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Belize Officials Meet with Leading Businessmen in Houston to Establish Strategic Partnerships

On August 15, 2012, four (4) members of Belize’s Parliament and two (2) Town Mayors will visit Houston to improve the links between Houston and Belize, and gain a better understanding of each other’s economic growth and business opportunities.   This is due to a Bilateral Partnership Agreement made a year ago on August 18, 2011, between the City of Houston and the Toledo District of Belize, implemented by Tri-County Black Chamber of Commerce to promote and strengthen trade ties between Houston and Belize.

Tri-County Black Chamber of Commerce’s International Opportunity Forum Program, in partnership with Houston City Council Member, Hon. Larry Green – District K, Mayor Annise D. Parker’s International Trade Development Council/Americas, Belize Trade and Investment Promotion Envoy, and the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service/Houston Export Assistance Service, is hosting the Belize Delegation opportunity presentation on Friday, August 17, 2012.

Leading the delegation is members of Belize’s Parliament representing the Toledo District; Hon. Michael Espat, Hon. Oscar Roquena, and Mayor of Punta Gorda Town, Hon. Anthony Fuentes Toledo. They are joined by two other Members of Belize’s Parliament representing the Stann Creek District; Hon. Rodwell Ferguson and Hon. Ivan Ramos, and Mayor of Dangriga Town, Hon. Gilbert Swaso, Stann Creek. The two districts have established a joint community and business purpose in their visit to Houston.

The delegation plans to meet with local firms such as Quality Hospitality Travel, a company founded by Darryl King, who will be sponsoring a private luncheon on Thursday, August 16 at a disclosed location to discuss business opportunities and the upcoming launch of, a website Mr. King says will assist many in scheduling trips to Belize.

“We look forward to building stronger relationships with the delegates from Belize,” said Darryl King.  “Both countries have much to share with each other and there will be great mutual benefit for all parties.”

Maria Lugo, Travel Advisor for Quality Hospitality Travel states,  “The world is smaller due to technology; with our new website, travel to Belize will be much easier to coordinate.”



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