As if all this were not enough there is an even bigger story coming out of the Lands Department where one former UDP Senator costed the government over five million dollars. The story is that the government had purchased over 25 acres of land with the plan to distribute to the Belizean people. The government reportedly paid six million dollars but instead of giving it out to the people, one former Senator got the land for a mere twenty six million dollars. It is a huge loss for the government, but one that was approved by the then head of the Lands Department. Minister of Natural Resources Cordel Hyde spoke on the case at Friday’s house meeting.