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Nov 9, 2018

Who’s Responsible for Lights in Belama Phase 4?

Orson 'OJ' Elrington

In the heat of the campaign, the two front-runners are going at each other.  Elrington has openly taken credit for work in the Freetown division. This is in reference to street lights which were installed in the Belama Phase Four area of the city.  But Barnett contends that she initiated the process when she wrote a letter to the C.E.O. of Belize Electricity Limited, Jeffrey Locke, requesting the installation.  Elrington says, however, that he was able to lobby with a unit manager for the street lights to be put in place. Here is how, he explains it.


Orson ‘OJ’ Elrington, Candidate, Standard Bearer, Freetown

“If she wants to take credit for it, it is neither here nor there to me because at the end of the day, the most important thing for me is that people of Freetown; that the residents of Belama Phase Four have gotten the lights that they require and that is the most important thing for me. But if you seek to have the evidence of such, I can provide you with the evidence and you can check with the residents. They know, they can’t be fooled. If it was not done in three years, how comes suddenly, you decide to do it in the same time period that we decided to do it now.”



“She’s referenced a letter and I think she provided it to 7News, so what evidence would you be referring to?”


OJ Elrington

“I can provide the Whatsapp messages between me and the manager and right afterwards and you can go speak to residents…”



“The manager of who?”

OJ Elrington

“The manager of B.E.L. in charge of the lighting department.”


Whoever wins the convention on Sunday will have to face off with Francis Fonseca, the current area rep who has been undefeated for five terms, having beaten Doug Singh, Michael Peyrefitte, Lee Mark Chang and Carla Barnett.

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