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Screen_Shot_2014-03-20_at_8.07.22_PMWeeks ago the building owned by the Belize Tourism Industry Association Orange Walk Chapter was vandalized. The building was recently painted when it was riddled with graffiti once more. Not willing to give up, this morning, the Orange Walk Town Council assisted the BTIA in repainting the building thus covering the defaced sides. Deputy Mayor and Councillor in charge of parks and playgrounds Ian Cal, says the assistance rendered is just the start towards a bigger project to upgrade Central Park.

Ian Cal – Parks and Playgrounds

“What we want is to have good, clean park and for the visitors to come around we will pretty much see the upgrade of the Central Park coming next month we should start to see a new Central Park and we want to start teaching it from now to take care of things that it belongs to the people of Orange Walk, it is not for the council of BTIA but for the people of Orange Walk and we need to be proud of what we have so we ask to take care of the things that we have and the council be stepping up its security in the park to ensure that this doesn’t happen again and we will be following up on who doing these things and we saw the graffiti they did on the building and that shouldn’t be.”

The assistance is much appreciated by the BTIA, so much so, that Tourism Information Officer, Jasmine Zetina, is encouraging the public to join their efforts in making Orange Walk a more beautiful community to live in.

Jasmine Zetina - Tourism Information Officer

“We want the park itself. To look very beautiful, it adds to moving forward to the town and also for Orange Walk to be attractive.”

Dalila Ical – Reporter

“So this time your request would be, what for the general public?”

Jasmine Zetina - Tourism Information Officer

“To take care of the stuff that you have in town and be proud of it and don’t you go about destroying it and if you see anyone doing anything vandalizing please don’t be afraid to say hey stop, stop, discourage it. The initiative starts with you and just live you take care of your house that is the way we want you to ahead and promote Orange Walk and what we have here and keep it clean and beautiful.”

The Orange Walk Town Council has collaborated with the BTIA Orange Walk Chapter on many projects and Cal says they are looking forward to keep embarking on more work together.

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