Mennonites in Shipyard Await First Light to Migrate to Peru

  • Published on:  11/2/2020
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    Shipyard in the Orange District is home to a large Mennonite community, who ploughs the land and raises cattle. About fifty of these families are now packing up and leaving the country and heading south to Peru striking a severe blow to the livestock and agricultural sectors. To find out about the large scale migration, News Five Isani Cayetano headed to Shipyard today. The community is largely conservative so they would not appear on camera but provided the details about has triggered their departure. First and foremost, a group of the businessmen, born Belizeans, were denied re-entry into Belize, via a private charter, for more than eighty days. Here is their compelling story.