I do agree with your above point but the fact remains that Caye Caulker is not the sleepy little village it once was. If you do know, only in property taxes the island generates a substantial amount of money which merit that books must be kept. This does not include liqour licenses (another amount), trade licenses, and a host of other fees the council is entitled to collect. This is the first item that the Ministry of Local Goverment looks at to determine if a place like Caye Caulker deserves municipal status, i.e., township. Caye Caulker has the potential for this status but no Council has ever bothered to look at this. We have enough to have a small fulltime work force that can keep our streets, beaches, etc. clean as well as some monies left over for capital projects. Only if self sufficiency is attained can we start investing in other capital (infrastructure) projects.
The Area Representative did increase the level of funding for Caye Caulker and she should get credit where it is due. She has, however, not provided what her constituents were asking for, i.e. accountability and may have even jeoprodized her career. If Fermin is to work with her to oversee her projects then why have a village council? This will only cause the new chairperson elect to lock horns with them. She was the one that activily campaigned for Fermin - A race he narrowly won. Now he has resigned and have left the electorate up in arms.Maybe she should have stayed out of the race and endorsed whoever won. But again it comes down to that Patty & Fermin must get what Patty & Fermin wants.