Belize News,

 Breaking News
  • If You Are 16 & Under – The City Is On Lock-down At 6pm Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, at a press conference late Thursday evening, announced that following a spate of violent and shocking crimes in Belize City since the beginning of the...
  • PUP Has Rural Clout in Week Four! The People’s United Party (PUP) claims it has been winning over the United Democratic Party (UDP) during village council elections over the past four Sundays, and the UDP has conceded...
  • Authorities Raid ‘Stash’ House A Police raid and search of what is believed to be a ‘stash house’ located at mile four and a half on the Phillip Goldson Highway on Tuesday morning yielded...
  • Briceño to PM Barrow: ‘For God’s Sake LEAVE!’ Today, PUP leader John Briceño, flanked by party officials, hosted a press conference where he lashed out at Prime Minister Dean Barrow in the wake of the Sanctuary Bay scandal,...

UHS, The No’s have it: empty seats of the opposition

UHS, The No’s have it: empty seats of the opposition
August 31
19:43 2018

REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers, –

Today the People’s United Party walked out of the House of Representatives in Unison, before registering their vote on the motion to pay the Universal Health Services debt.

Prime Minister Dean Barrow introduced the motion this morning to appropriate over $95 million to satisfy the debt, and the House in standard fashion debated the motion. The Government of Belize gave a thorough breakdown of the situation explaining why the fault rests with the People’s United Party, while the PUP took the approach that it had already settled the debt, therefore the $95 million is a construct of the UDP.

As the Prime Minister rose to give his final remarks, the PUP rose and exited the building. John Briceno, leader of the opposition, explained that the party left because it felt that the UDP was making a mockery of the House by bringing a motion that the party would not support.

Following their departure, the Prime Minister asked for a division so that each member of parliament could register their vote. As foretold by the UDP-owned Guardian newspaper, every member on the Government’s side voted no, leaving 14 empty seats on the opposition side, along with the heckling of the crowd in the gallery as each of their names were called.

Related Articles

search bar

Sunbright Ad