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Minister of Land Speaks on Gertude Hunter Eviction

Cordel Hyde

Minister of Land Speaks on Gertude Hunter Eviction

Reporters caught up with Minister of Natural Resources, Cordel Hyde earlier today in Belize City where he was asked to weigh in on the matter involving Gertrude Hunter. Minister Hyde frowned on reports that police officers were involved in the eviction process, a practice he says should not be countenanced. He further noted that the P.U.P. administration has been trying its best to meet the growing the demand for lands across the country.


Cordel Hyde, Deputy Prime Minister

“I don’t know all the details and so it is hard for me to comment. I would only say that the police ought not to be in the business of evicting anybody from their homes. You can’t evict anybody unless you get a court order. So the police, I suspect is acting on some favor or friendship kind of thing. That is not how it works. There is a process you have to undergo to get someone evicted from a house. As I said, I don’t know all the details but I will find out and see how best to remedy that because in this day and age there has to be a process of working things out. And we have tried as best we can to provide land for first time land owners. WE have really gone hard at that. Lots of sleepless nights, late night, working overtime to try and provide land for our people. We can’t really keep up with the demand, because now more than ever before people are realizing you have to get a piece of the Jewel. Once you have land you won’t be poor. So we have to keep up with that demand. But, off the top of my head the police has a lot more matters to deal with and I don’t know that is one of them.”

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