The Lands Department had issued a release on Thursday in regard to the Goff’s Caye survey pegs that were found on that island. Those survey pegs caused concern since Goff’s Caye is one of the last Belizean small islands that is not privately owned and numerous Belizeans use the island for recreational purposes. According to the release from the Lands Department, there is a 50 year lease on Goff’s Caye that was issued 12 years ago under the PUP administration. That lease was approved to a Ramon Cervantes. However, Ramon Cervantes Jr, as he spoke to Rise and Shine on Friday morning, said it was not him or his recently murdered father.
“I just wanted to clarify that I don’t have any property on Goff’s Caye, neither my father. Neither I nor my dad own that piece of island. I know for sure there are two more [persons called] Ramon Cervantes in Belize, not related either.”
According to the release, the 50 year leaseholder would have allowance to construct permanent structures on Goff’s Caye.