As the unprecedented building of the nation continues, San Ignacio and Santa Elena are getting its fair share of the national development pie.

A new cemented round-about is now in full operation at the junction of the George Price Highway and La Loma Luz Boulevard in Santa Elena. We can hardly remember what the area looked like prior to this major improvement.

The entire length of La Loma Boulevard is properly paved complete with cemented sidewalks on both sides. Steel light poles with underground wiring have replaced those old and leaning wooden lamp posts with their spider web of crisscrossing overhead high tension electrical cables that once dangerously hung overhead along La Loma Luz Boulevard.

Construction is now underway for the first ever two lane bridge across the Macal River connecting La Loma Luz Boulevard in Santa Elena to Joseph Andrews Drive in San Ignacio. A new roadway has been constructed through the Golden Orange orchard linking the new bridge with Joseph Andrews Drive.

The TOTAL transformation of Joseph Andrews Drive in San Ignacio is nearing completion. The carriageway is now much wider. As with La Loma Luz Boulevard, steel light polls with underground wiring will replace outdated wooden lamp posts. The new light poles will be securely anchored in the reconstructed median along the full length of Joseph Andrews Drive. New drains under covered sidewalks are now in place on both sides of the impressive Joseph Andrews Drive.

A new round-about is nearing completion in the area where Joseph Andrews Drive rejoins the George Price Highway in San Ignacio.

The new Welcome Center in San Ignacio is now a reality serving residents of the community and visitors alike. It replaces the outdated Coronation Park built many, many years ago to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

The middle section of Burns Avenue has undergone major improvements consequently increasing the value of private properties in the area.

The upper section of Burns Avenue is now ready to receive a cement surface with matching sidewalks on both sides.

Crews from the electricity, telephone and water companies are taking advantage of the dry weather as they are improving their underground assets in the area surrounding the Columbus Park in San Ignacio after which the area will be cemented making those trademark potholes in the area a thing of the past.

Eden Drive in Santa Elena is now paved all the way into Hillview.

Carmen and Andrews Streets also in Santa Elena are now paved. Residents along these streets are thankful for the improvement as they will now be living dust free. How we wish that Miss Kate was still with us as it was always her dream to see the day when the dust on Andrews Street in front of her house would be no more. Unfortunately she passed away before the Hon. Rene Montero and the United Democratic Party came to government. She must however be smiling from heaven as her family is living free from the dust she endured for most of her life on Andrews Street in Santa Elena.

Many more jobs have been created as works began this week on the historic cementing of the first street in Santa Elena. Thatís right, Bishop Martin Street is lined with Santa Elena workers as they proudly labor to improve their community while earning an honest living.

Works likewise began this week on Falcon Field in San Ignacio as a million dollars is slated to be expended in the massive improvement of this basketball facility including an overhead cover, bleachers, lights and other modern conveniences.

The Victor Galvez Stadium in San Ignacio and the football field in Santa Elena are slated for major upgrading as the recently created Belize Infrastructure Limited undertakes signature projects with funds indentified by Prime Minster Dean Barrow and the United Democratic Party Government. Truly, A Government For ALL.

The Star