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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018. 3:51 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The National Executive of the People’s United Party (PUP) met this week to discuss a number of national issues,chief among them was the continued push for a new municipal election in San Pedro.

Party Chairman, Henry Charles Ushers, said that the executive held the meeting on Monday, to go over the party’s position on issues such as the structural failures of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), and the government of Belize response to the spree of murders that took place in Belize City over the weekend.

With respect to the San Pedro election, Usher said that the PUP has already drafted the election petition and is awaiting the final go-ahead from senior party members.

“We had a team out there working since Election Day, and we found a lot of irregularities, a lot of inconsistencies, a lot of the numbers just don’t add up and we believe that these issues form the basis of a very good case that we may have against what happened out there,” Usher said.

He added that the petitions should be filed within the week. Usher noted that the PUP’s discussion of the KHMH resulted in a press release, where the party condemned the Government of Belize for allowing the situation to deteriorate to the point that it had, without meaningful intervention.

Usher also said that the PUP is unconvinced that Prime Minister Dean Barrow is making any acknowledgeable movement to curb violent crime in the old capital.

“What the Prime Minister did yesterday was really kind of just shuffling the deck and not offering any real solutions to what’s going on,” Usher said.

Deputy Party Leader Cordell Hyde is expected to speak publicly on the issue of crime and violence later this week.

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