Executive Director of SATIIM Greg Choc has been very vocal in the NGO’s stance. However, one organization is discontented with their motives and is tabling their concerns through a scheduled protest on Thursday, in Punta Gorda, Toledo.
Joseph Estephan, founding member of Toledo Association for Belizean Rights says he is not happy that SATIIM is seeking a portion of oil revenues even before the first well is dug. According to Estephan, this will be a peaceful protest and affirms that its intent is not to discriminate against any race or ethnicity but rather to show that we are all Belizeans and we are all under one law.
Estephan is quoted as saying that “If SATIIM is fighting for its share then we will fight for what is rightfully ours as Belizeans.” The protest is scheduled for Thursday, April 3rd, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Punta Gorda Central Park. We thank Patrick Jones for that picture.