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Apr 19, 2011

P.S.U. and Belizeans for Justice call for G.O.B. to reinstate Moses Sulph

Moses Sulph was fired weeks ago; no reason was provided, but his termination letter was received following a sleep-over in front of the Prime Minister’s offices in Belmopan in protest of oil exploration. Sulph is the vocal President of COLA and that organization has the support of the Public Service Union, Belizeans for Justice and others calling for his re-instatement as a clerk at the registry. This morning, the Battlefield Park was the venue for a press conference, which was attended by News Five’s Isani Cayetano.

Isani Cayetano, Reporting

Social activist Moses Sulph was terminated from his post at the General Registry on April eighth following an investigation of his desk a few weeks earlier.  The outspoken president of Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action was fired by GOB for no apparent reason.  In the wake of his dismissal Sulph conferred with executives of the Public Service Union and today he emerged with its full support as well as that of other non-government organizations in taking a stand against what has been perceived as an act of victimization.

Moses Sulph

Moses Sulph, President, COLA

“I would like to say that basically at no time as an employee of the registry have I spoken on the behalf of the registry.  What I have done as a duly elected person, president of the COLA organization is fulfill the mandate of that organization.  I will say that my union is dealing with the matter; however, as COLA also I’m a person that stands up for justice and I will continue to stand up for justice.  The issues in this country are enormous and I believe that an organization like COLA, you know, must continue to be at the forefront of calling on government to do what is in the best interest of its people.”

Sulph was targeted following a sleepover in front of the Prime Minister’s office in early February against oil exploration in protected areas.  With the support of P.S.U. president Jackie Willoughby-Sanchez, COLA spoke out against similar instances of injustice; an issue, Willoughby-Sanchez says, is beyond Sulph’s current situation.

Jackie Willoughby-Sanchez

Jackie Willoughby-Sanchez, President, P.S.U.

“Moses was told immediately after the sleeping over at the Prime Minister’s office that he must remove himself from his desk because an investigation is going to happen.  He made contact with the union where we advised him to continue to go to work every day even though he was advised not to come to work.  Additionally they did not give it to him in writing.  So as of now we still are not clear what the irregularities are that they were looking for.  We then told Moses to write a letter to his supervisor to let them or have her inform him in writing what they were doing.  He did and to this day he has not received a response.”

Sulph’s termination has raised the ire of union members, specifically those who are open vote workers.  While a course of action has not been clearly mapped out as yet, Willoughby-Sanchez says P.S.U. remains resolute on the matter.

Jackie Willoughby-Sanchez

“We are standing here because we are saying we have seen the trend by both governments. That whenever there is a major election, immediately thereafter, the number of open vote workers that go home because they don’t wave the proper flag or say the right slogan has been growing. What we are calling on government to do is to stop, stop. There is always going to be need for an open vote worker. What there won’t be need for is these extended amount of open vote workers; the political hirings and firings. We are calling for that to stop. Moreover, I need to aware Belize; that’s why as citizens we always need to learn to get up because the labor amendments that just passed, do you think the government was not being smart when they did not put termination with cause? They knew full well that this would have been one of the perfect cases to use it. Where was Belize? Why are we not getting up? Because it’s not affecting us personally?”

Reporting for News Five, I am Isani Cayetano.

According to organizers, they will be meeting to consider if they will be taking legal action.

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11 Responses for “P.S.U. and Belizeans for Justice call for G.O.B. to reinstate Moses Sulph”

  1. fabiola says:

    Nero Ceasar also condemned and punished those who didn’t go along with him.
    Barrow is the Belizean version of NERO CEASAR 666. Beware Belizeans he sent his son to Isreal for a reason. Read your Bible . Barrow and his family= Antichrist.

  2. LARGE AND SEXY says:

    who the hell is this man SULPH???
    I am mad at Jackie, the !@#$%^& Yolanda and all the others talking on behalf of this alien.

    WHERE THE MADA HECK WAS JACKIE, STUPID YOLANDA AND ALL THE OTHER 12 YEARS AGO WHEN PUP WAS LETTING GO ALL THE OPEN VOTE WORKERS LIKE CHICKENS OUT OF A COUP. TELL ME, NOBODY STAND UP FOR THEM ABSOLUTELY NOBODY, AND THEY WERE FULL BELIZEANS WITH CHILDREN TO FEED, THESE HUNDRED OF PEOPLE SUFFERED, THEN CAME UDP AND DID THE SAME, WHERE THE HECK WERE YOU GUYS, NOW YOU COME WITH THIS BS DEFENDING THIS TERRORIST MOSES SULPH WHO IS NOT EVEN A BELIZEAN, COME ON PEOPLE I AM PISSED OFF AT YOU GUYS.

  3. javier solis says:

    This Jew boy want to come to my country and say a lot of fool against my govenment and we should tolerate his $#!%? I challenge any Belizean to try open his big mouth in Jamaica and see how long he will be allowed to stay in the country. This malcontent is not happy with having a job, he wants his bread buttered on all sides. Get the hell out: we have enough Belizeans who have mastered the art of !@#$%^.

  4. javier solis says:

    I forgot to mention. We no short a crazy people neither. Check out fabiola above. Think she got all her marbles??

  5. MyLegacyB4MyPeople says:

    Barrow thinks that he is above the law and can play by his own rules, stand up Belizeans show him who put him there and who can remove him from there. Remember, My Legacy B 4 My People.

  6. Elgin Martinez says:

    The Young man is doing what we the Belizean people are afraid to do.This is thesame reason why the Gang members are terrorizing us.We as Belizeans are afraid to standup for what is right.Yet we try to victimize everyone that is trying to make a change.Change is not going to come to the Jewel until we change our way of thinking.No one care that this young man wasn’t a Belizean Citizen.All of a sudden it’s a big issue because they think they can use his status to intimidate him.So why was he even hired as a Public Servant knowing what his immigration Status was?This just shows how corrupted our system is.

  7. Mad as hell says:

    I agree with you Elgin Moses is doing what you Large & Sexy should have done when the PUP fired you. Get off your big @$$ and stand up for your right. Its people like you and Javier Solis that keeps us down as a people it dont mater if he is a born Belizean or not. He is fighting for the same rights for all of us Belizeans that are afraid to stand up for. Mose I am Proud of you you are doing a damn good job and keep the heat on.

  8. LARGE AND SEXY says:

    mad as hell== you are a big jackass, ok can’t you understand where we coming from you foolfool, SULPH IS A PAID TERRORIST, IT WON’T BE TOO LONG WHEN HE BLOW YOUR BRAINS OUT.
    THEY SHOULD SEND HIS JACKASS BACK TO JAMAICA OK, YOU KNOW WHAT IS COLA IN SPANISH? COLA=TAIL, HE IS PART OF THE JACKASS, OK THE TAIL OF THE JACKASS IS THE WORSE PART OF THE @$$1234 THEM, INCLUDING YOU, MAD AS HELL”" YOU NEED TO GO BACK WHERE YOU COME FROM SINCE YOU ARE SO MAD, GO TO HELL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAH

  9. LARGE AND SEXY says:

    POOR FABIOLA DID YOU GUYS KNOW SHE/HE JUST CAME OUT OF ROCKVIEW, SHE IS MENTALLY ILL YOU, POOR THING, HOPE SHE IS TAKING HER MEDICATION THAT WILL HELP.

  10. BLVNJAH says:

    I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THIS YOUNG MAN’S NATIONALITY HAS TO BE BROUGHT UP ALL THE TIME. HE IS FIGHTING FOR ALL OUR RIGHTS, BECAUSE WE ARE COWARDS AND DONT WANT TO DO IT. ALL WE DO IS TALK AND COMPLAIN ON THE BLOG SITE AND THE POLITICIANS KNOW THIS, THATS WHY THEY COULDNT CARE LESS, WHAT WE SAY, BECAUSE WE WONT DO ANYTHING.

    ALL OF US ARE SUFFERING AS A RESULT OF THIS IMPOTENT AND CRUEL GOV’T. NO MATTER WHERE WE ARE FROM.

    STAND STRONG MR SULPH AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOICE AND COURAGE..

  11. Truth says:

    Sulph deserves nothing…if you know him you will know he is not only a fake but a user… If he was fired for those reasons stated then too bad. Belizeans should not support someone so hypocritical to his cause. He is exactly what he claims the government is. Wake up belizeans!

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