Archive for April, 2012

Belizean parties get election petitions

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

The People’s United Party (PUP) has recently launched a number of applications for leave in the Supreme Court to be granted election petitions. The first one was petition of Yolanda Shackron against Mark King – the elected representative of United Democratic Party (UDP), which was the first to be applied for and the first to fail. They claimed that Mark King had an undeclared contract with the UDP government and that Yolanda Shakron, their candidate who was disqualified from running due to her dual citizenship with the US, should not have been disqualified by the Returning Officer but by a judge of the Supreme Court.

Then, there was the elected UDP representative from the Albert Division, Hon. Herman Longsworth, with the same application for leave to file for an election petition, which was granted to them by Justice Michelle Arana. On April 3, they filed the third application against Mark King again. Actually, the number of legal challenges to an election is unprecedented in Belize.

The United Democratic Party also got an election petition against Francis Fonseca – the leader of the opposition party and the elected representative for Freetown Division, – for having his agents paying voters bribes to vote on his behalf. They claim that their party has witnesses and documented evidence that will be produced in the courts.

Research and Markets releases Central America Telecommunications Report Q2 2012 for Belize

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Central America Telecommunications Report Q2 2012” report to their offering.

BMI’s Q212 Central America Telecommunications report analyses and assesses the latest developments in the telecoms markets of seven countries including Belize. Also, it discusses the markets of Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. The report contains revised 5-year growth forecasts that chart how the country’s different telecommunications sectors are likely to develop.