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Feb 10, 2011

Barrow believes Court gave green light to drill in National Park

Dean Barrow

One of the many controversial issues in oil exploration is government’s intent to allow a US company to drill in the Sarstoon Temash National Park in Toledo. Environmentalists have been vocal against it, but Prime Minister Dean Barrow has said before and reiterated on Wednesday that the deal has been sealed. The Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM), which manages the protected area, had challenged G.O.B.’s decision in 2006 and according to Barrow; the court gave the green light to drill in the park.

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“I made it absolutely plain that the Government has no intention of stopping the exploration process, especially not in the Sarstoon Temash Park which I believe is still being co-managed by Mr. Ch’oc’s organization. That area, the geologists say, is perhaps the highest potential area in the country and the question of the legality of drilling in a National Park went to Court and the Supreme Court gave a decision saying that this was perfectly consistent, perfectly in order. That remains the position of the Government and that position will not change. So, US Capital Energy which is the company that has the concession I think is no more than six to nine months away from actually beginning to drill.”

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12 Responses for “Barrow believes Court gave green light to drill in National Park”

  1. rod says:

    another case of not caring about his country he just wants to satisfy the greedy hungry american machine and barrow doesnt care how it hurts our country sad sad resignnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  2. reggie says:

    Mr.Choc go and start a demonstration in front of the usa Embassy to let them know the people of Sarstoon Temash Park don’t want the US OIL COMPANY TO DRILL IN THEIR AREA .GET INTERNATIONAL MEDIA INVOLVE. DO LIKE THE PM .ONCE THINGS IS NOT IN HIS FAVOR HE GOES BACK TO COURT OR TAKE A TRIP ACROSS THE BORDER AND RECURIT SOME FRIENDLY FORCE TO STOP THEM FROM DRILLING IN THE AREA .LET THE PEOPLE KNOW IT WILL AFFECT THEM.HOLD YOUR GROUND BELIZEAN.

  3. Jake says:

    What has become of our country? The PM is insane, cold and greedy. I am a young youth speaking, i am not blind, and i see things happening in the society, we are destroying Belize. we need to make a stop NOW! there is a story about a greedy dog that went by the river with his stake, and say another dog with a stake in the river , so he jump after the other stake. and when he realizes he just jump after his own shadow because of greediness. but i pray and ask God for guidance and to protect the Belizean people.

  4. belizean ppl says:

    what happen to that PM . all he care is about money he is just insane and he don’t care about the future of our young one that are on the way…….. ppl of down south don’t sleep just get togher and let the PM know that you the ppl don’t wan tthe drilling in the park. maybe now time to show let him resign and how those ppl in egypt doing to their president……..guess he want to help him …….. we the ppl of ther district ready to help tooo

    god bless.

  5. el alcalde says:

    JUST CRAZY CRAZY LEADER!!!
    Just look at his face… we all see a face of pure EVIL!!! THAT FACE IS AN ICON OF EVIL AND DESTRUCTION FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL BELIZE.
    PLEASE RESIGN DOG!!! GO AWAY TO A SLUM WHERE YOU KNOW THAT YOU BELONG!!!
    BELIZE HAS NO FUTURE WITH YOU DOG!! GO AWAY ,WE ARE REALLY TIRED OF ALL YOU DO TO OUR COUNTRY!!!

  6. john says:

    the PM is more than insane, more than greedy, . i am a student speaking for whats happening in the country, still no change, as a natural resource student, Temash is a Educational Park, not so for mr . dean. its a gold of pot for him to dip his hands on..!! well lets continue to pray for the betterment of our belize .. lets try conserve what little we have our jewel!

  7. Earl Grey says:

    DON’T FORGET THAT WE CLAIM IN OUR HISTORY TO BE A NATION FOUND BY BRITISH PIRATES.

    NOW WE HAVE LOCAL PIRATES……….ROBBING THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THEY LIVE…..how sad.

  8. Belize4ever says:

    Barrow cares about nothing! He tries to intimidate people into not demonstrating when he was the one who started the civil unrest back in 2005. He does not care about Belizeans or Belize!

  9. Josie says:

    DEAN OLIVER BARROW, THE MODERN DAY PINOCHET AND STALIN, COM’N BELIZEANS SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN EGYPT. PEOPLE POWER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BELIZEANS MAKE IT HAPPEN, YOU HAVE A VOICE.

  10. cali says:

    Who benefits from all these drilling? They have drill oil before have any of us see the profits from that oil. These ministers (PM) is stealing from it’s own people, that is why Belize our beloved country by most of our countrymen has not move forward in the 20th century. It’s all about greed with these criminals. We the Belizean people will not benefit from any of this oil exploitation that they want to go ahead with. We need international help to monitor our country, to make sure that the less fortunate people can stop getting screwed by ministers who abuses their authorities. We do not need to destroy any of our national park in order to benefit greedy politicians. Belizean we are taking this too lightly. Open your EYES, it is time to make a stand. Don’t let one person make decision for and country. Take example of what is going on the meddle east belizean and take back our country from these politician that abuse our country for their political gain. NO TO DRILLING

  11. MyLegacyB4myPeople says:

    I feel your pain people but don’t try to revolt remember the criminals in the street work for us your masters, think about it all the shooting going on in this city and not one politician ever got shot and we have all the money, they know who they are working for and who allow them to run rampant in this city so please don’t try anything foolish lest I release the tyrants on you all and they have guns lots of guns so be afraid be very afraid people, this is how I create my money building legacy scheme. Remember My Legacy B 4 My People.

  12. Bulba Martinez says:

    To hell with Mr. Choc and all Southerners according to the most high Barrow, but the whole world know about all the nonsense we in the south endured from GOBH and now from GOB. I notice that BZNinCali and CEO usually don’t have anything to share with us Belizeans when Barrow is involved with his corrupted arrogant behaviour. Unu please tell we weh fi do noh mein?. People di get tired a dis b-lls–t. First PUP mi di sell Belize to Guatemala dehn seh but now Barrow and fu him disciples di give whe Belize to U.S. and any ada country fu full dehn pocket.

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