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Jul 7, 2016

G.O.B. Scores Poorly on Environmental Regulations

Candy Gonzalez

Of the six indicators, G.O.B. received the worst marks in the area of environmental regulations. Candy Gonzalez was scathing in her evaluation, and told News Five that recent projects have shown that developers have a definite impact on the decisions made by the Department of the Environment.

 

Candy Gonzalez, President, Belize Institute of Environmental Law & Policy

“I think that we have proof of that in seeing some of the, let’s say, they are called financial investment contracts or host country agreements – the agreements like were made between NCL and the government – and you have to really question where the balance was in terms of the environment and development. I think a lot of things that are already in the pipeline in terms of development highlight the fact that development is taking the lead in the race over protection of the environment, and I think it’s important to each and every one of us to try and direct attention to the fact that you might put money in your pocket today, but tomorrow you might be left with nothing and no way to make a dollar because you’ve sold everything that was of value, and there has to be a balance. There has to be a balance that looks toward the future.”

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1 Response for “G.O.B. Scores Poorly on Environmental Regulations”

  1. Mike G. says:

    GOB is killing the goose that laid the golden egg! Without protection of our magnificent natural resources Belize has little left to offer the world and bring in the foreign exchange so desperately need to get us out of the financial hole that GOB has gotten us into.

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