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Apr 29, 2021

N.T.U.C.B. Responds to Former Attorney General

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize is refuting claims made by former Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte during an interview with News Five on Wednesday. Peyrefitte said the unions are partly to blame for the failure of the previous administration to enact the recommendations of the final country review by the United Nations on UNCAC.  Well tonight, the unions say they only attended a single meeting with the former A.G. to inquire about the status/process of the implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption.  According to the unions, at no time did the A.G. make any request for submissions regarding the passage of the legislation.  They say they would have complied with “deliberate speed and courtesy” if such a request had been made.  The release notes that the recommendations of UNCAC were made to the Government of Belize, and it is the responsibility of the government to enact legislation.  N.T.U.C.B. says it views the former A.G.’s allegations and further statements as “disturbing and confrontational to the unions of Belize and resistance to UNCAC…”

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