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Feb 29, 2012

Private Citizen Spooner voted in Referendum

Offshore drilling has become a passionate issue. Thousands turned out to vote in a mock referendum today. This morning, Jeremy Spooner, a known U.D.P. supporter who was also involved in the Association of Concerned Belizeans before the 2008 elections, called Wave Radio to say he had voted against offshore drilling. Spooner is also a regular Friday guest-host on that morning show. His point was that offshore drilling cuts through political lines. At the other end of the line was Minister Patrick Faber who has deemed the exercise futile. Here is that exchange.

Via Phone: Jeremy Spooner

“I just called to say that I gone and vote in the worthless thing that unu say; that referendum and that futile exercise. And I am just telling you the process noh. They will ask you for your election card or ID and ask you what place you vote in and they write down your number and everything and so it is straight up. So it is not no you could go vote twice or anything. That was the process when I went there and it’s very difficult for me to vote U.D.P. and I noh want vote P.U.P., but lawd man. Unu should leave it alone, it’s election time. This dah wah young people thing; a lot of young people involved in this. My son tells me that they are talking about this in school and so on so y’all shouldn’t say it is a worthless exercise man; it’s a good thing. I am proud the young people are doing this thing”

Joe Bradley

“Futile.”

Alfonso Noble

“Futile.”

Patrick Faber

“You can tell no real results from it if a person can go and vote three, four times.”

Via Phone: Jeremy Spooner

“Don’t say it is something that isn’t good, I mean come on. It is good. I like people engaging us like this. I like that the population is coming out; that’s what got U.D.P. in. the people stepped forward; I stepped forward because of issues.”

Patrick Faber

“Do you know how much money Audrey Matura collects from Oceana? Do you know who pays for these ads and all of the propaganda that comes on the radio? Do you know? Do you care where the money comes from? The fact that people can just come in here and put things on the television?”

Via Phone: Jeremy Spooner

“It doesn’t bother me personally because it is the issue in the message. That’s what I am more interested in. she wouldn’t do this if she wasn’t being paid, but you know what I love the sea, I love the reef.”

Patrick Faber

“Maybe Jeremy, your agenda is different but Audrey Matura is bought and paid for.”

That was an excerpt of this morning’s heated argument.

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12 Responses for “Private Citizen Spooner voted in Referendum”

  1. edd says:

    Patrick who in the hell cares about what u got to say. at least these people are doing something good for the country. on the other hand you are just warming the seat with your lazy a$$. every body just change the station and dont be listening to douchebags speaking garbage. listen to estereo amor

  2. Common sense man says:

    One of the reason why the UDP will lose the election is because the UDP does not listen to the people. Patrick Faber and Wave radio are so consumed by their rhetoric, they forgot to realize that Belize is a democratic country and bigotry which wave radio promotes ought to be denounced . Since Patrick gained more education, he has become devoid of vision reasoning but instead brews hatred in his heart to free thinking Belizeans.

  3. Common sense man says:

    One of the reason why the UDP will lose the election is because the UDP does not listen to the people. Patrick Faber and Wave radio are so consumed by their rhetoric, they forgot to realize that Belize is a democratic country and bigotry which wave radio promotes ought to be denounced . Since Patrick gained more education, he has become devoid of vision reasoning but instead brews hatred in his heart towards free thinking Belizeans.

  4. Former UDP supporter says:

    I am disgusted in the manner that the UDP approaches all the issues that matter. This is a national, non-political issue that concerns all living and future generations of Belizeans. I can not support a Government that will not listen to its people. I have parted ways with the UDP…that was the nail on the coffin Patrick. Come March 7th the voices of the people will be heard, and you will not be able to ignore it, because you and this corrupted UDP government will be voted out!!!

  5. awaken says:

    arrogance insults disrespect will bring them down

  6. Former UDP supporter says:

    I am disgusted in the manner that the UDP approaches all the issues that matter. This is a national, non-political issue that concerns all living and future generations of Belizeans. I can not support a Government that will not listen to its people. I have parted ways with the UDP…that was the nail on the coffin Patrick. Come March 7th the voices of the people will be heard, and you will not be able to ignore it, because you and this corrupted UDP government will be voted out.

  7. pickstock voter says:

    who is paying Joe and Alfonso to shout “futile” to this process. 2 morons that agree with every single thing that KING BARROW says. all you Belizean americans, you know how much state issues are placed on the ballot at election time. that is the democratic process . why is the UDP hell bent on stifling our democracy. get rid of them now before they dissolve the constituiton and declare KING BARROW leader for life.

  8. landi says:

    If the teachers would be allowed to vote guess how much votes “pa tricks” would get? Nil because he does not care about the education in our country all he cares about is his income.

  9. cayobway says:

    Last year I had the chance to visit belize, I listen to this radio station and wondering when did the radio station became a place for jacka$$ to bray, I can recall listening to radio announcers like sefe, rene, sylvana, and others who knew radio. these dumba$$ on this station need some sort of radio 101 course. then to top it all off the invited the donkey faba$$ to the show will somebody please close the barn door?

  10. Andy says:

    I am tired of this government’s arogance they speak like they only speak the truth when in reality they are the worst of the pack. Get real Mr. Pa trick you are worthless find another job your degrees will not help you when the same people who voted for come hunting for you for explanation. long live Belize!!!!!!!

  11. Frustrated says:

    Yap Patrick got thing to say, he should say he paid his dumb dumb sweetheart education at Galen while smart, deserving people cannot get not even a tuition scholarship to UB.

  12. Toledo Voter says:

    Faber is an ignorant ##%%! he desperately need someone to teach him some manners and repect because he lack both.

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