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Tuesday March 19, 2013

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February 1954: "Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will give an assurance that no racial discrimination is practised at the Fort George Hotel, Belize, British Honduras, which has been built by the Colonial Development Corporation."

"I am assured by the; Colonial Development Corporation, who manage this noted, that no racial discrimination is practised there. Indeed, I am informed that such discrimination is unknown in British Honduras."

Second photo: This is the site where the Fort George Hotel was built. THAT AREA was known as the FORT.

Later in the 1930's, the whole area up to Memorial Park, was reclaimed with Suction Dredges.

BUT when they began to drive piles for the Foundation of the Hotel, they found areas where they had to drive piles on top of piles. - The sub-surface was very soft before they reached the PLATE BELOW.

I got some of the pictures from my Mother in Law, who was an avid collector of Old Photographs, especially from her Dad an English Man, by name Charles Chichley Price. ( many years ago, I loan my collection to The Belize Archives, to Mr Rudy Castillo of Government Information Department and to my friend Mr King, Chief of the Government Agriculture Department.

This area was like an Island near the " MILITARY FORT GEORGE, a Military Outpost. - Baron Bliss Toomb was built long after..

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