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16 Aug
August 16, 2018 0 0

Citco’s Meeting of the Undertakers

In order to ensure that everything from the bodily preparation to the burial is a smooth process for the already grieving families of those who have lost loved ones a meeting was held at the Belize City Council. Councillor Deltrude Hylton (Public Health), City Administrator Mrs. Stephanie Lindo – Garbutt, Citco’s Public Health Inspectors, grave diggers, undertakers and a representative from the Ministry of Health all gathered to discuss best practices to uphold certain standards in this area.

Some concerns that were shared included:

  • The communication between Undertakers and grave diggers regarding the ratio of casket size to grave size and body measurements appropriate to casket size. As well as casket capacity per gravesite
  • Urgent burials called in from the authorities and it’s communication from mortician to City Council’s cemetery
  • Lessening the timespan from the issuance of receipt at our Customer Service desk to the information of grave placement received by the family of the deceased.
  • Mindfulness of cause of death when making preparations
  • Keeping the family of the deceased informed of every step of the process

All in attendance agreed that keeping this in mind would streamline the process.

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13 Aug
August 13, 2018 0 0

Road Maintenance Management Systems Unit (RMMS) completing drainage work on Newtown Barracks

The Road Maintenance Management Systems Unit (RMMS) has commenced the day’s work blowing out the culverts and drains across from Hour Bar on Newtown Barracks. This is possible with the assistance of the Sanitation staff. This follows a string of drain suction work done throughout the city.

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11 Aug
August 11, 2018 0 0

Self Care & Yoga for the women of Citco

In order for our women to continue to give of themselves they must take time to be nourished and nurtured. Councillor Dr. Candice Pitts made a conscious effort to do just this by taking the women on the forefront (Councillors Aisha Gentle & Deltrude Hylton) and behind the scenes (Mrs. Michelle Smith – Public Relations Coordinator, Sharin Pitts – Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Marcia Joseph – Human Resources Personnel) of Citco to a yoga session at Om Shanti on Fort Street. The knowledge gained was enlightening of how the human body functions and operates.

Special Thanks to Mayor Bernard Wagner for this most generous gift to our ladies. Thank you also to the Om Shanti Team for opening your doors to us and being so accommodating. The work you are doing of bringing peace and enlightenment to the women who decide incorporate this practice into their lives is truly something special.

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08 Aug
August 8, 2018 0 0

Road Maintenance Management Systems Unit (RMMS) on Freetown Road

The Road Maintenance Management Systems Unit (RMMS) was on Freetown Road infront of the ITVET Compound. They were doing some much needed drainage work and clearing culverts. This is to ensure a smooth flow of flood waters as we move further into the hurricane season. This unit collaborates with the Sanitation department and falls under the City Planning Department.

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08 Aug
August 8, 2018 0 0

Sanitation Department persists despite weather conditions

No amount of downpour stops our Sanitation team from patrolling and collecting the city’s garbage. Right on schedule, they collected the garbage of those who had requested as well as those that were aware that Wednesday is designated for streetside pickup of tree leaves, broken appliances and just about any other garbage lying around your home or yard. Call us at: 227-2308 and request a Wednesday pickup from our Sanitation team.

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08 Aug
August 8, 2018 0 0

Councillor Dr. Candice Pitts invited to Women’s Conference

Councillor Dr. Candice Pitts whose portfolio includes Women, was invited to a Women’s Conference as the Guest Speaker. Issues discussed were cultural, social and political challenges women are faced with in our society. They also concentrated on the well-being of women and the many challenges they face, The discussion centered on the need to take care of themselves psychological, emotionally, physically, economically, and spiritually. The conference was hosted by God’s Masterpiece Center Limited.

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08 Aug
August 8, 2018 0 0

Belize City Councillors meet with Taxi Cooperative presidents

In a meeting held yesterday, Belize City Councillors Javier Castellanos, Allan Pollard and Albert Vaughan met with the president and members of the taxi cooperatives here in Belize City. The meeting was held to discuss the concerns of the taxi cab drivers and arrive at workable solutions within the city’s means. A solution to their most common issues would mean an easier flow of traffic for hundreds of cab drivers. We’ll keep you posted on the results of the meeting.

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06 Aug
August 6, 2018 0 0

Mayor Bernard Wagner attends Jalsa Salana UK

His worship Mayor of Belize City Bernard Wagner is in London UK for Jalsa Salana 2018 organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Jalsa Salana is an annual peace gathering founded in India in 1926 by Indian religious leader Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. The convention’s purpose is to enable individuals to personally experience religious benefits, enhanced knowledge and blessings. The Mayor was invited and accompanied by Amadiyya Muslim Jama’at Belize Imam Naveed Mangla. In his speech to the organization, the Mayor mentioned the positive impact Ahamdiyya Muslim Jama’at is having in our communities and youths in particular. The Mayor expressed his thanks and appreciation to be chosen to represent the residents of Belize City at this year’s convention.

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03 Aug
August 3, 2018 0 2

Public Consultation for the Zoning Ordinance of Northside Belize City

Yesterday evening the residents of Northside Belize City attended the Public Consultation for the Zoning Ordinance at Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute. Belize City Council’s City Planner Carla Patnett conducted the powerpoint presentation. Mrs Marilyn Ordonez Finance Director did the Introduction.  Thank you to our invited guests Councillor Ryan Elijio (portfolio inclusive of Tourism, Zoning and Planning) and Caribbean Shores Area Representative Kareem Musaand Citco’s City Engineer Floyd Williams for being in attendance. Extended thanks to Mrs Carolyn Trench-Sandiford of the Belize Association of Planners for your presence. As well as all our northside residents for their well-appreciated feedback which will be taken to the Innovaterra consultants for consideration.
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02 Aug
August 2, 2018 0 0

Newly established Traffic Management Committee

A new Traffic Management Committee has been assembled and their first meeting was held today at City Hall. In Mayor Bernard Wagner’s absence, Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold held headchair. As well in the absence of Fire Chief Ted Smith, Assistant Fire Chief Berrisford Matura was present. Taxi Operator Ernesto Torres was also not available. The Committee is comprised of :


Mayor Bernard Wagner

Councillor Allan Pollard

Councillor Albert Vaughan

Kevaun Jenkins – Traffic Manager

Phillip Jones – Bus Operator

Ted Smith – Fire Chief

Jerome Stephens – Inspector of Police

Tirzo Galvez – Chief Transport Officer

Floyd Williams – City Engineer

Ernesto Torres – Taxi Operator

Ashton Longsworth – Public Sector

Recording Secretary – Leila Mckenzie

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