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Jun 1, 2011

Second phase of street naming project

While the city was exploding with civil unrest in the morning, elsewhere in the old capital, the Belize City Mayor was giving names to a number of streets in phase two of the City Council’s street naming project. The project, which is being staged in the Lake Independence and Port Loyola constituencies, seeks to honor Belizean educators and others who have given selflessly through volunteerism. Mayor Zenaida Moya-Flowers tells us more.

Mayor Zenaida Moya-Flowers

Zenaida Moya-Flowers

“This second phase was again a very special phase because we got to honor some more educators who have given their time and effort for over thirty five years and we honored volunteers. In this case we had volunteers from the Belize Girls Guide Association and the Young Women’s Christian Association who were honored for their selfless dedication to Belize City, for their communities and for who did so on a volunteer basis. It was an effort whereby, I mean it was a tedious effort because we really have to do you know the background, the historical aspect whereby you try and reach every organization and every agency you know every area to ensure that you get the individuals who have served over thirty five years sometimes they’re not in the country and sometimes they are not keeping up to date with reading the news paper or so, so they may not have known the project was there but managed to get through to everybody I must say.  Everybody was here ore their representatives were here to accept their award.”

Andrea Polanco

“I know this second phase focuses primarily on two constituencies?”

Mayor Zenaida Moya-Flowers

“Yes, those two constituencies the Lake I and the Port Loyola Divisions are two areas that umm we have had a lot of uh streets that were pending in terms of being named. That’s why you’ll hear a lot of extensions you know and uhmm we know that is a project that will correct all of that. So as it pertains to those areas, you know when they could they sent a letter and they stated where they live they could only say such and such extension or this particular boulevard when in fact you don’t know it’s not really that particular area they don’t, they can give a specific street name now they’ll be able to do so. The all utilities companies will now be able to have a street name, the first responders you know the ambulances, the police, the firemen everybody will be able to have a street name so it’s gonna be easier on everybody including the residents who now will be able to proudly say ‘hey I live on such and such street.”

Of the seventy-two honorees with over thirty five years of service, nineteen were honored posthumously.

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3 Responses for “Second phase of street naming project”

  1. Jade says:

    Ok now can we get to the real work. Like “actually” do something for the people and the city… The whole link of “politicians” and “streets” is so idiotic. We would think that in 2011, we would have smarter people around…

  2. L.C. says:

    OMG you’ll find something to complain about in every situation, won’t you. Amidst the unrest and killing, they’re actually taking time out to HONOR citizens that have dedicated their lives to the education system, and you seem to have a problem with this. Is there ANYTHING that can satisfy people these days?

  3. Earl Grey says:

    The Mayor SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON BELCAN BRIDGE……she is useless!!!!!!!

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