Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2021. 9:42 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Today, the Corozal Town Council issued a statement denouncing accusations made on social media against Mayor Rigo Vellos.
The council says that a fake account on Facebook made allegations that Mayor Vellos has financial interests in a first of its kind, eco- friendly Maximum Water Park investment in Corozal.
“For the record, Mayor Vellos HAS NO SUCH INTEREST in the private venture. The exclusive owners are Mr. Marwin Humes and Mr. Theodore Pacheco, both Belizeans. For the record also, the two investors approached the Council last year to assist in facilitating the entry of the inflatable apparatus into Belize, with the intention of accessing possible incentives since the venture is a positive tourism development for Corozal Town, which will create employment for Corozaleños and spur much-needed economic growth,” the council noted.
The council went on to explain that due to the central government being a UDP administration at the time, they did not support the venture.
The council affirms that it continues to be transparent about the new venture.
“From the inception, stakeholder meetings have been held and a public consultation was carried out. The Council, under Mayor Vellos, stands ready to support any and all businesses that are here to make a positive impact in our community with jobs and economic growth,” the council added.