International Woman’s Day observed

vlcsnap-2013-03-08-19h38m31s134Today is being observed as International Women’s Day, and around the world, women are being recognized for their contribution to national development. Here in Belize, the US Embassy named its Woman of the Year Award recipient. This year’s awardee is Sylvia Flores.  Sylvia Flores, under the People’s United Party,  was Belize’s former Minister of Defense, former minister of human development, and the first female mayor in Dangriga. Today’s ceremony was a part of Women’s Month, which is being celebrated under the theme “The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum.”

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