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#465778 - 06/03/13 11:17 AM Land raid on Caye Caulker?
Marty Offline

A petition letter from Caye Caulker residents has been gathering huge support for a call on authorities to rein in the politically-appointed lots committee.

The lots committee, which is appointed by the Area Representative to undermine the duly elected village council, is set up to distribute land. In the case of Caye Caulker, the residents say the lots committee is giving away land to undeserving persons including non-villagers and political cronies.

The residents say that recently land was used as a political gimmick to advance the UDP’s agenda in the upcoming village council elections in mid-June. Some 150 lots were issued out to persons who don’t deserve a piece of the island. The villagers are concerned that their children and future generations of original residents will not be able to inherit any part of the island, because of the UDP’s land giveaway.

In the petition, they write, “We the undersigned villagers call on the Prime Minister, our area representative and the Minister of lands and the Caye Caulker village council to rectify this wrongful move ASAP and give back what is rightfully the Heritage of our Caye Caulker villagers”.

Up to news time, the petition has garnered over 120 signatures, some of which are displayed below.


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#465875 - 06/04/13 05:24 PM Re: Land raid on Caye Caulker? [Re: Marty]
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#466398 - 06/12/13 02:04 AM Re: Land raid on Caye Caulker? [Re: Marty]
Cooper Offline
The whole thing is strange. The guidelines read persons from 18 to 24 yrs old and never owning land before. Those rules were not followed as over half were over 30 yrs old and many have property already. It was not just a here is your land, they had about 30 / 60 days to register and pay title fees etc. About $2,000 to claim the land then it returns to the pool if they cant. However it seems very true that about half the receivers of the lands did not even qualify under the guidelines...
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#466406 - 06/12/13 06:54 AM Re: Land raid on Caye Caulker? [Re: Marty]
Dane Offline
A good. number of lŕnds given out in Bahia went to aliens.
Most of the lands on the North island were sold to foreigners because the recipients do not want to live there.
This will be the same.

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