About 150 nautical miles southeast of Belize City is the island of Roatan (population 110,000), and by size, just a little larger than San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, and is a part of the country of Honduras.
But recent developments would probably be alarming to just about everyone, and most people think that what you are about to find-out could not happen in this day-and-age.
In some cases the people in a part of Roatan may actually have to leave their homes, as a foreign company has created what can only be described as a country with its own judicial system and Laws, within the borders of Honduras.
But there are 2 sides to all stories; and what is becoming clear is that these experimental enclaves look attractive as an economic solution to poverty in those areas.
The experiment known as ‘Prospera’ is the result of those wanting complete control over everything that affects their business interests; ‘Prospera‘ is devoid from the laws of the country of Honduras.
It is also the result of the past corrupt and weak government that bought into an idea that was advertised as foreign investment.
The situation has created unique problems for Honduras’s sovereignty, and some people are referring to the situation as neo-colonialism.
The following segment is from our friends and collogues at the U.S-based-publicly-funded news organization ‘Democracy Now’, August 9th.
It is no news that the world is changing, these new enclaves are seen by some people as new forms of segregation and experimental autocratic rule in secret; and huge economic disparity between people living right next to each other.
As a result the ‘Xiomara Castro’ administration of Honduras has repealed the law that enabled the creation of the private-economic-development-zone, that can create their own laws, also known as ‘Zete’s .
The company ‘Prospera’ is suing the country of Honduras for US$10.7-billion.
Written & Compiled by: channel1Belize.com / digitalBelize,LIVE Staff writer – Monday, August 9th. 2023 – firstname.lastname@example.org
A fatal incident involving the police in Orange Walk has left 1 dead and 1 injured, Initial reports are that police were reportedly chasing young-men on motorcycles on Monday night , July 31st. in the northern part of Orange Walk (at about 7.30-8pm) and during that case several shots were heard by residence in the area.
At the time of this news-post 1 person is confirmed to have died, he is identified as 20yr-old ‘Jesus Sacul’ (aka Chus) and another male was reportedly injured. The incident ended in the San Lorenzo Road area of Orange Walk town, and there are various witnesses that have provided cell-phone video of a crashed motorcycle that is extensively damaged.
The victims were taken to the hospital. A crowd then gathered in front of the ‘Northern Regional Hospital’ and then witnesses reported that the police fired many shots at the crowd in-front of the hospital.
Earlier today the COMPOL told the media that a supporting unit from the Belmopan police was sent to Orange Walk to provide support because the situation near the Northern Regional hospital was building into a near riot situation after friends and onlookers received word that ‘Jesus Sacul’ had died of his injuries.
On Social Media the comments are overwhelming negative towards the police and many questions about what really happened during the chase that ended in a crashed motorcycle and the death of the passenger ‘Jesus Sacul’ and serious injury to the driver of the motorcycle.
updated: Thursday, Aug. 3rd. 4pm. ( Derrick Bull turns himself into police with his attorney Richard ‘Dickey’ Bradley)
On Saturday, July 29, 2023, at about 8:30 p.m., police responded to a report at the NRH, Orange Walk District. Upon arrival, they observed the motionless body of a male person who was identified as Jael Darrel Jimenez, a 19-year-old Belizean laborer of Guinea Grass Village, with an apparent gunshot wound on his body.
Initial investigation reveals that Jael Jimenez was socializing with his wife and other family members when an argument ensued between him and one of the family members. Subsequently, someone called Derrick Bull, the father of Jimenez’s wife, who allegedly arrived at the residence armed with a firearm, entered the house, and fired a single shot at Jael, which resulted in his injuries. Jimenez was transported to the NRH, where he was pronounced dead.
Official Police Report
Ref shooting death of Jael Darrel Jimenez, a 19-year-old, Belizean Driver of Guinea Grass Village, which occurred on Saturday, July 29, 2023, on Thursday, August 3, 2023, police formally arrested and charged Derrick Albert Bull, a 40-year-old, Belizean Logger of Guinea Grass Village, Orange Walk District for the crime of Murder, and (2) counts of Aggravated Assault committed upon Andy Jimenez and Irene Jimenez respectively.