Earlier today, Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Hon. Anthony Mahler was invited to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of Alaia Belize, the first-ever Marriot-International property in the country. It is located on the site of the former Banyan Bay.

Minister Mahler cut the ribbon together with Hon. Andre Perez, Minister of The Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, and Mr. Andrew Ashcroft, Managing Principal of Alaia Belize. Also present at the ceremony were Mr. Wally Nunez, San Pedro Town Mayor; Mrs. Nicole Solano, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Tourism & Diaspora Relations; Mr. Evan Tillett, Chairman of the BTB Board of Directors; and several other invited guests. The eco-luxury development is a four diamond resort on Ambergris Caye, upholding the high-quality standards of Marriott International's Autograph Collection brand.

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Mayor Wally Nunez was invited to the official ribbon cutting of Aalia Belize on Wednesday, May 5th 2021.

During his interview, The Mayor expressed the need for continued development such as these on the island to help create the much needed job opportunities for our residents.

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