Belize - Belize News - Channel5Belize.com - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » Crime, Featured, Miscellaneous, People & Places » Is Lifting of Checkpoints a Political Ploy?
Oct 15, 2015

Is Lifting of Checkpoints a Political Ploy?

The curious memo has given rise to all kinds of speculation which will certainly be fuelled by the Prime Minister’s confirmation that those checkpoints will be back up after elections. Social media has been afire with claims that the move has been put in place to facilitate the movement of brand new voters from across our border to different parts of the country to bolster the U.D.P.’s numbers. Today, C.E.O. in the Minister of National Security, retired Colonel George Lovell, scoffed at that suggestion, claiming that it is nonsense. He told us that it is purely an operational move on the Commissioner’s part caused by the many complaints that checkpoints have been inconveniencing commuters. Those checkpoints were put in place as a direct consequence of spiralling crime, but Lovell says their removal will not be a problem since other options can be put in place to combat crime. We have little doubt that the decision to move those checkpoints were made at a level above the Commissioner’s pay scale, but the rationale behind it will have to remain the subject of speculation for now since persons have complained for a long time, but the checkpoints were never called off until now.

Be Sociable, Share!


Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

Advertise Here

6 Responses for “Is Lifting of Checkpoints a Political Ploy?”

  1. Primary Thief, Ali BaBarrow says:

    Between now and my re-election, my special agents need to move around without interruption.

    It is not a political ploy, fools, it is just business, my biz, not yours.

  2. Primary Thief, Ali BaBarrow says:

    no body needs to know how many gang members I am bringing in from Honduras or Guatemala.

    Let’s make it easy, and no one gets hurts, as long as they pay and don’t get in the way of business.

  3. bababooey says:

    This is absolutely an election ploy and if the UDP thinks we are stupid enough to believe it is not, then maybe it is time to vote for someone else.

  4. me says:

    Election and boundaries staff working late in Benque. Now check points removed. This is smelling oh so fishy and rotten.

  5. Orlando says:

    The commissioner has not been completely politically neutral has he? How about doing the right thing and keeping the check points up until after election; uping instead operations to ensure that illegal voters and immigrants are not taking place between now and elections?

  6. carlos says:

    Just a political move by the commissioner and sure instructed by the politician. PUP government the first thing you should do, in the following 24 hrs after election is finished is to get rid of all those CEO that are politically biased and do not have the people first. Go behind those that are part of all the corruption in this government starting with Penner. Because of him we have big problems when we want to renew our passport and even have problems when going to chetumal because immigration in Chetumal do not trust our passport.

Leave a Reply

CAPTCHA Image
*