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Jul 16, 2020

Illicit Dumpsite in the Albert Division is Cleared Out!

P.U.P. Standard Bearer for Albert Division in Belize City was out cleaning up the constituency, at least one particular area that has become an illegal dumpsite. Today, Thompson, with support from the Belize City Council’s Sanitation Department, was at Simmon’s Alley off Albert Street to clear out the garbage that he says has accumulated there for years.  At the end of the cleanup process, more loads of trash were taken out. Thompson shared what promoted the clean-up and how youth from the community want to use this space.

 

Paul Thompson, P.U.P. Standard Bearer, Albert Division

“There is an area in the Albert Division that has been neglected for years and so there is a huge pile up of garbage there. I would say twelve years of garbage piled up there. So, it was a collaboration of several entities that came together to try to clean up that area. The parties consist of the Belize City Council; the Walter Walker Boys and Girls Club from Albert Street; and then the Albert P.U.P. Office. So, we came together, collaborated and get that garbage moved from there. Part of the reason that we did that was to assist young men from that area because they want to start a car wash and they had gotten permission to use that area as a car wash and so we are in the process of improving those young men’s lives so that they have some kind of employment or means to make some money. And also it is about trying to improve the quality of life for the neighbourhood because in this time when we are stressed out about COVID because we have lost our jobs and we need to find money to send our children to school and we need food to eat. So, with the resources we have we want to play our part and clean up the place. It will improve the quality of environment and help with the rodents and the roach. A cleanly environment is an environment where you think better.”


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