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Jan 18, 2012

Hubert Elrington guides his missile to Barrow

Earlier in the newscast, we told you that the Opposition is condemning what it calls the mad rush in the granting of citizenship in time to get the new Belizeans on the voters’ list for the upcoming elections, including nationals from across the western border. Hubert Elrington, a former Minister of the U.D.P. this morning recalled an incident back in 1998, involving the now Prime Minister, Dean Barrow. According to Elrington, Barrow at the time, objected to the registration of a group of Guatemalans.

Hubert Elrington, Attorney

“There was a big fallout in ‘98 between the present prime minister, who was then in charge of the system when it comes to whether these people were going to be registered or not. And the area representative, Mr. Usher wanted to bring in a whole bunch of people who were living here a long time but were Guatemalans. And the feeling was at the time, well you can’t do that.”

Marleni Cuellar

Hubert Elrington

“Well, the laws have a particular point that says if you’re…”

Hubert Elrington

“It was seen at that time that it was against the law. The objection to Usher’s application was that it would be against the law; you can go to jail if you do this and I am not going to do it. But today, it’s no longer against the law and the law hasn’t changed. So we have a serious problem because, as I have said, when the tire hits the road and when push comes to shove, electorally, the politician is going to do what is necessary to save himself and his party and that is just the way things have been.”

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1 Response for “Hubert Elrington guides his missile to Barrow”

  1. Excuses-Schettino Style says:

    “the politician is going to do what is necessary to save himself and his party”
    In other words: screw Belize and its laws, every man for himself and maybe his party second.

    Captain first to the first lifeboat.
    Autographed picture of Mugabe? Check. Got to conduct biz in comfort and style.
    Next generation? too bad, get your own, nothing left.

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