Belize City Councilor Dr. Candice Pitts also responsible for Sister City Relationships had a meaningful meeting with Ugochukwu Nwaokoro, as Deputy Mayor for the Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka Newark City Council. Notably, Nwaokoro is a Nigerian and the first African-born appointed Deputy Mayor in the USA. Councillor Dr. Pitts also worked with the Mayor’s father, the late great Amiri Baraka, in the past in an academic setting. So, it would be great now for Councllor Dr. Pitts to work with the son, the Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka to cultivate relations between the two cities they serve.
Belize City Councillor Dr. Candice Pitts has been selected by the Anglican Diocese of Belize in New York as one of its 2018 Honorees.
On June 10 Councillor Dr. Pitts was honored in New York for her, “dedicated service to family and the national development and transformation of the communities she serves”
In an interview with BBN, Dr. Pitts said, “Truth be told, I grew up in Port Loyola in Belize City, in an economically disadvantaged environment and at a time that forced me to be socially and politically conscious. I witnessed and continue to witness the alarming increase of social ills, such as poverty, crime, and violence.”
“I also continue to witness the marginalization and subjugation of certain vulnerable groupings, such as many of our youth and our girls and women. I have therefore committed my energy to the development of our community and City, with the view of helping to expose and combat some of the socio-cultural and political injustices that have marginalized and excluded large segments of our citizenry, and with the view of helping to create a society and country that are more equitable and conducive to our collective progress and prosperity,” she added.
According to Dr. Pitts, her fundamental objective in life has, “always been to reach the highest expression of my self, make my contribution to humanity, and live my life pleasing to God.”
Congratulation to Councillor Dr. Candice Pitts!!!
Our Public Relations team had a meeting this morning to discuss how we can continue to keep our City Residents updated with the day to day activities of each department as well as expanding our reach to grow our audience with the upcoming projects we’re working on…We have great things in store..
Thank you to Councillor Allan Pollard (Public Relations portfolio)
Mrs Michelle Smith – Public Relations Coordinator
Ms Sharin Pitts – Public Relations Officer
As well as the Managers, Supervisors and Coordinators in attendance we thank you.
This past Saturday our Works Department alongside Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold and Councillors’ Albert Vaughan and Micah Goodin took to the Swing Bridge for a much needed colorful facelift. They were accompanied by students of Wesley Junior College. The bridge gets an annual or bi-annual paint job as needed as it one of the downtown area’s largest focal points anda historical landmark. Nearby corner Queen Street the pedestrian crossings were also repainted to ensure a safer pathway. The paint crew will be taking on other pedestrian crossings in the upcoming days.
This afternoon, The Belize City Council’s Mayor Bernard Wagner, Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold and Councillors; alongside Chief Union Representative for Belize City Council Ms. Stephanie Gongora, Finance Director Mrs. Marilyn Ordonez & Human Resources Director Ms. Sharlene Rudon were all present for a meeting with Christian Worker’s Union (CWU) President Mr. Mose Hyde, CWU General Secretary Mr. Floyd Neal and two (2) employees who faced termination that are CWU Members. Both sides expressed their concerns, the Mayor, Deputy and Councillors remained resolved that there will be no reinstatement of the employees that were let go. However, the Council does wish them the best in all their future endeavours.
The Belize City Council supports small businesses and we wish to see growth and development amongst our budding entrepreneurs. In an effort to make this possible, our Business Support Desk extends its services to the general public who wish to gain assistance with crafting business plans, obtaining financial aid, social media management, et cetera. Kindly contact us at : 227-7205/2308/4114 Ext. 277 for further details.
The hurricane season will soon be upon us and to ensure preparedness, Mayor Wagner and Councillors called their first City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) meeting with all its stakeholders. In addition, an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Training Workshop was held and facilitated by National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)
The Council assures the public that all necessary measures and actions will be exercised to ensure the safety of all.
“Always About The People”
At a reception held this evening at City Hall, Mayor Bernard Wagner with the support of the Party Leader, Party Chairman, Deputy Mayor and Councillors handed over the Key to the City to the President of the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions Mr. Hally Haynes.
Belize City Mayor & Councillors meet with the US Embassy of Belize’s Charge d’Affaires Adrienne Galanek
As our new Belize City Mayor and Councillors settle into their positions, one of the first orders of business is to foster relationships with various organizations that will be beneficial to our municipality. So it was clear on the agenda that the United States Embassy of Belize is at the top of that list. So today our Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner and Councillors Micah Goodin, Aisha Gentle and Michael Norales were engaged in a meet and greet with the US Embassy’s Charge de Affairs Adrienne Galanek. It was a conversation that would open the door to future partnerships between the Belize City Council and the United States Embassy. As posted on the US Embassy’s Facebook page “We congratulate you, once again, and look forward to continuing our partnership in the areas of citizen security, good governance, economic prosperity, including programs focused on women, youth, and emergency preparedness.” We look forward to this and so much more.