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On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in a short ceremony at Pineapples Restaurant inside Ramon's Village Resort, Olympic Gold Medalist, Simone Biles, was presented with a symbolic to the Town of San Pedro..

In the short ceremony, Mayor Daniel Guerrero presented Simone with a plaque and a key which read: "THE KEY TO SAN PEDRO TOWN Presented to SIMONE BILES to express our deep appreciation for your extraordinary accomplishments, unwavering motivation and enduring commitment and love for Belize, Belizean people and Belize culture. Presented on the 27th of November, 2019.'"

After the presentation, Simone presented the Mayor with a gift, which was a framed autographed picture of the athlete with her gold medal from the previous Olympics.

Following Simone's presentation was Hon. Manuel Heredia, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation. Hon. Heredia presented Simone with a hand carving made of wood of the Belize Coat of Arms.

Simone also presented the Minister with an autographed picture of herself at the Olympics.

Lastly, before the ceremony ended, Simone Biles posed for a group picture with Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Councilors of the SPTC and a few local athletes - some managed to get individual pictures with the athlete.

Simone Biles is visiting Belize as part of her Thanksgiving vacation which is part of her journey towards the 2020 Olympics which will be taking place in Tokyo. Her journey, including her visit to Belize, will be documented and aired prior to her trip to Tokyo.

The San Pedro Town Council would like to thank Simone and Mrs. Nellie Biles for the opportunity of this occasion, Mr. Einer Gomez and his staff of Ramon's Village Resort for assisting us with the venue and setup, the Belize Tourism Board for facilitating the visit, the media for covering the event and being cooperative and lastly, our local athletes for being a part of this occasion.