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New sign for downtown Belize City Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

Throughout the North side of Belize City, there are beautiful and interactive monuments and areas where tourists and residents alike can take pictures. Those areas have even become popular hangout spots in the city and the Belize City Council, with the help of very dedicated private citizens, has taken on the task of making the downtown and Southside areas just as beautiful and engaging. On Monday, June 19, 2017, the first of such signs was officially given to the Battlefield Park in downtown Belize City, not without the help of Karim Berges’ Slingshot Advertising and Signs and attorney at law Steve Perera.

The sign incorporates a vital part of Belize’s history, the Supreme Court, in its background. According to the city council, that incorporation was deliberate. Tourists often times want to take home a part of Belize’s history with them and now, they even get to be in the picture. According to Mayor Darrel Bradley and private citizen and lawyer Estevan Perera, this sign is just the first of many to promote interaction and beautification in the city. The location of the sign also provides business opportunities to taxi drivers, food vendors, and other sales persons in downtown Belize City by promoting foot traffic along the path.

According to Perera, the Mayor has always been open to his vision for the city. The previous Belize signs have come through the collaborative imaginative and financial contributions of Perera and Berges and the two have promised to maintain their work with the city council in common ventures. The sign, as Mayor Bradley calls it, is a “catalyst for transformational change” and a “vital landmark” that engenders civic pride.

As a part of the “Belize City, the Water City” project, there will also be developments along the water front in the entire city. Upcoming, there are also plans to develop the Cumberbatch field in the Yarborough area.