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Dec 11, 2014

Discussions on Assimilation of BML Workers Continue

And finally, it all boils down to the fate of one hundred and sixty workers post-January fifteenth, when BML’s contract expires. The reality is that Mayor Darrell Bradley has no definitive answer to offer them at this point. Unfortunately, their futures rest in that murky area between political reality, and reality reality! Still, the Mayor is aware that time is not standing still, and for now the discussion continues.


Darrell Bradley, Belize City Mayor

Darrell Bradley

“We have had substantial conversations at the City Council in relation to all of these issues, so this is not something that nobody’s working on it. I am working on it, we have a subcommittee that’s working on it, the Prime Minister is involved with this situation…he is attuned in terms of what will happen because again I think it comes from the right place. He is rightly concerned in relation to the hundred and sixty people, and I understand and appreciate that. All I’m saying is that we need to be satisfied that when those hundred and sixty people come to us, it’s not just an election thing, and there’s no phasing out of them or there’s no future privatization to create a new BML. And that we can comfortably pay for those people. There is nothing wrong with me raising those as serious concerns and saying I have a difficulty with that.”


As to the Mayor’s other concept of convincing citizens to take on more responsibility for keeping the city clean…well, it sounds good as a concept, but we’re not sure how that would play out on the ground…politically speaking or reality speaking.

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1 Response for “Discussions on Assimilation of BML Workers Continue”

  1. What! says:

    So if the citizens are to take on more responsibility to clean up the city what will the City Council do with all the ever increasing taxes it collects from us….property tax, trade licence, vehicle licenses, driver’s licences, vehicle inspection fees, traffic fines, vehicle transfer fees, liquor licences, burial fees, market fees, parking fees, etc, etc, etc……???!

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