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#346783 - 07/31/09 05:34 AM Kendal Bridge will take over 1 year to build
Marty Offline
The Kendal Bridge was swept away by powerful flash floods following the passage of Arthur in 2008. And just about every time there has been a downpour, the Sittee River rises above the temporary causeway at the Kendal crossing on the Southern Highway. But don’t hold your breath because on Wednesday, Minister of Works, Anthony Boots Martinez said it would take at least a year before the new one is built.

Anthony “Boots” Martinez, Minister of Works
“The Kendal Bridge should commence early January 2010, based on procedural things that we have to do in regards to access the loan. So that in itself is a process.”

Jose Sanchez
“Okay, how much funds are we looking at for the bridge?”

Anthony “Boots” Martinez
“We would look at I think it’s about BZ$10 million for Kendal and $5 million — no, about $20 million if I am not mistaken … for ???. I think the loan package for both bridges is US$15 million. So it’s about BZ$30 million.”

Jose Sanchez
“So at what point next year should they be completed?”

Anthony “Boots” Martinez
“No, that will take 16 months to complete. When it starts, it will take 16 months to complete, so that will be completed in 2011.”

Jose Sanchez
“So in the meantime, the residents in the area, commuters just have to — what do they do in the meantime?”

Anthony “Boots” Martinez
“We have the low level bridge there. That is functional throughout the year. The only hitch you will have with that is only when there is massive flooding, the waiting time to cross is between 24 to 36 hours.”

Channel 5

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#347169 - 08/05/09 01:07 AM Re: Kendal Bridge will take over 1 year to build [Re: Marty]
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Truly amazing that a little bridge over a minor river takes over three years to permanently replace, leaving the bottom one-third of the country cut off from the rest of Belize for days or weeks at a time.

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#347178 - 08/05/09 01:35 AM Re: Kendal Bridge will take over 1 year to build [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First]
Texican Offline
Sure, the sardonic might opine that three years is just about enough time for the efficient distribution of fifteen million bucks. Think about it, splitting it up between graft, patronage, nepotism, cronyism and kickbacks, there might not be much left for embezzlement (and the inferior structure they'll have to produce *eventually).

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#347179 - 08/05/09 01:40 AM Re: Kendal Bridge will take over 1 year to build [Re: Texican]
SP Daily Offline
Originally Posted By: Texican
Sure, the sardonic might opine that three years is just about enough time for the efficient distribution of fifteen million bucks. Think about it, splitting it up between graft, patronage, nepotism, cronyism and kickbacks, there might not be much left for embezzlement (and the inferior structure they'll have to produce *eventually).

You seem to know a lot more than the journalists in Belize! You should write an expose and name names! We can't find this kind of information here. You are a miracle man!

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#347183 - 08/05/09 01:58 AM Re: Kendal Bridge will take over 1 year to build [Re: SP Daily]
Texican Offline
"Journalists in Belize"
I dunno, jesse, I'm not even in Belize, but *you might start with "Boots".

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#347185 - 08/05/09 02:13 AM Re: Kendal Bridge will take over 1 year to build [Re: Texican]
SP Daily Offline
And how is Boots involved with the Kendall Bridge??????
Easy for you to sit in North America and throw your filth and slander at people here in Belize that you don't even know or know anything about. I'm sure that you have already solved all the problems in your home state, county, city..whatever and so now need a new target.
Or do you just get satisfaction from making cheap shots at Belize?

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#347187 - 08/05/09 02:21 AM Re: Kendal Bridge will take over 1 year to build [Re: SP Daily]
Texican Offline
Um, this thread began with Boots' interview with a Belizean "journalist"

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#347188 - 08/05/09 02:24 AM Re: Kendal Bridge will take over 1 year to build [Re: Texican]
SP Daily Offline
So that interview justifies your accusations of graft, patronage, nepotism, cronyism kickbacks and embezzlement. Amazing!

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#347189 - 08/05/09 02:33 AM Re: Kendal Bridge will take over 1 year to build [Re: Texican]
Texican Offline
Oh, wait!
I didn't understand that you had taken offense.
Absolutely, we have more than our share of abuses.
Really, I think you misunderstand, I'm sure you do as you categorize my flippant comments as filth and slander.
Really, dewd, I'm sorry.
I appologize, and if you're really offended, I'll try and delete my post.

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