Mayor Darrell Bradley of Belize City and Mrs. Sonia Rivera Mayor of San Benito Guatemala, along with their councilors and members of congress from Guatemala City, all arrived on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye on Saturday, March 2, 2013, where they were officially welcomed to the island by Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Councilors and Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr.
Mayor Darrell Bradley welcomed his counterparts from San Benito, Peten on Friday, March 1, 2013, in Belize City as part of agreement on the establishment of a Sister City Relationship that was signed between the municipalities of San Benito Petén and Belize City. It was a reciprocal visit after Mayor Bradley went to San Benito in January.
According to Mayor Bradley the sister-city relationship was established so as to exchange ideas, knowledge, cultural experiences, history and challenges and to work for a brighter future for the people of both countries.
The Guatemalan officials along with Belize City Mayor and councilors attended a short welcome ceremony at the San Pedro Town Council after which they enjoyed a delicious lunch at one of San Pedro’s Finest Restaurants – Elvi’s Kitchen. The group then headed to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley for an afternoon of fun in the sun. The Guatemalan officials were hosted in the county until Sunday, March 3, 2013.