REPORT #599 January 2003
THE MARCH 5TH NATIONAL ELECTIONS IN BELIZE ARE CROOKED! A STACKED DECK BY THE GOOD OLE BOYS OF THE OLD COLONIAL CAPITAL, THE PORT OF BELIZE CITY. Judge for yourself?


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Look at the Electoral Divisons and the numbers of voters per division.
Freetown                  2263

Caribbean Shores          3639

Pickstock                 1837

Fort George               1912

Albert                    2084

Queen's Square            2544

Mesopotamia               2089

Lake Independence         5676

Collet                    2631

Port Loyola               5386

Belize Rural North        3052

Belize Rural Central      4070

Belize Rural South        3285

Corozal Bay               4936

Corozal North             3510

Corozal South East        4312

Corozal South West        3611

Orange Walk Central       3194

Orange Walk North         4624

Orange Walk East          5091

Orange Walk South         4616

Cayo North                6466

Cayo Central              5390

Cayo West                 4346

Cayo South                7483

Dangriga                  3970

Stann Creek West          5132

Toledo East               4008

Toledo West               4435

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Total voters:           115591   

If this is population representation, then Pickstock Division sets the tone with the smallest number of voters to qualify for an elected representative at 1837 voters? By this reckoning then, any group of voters with double that number, of a minimum for Pickstock Division; at 3674 voters or better, should be allowed TWO ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES. Also any electoral division ( usually other rural districts ) with triple the number of voters ( 5511 voters ) should have THREE elected representatives.

Either that, or you set the number of voters to create an electoral division at a higher voter registration number? Let us say 3500 voters in order to get an elected representative? That would eliminate some port of Belize City elected representatives. Such as Pickstock, Fort George, Albert, Queen's Square, Mesopotamia, Collet, in the port of Belize City.

The Good Ole Boys of Belize City have stacked the deck against population representation. They should be eliminating and consolidating six electoral divisions in Belize City the port into three electoral divisions. They should lose three elected representatives in the port.

There is no other conclusion other than the PUP, Good Ole Boys of the port of Belize City are cynically manipulating the March 5th national election to their own advantage.

Get international help! This is a crooked election. Only five weeks to go. Fix it early, before the election.

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