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Jan 24, 2012

VIP says clean up the voter’s list

Robert ‘Bobby’ Lopez

The Vision Inspired by the People (VIP) and the P.N.P. held a joint press conference this afternoon to add their contribution to the ongoing discussion on the recent mass registrations of new citizens and voters. The VIP also told the media that they want the registration list to be cleaned up of what they deem to be irregular breaks in what should have been a smooth registration process for new voters.

Robert ‘Bobby’ Lopez, Chairman, VIP

“The U.D.P. knows that persons don’t want to be identified because we’ve seen this document. But we have proof that the taxi operators turn passport nationality consultants, were filling out such forms as part of the whole exercise. We have in particular a passport application here signed by a JP just totally blank and it was received by a taxi man in Belmopan at the immigration department. And that same taxi man told us that he does nationality and he does passport applications. At the time we got the application, he did not have nationality, but he gave us one of the applicants and we will give you so that you can see the name of the JP who has violated his JP Act. That is one. But why we’re calling on the re-registration. In 1997, the U.D.P. administration of ‘93 to ’98 enacted SI eleven of 1997 which called for the re-registration and cleaning of the voters list. That was one year before elections were due in 1998. We are technically one year away from the next general elections—regardless of what rumors and what have you, general elections have not been called. Every person that is going to go to the polls to vote is an elector that is duly registered, has the proper qualifications and lives in constituency at least two months. This morning, I had a visit who resides up in Ladyville, works in Ladyville, but facilitated his naturalization process by Lee Mark Chang. I have to call name because he called the name. And he was registered in that division and he doesn’t live there. And the time that is going to be accorded to us, if we have an early election on March seventh, is not enough. We don’t have the wherewithal, not even the P.U.P. probably has it, definitely the VIP and the P.N.P. to peruse each one of these constituency voters list and they know it. That’s why they continue to perpetuate such acts. What has taken place in the last month, we feel is immoral, unethical and probably some of it is illegal.”

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4 Responses for “VIP says clean up the voter’s list”

  1. Belizean says:

    OH COME ON!!! Be happy for all the exra voters, who knows maybe they will vote for you Mista VIP!!!!

  2. Mosh says:

    COMENTOR ABOVE DON’T BE AN @###, WHOSOEVER ASSIST YOU TO GET DOCUMENTS, 99.9% WILL VOTE FOR THAT PARTY. BE REAL, ITS LIFE USE YOUR SENSES.

  3. Belizean says:

    TO MOSH: U MUST KNOW CUZ U ANTI UDP!

  4. JoBro says:

    I filled all my paperwork, took blood and medical tests. had residency, lived in Belize legally for many many many years, stood in long lines, got police reports, references, and a whole lot of stuff and after a few months waiting I became a Belizean. Nothing crooked was done except the politicians finally got the lazy @ss immigration, police and others to finally do their job and get it over with.

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