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Jul 4, 2011

Prime Minister ‘fixes’ law to hopefully legalize nationalization

Dean Barrow

But back to the business of the day; Prime Minister Dean Barrow, in his opening speech, admitted that the three Court of Appeals Judges declared that the nationalization law that the government passed in 2009 was unconstitutional, so they went back to fix the law.

Dean Barrow

“As Honorable Members know, the Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in the Telemedia nationalization matter on Friday, June 24, 2011. To our chagrin, the Court declared unconstitutional the law we had passed on August 25, 2009 to assume control over telecommunications in the public interest. This was on the ground that it was inconsistent in certain respects with section 17 of the Constitution relating to protection of property. The Court also declared the Order made by the Minister of Public Utilities under the said Act to be unconstitutional for the same reasons. Mr. Speaker, with due respect to the Court of Appeal we do not agree with its decision. We are therefore filing an appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice. We have therefore come to the House today to fix the law, to clarify and expand certain provisions that the Court of Appeal said were inadequate.”

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2 Responses for “Prime Minister ‘fixes’ law to hopefully legalize nationalization”

  1. Justice says:

    Barrow fixes evrything. The speaker of the house , then his ex wife’s pocket, his son’s pocket, so many of his family pockets. But check out the area of law his daughter is now studying–Oil. Soon the oil in Belize will be fixed through her. Belizeans wake up!

  2. BELIZEAN says:

    Rightely said justice, i wonder if all those Bzns following this man at the House living a better life, or have a secure future for their kids at least…i think the biggest lie coming out of this man’s mouth is, Louis is not my wife, i have no gains from her being the gov’s lawyer. Now isnt that the mother if his children? arent they the beneficiaries? Dont lawyers get rich from litigations? Jeez Bzns need to get up and start making noise, call the ministries and demand an answer, you have the rigght to.. call the talk shows and voice your opinion, join an organization and stand up, COLA, People against crime, Unions…lets all stand up against this..

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