Only five days ago we reported on newly-revealed documents which show that the Vega family acquired even more land than the large sections of property about half mile from the entrance to Carmelita Village here in the Orange Walk District during the term when Gaspar Vega was the Minister of Lands. The documents show that the same was done in the Spanish Creek area of the Belize and Cayo Districts. The documents show that the Ministry of Lands sold land to individuals who shortly after, sell all the property to members of the Vega family. Today the media met with P.M Barrow has he landed in Belize at the PGIA and asked him to address the matter. His response was…he was unaware of the situation.
“Vega, land documents keep coming out in relation to a land grab by the Vega family and these are being put out…”
Rt. Honorable Dean Barrow – Prime Minister of Belize
“You have to show me those documents; I don’t know what you are talking about so am not going to comment on something that I haven’t even seen.”
Vega’s son, Andre Vega, is facing the court with regards to the illegal compensation payment he accepted from the Ministry of Natural Resources, over land which he paid $15,000 for, but which GOB cancelled because the land was privately owned.