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Earlier this week the People’s United Party announced the formation of the Belize/Guatemala Advisory Committee which former Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay forms a part of. Apart from that committee the party also set up a team that will look at registration and redistricting and a legal team.

Screen_Shot_2016-03-03_at_7.58.01_PMHonorable John Briceno – Leader of the People’s United Party

“Re-registration is a must it has been twenty years since the last registration was carried out so I have asked the Honorable Kareem Musa to deal with that and he has graciously accepted and he is going to set up his team to look at that issue, w also setting up a group of legal team, we have a legal advisor which is Anthony Sylvester Jr. but we believe that there are many issues that we need to look at but for instance propose bills that the government that will present to us we want a team of lawyers to look at it, we want to look at clinics, we want to look at if there is going to be any challenges with the government on any issue so we want to get a group of lawyer that we can depend on.”

And since basically all the country’s industries are on life support and the economy is in shambles, the party has also appointed an economic team of advisories.

Honorable John Briceno – Leader of the People’s United Party

“That team is going to be setting up sub committees and agriculture is certainly going to be one of them, I have already asked Honorable Abelardo Mai to lead us when it comes to the issue of agriculture he has the experience, the expertise and the training when it comes to agriculture he understand it well, we do have serious challenges when it comes to agriculture, the sugar price that continues to go down that many farmers are not collecting any monies to be able to pay for the cutting and loading of their sugar cane, the Fruta Bomba that are closing down, the Shrimp farm that in six month they are going to be out of production and we have a thousand acres of bananas that is going out to nothing ad the citrus production that continue to go down as it is right now I went down south last week I was told that the citrus farmers have not even been paid because the factory has made a 5 million dollars US which has been approved by the bank but Central Bank has not met to give the approval since last year November so we have all of these pressing issues and on top of this we have the issue of the Free Zone in the north now that Atlantic Bank has decided that they are not going to take deposits from companies that do business with cigarettes so that is going to create another major problem for us and at the rate that we are going if the government does not steps in quickly to do something or to try to do somethings around try to find other businesses for the Free Zone it will very well collapse.”

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