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Celebrating the 21st of September in the West Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

Belizeans in the West celebrated the 35th anniversary of Belize’s Independence last Thursday. A number of events were held under the theme, “Belize - Confronting challenges! Celebrating triumphs! Renewing our resolve!”

Master of ceremonies for the Independence Celebrations at the Santa Elena Sports Complex was UDP Chairman Alberto August. It was at that occasion that Representatives from the various divisions highlighted their achievements.

After reviewing the Belize Defense Force guard, the Hon. Rene Montero reminded that Cayo was the largest District in the Country, with the second to the largest population, and now has the longest bridge. “The San Ignacio and Santa Elena bypass is five hundred and five feet long, forty four feet above normal water level, comes with two vehicular lanes as well as a pedestrian pathway, he said.

The Hon. Omar Figueroa also announced various initiatives within Cayo North. He said that negotiations were now underway to produce energy from garbage in the Central Corridor, convert all street lamps in San Ignacio to the energy efficient Light Emitting Diodes. As for the latter it will come at no cost to Government. Hon. Omar Figueroa also revealed that a design is now being made for a local headquarters of the National Emergency Management Organization NEMO that will be powered by solar energy and have its own water system.

After the ceremonies, residents of San Ignacio and Santa Elena took to the streets with floats and leading musicians such as Lord Rhaburn and Lord Laro at the company; along Bishop Martin Street, La Loma Luz Boulevard and the George Price Highway. The crowds then ended the parade at the Macal Park in San Ignacio to much music, drinks and dancing.