RAAS, Jun. 29-As
Bluefields gets ready to celebrate its one-hundredth birthday, the
mayor’s office looks for ways to beautify the city for both tourist and
the thousands of Bluefields people expected to arrive for the celebration. Mayor Moises Arana said his office
is working on several plans to make the celebration memorable. He said his
office welcomes any suggestions from the Bluefields people
on how the birthday should be celebrated.
Arana said his office has many projects to make Bluefields a better place
to live. However, he is unable to implement them because of lack of
funding and participation from the central government. He said, “My
hands are tied, I can’t do anything without funding.”
One such project is to clean up the shores in the Old Bank
neighborhood and pave Old Bank point to make it a scenic look out. “Cars
will not be allowed to go out to the point,” he said.
mayor said the municipal building needs repair and painting. He said he
previously spoke with Chester Coulson who promised to paint the building.
“This is one less project I have to worry about,” the mayor said, “I
want to thank Mr. Coulson for his good gesture.” The painting of the
municipal building will surely give the area a better look just in time
for Bluefields’ birthday celebration.
Moises Arana said that he has just return from Spain. The purpose of his
trip was to seek some financial assistance, but it did not go too well.
The city of Bluefields is in desperate need of economical development as
unemployment is at a record high. Perhaps the non-participation from the
central government is due to the fact that a legally elected member of the
Sandinista party runs the mayor’s office and not a Liberal. He said that
he is for the people because the people elected him. He does not see
himself as anything else other than the people’s mayor while he is in
mayor said that he is schedule to make a trip to Alabama in the near
future by invitation of some pastors in that state. I’ve asked the mayor
if he plans to take advantage of the trip to meet with the Caribbean
community of Nicaragua in the U.S. and he said yes. He said he does not
want to make the same mistakes as previous mayors by not meeting with the
people who can possibly help the city of Bluefields. He said that he would
work side by side with SLC, Inc. to coordinate the meetings once he is in
the United States.
has setup an e-mail address for you to send your suggestions and/or
contributions toward Bluefields’ birthday celebration. All mails will be
forwarded to the mayor’s office. The celebration is scheduled for
October of 2003. The e-mail address is