Last year’s 11-day strike by the Belize National Teachers Union forced Prime Minister Dean Barrow to commit to eight major points put to him by the Union. There has been follow-through on a number of them, including the appointment of the Integrity Commission and the 13 Senator. One issue that seems to have taken the backseat is the investigation into the Danny Mason affair. The Union had raised the issue as a priority for them, and PM Barrow said he would ensure it is properly investigated. According to Palacio, however, there has been no update on the appointment of investigators and they plan to follow up.
President Luke Palacio – Belize national Teachers’ Union
“We basically had as one of our eight demands that there should have been an international investigation into the Danny Mason Case, we submitted to the then Attorney General our proposals as it relates to some of the issues that they had indicated and so far we have not heard from them but definitely we’ll do some follow up on that matter.”