This morning Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner received a cheque from the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The cheque was delivered by First Secretary David Cheng-Wei Wu on behalf of H.E. Ambassador Charles K.Y. Liu. This donation was made to assist the Traffic Department in obtaining some traffic lights for the city.
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.
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
The Belize City Council’s Traffic Department which falls under the portfolio of Councillor Allan Pollard, is always on the job attending to the needs of our Belize City residents. Most recently they took to the schools creating awareness on various traffic related issues. However, the very next day they were right back on the streets conducting routine checks for license and insurance at both their checkpoint locations of North Front Street (near Quality Poultry) & Princess Margaret Drive (near Heritage Bank).
The safety of our citizens is our primary priority with the Traffic Department.