PSU President in hot water for discriminatory remarks

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017. 4:44 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Public Service Union (PSU) President Eldred Neal, and former National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) President Marvin Mora are facing a wave of backlash and criticism after a recording of a private conversation between them leaked to the press, in which Neal and Mora make seemingly inflammatory remarks regarding Garifuna people.In the recording, Neal and Mora were discussing the current state of the union, lamenting on the apparent divisions that exist within the union. Neal described the current division as a “culture war” and said it was the Garifuna people versus all other cultures.

“Around July last year when I gone da St. Vincent I spend all night di research why the Garifuna da Belize behave how they behave. This da the only country weh deh behave so,” Neal continued.

“I gone da wa meeting south last month and the mother**** deh soh fixed pon position. We deh da wah meeting di tell they that unu come do this meeting and it’s unconstitutional for us to be at this meeting because we have the big meeting in Geneva, for us to be at this meeting and not nominating who will represent us on that level. We quarrel bout it, the whole meeting broke up. The next day you know they come back and still didn’t address it? Because da bout just deh set of people,” Neal added.

Mora also chimed in: “There was a law, there was a law that was enacted in Belize City that did not allow the Garifuna to be here after 6:00. So after 6:00 they had to hit the bus and haul they **** outta town!  And the Creole applauded that law. That’s why they have it against we because we supported that the white people instituted for segregation. But then their revenge came about because when the education system was set up, the people from the different churches set up the thing so that the people who were educated were the Garifunas and they would educate the rest of us.”

Mora continued: “But it’s not done there. They didn’t stop there. The Garifuna are greedy for power, what the “Garif” did, was, the “Garif” decided that , you know what? Every single **** head of department in the public service, we gwen after them. So they go into the PSU, they make sure they go into the **** BDF, they make sure they go into the police, they make sure they go into everything. So now you see the culture. Dat da weh we di fight back.”

Neal and Mora are yet to issue any official statement regarding the recording but nine members of the PSU’s council of management have written to Neal asking him to resign from his post and to abstain from running in the union’s upcoming elections in August.

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One Response to PSU President in hot water for discriminatory remarks

  1. Shawn Reply

    May 17, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Crab in the bucket mentality..this man see Garifuna people trying to uplift themselves and instead of congratulate he try grab our leg when we all will end up in the stew pot. I hear a lot of self imposed fear in his idiotic, ill informed tirade. This man need to stop allowing his 6% European bloodline to rule over his 94% black a$$ African self. Smh

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