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At Wednesday’s Senate Meeting the Opposition Senators will also call on the Government to sign the United Nation’s Convention on Corruption. The Opposition People’s United Party has announced that it plans to push the ruling UDP to a breaking point with the ultimate goal being fresh elections.

Screen_Shot_2016-08-29_at_8.40.38_PMHonorable John Briceno - Opposition Leader People’s United Party

“Ladies and Gentlemen, it is clear that this UDP administration has lost the confidence of the Belizean people, the Central Bank governor has confirmed in black and white what we the people of this country feel every day that they have wrecked the Belizean economy with a poverty rate of almost over 43%, almost one in two Belizeans are poor and we continue to get poorer by the day, the government has reneged on their promise to the teachers and public officers, they have not provided opportunities for gainful employment and as a result more and more of our young people have become frustrated since they cannot find work, they have abandoned our farmers and Belizeans in the productive sector, they have squander 325 million dollars of Petro Caribe Funds with no direct benefit to the poorest among us, they have saddled poor and struggling Belizeans with 1.1 billion dollars in additional debt and have been proven to be a Corrupt United Democratic Party administration. For all these things and because of their failure to lead the People’s United Party on behalf of the Belizean people call this government to leave, to resign and to call the elections now, to prove our commitment to this I call on all Belizeans especially those of us who believe in democracy and good governance and who know that we deserve better to join us on Wednesday 7th September in Belize City for us to save Belize, for our save Belize march where we will take Belizean democracy back in a display of the power of the people, thank you very much and may God bless this country.”

Our news team will be attending Wednesday’s Senate meeting and we will be providing all the details in tomorrow’s newscast.

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