Mexican Queens, Meet Our Kissing Councilors!
This morning, residents who live or work on the northside of Belize City were caught up in multiple traffic snares. And that's because the Belcan roundabout was closed for three hours - not for maintenance, but because the city was welcoming 31 Mexican Beauty Queens.
That's one from each Mexican state, from the familiar Quintana Roo to the remote Colima.
They are participating in the Ms. Earth Pageant to be held in Chetumal - and a visit to Belize was one of the preparatory events as part of the Cultural Exchange Program within the Sister City Relationship.
Being Beauty Queens, they arrived a casual two hours late, but no worry, they were greeted with kisses and corsages by the dapper male city councilors:..
Voice of Mayor Zenaida Moya
"Today we hosted the 32 delegates of the 32 states of Mexico. We got this opportunity through the sister city relationship that we share with the municipality of Chetumal. Mexico is a Country that has over one hundred, eleven million persons and so we felt that it was a great opportunity since the Miss Earth Mexico Pageant is being held this year September 11th, this Sunday right in Chetumal and it will give us the opportunity to not only have them know Belize, know a little bit more about Belize since we will be taking them to the museum of Belize and to the old Belize Museum, but they will get the opportunity to meet our own Miss Earth Belize and the representative of Miss Earth Belize to Thailand in November and of course they meet all of our queens, Queen of the Bay pageant and Miss World Pageant and then my Councilors and I along with a delegations of the City Administrator and directors and managers of the Belize City Council share in an official visit to Chetumal in July 20th, where we held discussion that help to foster cultural exchanges between the two municipalities, and so out of that this is what is transpiring - this is one of the events that has already transpired and there after we will go ahead and all the different areas in the medical area, the health area so that to help our people."