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Apr 12, 2019

Suit against G.O.B. Remains Before the Supreme Court

Julius Espat

The claim that has been brought before the Supreme Court by the People’s United Party persists, despite the passage of a new piece of law which will allow government to proceed with an I.C.J. referendum in the coming weeks.  During his presentation this afternoon, Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat, one of six claimants who filed a suit challenging the validity of the 2008 Special Agreement, as well as seeking an injunction of the referendum, reminded parliament that the matter will remain before the court until it is deemed no longer necessary. 


Julius Espat, Area Representative, Cayo South

“I would like to remind the Prime Minister, Madame Speaker, that we have given instructions to our attorneys that they should continue the claim as far as they believe that it is right.  As far as they believe that there is something there that is contrary to the laws of Belize and to the constitution of our country.  So Madame Speaker, it is important that we as a country when we move forward that the document that we sign on is solid, it’s constitutionally right, it’s legally right and that the people can re-establish trust in document they are about to vote on.  Madame Speaker, the past two leaders have spoken on this, but it is their personal opinion and I do not agree with their personal opinion.  It is as simple as that, and just like how I respect their point of view, I would hope that they respect mine, Madame Speaker because that is democracy.”

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