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Apr 11, 2014

SATIIM says it will do what it takes to block the oil company

Greg Ch’oc

The Mayan Leaders in the buffer communities held an emergency meeting this afternoon in light of Cabinet’s decision. The spokesman for the Mayan leaders is SATIIM’s Executive Director Greg Ch’oc. Having now confirmed that approval has been given to extend the permit of US Capital Energy, Ch’oc says that aside from taking legal recourse, the leaders will use all necessary action to block US Capital Energy from entering their customary land.


Via Phone: Greg Ch’oc, Executive Director, SATIIM

“Now that you’ve confirmed it, the community leaders met in emergency session today to discuss several of the urgent matters related to US Capital and Government’s decision. In respect of the decision of Cabinet, two decisions were taken by the communities: one, they have instructed the legal team to move the court on this matter. Two, they have taken the decision that should government—this is before I have now learned that government has taken this decision—they will block and they will use all necessary action to block US Capital from entering their Maya customary land.  And their resolve is fortified by the decision and ruling of Justice Michele Arana. So that is their position that they wish to communicate with this country.”


Duane Moody

“So an all out faceoff between these buffer communities, their leaders and U.S. Capital Energy?”


Via Phone: Greg Ch’oc

“Well the government has that fiduciary responsibility to decide what road we must take and if they abandon that, then obviously the community will ensure what is guaranteed under this constitution and what is guaranteed by Michele Justice Arana’s ruling is affirmed and that the community enjoy those rights that the United Nations Declaration has affirmed and successive claims before the Supreme Court have affirmed.”

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5 Responses for “SATIIM says it will do what it takes to block the oil company”

  1. Ali BaBarrow, the god of 40 says:

    Court decisions apply as Ali chooses.

    Mayans are bound by them, Ali creates them by whim.

    41 mouths must be fed, country looted, and wallets fattened for the untouchables.

  2. Rod says:

    Choc everybody know that that only you wa money from this company please stop you foolishness and go stop all the Guatemalan s who are destroying all of our natural resources this is where your fight should be not with this company. So am telling you again stop the foolishness and go and do the right thing, choc you making us look follish .

  3. Pelican says:

    Come on Greg, come clean. Sit dwon and work out the sharing and stop your nonsense.

  4. CEO says:

    Good move! The oil company does not care one bit about Belize. If not here they would be drilling somewhere else. We only have one country and no where else to go when Belize gets messed up!

  5. bigs says:

    Greg needs to be very straight up, he needs to stop being like Ali n d 40 thiefs how long has SATIIM been in existence when SATIIM was just forming Greg choc was doing the same shit like the Company he was telling the poor uneducated indigenous that there would be loads and loads of income being earned from the Organization and that job opportunities would be plentiful where is it now, how many times have greg been out of the country using indigenous people’s name just to fatten is account does any body knows the amount of money he gets from outside in the name of the indigenous, and does the poor indigenous people know about this??? come on Greg stop the fool the poor blind indigenous no are no better than anybody else all what you are doing is using the indigenous people’s name and fattening your acount.

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