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Sep 16, 2016

Barrow Says Meeting was Extensive & Productive

Dean Barrow

The Prime Minister was a bit more expansive than Mora, explaining that this meetings arose primarily out of the social issues raised at the time of the Supreme Court’s Section Fifty-three decision and how Government is operating in that regard.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“This was a meeting that was arranged before the resolution of the Section Fifty-three issue. Remember that the utilities unions had in fact come out with a public position and a press release supporting the churches. And after the first meeting with the churches, had come out with another press release commending the dialogue and encouraging a resolution. I had promised that after we had the second meeting with the churches, I would make myself available to them so that any unresolved questions they had in their minds could be answered. And so that is the genesis of and reason for the meeting. Of course, while we had a long discussion on Section Fifty-three and all its implications, the meeting was not confined to that; it went on to address a number of other issues including some of the concerns that are particular to the utilities’ workers and the utilities’ union. So it was a wide ranging brush discussion that I thought was very useful. It was a frank, candid exchange as always with the unions and so we are pleased that we had the opportunity.”

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