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Aug 22, 2014

Taiwanese Ambassador Hands Over Check to September Celebrations Committee

Taiwanese ambassador Benjamin Ho presented the National September Celebrations Committee with a check for twenty thousand U.S. dollars this afternoon to be used in defraying the cost of activities during the month of September.  The handing over took place during a brief ceremony at the House of Culture in Belize City.  Co-chair of the committee, Diane Haylock told us how the money will be used.

 

Diane Haylock, Co-chair, National September Celebrations Committee

Diane Haylock

“This is our first opportunity to work with him in support of the work that we do.  You know that it’s celebration time in Belize and as has been the case for quite sometime the Embassy of Taiwan in Belize has contributed faithfully to the resources that we make available to do all the various activities that are carried out, you know, throughout the country of Belize.  We’re grateful to once again receive the contribution that they are making to the 2014 calendar of events.  As you may Taiwan is very big on culture and so I think that it is on that basis that they find it within themselves to make that contribution to our celebrations and we’re really grateful to them because you know our government always gives us a handsome amount but it’s never enough for all the things that we want to do and so, as the National September Celebrations Commission we go out and we try to find additional resources and I must say that the Embassy of Taiwan has been a faithful supporter, you know.”

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6 Responses for “Taiwanese Ambassador Hands Over Check to September Celebrations Committee”

  1. Selvin grijalva says:

    It did not specify how they will be spending it for the celebration

  2. Selvin grijalva says:

    It did not say exactly how it will be spent

  3. Selvin grijalva says:

    It did not exactly say how it will be spent

  4. Rod says:

    These people never give anything without wanting something in return I guess they need the Belize vote desperately in the United Nations but mr oh when are you all going to learn you do not give this gov. Any cash because it will end up in their pockets and the po belizeans will never see it instead you should take this money and give it to the po people in this country who have the hardest time instead of wasting it on these nasty dirty dancing people .

  5. Peter says:

    Thats wat we are a country of beggars. 33 years of independence and we cant fund our nationl celebrations. wat a shame!

  6. Teacher says:

    I hope Belize realizes that Taiwan is the one celebrating!!
    Our celebration is sold to the highest bidder!
    So our celebration is so cheap, it is sellable.

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