News Categories: Business

16 Apr
April 16, 2018 0 2

Councillor Dr. Candice Pitts visits Chicago’s Cure Violence organization

April 3 2018 Councillor Dr. Candice Pitts embarked on her travel to the United States to foster  relations with the city of Chicago’s Cure Violence. Councillor Pitts was greeted by Community Planner Marcus McAllister and Deputy Director of Cure Violence, Ricardo “Cobe” Williams and invited to their session to personally witness how the structure operates. At the meeting she was met by former gang members and affiliates who have since transformed their lives for the better and have been on a path of using the Cure Violence organization to help prevent the spread of violence and decrease the number of murders in the neighborhoods. Each member reported back on  cases with the potential to escalate in their neighborhoods so the organization can see where attention can be given to diffuse this calmly. Upcoming plans were also made to reorient the lives of the organization’s members.

Thursday and Friday of Councillor Pitts’ trip was spent at the Annual College Language Association Conference. The Association itself was founded in 1937 by a group of Black scholars and educators and is currently comprised of college teachers of English and foreign languages which serves the economic, scholarly and professional interests of its members and the collegiate communities they represent. The theme of this year’s conference was “Native Sons/Daughters and Immigrants in the Black Metropolis.” After listening to presenters from countries of the globe Councillor concluded “What I find particularly pertinent to our city, however, was the conversation I engaged in about the ways in which our urban spaces help shape and define our lives. We are collectively concerned about the spike in crime and violence, and I do believe that we need to develop safety measures that will evolve with the developments and new problems and challenges attendant with our expansive urban spaces.” With that being said we expect impactful ideas from a seemingly inspired Councillor Pitts in the near future.

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13 Apr
April 13, 2018 0 0

Ministry of Local Government’s Orientation training with Belize City Council

The Ministry of Local Government’s Officer Clifford King and The Belize City Council’s Director of Legal Affairs Mrs Margaret Mckenzie conducted an Orientation training for newly elected municipal officials. The focus of the training was on the legislative and regulatory aspects of governing the city. Some of the topics discussed included: The City Council Act, Towns Property Evaluation Act, Trade License and Liquor License Act, Standing Orders (how to conduct meetings, make decisions, minutes taking, etc) and the Accounting Regulations.

An immensely important portion of the training delved into the code of conduct for elected officials and mechanisms for internal controls. All in all the training provided an outline of City Council is to be ran and standards to be upheld.

 

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09 Apr
05 Apr
April 5, 2018 0 2

River Tour for Zoning Ordinance with Innovaterra consultants

Most recently the Belize City Council has been working alongside Innovaterra Consultants to the Inter-American Development Bank Mr Jean-Roch Lebeau and Mr Carlos Barillas for the Zoning Ordinance which is a part of the Emerging & Sustainable Cities Program.

Land and River tours were conducted to assist the consultants in the gathering of much-needed data which showcased Belize’s present land use, the utilization of our coastal areas as well as our residential and commercial zones. The river tour was especially scenic and provided a greater appreciation for our Belizean coast.

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26 Mar
March 26, 2018 0 5

Valuation Manager represents Citco in Taiwan

Mr Troy Smith, Belize City Council’s Valuation Manager was the first presenter at the International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training in Taiwan, Taoyuan City, making Belize City proud.

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22 Mar
March 22, 2018 0 7

Easter Notice

Mayor Bernard Wagner, Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold, the Councillors, Management and Staff of Belize City Council take this opportunity to wish all residents of Belize City and visiting friends a safe, enjoyable and blessed Easter Holiday.

The Council appeals to the driving public and the public at large to take Precautions and Promote Traffic Safety.

Working Hours

The Belize City Council advises the general public that all City Council Offices will be closed Thursday, March 29th, 2018 (Holy Thursday) at 1:00 p.m. Normal working hours resume Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

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27 Feb
February 27, 2018 0 9

Memorial Park Kiosks in Belize City

Small businesses make up the very heart of the Belize City Council so we spear no expense in catering to the needs of those needing a space to get exposure of their products and services to the incoming tourists of the Fort George area. Insert the Memorial Park kiosks into the equation and a worthwhile solution was born. These colourful and well-built kiosks will be available in the coming months and it offers a space to our budding entrepreneurs. For more details on these contact the Belize City Council’s LED Unit for Ms Carissa Casanova.

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27 Feb
February 27, 2018 0 0

Tour Guide & Braider’s Pavilion

Our Tourism Industry is flourishing and as such we need to ensure some of our key players such as our Tour Guides have a proper place to get settled in preparation of an active day.  As well it was recognized that the Hair Braiders’ have become synonymous with the hustle and bustle that attracts tourists to the Fort George area. So taking this into consideration, a Pavilion was built to house these 2 Associations.

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27 Feb
February 27, 2018 0 0

Trade or Liquor License Compliance Notice

Everyone with a Trade or Liquor License and also persons making Property Tax payments need to call Belize City Council’s Compliance Department (227-2308 Ext 271/270) to update their information so as to keep abreast of current information and updates as it becomes available.

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26 Feb
February 26, 2018 0 0

Commercial Center Rehabilitation Project

We can all collectively agree that the Commercial Center building on Regent Street has become an eyesore to everyone in view. However, with the Rehabilitation Project well underway we hope to restore the pride and beauty to one of our city’s main focal points for residents and tourists alike. The Belize City Council and its partnership with Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) have been successful in identifying the very best in architectural infrastructure and urban development for Belize. BCC is intent on renovating the Commercial Center and cementing its historical value where it stands.

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