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The last report that was made on the Guadalupe Street Improvement Project, “GSIP” was sometime last year when Osmany Salas, member of the GSIP shared the good news that the Minister of Finance had decided to waive the GST from the contract which would leave the committee with approximately $30,000.00 in pocket to invest in the project.  We were also made to understand that Orange Walk Mayor Kevin Bernard and the Orange Walk Town Council had assigned all property taxes, trade license and liquor license from the area into the committee’s account.

In an interview with Osmany Salas last night, we asked him for an update on the development of the project.

Screen_Shot_2015-01-20_at_8.19.26_PMOsmany Salas – member of GSIP

“It is all about finances and unfortunately we haven’t receive the support we expected or we would have wanted, a few residence have made their contributions, quite a few have been paying their taxes not all of them and that is one of the ways that the residence could help the project by ensuring that their taxes are paid on time, their property taxes etc. a few businesses have offered to pay in advance so what we did we sent out letters of request for sponsorship to a number different businesses and there hasn’t been a response, we need to follow-up.”

According to Salas, the committee is contemplating on approaching central government for assistance.

Osmany Salas – member of GSIP

“We were hoping that whilst government is being working on the Belize/Corozal road we see activity on the San Antonio rod now that they could somehow help us with Guadalupe Street so that was an idea some of us had and maybe with the donations or the funding that we have raised that if we contribute that and they could put in the rest, that was an idea that some of us had but it is very challenging to raise $300,000.00 for street and drains for Guadalupe street it is not an easy matter and it points out to the challenges to any town council faces to have all street paved but that is our challenge.”

We will keep a close eye on the project and bring you the developments as they unfold.

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