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Posted: Monday, October 2, 2017. 2:12 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The People’s United Party (PUP), celebrating its 67th anniversary, held its National Party Council (NPC) at the St. Catherine Academy Mercy Center on Saturday and passed four resolutions to take the government to task on matters of good governance, corruption and other national issues.

As its first resolution, the PUP declared it will take legal action against the United Democratic Party (UDP) administration on matters related to good governance. These include bringing four claims to the Supreme Court challenging: the illegal spending of millions of dollars by the Government without proper approval of the National Assembly; GOB’s decision to exempt its members in public life from filing returns for all the years they have been in office; the Prime Minister’s decision to unconstitutionally appoint Franz Parke to the Court of Appeal; and an Order that GOB amend the Maritime Areas Act to claim all of Belize’s territorial sea and exclusive economic zone.

The PUP declared its second resolution as a stand against corruption and mismanagement in government, demanding that GOB establish a Commission of Inquiry into the “hotbed of corruption” in the Ministry of Lands for the period 2008 to 2015.

Its third resolution was to raise concern over the rising cost of fuel, calling on GOB to immediately reduce the tax on fuel.

And finally, the party called for support of humanitarian efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Irma and Maria, recommending that the Policy Committee of the party formulate and present a clear position on climate change and its effects on vulnerable nations like ours.

The NPC also called for a National Convention to be held on Sunday, November 26 in Belize City.

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