Councillor Pollard and Councillor Goodin joined in the celebration of “Amplifying the Voice of Youths” as they attended the 2018 Belize Youth Awards at the Bliss Institute of Arts.
In an effort to collect feedback from the downtown business community with regard to the last Super Sale event of September, a meeting was held by Councillor Allan Pollard (Portfolio of Events/Public Relations/Traffic) and the Local Economic Development Unit to discuss the upcoming Super Sale on December 1st and plan a way forward.
The National Garfuna Council Belize City branch extended an invitation to Mayor Bernard Wagner to which he accepted, to join them in a Garifuna Spirituality meeting. The meeting was held at the University of the West Indies West Landivar Campus and also broadcasted live via the National Garifuna Council’s Facebook page. Speakers at the meeting included: Mr. Sebastian Cayetano and Mr. Parchue. The presentation debunked many myths about the Garifuna people and what they encourage and discourage, as well as how their ceremonies are conducted. But above all Love, Peace and Harmony is well celebrated and promoted.
Mayor Bernard Wagner, Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold and Councillors Javier Castellanos & Allan Pollard attended the University of Belize’s Marketing Expo. The Mayor and Councillors were thoroughly engaged and very impressed by the innovative ideas of the students.
Councillor Javier Castellanos and the Local Economic Development Unit of the Belize City Council collaborated with the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) for a ‘Women Leadership & Empowerment Session’ held today at the City Hall.
Each presenter from Ms. Margaret Mckenzie (Legal Affairs & Court Director for the Belize City Council) to Crystal Samos (Entrepreneur Lush Spa & Beauty/Carpe Diem) shared powerful stories of failure and successes on their way to realizing their dreams while inspiring the women of our audience. We hope to have this be the first of many motivational & inciteful events for our present and future entrepreneurs.
On behalf of Mayor Bernard Wagner, Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold delivered the opening remarks for the Annual Belize International Film Festival at the Bliss Institute for Performing Arts. The Belize International Film Festival highlights the talents of local and international directors, film producers, actors and artists.
The Welcome Resource Center held a Sleep It Out Fundraiser in honor of those faced with homelessness, mental illness and substance abuse. This first of its kind fundraiser was orchestrated by Ms. Joyce Ellis, Administrator of the Welcome Resource Center. Belize City Council’s Mayor Bernard Wagner, Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold, Councillors Aisha Gentle and Micah Goodin were all in attendance to partake in this experience which began from 6:00pm and was scheduled to end at 6:00am. Mayor Wagner was asked to say a few words given the current condition of our homeless and mentally ill in Belize. Mayor Wagner and Councillors stuck it out for the night amongst the many who came to ‘sleep it out’.
Belize City Council had the esteemed pleasure of greeting the queens who have earned their crowns in their respective districts as well as the current Queen of the Bay 2017-2018 Aaliyah Amber Ysaguirre. Mayor Bernard Wagner, Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold and Councillor Allan Pollard were honored to host and dine with these very informed young women. Through dialogue we learned of concerns they had hoped to shed more light on through their platform such as the current claim from Guatemala on Belizean territory. These young women had thoughts, ideas and opinions and were very engaging. We certainly wish each queen vying for the title all the best and may the best delegate win.
This morning Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner received a cheque from the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The cheque was delivered by First Secretary David Cheng-Wei Wu on behalf of H.E. Ambassador Charles K.Y. Liu. This donation was made to assist the Traffic Department in obtaining some traffic lights for the city.