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Jan 21, 2021

U.D.P. Assists First Time Land Owners to Make Payments

Orson “OJ” Elrington

After the People’s United Party won the November general elections, the Lands Department locked down as rumors of U.D.P. cronies taking documents from the office in Belmopan surfaced.  It was reported before elections that U.D.P. ministers were issuing out parcels of land to voters.  The question was if the issuance was done following the law.   Minister of Natural Resources Cordel Hyde had the system shutdown, preventing anyone from making payments to their recently received lands.  This matter was brought up at the House’s Sitting, and Hyde gave his assurance that the matter will be fixed to allow first-time landowners to make payments.  But it seems that the matter still hasn’t been fixed because U.D.P. attorney Orson “OJ” Elrington says that the U.D.P. is working with hundreds of persons who want to take court actions against the government for not allowing them to make payments.

 

Orson “OJ” Elrington, Attorney, U.D.P.

“My law firm sent one hundred and fourteen letters to the Lands Department advising that we represented one hundred and fourteen individuals and those persons were interested in making their purchases as first time land owners and their refusal to accept payments was a breach of the agreement which the government had entered into with these persons. I am happy to announce that a few minutes ago before come to this press conference I received a letter from the Lands Department in which they confirmed the receipt of those letters and the letter was dated on the seventh day of January but I believed the on the eleventh and that they have agreed to avoid litigation that my clients to the Lands Department and make the payments on those accounts. While we sent in one hundred and eleven letters, since that time we have an additional three hundred plus persons who have approach to represent them to ensure that they are able to pay for their land. We will have to reach and tell individually one hundred and eleven persons who the government so far has made the decision that they do not wish to enter into litigation and I think rightfully so. We would not want to waste any government resources because it was an absolute lose, lose case for them.”


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