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Jul 11, 2014

Cervantez Says He’s Not Surveying Goff’s Caye…So Who Is?

And it might have been, but it never happened. Wanting to do things the right way, Cervantes sought approval from the Belize Tourist Board and got it. But then he was shot down by the Coastal Zone Management Authority…and that was the end of that.


Ramon Cervantes, Holds Lease for Portion of Goff’s Caye

Ramon Cervantes

“At that time the Chalillo Dam was the big back and forth in Belize and I did not want to become a political football, so I turned to a friend of mine, Maria Vega from Caye Caulker, and I said Maria what can I do so that when I move to put this project I will have no objections from anybody. She said…I advise you to see Imani Morrison at the Coastal Zone Management Office upstairs of the Fisheries at the Barracks, which I did. I visited Imani and I told her about the project. And she said No! No! No! There’s no way we can approve that. At the time Daniel Silva was Minister, but I never did approach Daniel silva. I stopped when Imani Morrison said there’s no way we can approve that, and for me that was the end of it.”



“Can you confirm for us that the survey pegs, whatever is going on out there at this time, whatever construction is being planned – that is not you?”


Ramon Cervantes

“I know nothing about it. I have not been approached by anyone. It is not me. Somebody else must have gotten smart about the project and something is going on underwater. But I confirm that I know nothing about it. I am surprised. Because of ill health, I took it easy…but now that I am feeling better and good, and if I still have that lease, then why not. The people of Belize need that facility with the compost toilets. If that is so then I would rethink the project and try to go ahead.”


So that brings us back to the million dollar question. If Cervantes gave up on the project in 2002, and actually believed that his lease had been cancelled…then who is surveying Goff’s Caye, and who has development plans for the island that neither the Coastal Zone Management Authority nor the Ministry of Natural

Resources know anything about. We tried to reach the Coastal Zone Management Authority, but were told that everyone was in a meeting.


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3 Responses for “Cervantez Says He’s Not Surveying Goff’s Caye…So Who Is?”

  1. Curious says:

    I bet a million bucks, this is another scandal coming to light. Lets wait and see. Gaspar Vega done di cova up n pointin his finga to d adda side.

  2. Spike says:

    I believe someone in the Lands and Survey Dept. authorized an unlawful survey at Goff’s Caye in order to issue an unlawful title at a later date. I believe this is another case of bribery and land fraud within the Lands and Survey Dept. of the GOB.

  3. macal rivera says:

    I need answers please, anybody?

    So there are two RAMON CERVANTES? Are they related?


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