Port-of-Spain mayor Murchison Brown is calling on the business
community to assist in the beautification of Port-of-Spain
and other cities in the country.
He made the appeal yesterday during a function at PTSC compound
in City Gate to mark the restoration of the Port-of-Spain
would like to appeal to all corporate citizens to please
join us in the beautification of Port-of-Spain and by extension
the rest of the country, Brown told a small audience,
which included SWMCOL executive chairman Ray Braithwaite
and senior Cepep field officer Cipriani Baptiste.
many occasions I keep hearing What is the mayor doing?
What is the Government doing?
I want to find out from the corporate citizens, what are
you doing to help us to at least ensure that our environment
maintains that pristine glory?
are many sites in Port-of-Spain that need to be upgraded,
so we will welcome the assistance of all the corporate people
who have offices in the city, who make good business and
profits from operating in the city of Port-of-Spain.
Brown said he was disappointed that many entrepreneurs in
the city did not beautify their businesses with lights during
the Christmas season.
is something that our business people should pay some attention
to, he said, assuring that the corporation would work
closely with the Ministry of Works and NGOs to beautify
the capital city.
Brown also said citizens must also play their part in preserving
have been doing a lot of travelling to other countries and
sometimes when I hear criticisms of our city, I say to myself
I wish some of those people could travel and see what happens
in other cities, he said.
think that instead of us being too critical of ourselves,
what we can do is to take a lot more civic pride in our
The lighthouse, built in 1880, was restored by the Highways
Beautification Unit of the Ministry of Works, in collaboration
with Berger Paints, Corbin Communications and volunteers
of the United Nations Development Programme.
It was painted to celebrate the Soca Warriors, who have
qualified for next years Fifa World Cup in Germany.
Works Minister Colm Imberts remarks were read by deputy
permanent secretary James Howard.
Ronald Murray, of Corbin Communications and Berger Paints
Bernard Clarke also spoke.