There was a great turnout of very concerned business owners and others at the Lion's Den this afternoon. The topic, a plea to our leaders, both local and national, to supply funding so that we can join all the other towns in Belize and enjoy the use of proper roads.
If you've ever visited our island in wet weather you'll be well aware of the dire state of our "roadways." They're not something we're very proud of and as a community we're very well aware how bad they must look to our honoured visiting guests. We also don't much enjoy seeing small schoolchildren attempting to get to school through and around 2 foot deep muddy wet potholes.
There are those who might say that creating proper roads will hurt the character of our little island. Not so...proper asphalt roads, coloured with coral sand chipseal to make them look sandy along with appropriate drainage and speed bumps will allow us to keep our island character AND our sanity.
If you'd like to support this effort please send an email with your comments to [email protected]
. We'll print them out and attach them to the petition that was signed today by most everyone at the meeting. Tourists, regular visitors, locals living abroad, we need your support!