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Jan 5, 2017

G.O.B. Will Go to Court for Vega, Pitts “Compensations”

News Five has confirmed from reliable sources that the Office of the Solicitor General filed a claim in the Supreme Court on December twenty-eighth against the son of former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Lands Gaspar Vega, Andre Vega, and attorney Sharon Pitts, for the repayment of the sum of four hundred thousand dollars which was paid to each of them. Viewers may recall that the Government of Belize wrote letters to both Vega and Pitts on thirty-first October, 2016 demanding these repayments after the monies were given to them as “compensations” for land that was sold to them when Gaspar Vega was Minister of Natural Resources, even though the land was privately owned. The property in question is located near the Haulover Bridge and was sold off separately to both Vega and Pitts even though the files at the Ministry showed that the Minister had been advised that it was not available. After Gaspar Vega’s resignation from Cabinet in October, the Government promised to take action if the money was not paid back within thirty days of the receipt of the letters. That repayment did not take place although Sharon Pitts had instructed, through her attorney Hubert Elrington, that she would take action on her portion by December fifteenth. Deputy Solicitor General Nigel Hawke is on vacation and was not in office to respond to our queries this afternoon.

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2 Responses for “G.O.B. Will Go to Court for Vega, Pitts “Compensations””

  1. Paul Perriott says:

    This is just another money making scam, more for the lawyers, less for Belizeans…

  2. Oscar says:

    It is just a legal exercise but i think everyone knows that the way this scam was done was perfectly orchestrated and had legal advise on how to do it… the ones on the hook will be the guy who got the title first from GOB,, but how much will they be liable for? I think not for the monies that were paid to Pitts and Vega, but what Pitts and Vega paid that person… pennies on the dala!! You watch and see, you will remember me!

    Indict the corrupt minister!

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