taiwan, Pitts spoke to Love News about her mission .
Hipolito Novelo, Love FM News: It’s been a year since Dr. Candace Pitts has been appointed as Belize’s Ambassador to The Republic of China, Taiwan. The people there welcomed Dr. Pitts. 

Dr. Candace Pitts, Ambassador to The Republic of China (Taiwan): “Okay, in part that has to do with the people that I have encountered so far have been very helpful, very kind, very polite and just willing to assist the representative of one of their most reliable diplomatic allies.”

Hipolito Novelo, Love FM News: And Belize is one of the few remaining allies of Taiwan. Having a resident Ambassador there is important in further solidifying the strong bilateral relationship. 

Dr. Candace Pitts, Ambassador to The Republic of China (Taiwan): “The mission of our embassy here in Taiwan is to reach all 23+ million Taiwanese in this country from north to south, east to west. We want to be able to reach them in every nook and cranny of Taiwan to let them know who is Belize, what is Belize and what are Belizeans. It’s just a matter of reaching them because as I’ve mentioned, they’re very receptive to what it is that we have to offer which demonstrates their embracement of who we are and what we represent to them as a diplomatic ally.”

Hipolito Novelo, Love FM News: Recently Ambassador Pitts visited the students in the Middle Sunshine Program to share Belize’s culture. 

Dr. Candace Pitts, Ambassador to The Republic of China (Taiwan): “I wanted to meet this group of Taiwanese children just to see who they are as well to share with them my life story and to encourage them and to motivate them and to let them understand that their circumstances should not ever determine their destiny and they were very very receptive to that. So it was important for me to meet them and to talk a bit with them.”

Hipolito Novelo, Love FM News: And being there, Ambassador Pitts is also learning about the Taiwanese culture and the people there. She’s enrolled in courses to learn basic Mandarin and she’s been teaching Tawianese everything about Belize, including how to make “fry jacks” puff up. 

Dr. Candace Pitts, Ambassador to The Republic of China (Taiwan): “Hipolito, one of my first events that I did was a demonstration of how to make “fry jacks” and I understood it went viral in Belize and people said that they were very nervous. They were sitting at the edge of their chairs because they were just really hoping that my ‘fry jacks’ would puff and then they did so they had a sigh of relief. So yes I do prepare some of our Belizean, personally I do prepare some of our Belizean cuisines for Taiwanese and as well as my colleagues.”

Hipolito Novelo, Love FM News: Reporting for Love News, Hipolito Novelo.