to the trio's efforts.
He commented, "I wish more people were this industrious. Look at what a
good job they are doing for our
The group was interviewed while loading approximately
200 bags of recycling onto Caribbean Depot's barge. Mr. Cigo revealed
that this last haul was a result of the past five to six months' labors.
He explained, "First we collect it, then we must wash it and package it
for the trip." When enough material is accumulated, the trio loads it
onto the barge for Belize City. There, the items are sold to a Mexican
buyer who transports the load across the border to Mexico for recycling.
Anthony and his wife Julia then travel to "pay bills," making payments on
their homestead in Orange Walk.
Mr. Cigo stated they have been doing this type of work
for the past 25 years, and he (along with the women) is very fit as a
result. "We split the work up, then we divide the bags - Marvia takes her
part, and the wife and I take the other," stated Anthony.
Thanks to the hard work of this environmentally
correct cleanup crew, and the San Pedro Town sanitation engineers,
Ambergris Caye is a healthier, more beautiful place to live. This was
confirmed only last year when the Minister of Local Government visited
the caye and commented that island's dump was "one of the cleanest in
Belize." We can only hope that others learn by example.