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BEL Outlaws Political Signs on Lampposts

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Putting up political signs on lampposts, it's one of the oldest traditions in Belize's democracy - but it's over; the practice has been outlawed. And no, it's not because politicians finally realized lamp-posts can't vote, it's because BEL has abolished the practice.

BEL's Communications Manager Dawn Sampson told us this morning that BEL had to discontinue the practice in line with its new safety standards. So, the new rule is no banners on lampposts, no signs on lampposts, no attachment of any kind on any BEL pole.

But the police apparently didn't get the memo and over the weekend they impounded private contractor Floyd Dixon's truck. Dixon had been hired by BEL hired to clear off the city's lampposts. He had mostly removed political signs, most of them UDP, and not quite sure what was up, police impounded his vehicle. It was released this morning after what we are told were countless explanations of his mission and the new policy.

Sampson says all political parties had been warned well in advance that the signs would be removed from the lampposts.

http://www.7newsbelize.com/archive/10170706.html


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GOB should employ people to remove political signs and then fine the offending parties. That would put a stop to the problem.


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