Deputy British High Commissioner Visits Culture Capital for Potential Collaborations
Yesterday, Kate Reynolds, Deputy British High Commissioner to Belize, visited the culture capital to discuss possible collaborations with the town council in that municipality. The visit was welcomed by the residents and served as a cultural experience. Stann Creek Correspondent, Harry Arzu spoke to Mayor Robert Mariano and the Deputy Commissioner about the important visit.
Robert Mariano, Mayor, Dangriga Town Council: “It wasn’t too much of a surprise, but yes, it was a surprise because I received this call yesterday and I was asked if I would have been available and I said yes I will make sure I make myself available because her visit to Dangriga is very much important to me and this council and of course the people of Dangriga.”
Harry Arzu, Stann Creek Correspondent: All right, tell us what came out of the meeting.
Robert Mariano, Mayor, Dangriga Town Council: “Well, we discussed a lot about culture, the Garifuna culture and the people of Dangriga. That was basically it and she promised to come back to Dangriga very soon where we’ll be able to discuss other diplomatic issues.”
Kate Reynolds, Deputy British High Commissioner to Belize: “So I’ve been to Dangriga, I came for Garifuna Settlement Day so I’ve seen how vibrant and beautiful and organized it is but this was a real chance to sit down and talk about the culture of Dangriga and some of the priorities and the building works going on, the road construction but mainly to hear about sort of the culture of the city really interesting.”
Harry Arzu, Stann Creek Correspondent: So what did you gain?
Kate Reynolds, Deputy British High Commissioner to Belize: “A lot of understanding so there was a lot of wisdom in this room, not from me but from the people the mayor gathered to talk to us so I learned a lot about Garifuna culture and what it contributes to Belize and the telling its story and keeping the culture alive.”