Archives: News

25 Apr
April 25, 2018 0 1

Citco honors Administrative staff on Administrative Professionals day

The Belize City Council’s Administrative staff has been the glue that holds each department together. So it was only fitting that we celebrate them on a day designated for Administrative Professionals with a staff Luncheon. Our Mayor Bernard Wagner, Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold and Councillors Ryan Elijio, Deltrude Hylton, Javier Castellanos, Michael Norales and Aisha Gentle were all present to celebrate this memorable occasion. The energy in the room was very lighthearted as our Deputy Mayor Arnold gave a brief speech to commence the gathering. This was followed by a prayer from Councillor Hylton and the feast began. But of course before getting back to what our administrative staff does best each was honored by our Mayor with a token of appreciation. At Citco we understand that when you build the employees, the employees in turn build the business.

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24 Apr
April 24, 2018 5 0

Business Support Desk open to serve small business enterpreneurs

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.

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24 Apr
April 24, 2018 0 1

Emergency Organizational Center (EOC) Training

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”

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19 Apr
April 19, 2018 0 3

Patch work done on Jane Usher Boulevard & Sunrise and Apple Streets on Coney Drive

The Works Department continues to beautify the city streets day in and day out and the past few days have been no exception as the Works team  toil tirelessly. Apple Street and Sunrise Street were both recently on the roster to receive patch work as these streets were generally still in good condition but had some potholes that were affecting residents. Supervisors Ronald Burgess and Reynaldo Wagner were on site to monitor that it was a job well done. Jane Usher Boulevard was swept in preparation of premix; Supervisor Omar Guillen and his men did an excellent job of smoothly spreading the mix they emptied from the truck. All in all the men continued to do an amazing job.

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19 Apr
April 19, 2018 0 1

Key to the City handed to Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions President

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.

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19 Apr
April 19, 2018 0 0

NEMO issued Shelter Management Training

Today the Special Constable Unit and Traffic Department convened at the ITVET Training Room for a National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) training on Shelters & Shelter Management facilitated by Coordinator Ms. Timrose Augustine. The Special Constable officers, Traffic Wardens, Sanitation Department Inspectors, Managers and Supervisors in attendance were all extremely receptive to the information provided. It was both informative and interactive. The discussion ranged from: Tsunamis to Child Protection Policies inclusive of the International Mandates and the Humanitarian Principles, Discrimination of shelterees, Space Allocation, Water, Hygiene and Sanitation, et cetera. Ms. Augustine provided a session filled with scenarios of possible outcomes to give an idea of what the situation can quickly escalate to and allow the officers to use better judgement.

All in all our Traffic, Sanitation and Special Constable officers and Managers are now much more informed when the opportunity presents itself to make use of the training knowledge. In turn this allows us to be more confident of their ability to handle these high stressed situations when natural disasters occur.

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18 Apr
April 18, 2018 2 2

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.

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16 Apr
April 16, 2018 0 2

Belize City’s Child Advisory Body featured in World Health Organization News

The Belize City’s Child Advisory Body continues to be the voice of children and youth in our municipality. This time they were featured in World Health Organization’s website article entitled “Belize steps up to prioritize the health challenges faced by its youth”. Belize City CAB’s Secretary Lezli McCulloch and Public Relations Representative Jared Cain were interviewed on topics ranging from violence all the way through to sexual and reproductive health issues currently being faced by the young people of Belize and what they would hope to have the future look like with these issues given ample exposure and attention.

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Belize City’s CAB is conducting its next meeting on Friday April 20, 2018 to discuss its Strategic Plan, appoint a new President & Vice President, introduce its newest additions to their Technical Steering Committee and assign portfolios for members to report on. We look forward to great things happening from this group within our municipality in the coming days.

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16 Apr
April 16, 2018 0 1

Sanitation gets the job done!

The Sanitation Department of the Belize City Council never drops the ball always ready to get the job done right. Here we have the Before and After photos showcasing an abandoned lot corner Kelly Street and Fuller’s Lane that required quite a bit of attention with its overgrown grass and trees that required some trimming. Our team came through as they always do and had that lot looking brand new.

Special thanks to our Sanitation Supervisor Mr Simeon Alvarez and our Sanitation Manager Mr Percy Murillo for the tireless work that they do for the Council and the residents of Belize City.

Do you know of any Overgrown Lots within the city that need our help?


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16 Apr
April 16, 2018 18 1

Spotlight: Belize Boys U15 National Team

The Belize City Council wishes to spotlight The Belize Basketball Federation’s Belize Boys U15 National Team as they put up quite a fight beating out Guatemala 68-62 but were met with defeat against Costa Rica 62-50. In the end they came out strong with a victorious win against host team El Salvador 82-72.  They secured 3rd place at the U15 COCABA Championship and we could not have been more proud of our boys.

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