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Hon. Edmond Castro Guest of Honor at Salvadoran Independence Celebration Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:00

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, in the village of Maskall, members of the Salvadoran community in Belize gathered to celebrate their country’s 197th Anniversary of Independence, which was September 15th.

The village has a sizeable and productive Salvadoran community, the Naggo Bank Farmers’ Cooperative, being responsible for more than $2 million dollars in sales in agricultural produce annually. The first group of Salvadorans arrived in Maskall as early as 1975. Since then, they have played an important role in the life and economy of that village and the country of Belize.

The current Acting Village Chairman and Primary School Principal, German Ramirez, is of Salvadoran heritage, his father being one of the first to settle in Maskall.

At the ceremony, Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management, Belize Rural North Area Representative and resident of Maskall, Hon. Edmond Castro, thanked the Salvadoran community for their vital contribution and noted that Belize and El Salvador share a long-standing friendship and deepening diplomatic relations.

 


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