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Oct 29, 2010

Gov’t approves BGYEA’s subdivision of Harmonyville

People who had been seeking to get land at the newly renamed area at miles forty-one and forty-two on the Western Highway called Harmonyville will be pleased to hear that the government has approved the subdivision of the area.  But while that is promising news, President of the Belize Grass Roots Youth Empowerment Agency or BGYEA, Nigel Petillo, says the government did not support their idea to mark off a portion of the land for farming.  That, however, will be contested, and Petillo says BGYEA’s plans remain on course.

Nigel Petillo, President, BGYEA

nigel petillo

“The government has approved the subdivision of miles forty and forty two on the Western Highway – goes by the name Harmonyville.  Unfortunately the request for a hundred and seventy one acres being reserved for corporative farming has been denied and the government has recommended that we break it up into another hundred and fifty parcels, meaning instead of eight hundred and fifty individuals that we had in the initial stages, its now about nine hundred and fifty to nine hundred and seventy individuals who will be getting a piece of land at Harmonyville, which means about nine hundred and fifty families.  We have made contact with our international counterparts and other organizations that want to support the movement and so far we are happy to say that the agricultural aspect of Harmonyville is in its planning stages now, meaning the dream of an agricultural-based community is finally becoming a reality.  Our intentions and our idea for the residents of Harmonyville is to be part of a joint community effort to be able to tap into the export market somehow create revenue for the people of Harmonyville.”

To own an acre of land at Harmonyville, each family pays BGYEA four hundred dollars for the survey and an annual membership fee of twenty-five dollars. Petillo says it is expected that the first batch of land titles will be distributed by December.  BGYEA is also in the process of putting in infrastructure in the area.

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8 Responses for “Gov’t approves BGYEA’s subdivision of Harmonyville”

  1. Rizzo says:

    Really! These people will just turn that entire place soley for drugs. Did we take a piss test on these folks? Ahhh…. Belize the next Haiti. We are on our way guys!

  2. madaras says:

    BLESS YO RAS!!

  3. Alan Jonws says:

    i want a peice of Land, but i don’t know how to get a peice, who do i contact for this, can anybody help me.

  4. Proud says:

    Keep up the good work Nigel and BGYEA! Don’t give up when u hit a road block. Like Bob Marley seh “where there is a will, there is always a way”

  5. Proud says:

    Rizzo, you sound so foolish with that comment. When have you heard that you need to get a piss test before you are approved a parcel of land? Don’t worry if the rastaman smokes weed…worry if ur family has food on the table and if they do have, try help the needy in Belize City that suffered due to the hurricane. I have many rasta friends that smoke weed and harm no one. They are peaceful people.

  6. vicky says:

    GO FOR IT MR. PETILLO! PEOPLE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES GET A WHOLE LOT OF LAND.
    WHY CAN’T A BELIZEAN GET SOME TOO. IF YOU ARE ALSO INTERESTED IN GETTING A CAYE, DO THE SAME THING YOU ARE DOING NOW. YOU ARE A BELIZEAN, YOU HAVE ALL RIGHT!

  7. rootsman says:

    I think that the government is quite afraid of this proposed unity of farmers, seems like they would rather set you guys up to fail, no farm means no production and no production means no income meaning that everyone will have to depend on the government for their well being what they are creating is a welfare state which keeps them in power by keeping the people dependent and destitute and having to turn to them, keep pushing forward guys don’t ask them for anything it don’t belong to them it belongs to the people and you must demand it forcefully if you have to, that way these representatives will know who they are truly working for.

  8. Common Sense says:

    Agree rootsman, this one sentence was bugging me:

    “Unfortunately the request for a hundred and seventy one acres being reserved for corporative farming has been denied and the government has recommended that we break it up into another hundred and fifty parcels”

    The whole project was based around the ideal of cooperative agriculture – that land has been denied. No farming land, no production, another suburban subdivision.

    But the ideal can still be achieved, DON’T GIVE UP!

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