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GG Tells OCEANA No-Go On Referendum Enquiry

Now aint this a bitch…

I thought that the GG had more authority than the PM..

If I may, I would like to point out some things from our constitution. (I hope that Dean has not changed these as well.) Then again Amendment 8 does give the PM and his Govt absolute power (remember what I explained to you all about that? No? Read it here.) The GG is just about confirming that.

121.-(1) The persons to whom this section applies shall conduct themselves in such a way as not-

(a) to place themselves in positions in which they have or could have a conflict of interest;
(b) to compromise the fair exercise of their public or official functions and duties;
(c) to use their office for private gain;
(d) to demean their office or position;
(e) to allow their integrity to be called into question; or
(f) to endanger or diminish respect for, or confidence in, the integrity of the Government.

(2) This section applies to the Governor-General, members of the National Assembly, members of the Belize Advisory Council, members of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, the Security Services Commission or the Public Services Commission, members of the Elections and Boundaries Commission, public officers of statutory corporations and government agencies, and such other officers as may be prescribed by law enacted by the National Assembly.

About Belize:

Full Independence with Queen of England as Head of State and Represented in Belize by the Governor-General

So then the Power Chain goes like this:

  1. Queen of England.
  2. Governor General of Belize
  3. Prime Minister of Belize

From 7NewsBelize

Tue, February 7, 2012

After OCEANA and The Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage had their referendum application rejected last week, OCEANA wrote to the Governor General asking him for an explanation of how eight thousand signatures could be rejected.

Well, the GG has written back and the Head Of State says he can’t help them. His letter says the law gives him no power to order such an enquiry and the proper course of action would be to take it up with the Minister responsible for elections and boundaries or the Prime Minister.

4 thoughts on “GG Tells OCEANA No-Go On Referendum Enquiry”

    1. A sad day in Belizean history when the very person put in place to create a check and balance on our Govt sits idly by and lets Dictatorship flourish.

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