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Feb 25, 2013

BGYEA to demonstrate against Lands Department

Nigel Petillo

Members of the Belize Grassroots Youth Empowerment Association, (BGYEA) led by Nigel Petillo, are spearheading a march on Independence Hill on Tuesday where they will protest against the Barrow Administration, particularly the Ministry of Natural Resources. The planned demonstration is set to coincide with the weekly Cabinet meeting and Petillo says the movement is gathering support. BGYEA strongly believes that the people’s message, one of anti-corruption, will be made clear in the Old Capital.


Nigel Petillo, President, BGYEA

“We have been visiting several different communities.  We just got back from Orange Walk this morning where we made the media rounds in Orange Walk.  We have been dialoguing with our partners there in Punta Gorda, Wil Maheia, our brother Emilio Zabaneh in Placencia.  We also have other ways that we want to encourage the general public to be a part of this demonstration.  If for whatever reason you cannot make it physically tomorrow at the National Assembly of this demonstration we’re asking that you participate by way of petition or by the text number that we have up.  You can go on the Facebook, for all you Facebook users on Krem Sunday Review page, like the petition, sign the petition and that way you could share it with your friends as well.  This will also register you as a number, as another individual who stands in solidarity with what’s taking place.  We definitely understand dah noh everybody wah could mek it up deh tomorrow.  I want to even go further and seh that I know that most of our, a lot of our members won’t be able to make it because those are the grassroots people.  Yo miss wa day, yo miss wa pay.  So while we’re urging them to take the sacrifice and make the sacrifice to be out there with us I understand a lot of them won’t be able to make it.  However, for those of you who have cell phones, Smart or Digicell, it doesn’t matter, you could text the word Lands, along with your message, for example, “Lands, I am eighteen years old.  I am trying to apply for a land, how do I go about doing that.  Lands, I sent in my documents for over three, four years now, what do I need to do to get my papers.”  Or whatever advice you want to send to the department but you start off your text with L-A-N-D-S, along with your message to 662-2981.  That information will be forwarded to emails at the Lands Department and to the National Land Reform Committee, that’s our committee that we have just started.”

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5 Responses for “BGYEA to demonstrate against Lands Department”

  1. Bear says:

    Nigel, sorry to say, our MNR is not for normal people like BGYEA, only for abnormal people like Gapi and his gang..

  2. Sports Fan says:

    You are so ridiculous Nigel. Utterly disgusting on how you handle this situation.
    And, do you want me to spread it out right now how much land you personally own through all this?
    I am very aware, so don’t play the fool and act like you are doing this just to help others. You are another face that is trying to hide your interest behind this whole thing. (you and your weed smokers)
    Shame on you, i know more than you think. You are hustling through this whole thing, but you are not satisfied cause you are being restricted. Good luck.

  3. Genotu Rembiuos says:

    Something I don`t understand, Nigel don`t seem to be a gang,but his hair looks as so, if he was a gang , the PM would have given him what he wants long time ago !!
    So his hair alone won`t do, he must take hold of his guns and start to kill, bet he will have a better chance then .

  4. Belizean says:

    @ Sports Fan….. Its people like u that have our country in the mess that its in. It’s okay for illegal immigrants to squat on our land and enjoy living in our country where they live a tax free life. If this had been immigrants protesting for our lands I think they would have gotten more support from Belizeans(well the ones with small minds like u anyways) . Oh but wah black rastaman like weself. HELL NO!!!!! (smh) mek we fight him down one time. U sound like the one who was restricted from doing some undercover !@#$ that u wanted to do but was stopped in his tracks! Now ur pissed. Well piss onnnnnnnn c if it gets u anywhere…..Good luck to u!

  5. Sports Fan says:

    Belizean, So you are suggesting i blurt out what i know about his hustling? I just might do that.

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