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Jun 16, 2014

Courtenay says PM is a very special type of individual

Eamon Courtenay

The case against US Capital and the Government of Belize, at its inception, was brought by SATIIM and five buffer communities. Still, at his press conference on Wednesday Prime Minister Dean Barrow made it exceptionally clear that while he is quite happy to host discussions, SATIIM will not be invited to the table. Attorney Eamon Courtenay told News Five today that the PM must be, “a very special type of individual.”


Eamon Courtenay, Attorney for SATIIM et al

“I was taken aback by what the prime minister had to say. First of the prime minister surely has read the order and the order is in very simple terms and it says that the government of Belize must consult with all the claimants and SATIIM is a claimant in this order. The prime minister is well aware that SATIIM is authorized by resolutions of the villages to represent SATIIM in this claim and in negotiations with the government. It is therefore very difficult to understand how it is that the prime minister of this country can stand up and say that SATIIM is not to be consulted and worse that he will not be speaking to them. Why is that strange? Prior to my taking up this case, it was Dean Oliver Barrow, the current Prime Minister, who represented SATIIM in this case against US Capital. The prime minister represented SATIIM seeking to stop US Capital from doing any seismic testing. Now he is in government and he has jumped to the other side and is working for the oil company. He was there first saying that SATIIM had a right to come to court to stop what was going on. Now he is in government and saying that he is not even going to speak to SATIIM who was his former client. Whose interest is the prime minister serving? Which side of the table is he on? One minute he is for SATIIM, the next minute he is for the oil company. It is a special type of individual who can take both positions and feel comfortable with himself. The Bible speaks to that type of thing.”

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6 Responses for “Courtenay says PM is a very special type of individual”

  1. Ali BaBarrow is going done says:

    When you go to the meeting, belly crawl and kiss whatever Ali orders you to do.

    It is best for the country, best for Ali’s honor.

    He might like mooing, try that.
    If too difficult try baaa.

  2. Timber says:

    That’s called being self-serving, greedy and corrupt Eamon. To the detriment of this country, all of you are guilty of this act as demonstrated by your corrupt P.M. and his political party. All of you jump on the band wagon when it’s financially lucrative for you . A few years from now, you might be on the other side of the fence doing the same thing. The losers in this are the folks who go to you corrupt attorneys ,(albeit members of government) believing that you all are representing them to the best of your abilities.

  3. Belizean says:

    Remember what you just said Mr Eamon: ” The Bible speaks to that type of thing”. This very phase will be coming your way soon. When you say that, it makes you an instant hypocrite. If you are so sensitive to what the Bible says, why dont you apply that to other cases we are dealing with? The Gays for instance. The Bible speaks abundantly to that as well, and I understand there are some PUP lawyers very much fighting for the homo community….you see? HYPOCRITE!

  4. belizean@heart says:

    dean barrow know where he can get more money,that is what he lovesssss MONEY$$$$$.he no care about the poor people,before he was with SATIM,now he is for CAPITAL OIL COMPANY,he da wa TRAITOR to the people and country of Belize…WE Belizeans need to put a stop to this frigging THIEF,that what this PM is a frigging THIEF,and corrupt,where is the transparency and accountability that he professed to practice, and that he will cut corruption with a machete when it rares its ugly head? he LIEDDDDDD he is the master of corruption.poeple of Belize wake up plssssss,do not tolerate this vindictive arrogant dean barrow and cronies government of course he will go where he eats ” MONEYYYYYYYYY” WHERE THERE IS MONEY even the dog dances….”money talks and bullshit walks”.

  5. sickntired says:

    Pot di call kettle black but aside from dat how on earth the PM weh say who cyant be involve? Unlesswe turn into wah dictatorship the PM betta check iself.

  6. BelizeanInAsia says:

    Belize IS under dictatorship. Unnu nuh si dat??

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