RF&G Adopts Town Clock Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 April 2013 00:00

Official inauguration ceremonyThe Belize City Council and the insurance company, RF&G officially inaugurated the town clock located on Barrack Road in Belize City on Monday April 15th. The clock was constructed in memory of Scottish doctor, Frederick Gahne by residents of Belize City in 1913.

 According to Belize City Councilor Roger Espejo, he approached RF&G to improve the clock and they willingly accepted by refurbishing the tower which supports the clock and a new clock was also placed inside. He added that much care was taken to select a new clock to replace the old one so that it complements the original design. It cost in the region of 20 thousand dollars for the work to be completed.

RF&G representative Guy Howsen, who along with Mayor Darrell Bradley, cut the ribbon inaugurating the clock, told those gathered that it was a pleasure and delight to be a part of something as important to the community as the clock. He added that while it also serves as advertising space for RF&G, his company was proud to take responsibility for the structure and what it provides. The clock, he said is an electrical Quartz with a 10 year battery backup. The one that was there previously had to be wound. He also said that the old clock was sent to the George Price Center in Belmopan where it will be put on display.

Also commen-ting at the ceremonies was Mayor Darrell Bradley who explained that recently the council has had an outpouring of support from the business community and the clock was a manifestation of that support. RF&G he said, was one of those companies who has always supported the council and he thanked them for the clock and the facelift it got.

Aside from the official inauguration of the clock, the mayor also took time out to hand over equipment to the Belize City Tumblers Association. The equipment was a gift from the Jessie White Tumblers who recently visited Belize and were impressed by the Belizean tumblers that they left behind the equipment for the use and development of the sport. Accepting the gift was Mark Grant of the Belize City Tumblers Association.