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Feb 10, 2011

Is it illegal to drill for oil in the Sarstoon Temash National Park?

Tonight’s question is: Do you think oil drilling for commercial quantities is illegal in the Sarstoon Temash National Park? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or post your vote on our e-poll at You can also send an email with your comments to

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5 Responses for “Is it illegal to drill for oil in the Sarstoon Temash National Park?”

  1. islander says:

    It is not a matter of legality but more a matter of “is it the right thing to do”?

    If this oil exploration will leave us exactly where we are, with the Belizean soil producing thousands of barrels a day and we Belizeans still paying around ten dollars a gallon then I don’t see why we need to destroy our reserves while politicians and their cronies benefit.

  2. tru belize says:

    Reaping the resources if it will benefit the wider nation and not the elite few that already exists is not illegal! This is a matter of having a good conscience along with the matter of environmental impact. Have we not learned anything from Super Power USA and their mistakes in drilling in the ocean bearing in mind that it was overseen by BP – persons considered highly qualified! Look at the damage that it has caused them and their environment! Let’s not be stupid and make the same mistake. North America has other ways of making money but when we as a third world are highly dependent on tourism, agriculture and fisheries we cannot afford to destroy the little we have.

    Why attack the sea, I would have understood if the country or the world was lacking in oil on land but we have plenty of oil in land. We have the oil and yet as the PM has said we are not doing economically well even with the oil concession in the south that is making millions which are mainly transported outside of the country while there is much need for it right at home here. Honestly, it seems that some people in this country have no regard for the future children of this country, they are raping the resources that can be preserved but because of greed, affiliation and power that they have attained, they make it their business to take whatever they can irregardless of the impact that it will have on the masses as long as they and their families are benefiting.

    Shame on you, you OIL RAPISTS!

  3. john says:

    thats right, i think dean oliver barrow thinks about him self, thats what he campaigned and got elected for, for himself not for the people or the future, BNE, what contribution or where is the low rates of fuel, gas, ? its just getting higher,.!! since the barrow admin, take over, wake up, where is the change, the no tax, if you dont work, you dont eat, and where is the jobs, instead just kept firing poor fellow belizeans tryin to make a living. .. isnt the Temash, a part of our own educational park?
    where us same belizeans could go study, conduct researches instead going to other countries, ? so why the on shore drilling? i dont even hear how toledo” the unforgotten district” or the “way to nowhere” as the PM says in the cabinet a couple years ago , how will the district benefit, even the promised highway “panama highway” is not even completed.?? only the politicians, the crownies benefit, thinking about their accounts and pockets instead of the future of tomarrow!

  4. Earl Grey says:

    Sarstoon Temash National Park RESERVE……………..NO DRILLING PERIOD.



  5. Ailing Soil says:

    Our Reserves must be left untouched and unspoiled. Let’s keep it so dear Prime Minister and don’t be blinded by GREED.

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