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Oct 2, 2014

P.M. Barrow Says Bar Association is all P.U.P.

Dean Barrow

Those hits from across the floor got the PM’s hackles raised, and he fired back, taking direct aim at the Bar Association which he says has been totally and completely compromised by the People’s United Party.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow
“What is so sacrosanct about the Belize Bar Association? You are saying if ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Mister Speaker I am here to tell you that it is broke and has been broke for a long time. With respect to the question of discipline, this must be the only jurisdiction in the world—with respect to lawyers—where no lawyer has ever been disbarred. I don’t know of any lawyer every being punished and you are telling me the way the General Legal Counsel of the Bar, which in fact gives the jurisdiction in terms of discipline, you are telling me that the way that General Legal Counsel has been functioning has been effective? I don’t know of anybody ever having been punished and God knows there have been complaints, legion of complaints, made by members of the public. You know what is true, but with respect to John Q, nobody cares yo know. Nobody cares about what’s going on with respect to lawyers and the Bar Association of Belize. And for those that do care, the fact is that what the Attorney General is doing is, in my view, long overdue. They say that it is wrong to suggest that the Bar Association has been P.U.P. dominated. I will say one thing in response to that; throughout the successive periods in government of the People’s United Party, including Eamon when was it? 2005, when dehn mi di broke up the steps of the national assembly, when the whole society was being convulse, when as the case just concluded before the Supreme Court is showing, as a consequence of the P.U.P. having entered into that illegal guarantee and then wanting the national assembly to validate it ex post facto; when this entire society was being convulse, when all that was going so horribly wrong was in the face of the Belizean public, the Belize Bar Association never one day issued one statement. Never one day had a word to say. As soon as the government change, every two minutes the Bar Association has something to say that is clearly anti-government. So don’t tell me any foolishness about the Bar Association not having been completely and utterly dominated by the P.U.P. and don’t tell me any foolishness bout the leadership of the Bar Association not being true blue P.U.P. and not even having the dignity to try and cover Benjamin it.”

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5 Responses for “P.M. Barrow Says Bar Association is all P.U.P.”

  1. Rod says:

    Look who the talk the biggest biggot in the country 2565 gov jobs and out of that 2400 of those jobs are given to blacks if that is not racism at its worse I don’t know what is .

  2. Ali Babarrow's Belize says:

    And the UDP is a band of thieves running the GOB.

  3. belizeanatheart says:

    I think you have it right PM. Where is Francis responds to that?

  4. CEO says:

    So what’s your point Mr PM? Are you suggesting that if you are a PUP attorney you do not know how to practice jurisprudence?

    Or would it be better for you if the bar members were all UDP?

  5. Timber says:

    That’s one of the very few statements I’ve ever heard you said that made sense and was true. Unfortunately, we wouldn’t have any lawyers if we started disciplining and disbarring. Too many of them have dirt, including your buddy Rodwell. Let’s start with Ernest Staine, he’s an old crook in the system. He preys on older folks or people who have relatives in the US and have no where to turn to. You know how many properties his name is on and he has them in probate? Hell, he did it to his own half brothers and their mother has been dead since early 90′s. You PM , knows exactly why his name was removed off your business name and you severed partnership with him. You let him go silently because it would have brought a bad light on you.

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