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Jul 23, 2013

UNIBAM not the only organization to get funding from OAK via Oceana

Caleb Orozco

The United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM), the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization has taken its case to the court to have section fifty-three to be amended to legalize consensual sex between two adults of the same sex.  UNIBAM and the gender policy, which supports other genders outside the male and female equation, have both been the subject of consternation at organized marches across the country against the policy. The discussions in print and on television have cast additional aspersions against the organization that supports an alternative lifestyle. According to UNIBAM’s Executive Director, Caleb Orozco, an article printed in a local newspaper stated (Quote) “the monetary donation UNIBAM received from a certain foundation came through the OCEANA account and was written on an OCEANA cheque… the means via which the said foundation siphoned their money to them.” (Unquote) News Five spoke to Orozco who explained the purpose of the funds from the Oak Foundation.

 

Caleb Orozco, Executive Director, UNIBAM

“On July 21st, an article was written in the Amandala which spoke of siphoning money to UNIBAM. On July 22nd, that article was picked up and on “Rise and Shine” Louis Wade spoke of not only siphoning but he also spoke of laundering, he spoke of side track, he spoke of washing and the concern of the organization is that he is promoting or in this case coming close to defamation, and more precisely misrepresenting the conditioning and the context under which we had gotten a small amount of money from The Oak Foundation to do some kind of work for the organization.  Beyond that it’s one thing on our end to have an opposition to our work; it’s another thing to defame the integrity of an organization and to offer the public more confusing information that really doesn’t have any bearing on the background to why we were granted money from Oak Foundation. It was a small grant of $4,000 and we were to use it for our internal capacity building. It ‘s part of a normal process, I was told, Oak hands and what surprised me is, Louis Wade or Audrey Matura did not speak of other organizations that had gotten smaller granting or funds from Oak Foundation. They chose to target our little grant; without record for explain to the public really that when you are grant money there is a normal process of cost that goes to it when you wire funds. So re-granting offers is a easier tool for cutting cost when wire occur. So it is a normal part of their process and as such the position written in the Amandala and as said on “Ride and Shine” misrepresents the facts of that standard arrangements.”

 

Orozco says the Oak Foundation made a small grant to UNIBAM through OCEANA Belize with the full knowledge and co-operation of its Vice President in Belize. He said the re-granting process via OCEANA was also extended to Haven House, Alumni ninety, a group supporting infrastructure upgrades at the Belmopan Comprehensive School and the UBAD Foundation to support radio broadcasts during Reef Week.

 

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10 Responses for “UNIBAM not the only organization to get funding from OAK via Oceana”

  1. Belizean says:

    You see what kind of complications occur because of UNICRAP!!! ?

  2. Firebrand says:

    Another proof that whites are concerned about population control. They fund these front people to advocate for anti-black and hispanic programs such as planned parenthood, diseases, legal abortion, and homosexuality. These front people give it a local face, but it is a foreign agenda. Prayerfully these people will realize that they are being used for sinister purposes and will stop soon. But Belizeans are rightfully fighting to defend their way of life!

  3. Firebrand says:

    How ironic that the american government became concerned with the rate of population growth in the 1960s and then there was the removal of homosexuality from the psychiatric list of illnesses in the u.s in the 1970s. Also, AIDS came about in the 1970s, abortion was legalized throughout the u.s in the 1970s: planned parenthood ( a racist organization) became very prevalent to prevent the population growth of undesirables, as determined by whites. Is this another depopulation agenda that these locals are unknowingly working for?

  4. Firebrand says:

    How ironic that the u.s became concerned with population growth in the 1960s. Then homosexuality was removed from the psychiatric illness list in the 1970s, AIDS appeared in the 1970s, abortion became legal throughout the u.s in the 1970s, Planned parenthood (a racist organization) began to expand to stop population growth of non-whites. Could these local front people be working for a depopulation effort? An anti-Black and Hispanic agenda?

  5. Firebrand says:

    How ironic that the u.s became concerned with population growth and food in the 1960s, then homosexuality was removed from the psychiatric mental illness list in the 1970s, AIDS appeared in the 1970s, abortion became legal throughout the u.s in the 1970s, and planned parenthood, a racist eugenics organization became prevalent in Black and Hispanic communities to stop population growth. Could these locals be working for a sinister plan to depopulate Black and Latino communities?

  6. Initiate says:

    Caleb looks all beaten up and deprived of sleep,,,, is that a strategy for receiving more funding?

  7. Bmp chic says:

    @ Initiate ,,lol was thinking the same thing he always look SICK lmao

  8. Bmp chic says:

    @ Initiate ,,lol was thinking the same thing he always look DRAGGED UP , lmao to be representing his own kind laaaaaad

  9. Faith says:

    It’s sad how Miss Orozco strategizes so well to get Belizeans off her back. Nothing can stop Belizeans for standing up for our rights Orozco! I don’t know why OAK Foundation don’t provide you with PLANE TICKET to get out of Belize permanently instead of money. Perhaps my best advice would be for you to save the money given to you to go and start a new life out of Belize. We HATE you!!!!!

  10. Ines Scott says:

    We so sorry for him & is crow we continue praying for them.

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