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Jan 29, 2015

Bradley says Discussions Critical to Hold Policy-makers Accountable

Dickie Bradley

The conference this morning, attended by many students and observers, included a distinguished panel of speakers who made the connection between the revered document signed eight hundred years ago and constitutional rights in Belize today. Bradley says discussions like this are critical to hold policy-makers accountable and in check, and he referred to the infamous gun law as one example of policy-makers gone wild.

 

Dickie Bradley, Speaker at Conference

“I think that the more we discuss these things, the more we inform our people, the more educated and aware our people are, the less likely it is for these politicians to get away with what is happening. As a journalist you would know…the Amandala has pointed out on more than one occasion…how can these elected Area representatives, particularly on the south-side of the city, just go about like nothing is happening when all these violations are taking place, when all these wrong things are being done. They heard the cries of the people over the gun law. The gun law has not been amended, except for some minor change that you don’t have to wait fourteen days to go before a judge, but that takes the position that you still have to go to jail. When an allegation is made against you that you have one bullet…you still have to go to jail. That is ridiculous.”

 

Also attending the conference was Doctor Hamid Ghany, a senior lecturer in political science and coordinator of the Constitutional Affairs and Parliamentary Studies Unit of UWI. 

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