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May 3, 2016

P.U.P. Will Challenge the Sarstoon Law in Court

John Briceño

Hours prior to the Prime Minister’s press conference in the capital, the People’s United Party briefed the media in Belize City. The National Executive approved five measures that the party will be undertaking in light of the developments in the Sarstoon. Essentially, the party wants the Sarstoon Law to be rescinded and will file a constitutional challenge as well as visit the Sarstoon.


John Briceño, P.U.P. Leader

“The national executive has considered and has approved the following, one: that the P.U.P. on behalf of Belizeans demand that the government immediately rescind the unjust Sarstoon law. Two: that the P.U.P. recognizes that despite assurances given to the leader of the opposition and the P.U.P. to address the unfounded Guatemalan claim in a united, national effort. The government has effectively suspended this national effort by its unilateral actions. Three: that the leader advisor of the P.U.P. is instructed to file a constitutional challenge to the Sarstoon law. Four: that the national executive and parliamentary caucus has decided to challenge the law by going to the Sarstoon. Five: that the P.U.P. is launching a national campaign of liberation of the Sarstoon and resistance to the Sarstoon law and invites churches, unions, the business community, civil society, community groups and other political parties to join in this patriotic effort. On May seventh, 2016 the National Party Council of the P.U.P. will meet in Belize City for discussion and approval for the discussions taken by the national executive and parliamentary caucus. These are the decisions that the national executive has accepted or made this morning.”

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