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Mar 31, 2011

…but droves of families allowed back in homes by nightfall

We told you about this morning’s mayhem when police blocked access to houses squatters had set up in a new area on the Western Highway. Marion Ali was at the scene late this evening when the squatters returned to the area.  The squatters waited for hours on the side of the highway while three police vehicles parked in the newly built road with several heavily armed police officers standing guard.  President of Belizeans for Justice, Yolanda Schakron, said she called a Superintendent of Police to intervene, however, that did not work out.  Percy Lewis, one of the U.D.P. contenders for standard bearer, showed up at the scene and too called in the police.  Here’s what the scene looked like as darkness was setting in.

{Scene from the area…}

It was not until dusk in a thick attack of mosquitoes that the armed policemen got into their vehicles and left, to the applause of the squatters.

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7 Responses for “…but droves of families allowed back in homes by nightfall”

  1. omg says:

    Oh my dear Lord, what our fellow Belizeans will do??? While the politicians pocket government money,.. we have our people living like this??? In this state and in such deplorable shacks??? Thank God I live far away from Belize, and even though sometimes I feel nostalgic and want to go and live there and not just visit, I will never go back and take my kids there to such life…. what is that guy called the prime minister doing????? While he and his bunch of thieves drive around in their AC vehicles with their latest model cell phones we have ppl suffering like this??? Shame on the government. What is the GG doing?? All these murders happening in the country???? WE need to stop it, someone needs to put a stop to this. Every citizen has a right to feel secure in his country???Every citizen has a right to at least own a piece of land to raise his children!!! At this point in time there is noooo political party in Belize that will provide that, all they do once they get in there is for themselves,,,Belizeans wake up today!!

  2. From the West says:

    I wonder if the constitution guarantees all Belizeans a piece of land. Where I am from, you buy a piece, not just take it. If Belizeans for justice will get involved and defend lawbreakers, they will loose all credibility.

  3. From Santa Elena says:

    I think that the Belizean people are opening their eyes and seeing what is really going on. I am happy for that and i think that Belizeans for Justice is doing an excellent job.

  4. belizeanfirst says:

    What can you buy if all the politician, their cronies and family own the good land? The extra acres they get the sell as real estate at rates no Belizean can afford? If you West own a land must have been through connections or you are of the few privileged that have money to buy good land.

  5. Wild Rose says:

    From the West……..does any of those ppl look to you like they can afford to buy a piece of land??????????????????????????? and are u saying that each an every belizean arent entitled to a piece of land, even if not guaranteed by the Constitution?????come on man, where is the lOVE?????????

  6. A.E.C says:

    You from the West it seems to me dat the money has gone to ur head and u talkin crap now… want those poor people to buy a piece of land when dey no even have employment?? and if dey do…the lousy pay dey get is to kill they hunger there kids might have..but i believe u own more dan one piece of land, have a nice home, win more than a thousand $$ a month, so u no knw wat living in poverty means..and hey there u go throwing stones at those people..wen those bastards of politicians thief land…all of dem take land that they not even pay…and yet u look down on these poor people?? shame on you!!!

  7. lisa says:

    the government should be finding adequate homes for these people. for example apartments or something. they can live on the streets.

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