Quality Controls at the Cemeteries Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 January 2013 00:00

TombThe Belize City Council has announced that effective January 1st,  has taken over the work at the cemeteries as it pertains to digging of graves and construction of tombs. Belize City Mayor, Darrell Bradley has said that it is about quality control at the cemeteries. He explained that over the years, the tombs which are constructed are not up to standard and at times they collapse under their weight. This forces the City Council, which is ultimately responsible for the maintenance at the cemeteries, to have to go in after the tombs crumble to fix them thereby incurring additional expenses for the Council.

The Mayor also stated that the Belize City Council currently has 8 full-time employees working specifically at the cemeteries and that it is these same employees who are sub-contracted to do the work for undertakers. That will now be a thing of the past with the City Council taking on the work at the cemetery.

And highlighting the need for quality controls at the cemeteries, a tomb’s cover broke under its own weight as another funeral was taking place next to it. Bringing it to The Guardian’s attention was Deputy Mayor Dion Leslie, who told us that the tomb collapsed as people were standing on top of it but he noted that poor workmanship in the past may have caused the damage. The Council is now in the process of identifying family members of the person buried there to determine a course of action.