Land issues successfully resolve in the south
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Lands & Survey Department officials successfully resolve land issues in the south
Belmopan. Wednesday, 8th October, 2014. The Ministry of Natural Resources & Agriculture is pleased to advise that recent visits of Lands & Survey Department officials to the villages of Trio in Toledo District and Silk Grass in the Stann Creek District resulted in the regularisation of the land demarcation issues in those villages, as well as the distribution of new leases for the now officially surveyed subdivisions.
In the village of Trio, 137 new lease applications for first-time land owners were processed. The Commissioner of Lands & Survey Department and his team of officials were accompanied by UDP Toledo East Representative Mr. Eden Martinez, Trio Village Council Chairman, Rodolfo Moralez and Trio Lots & Lands Committee Chairman Salvador Ack.
In the village of Silk Grass, 57 new lease applications were processed for first-time land owners in the formerly unofficial subdivision, now authenticated and surveyed. The Commissioner and his team met with Silk Grass Village Chairman, Mr. Sal Andrews and PUP Stann Creek West Area Representative, Rodwell Ferguson. Low turnout in Silk Grass is due in large part to the resulting regularisation of the official survey plan which identified only a minority of those residents as first-time lease holders able to meet the eligibility criteria for redistribution.
The Ministry continues to engage all Belizeans in the processes involved in land tenure in its ongoing effort to regularise land documentation and secure land rights and access for all Belizeans.