Maralyn Gill, Albert Gill, Shanti, and Her Excellency American Ambassador Carolyn Curiel during dinner at Rasta Pasta, 1998
The U.S. Ambassador's outreach dinner was held at Rasta Pasta Pizza Amor at the SunBreeze Hotel, on March 27th, 1998, at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the dinner was to allow United States citizens residing in Belize to meet the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Belize, her Excellency Ms. Carolyn Curiel.
Ambassador Curiel greeted the evening's attendees and after dinner was served, the ambassador and other embassy representatives addressed the gathering. Master of ceremonies was Dr. Wil Lala of Caribbean Villas. Ms. Valerie Belon, Economic and Political Officer at the embassy, was first to speak. Ms. Belon has been with the embassy in Belize for three years. She briefly went over the services and projects she is responsible for, such as, being the embassy liaison person to several American agencies including, USAID, Custom services and other Federal Government agencies. Ms. Belon also mentioned that the embassy puts out a commercial newsletter on a regular basis and is working on extending their research library.
Photograph by Marty Casado
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