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Injunction lifted against BGYEA Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

The Belize Grassroots Youth Empowerment Association (BGYEA) managed to win a minor victory against the Government of Belize in the push to stop anyone from using the road reserve for corn farming. Nevertheless, the Government believes that their resistance is a reasonable position which serves the public.

As has been widely publicized, BGYEA wants to use the road reserve, which was designated as a buffer zone in the Harmonyville land subdivision, to plant corn with their business partner Sam Patton. They’ve opted to change the terms after they initially agreed that the 29 acres of buffer zone was to be left without any kind of development.

Government was successful in getting an ex-party injunction issued against BGYEA to ensure that they didn’t trespass into the buffer zone, since all indications were that they intended to ignore the Lands Department’s cease and desist order.

Justice Courtney Abel discharged the injunction against BGYEA on Friday June 13, but the Government is still within its rights to bring other injunction applications against the organization, should the need arise. The Government “continues to pursue the removal of illegal occupants within the buffer zone.”

As for BGYEA, they have not indicated whether they will plant or not but common sense dictates that if they do so it will be contrary to law as this type of activity is not allowed on any road reserve.

The actual full trial for this dispute will start on Monday, June 30.