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Aug 6, 2014

Charges Against BML Employees for Loitering and Littering Withdrawn

With the immediate and future financial concerns of the workers addressed, government has also intervened in the current legal issues affecting them. Individual charge sheets were issued to forty-one BML workers on Tuesday, charging them with loitering, littering and taking part in an unlawful public meeting. Twenty-two of them were arraigned on Tuesday afternoon, and another nineteen were awaiting arraignment this morning. But with one wave of his political magic wand, PM Barrow has made those charges disappear.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

Dean Barrow

“In order to complete government’s intervention on behalf of the workers, I spoke to Senior Superintendent Broaster; I hope I am not demoting you, with respect to the charges that have already been proffered in some cases against the workers. And he in turn spoke to his superiors and the charging officer. There were some arraignments of workers on charges having to do with the illegal assembly that had already taken place by the time I intervened with Mister Broaster this morning. There were others to be arraigned today; as a consequence of our discussion and agreement, those were not proceeded with. So we are only dealing with the twenty-two who were first arraigned yesterday. I believe that their matter was adjourned to the sixth and seventh October, 2014. As I said the others that were to be arraigned, there was no lodging of the charges so the assurance is those charges will not now be lodged so they don’t have to worry. With respect to the first twenty-two, the police will withdraw those charges.”

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2 Responses for “Charges Against BML Employees for Loitering and Littering Withdrawn”

  1. Islander 1 says:

    Bradley from yesterday’s newscast. “I have made a policy at the City Council that when a person is issued a ticket, that’s a ticket that is issued by our staff for an infraction. No political person gets involved in that. When we have parking tickets which are issued, no political person can get involved in that. When we have parking tickets which are issued, no councillor can get involved in that. Just like how the Police process is there…that’s an administrative function.”

  2. belizean@heart says:

    MEIN what a joke,poor people demanding for their salaries had to be disprespected by the mayor,the GOB,the police dept…they were put in shame,taken to court for what? For fighting for their rights for what is owed to dem by the city council..darrel bradley is the one dat had to be locked-down in jail,not the poor people de dat the fight for wat is for dem,them have fii eat,have children to feed..u think darrelita dradley cared? plssssssss and now the hero here is ‘DADDY DEAN” like 7news says is the hero? common pls thats part of POLITRICS that dean barrow is very smart like a fox that paying for their salaries while dey have been so badley “HUMILATED”,JAILED”,CHARGED”-DE-CHARGED {CHARGES DROPED}, and now he is the hero…1st of all this shouldn’t had happened its all darrel bradley’s fault he must pay for it,and he should be a responsible mayor,no matta what excuse he wan come say now he is guilty. he need to be real man and pay what he owes. and dean barrow…”dis is the opportunity to fool dis people cause elections is around the corner and i can fool dem to pay fi dem salaries and dem wa vote fi we AGAIN? THATS HOW POLITRICS WORK FOR THE PUDP.

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