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    Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture

    H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Boulevard, Belmopan, Belize, C.A.

    Ph: (501) 802-2630   Fax: (501) 802-2333

    Email: minister@mnra.gov.bz, ceo@mnra.gov.bz, commissioner@mnra.gov.bz

    PRESS RELEASE

    Illegal Occupation of Land

     

    Belmopan City, March 19, 2015. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture hereby reminds the general public that squatting on National Land or Private Land is illegal. Any person who is found in the unlawful occupation of National Land is guilty of an offense under the National Lands Act, Chapter 191 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000-2003.

    While it is the responsibility of private land owners to remove trespassers from their land, the Ministry takes this opportunity to reiterate that, Under the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, Chapter 98 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, trespassing on private lands is illegal and subject to removal at the expense of trespassers.

    Commissioner of Lands and Surveys Department

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