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Aug 5, 2011

P.U.P. joins the chorus to end the 9th Amendment to constitution

There’s more opposition to the proposed ninth amendment to the constitution and its coming from the People’s United Party. The P.U.P. is the most recent organization to come out against the amendment. While the P.U.P. acknowledges the government’s power to entrench control of utilities in the constitution, it says that the remainder of the bill is “fraught with peril for Belizean democracy.” That refers to the proposed change to section sixty-nine, which would disallow legal challenges to the content of future constitutional changes. According to the P.U.P., if passed, the bill would make the National Assembly more powerful than the Constitution, by removing from the Courts the obligation to act as a check and balance on the Legislature and to safeguard the basic structure of our Constitution. The release says that Belizeans are rightly concerned because unlimited power to change the Constitution should not be granted to any Parliament in Belize. It is also condemns the “drastic and imperious manner” in which the government is seeking to remove the role of the courts as a guardian of our democracy. The Opposition is calling on the prime minister to cease what it calls a naked power grab and to remove the offending sections proposed from the ninth Amendment Bill.

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3 Responses for “P.U.P. joins the chorus to end the 9th Amendment to constitution”

  1. Ricky Malthus says:

    It is time for Lamentations over the PUPs. It took them so long to speak out against the Ninth Amendment and yet its remonstrations are so anemic. If the PUPs aspire to lead again, then it cannot be taking baby steps to fight for the rights of Belizeans, for freedom from UDP oppression,and liberty to retain free choice in administering a democratic country. Barrow’s intentions are now transparent and he cannot lead Belize any longer. Barrow shall not be allowed to contest any elections anytime forever. Barrow must go into exile voluntarily or forcibly. One way or the other , he must go, abdicate.

  2. BLVNJAH says:

    I SHARE MY DISGUST OF MR BAROW WITH A LOT OF BELIZEANS, BUT I NEED TO REMIND YOU ALL, THAT AS MUCH AS WE HATE BARROW AND WANT HIM TO DISAPPEAR AND POSSIBLY EVEN GO TO JAIL FOR HIS ACTIONS, THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT HE NEEDS TO LIKE HIM ARE THE FOLKS IN HIS CONSTITUENCY. WHO WILL, AS MUCH AS I SHUDDER AT THE THOUGHT, PROBABLY VOTE HIM IN AGAIN.

    THATS THE TRICK OF THE POLITICIAN, THREATEN, BRIBE AND CONFUSE HIS VOTERS, SO THEY CAN MAINTAIN POWER.

    I, FOR ONE WILL DEFINATELY CONSIDER WHAT ’3RD PARTY’ VOTING OPTION I HAVE, NXT ELECTION CYCLE. THAT IS IF KING BARROW DOESNT CANCEL/POSTPONE ELECTIONS, FOR SOME REASON OR THE OTHER.

  3. fight for justice says:

    dean barrow has no shame…the people cannot allow him to continue to enlarge his powers against us the Belizean people,because after all we are doing harm to our own country,we no need no DICTATOR TO RULE FI WE FREE BELIZE.’enough is enough!

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