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Jul 6, 2011

Said Musa tells P.M. that his name “stink dah road”

Said Musa

The nationalization of the utility companies was also a particular sticking point for the P.U.P.’s Fort George Area Representative.  Former Prime Minister Said Musa, took the podium and gave a memorable quote from popular culture in relation to the attacks on him in the House. His version of No Watch Me Watch Yourself, a slogan of a Caribbean music station, may be eclipsed by today’s rendition of Gial Dem a Talk by Caribbean dancehall artist Konshens.  It’s Musa’s response to the Prime Minister Barrow’s reference to him as a devil. Musa said that it’s Barrow’s name weh stink da road.

Said Musa, Area Rep. Fort George

“When in August of 2009, the Prime Minister with his super majority in the house, rushed through a law to take over and acquire the ownership and control of B.T.L. He said he was doing so in the name of the people.  It was done he said for a public purpose—to bring stability to telecommunications industry and to put a stop to litigation once and for all. The Prime Minister and his apologists have been saying and continuing to say that the government nationalized B.T.L. to get rid of the Musa accommodation agreement which was signed by me as Prime Minister in the previous P.U.P. government. The propaganda has been; we have to get rid of these devils—yes Arthur said it right. I have been called many things by Mister Barrow in the House and outside the House. But like I told him in Dangriga at national convention, you di call me wah lotta thing, but dah fi you name stink dah road. It is also in the constitution of our country and indeed of our party to respect the right to private property. It is a balancing act—you have to know how to and when to act because the right to private property is enshrined in our constitution. And if you acquire somebody’s property, you have a right—you have a duty in fact—under the constitution to pay reasonable and prompt compensation for that acquisition. I can tell you in my private practice that I am in right now; there are several cases against the government for taking away people’s lands and not paying them a cent. They think they have a right to acquire and not to pay for it.”

We’ll have more from Musa on the history of Telemedia in tomorrow’s newscast. But late this afternoon, the U.D.P. responded to the P.U.P.’s press conference and as expected, was highly critical to the opposition. The U.D.P. also condemned the action of a member of the gallery against Orange Walk East representative, Marcel Cardona, at Monday’s House sitting. Cardona was reportedly stoned by a party supporter in the gallery.

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5 Responses for “Said Musa tells P.M. that his name “stink dah road””

  1. Justice says:

    I thought Musa was bad but the devil would actually cringe at Barrow!

  2. CEO says:

    Our country needs leadership!

    It is sad when all the people can listen to is which PM is worse: the current PM and the last PM are arguing on national TV over which of them is worse while the people suffer!

  3. Eds Sos says:

    Who is Dean O. Barrow or in this case Said Musa to come and talk to us about respect and right to private property. Common !!! Do you guys even listen to yourselves when you talk?

  4. Kuliga says:

    you right Eds Sos.

  5. Concern citizen says:

    Well look who the talk, after all the P.U.P government started all of the problems that Belize is in at this present time. Remind me of Bush in America, dem start S@#t and den run and mek somebody tek the blame. P.U.P sell out all of our utilites companies and pocket under table money, dem shudda shutup.

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