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Apr 8, 2019

PM Barrow: “We will not be having a referendum on Wednesday, April tenth”

Dean Barrow

Immediately after the ruling of the Court of Appeal upholding the injunction, the Prime Minister held a lengthy press conference at the Laing Building. P.M. Dean Barrow accepted that the referendum would not proceed on Wednesday.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“We will not be having a referendum on Wednesday April the tenth. I am in no doubt that we will be having a referendum on going to the I.C.J. no later than six to eight weeks from the originally scheduled date. I want to be clear about a number of things. Again, I have tried to keep my campaign for a yes vote above partisan politics but I must say that all this is part of the Opposition’s delay tactics and to my mind amount to an effort to stymie Belizean democracy, to deprive the people of this country of their right to choose. But let’s first of all understand what happened today. It is not that the Chief Justice’s injunction was upheld. It is that the court found that they could not hear our appeal against that injunction until twenty one days would have expired from the filing of the grounds of appeal. We knew of the section in the Court of Appeal Act that so stated but we thought that we could persuade the court to get around what appeared to be absolute prohibition. We did not succeed. So it meant that in effect the appeal against Chief Justice Benjamin’s issuing of the injunction was not heard.”

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  1. brian says:

    Buay behave. y mista barro act like he d represent all Belizeans. talk bout deprive the people of their right to choose. mista man nobody want go da the ICJ only you. i think most Belizeans glad for this injunction. Fix this education campaign cz all i c da yes yes yes. frig that mista man mek things fair n mek d people decide. to hell with mista baro n his ICJ. BELIZE DA BELIZE WE HAVE NOTHING TO PROVE TO ANYONE. this is a border issue not a country issue. mista man we already on the map. peace!!!!!

  2. Trina says:

    YES campaign? I thought it was supposed to be an EDUCATIONAL campaign. Deprive the people of their right to choose? What do you call what you and your Elections and Boundaries people has done to me and several other legit Belizeans, blocking us from voting. The Emperor’s new clothes…. Stop stupid rhetoric.

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