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Oct 21, 2011

Leader to be, Francis Fonseca, opposes 9th

Francis Fonseca

The new Leader of the P.U.P. will be Francis Fonseca. Fonseca will be officially installed on October twenty ninth. But the Freetown Area Representative, even though he only had the company of Said Musa and Florencio Marin Junior, rose to give his perspective on the ninth. Unlike the trashing that Barrow eventually gave to Musa, kindness was offered to Fonseca when Michael Finnegan offered words of advice.

Francis Fonseca, P.U.P. Leader (Designate)

“Belizeans from all walks of life have loudly proclaimed their opposition to the amendment. As others have pointed out on this side, prominent Belizean organizations have been united and vocal about their opposition to the amendment; including the Bar Association, the Belize Chamber of Commerce, B.N.T.U., Belizeans for Justice, COLA and just yesterday, APAMO. You can call all of them P.U.P.; eventually everybody will be P.U.P.  COLA and APAMO have all strongly registered their opposition to this bill. This bill if enacted would critically reduce the essential safeguard of judicial scrutiny of constitutional changes. The bar association stated definitely that this amendment has the effect of removing constitutional supremacy which is the bedrock of our constitutional democracy and replacing it with parliamentary supremacy in direct contravention of the intention of our founding fathers as stated in section two and on the fundamental principles on which the nation of Belize was founded.”

Michael Finnegan, Minister of Housing

Michael Finnegan

“I want to congratulate my colleague from Freetown on his elevation to higher heights in his party. And my congratulations are sincere. This country, it is important that we have a strong opposition in this country to protect the interest of this people of this country. There was once a time where only three of us were across there and I can appreciate how you feel sitting across there, but Mister Speaker, I want to give one advice to my colleague on that side from Freetown Division. There is lot of fighting and rumbling within your party and your job is to put it afloat and to let it sail on quiet waters. For god almighty sake, don’t have that one there, the lunatic, join your band.”

We’ll have much more coverage on the ninth right after the break.

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4 Responses for “Leader to be, Francis Fonseca, opposes 9th”

  1. José says:

    Si todo el mundo está en contra, porque continuan con el cambio en la constitución.

  2. ReVoLuTiOn says:

    A Jose, Yo me hago la misma pregunta. Why, if the people oppose it, are they still passing the 9th ammendment. And why the people just sit there and let them go through with it. Mek wi staat wah protest, wah riat….or aaaal a wi ‘fraid. all ah wi fraid…that’s what it is….

  3. educated bzean says:

    I am ashamed everytime Finnegan opens his mouth, he is a disgrace to the honourable house, a place where constructive debate ought to be held

  4. preety boy says:

    i gues FINNEGAN NEED’S some disinfectant for his mouth educated bzean. you can see that his a U.D.P because majority of the u.d.p behave like mr. SO CALLED FINNEGAN.

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