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Nov 16, 2022

P.M. Comments on P.C.C. Autonomy

John Briceño

Taking you back to the launch of the People’s Constitutional Commission earlier this week, the work has begun towards developing a renewed Constitution of Belize. And, as we reported, the P.C.C. will be operating with full autonomy. But, just how much independence will they have to carry out their duties? That’s what we asked Prime Minister Briceño after Monday’s ceremony. Here is how he responded.


Prime Minister John Briceño

“We went to great lengths to make sure that there is a separation within the government and the commission and that the government is not represented on the commission, what we have now is the political parties that are represented not only the P.U.P. but the opposition and we even found a way how to include the smaller third parties for them to collectively get representation so we have ensured that we are giving them their budget, um, it’s an independent budget and they are going to manage their budget to ensure that we can try to be as independent as we possibly can but in a small society like ours, you know, somebody could find something to say oh, the Prime Minister said something or the Minister sided with something or the opposition. Our objective is to try to be as objective as possible and to try to stay away from the actual workings of the commission.”

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