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#16207 - 02/26/03 07:33 PM Where's the scandal? Parties play waiting game
Marty Offline
Almost one week before the polls open for nationwide
general and municipal elections, the big news is
that...there is no big news. Going into the home
stretch leading up to the March fifth balloting, each
party strongly hinted that there would be political
bombshells bursting like fireworks on News Year's eve.
Instead, those in charge of the U.D.P. and P.U.P.
campaigns seem to be in a state of watchful waiting,
each holding a burning match just inches away from
the fuse of major scandal. What are they waiting for?

Timing, as they say, is everything. Too early and
you're left without a big finish; too late and you fail to

maximise your impact. Insiders in both parties tell
News 5 that there is no shortage of scandal. As the
party out of power it is assumed that the U.D.P. has
the biggest calibre ammunition, but how many shells
is unclear. If all they have left in their arsenal is one
big scandal, when should they fire? Wednesday would
be good, but that would give the P.U.P. plenty of time
to counterattack. Thursday is an excellent day for TV
news, but you miss the opportunity to utilise your own
party's newspaper. Friday is out as you're too late for
the weekend papers and lose much of your television
audience to happy hour. Monday is ideal to get in your
last licks, but the timing is so suspicious that the
independent media just may ignore what you have to
say...even more so for Tuesday. So what's it gonna
be? Wednesday looks like scandal day, but with both
parties focussed on voter challenges in Magistrate's
Court, it could present administrative difficulties.
Whatever the timing, rumours say the U.D.P. still has
more to say about finance and education, while the
P.U.P. has been looking closely at some interesting
U.D.P. nationality documents.

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#16208 - 03/01/03 05:16 PM Re: Where's the scandal? Parties play waiting game
Diane Campbell Offline
They are now out - keep your eye on Channel 5.

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#16209 - 03/01/03 06:27 PM Re: Where's the scandal? Parties play waiting game
Marty Offline

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#16210 - 03/02/03 12:55 AM Re: Where's the scandal? Parties play waiting game
dbdoberman Offline
Marty, is the U.D.P. more apt to obtain an agreement with Guatemala regarding Sapodilla Caye, etc? The marine territorial dispute? I have a friend who is arranging a charter to sail the southern waters. I wondered if there is any hostility in the area? Maybe it's really no big deal. Who officially owns Sapodilla?

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#16211 - 03/02/03 09:05 PM Re: Where's the scandal? Parties play waiting game
toad Offline
just bribe em with honey

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#16212 - 03/03/03 09:38 AM Re: Where's the scandal? Parties play waiting game
dbdoberman Offline
thanks toad! wink I don't have any idea if this election will have any impact on the matter. I am concerned because my lil' bro is going to be on that charter as well. There was violence over the mainland territorial issues, I was wondering if there was reason for concern over the maritime one. Maybe there is no need to worry......

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#16213 - 03/04/03 02:13 AM Re: Where's the scandal? Parties play waiting game
klcman Offline
hey db ( the man with the everchanging avatars :-))

check this out - doesnt answer ALL your ?? but does seem to indicate its BZ
http://www.latinamericavacationguide.com/travel/SapodillaCayes1774_Overview.html
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#16214 - 03/04/03 03:55 AM Re: Where's the scandal? Parties play waiting game
dbdoberman Offline
that's a cool site, klc, thanks! don't think it would be marketed as a travel destination if there was anything to worry about, right? I finally gave up and went to the CIA World Fact Book site - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/bh.html and although the disputes are listed, there really is no mention of hostilities. Alot of other interesting facts to be found there. Hondorus is the the country who claims Sapodillo.

I really departed from the topic, sorry Marty! :rolleyes:

klc, I just cannot seem to find the right avatar....and so the search continues wink

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#16215 - 03/04/03 04:40 AM Re: Where's the scandal? Parties play waiting game
toad Offline
did you get the honey joke?

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#16216 - 03/04/03 04:43 AM Re: Where's the scandal? Parties play waiting game
dbdoberman Offline
'splain it to me! hahaha

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