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Jul 7, 2021

Families to Benefit from Seashore Park Upgrade

The Ministry of Blue Economy, Belize City Council and the Caribbean Shores area representative have joined forces to improve the Seashore Park in Buttonwood Bay.  News Five’s Duane Moody reports on the plans to retrofit the area with features reflecting the ministry.


Kareem Musa, Area Representative, Caribbean Shores

“On this side of the park we are going to have the blue economy features and then on this side the civil aviation features. So we are going to have concrete dolphins, fish so that the kids can play on. We are going to have an actual tower, a civil aviation tower and we are going to have some small little planes; installation of some airplanes and helicopters and that sort of thing. And then on the top of this roof, which to me is the greatest feature is an actual painting of the blue hole.”


Duane Moody, Reporting

Those are among the features that will be installed in the weeks ahead at Seashore Park where the Belize Sign is located. Today, it was officially announced that the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation was adopting the park, which will be co-managed with the Belize City Council the area rep and private sector partners.


Andre Perez

Andre Perez, Minister of Blue Economy & Civil Aviation

“The C.E.O. came up with the idea saying we have this park here and also acknowledge our neighbour and the corporate citizen – that is Mister Perera – and so we see he had done his part and so we thought we can pounce on this, adopt it and let it compliment our office that we have here in Buttonwood Bay. It’s symbolic, but behind the symbolism that we have here adopting this park, there is a lot of work to be done under the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation and we are excited.”


Michael Novelo

Michael Novelo, Councilor for Parks & Playgrounds, Belize City Council

“The park falls under the Belize City Council so we are making sure that these entities who are willing to collaborate with us to take over the park is doing it in regards to our regulations. We have to make sure that when our residents use to park, it is safe, it is child friendly and we have people enjoying it to the best of their ability.”


The plans to renovate the park arte being welcomed by Caribbean Shores area rep Kareem Musa who says that residents from the area use Seashore Drive for many things, including recreational activities and to exercise.


Kareem Musa

Kareem Musa

“As you know many years ago, good corporate citizen, Mister Steve Perera took on taking care of the park and introduced the whole concept of having the Belize Sign here which is a huge attraction not just for the locals, but also for the tourists. With the first cruise ship that arrived today, some actually came out to take photographs. So it is very utilized and we are very grateful and I am very proud as the area representative to have this collaborative effort with the ministry and with good corporate citizens coming together for a very good cause to beautify this park, to enhance it and make it very interactive for the kids.”


The ministry says it plans to adopt the entire stretch of Seashore Drive.  Duane Moody for News Five.

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