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Aug 2, 2012

Dirty laundry list of U.D.P. family names in land grab

Florencio Marin Jr.

By now you know of the persistent reports of a crazy ‘land grab’ at the Ministry of Natural Resources involving relatives and close associates of the Deputy Prime Minister. When it came up in the House during the recent budget debate, the Prime Minister deflected the report by claiming that Corozal Southeast Representative, Florencio Marin Junior, was also involved in questionable land transactions. Marin Junior, however, has brought out a village council chairman to disclaim the report that he owned land in San Jose Nuevo Palmar. On Wednesday, the P.U.P. also presented another list, a veritable dirty laundry list with thirty-seven names; eleven of whom are known relatives of the D.P.M., Gaspar Vega. The parcels of land which are primarily house lots and farm acreage have been sold with prices far below market value.  But here is what Marin Junior told the media on Wednesday.


Florencio Marin Jr., Corozal Southeast Area Representative

“In the first instance you see we have several parcels of land for a Miss Diana Rosado. Our investigation shows that that is the daughter of the minister. She has property in Orange Walk, Mountain Pine Ridge and in Corozal. You have Mister Zamir Vega, the nephew of the minister, who has land in San Pedro Town. He purchased it for two thousand dollars. Mister Omir Vega who has at least here three properties in San Estevan Village, in Burden Canal and in Mount Pleasant in Cayo and you have the different prices for which he purchased it for. You have Miss Leticia Vega, who we believe is his niece-in-law; who has two thirty acre parcels in the village of Trinidad and purchased each for three thousand nine hundred dollars. You have Miss Karen Vega who purchased thirteenth point five eight acres for two thousand two hundred six dollars and seventy-eight cents. There is another property there for Miss Vega. You have Eduardo Vega, who we believe is the brother to the minister, who purchased a lot for a thousand dollars. and if you notice we have a lot of properties here under Ignacio Vega: twenty-five acres in Indian Hill for four thousand seven hundred and change; point two six acres in Progresso for eight hundred dollars; a lot in Orange Walk registration section for eight hundred dollars; another lot in Orange Walk for three hundred; one hundred nineteen point seven four acres in the Carmelita registration section for eleven thousand six hundred seventy four dollars; a lot in San Pedro for two thousand dollars; again in the Colonia San Diego Area for one thousand five hundred. You know Mister Nestor Hernandez, who we think he is the deputy commissioner of lands in the Ministry and a nephew of the Minister; where he has thirty acres in San Estevan for two thousand nine hundred eighty-three dollars and fifty cents; five acres in Progresso registration section for one thousand seven dollars ninety-five cents; a lot for three thousand two hundred thirteen dollars again in San Estevan that is twenty-four point seven two acres; land in the Xiabe Village in the Corozal District, point two-five-five acres for eight hundred dollars; in San Estevan again, ninety-four acres for nine thousand one hundred sixty-five dollars; in San Pedro a lot for two thousand five hundred dollars.”

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11 Responses for “Dirty laundry list of U.D.P. family names in land grab”

  1. Now i see says:

    I think all this land that they buy for peanuts money the people of Belize should take it away. And they should also investigate the p.u.p. And take everything back. If you guys want to buy land pay the proper price for it and show where the money came from. It is crazy how much who ever is in goverment steals. Who are we going to trust now?.

  2. BertSateneja_SouthEAST says:

    Now . tell us about your fathers lotsnhe have .. and the hundreds he sold

    (especially at Sarteneja’)

  3. Eye in the Sky says:

    If you live in a glass house do not throw stones.

  4. I Belize it says:

    Corps govt, murders by the day, no jobs, rest of world passing buy.

    What to do? Reality TV.

    Sitcom for govt affairs, snuff movies from the murders, couch potatoes to watch it.
    Cartels and Zetas can be sponsors, investors to new cut throat business ventures..
    This could be a big export market.
    Imight drive off tourists but they are going elsewhere as crime goes higher.

  5. Rod says:

    All thieves why do wye belizeans put up with these people they need to go to jail what a pm and gov. But the thieves will never prosper .

  6. Rich Kid says:

    So what that’s how we the Rich roll baby like you didn’t know we help each other out when you voted for Gaspar you knew he was rich and now you are all hyped up about him helping out family members with little pieces of land serious now hmm i wonder if the media started this up?

  7. Seletar says:

    Assuming these reports are correct, I think PM has NO CHOICE but to remove him IMMEDIATELY.

    If a THOROUGH investigation clears him, he can be reinstated. but for now, Vega has lost all credibility, and may very well be a felon holding the second highest office in the nation. Vega himself should demand a criminal investigation to clear his good name!

  8. Belizean says:

    AGREE WITH YOU “RICH KID” Its probably such a trivial matter and now its blown out of proportion

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  11. michael says:

    Gasper should be immediately remove from place corrupt, they should TAKE Land and if they want pay full price like any Normal And Hardworking BELIZEAN

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