Grijalva Guilty of destroying ancient monument

Danny Grijalva has been found guilty of removing parts of an ancient monument and causing the destruction of an ancient monument. This is connection to the destruction of one of Belize’s archaeological monument,  the Mayan site called Noh Mul.  Back in  2013, it was discovered that contractor Denny Grijalva’s company, De-Mars Construction,  was using the ancient ruin’s limestone structure for quarry material to pave village roads.  The revelation caused public outrage and public pressure for charges to be brought against Grijalva.. The case was tried by Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith and she handed down a  16 page judgment on Monday, saying,  “The damage to the mound is irreversible as the excavation has resulted in only the core being left. The Court understands the outrage experienced by the professionals at ‘NICH’...”, ” The Magistrate concluded,  “The Court is of the view that the company and the directors i.e. Mr Denny Grijalva, Ms Emelda Grijalva and the project manager Mr Javier Nunez are to be held liable and accountable for the acts of its servants…for the criminal acts of those who illegally excavated Noh Mul. They are to be held accountable.”  Sentence will be handed down later this week in Belize City.vlcsnap-2016-04-20-11h01m55s557 vlcsnap-2016-04-20-11h01m39s777 vlcsnap-2016-04-20-11h01m33s406 vlcsnap-2016-04-20-11h01m45s396

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