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Jun 11, 2020

Selling of Dollar Coin Parcel in PG Raises Concerns

The sale of a private parcel of land near the entrance of Punta Gorda Town is raising serious concerns among residents in that southern municipality, not because it is a prime piece of real estate where the Dollar Coin is erected, but because another gas station is set to be constructed at the site.  The piece of land was privately sold to a Chinese businessman who intends to build a service station on it.  Not only would it be the second facility of that kind within a one-mile distance, but questions pertaining to environmental friendliness are being raised since it is near the seafront in P.G.  News Five spoke by phone with Mayor Ashton McKenzie earlier today.

 

On the Phone: Ashton McKenzie, Punta Gorda Mayor

“In relation to the land situated there near the Dollar Coin, that property was owned for a long time by Augusto and Susan Mack, probably the first prominent set of Chinese businesspersons here in Punta Gorda.  Approximately, about a year now, they decided to have disposed of that property to another Chinese businessman of Dangriga by way of legitimate transactions at the Lands Department.  It is not as though that was public property during the course of my tenure; it is not as though that is the case.  That property was private property and it was sold from one owner to another by way of legitimate transactions that can easily be verified by the Lands Department.  So in relation to this matter, it is not as though the property existed here and the town council, this administration then, it is not as though the property existed as public property and we decided to sell it or anything like that.  That can easily be verified by the Lands Department.”


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