Belize City, October 23, 2012
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UDP fear and intimidation tactics?

Belize City, October 23, 2012

Desperation is a trait very common to the UDP. During the elections they burnt down PUP banners and anyone who disagreed with them was threatened on their filthy radio morning show. While in Government, the UDP has restricted the workers’ rights to protest and has passed laws to spy on opposition members and outspoken Belizeans. They even censored Channel 5 News who hammered away at the Barrow administration’s incompetence and corruption.

Now, it appears the desperation in the UDP has reached another level. Over the past few days, Belizeans working in journalism came under vicious attack.

Vaughan Gill has garnered quite a reputation for information gathering. He is a co-host on the Vibes Radio Morning Buzz show and is appropriately introduced as “the agent”. It was he who broke the story of the pilfering of Social Security Funds to bail out the Government-owned Belize Electricity Limited, as well as other information which has turned out damning to the Barrow Administration.

Vaughan lives in Belmopan and travels to Belize City regularly for the morning show. But his trip on Monday morning could have turned out deadly as the nuts securing one of the vehicle’s wheels were unscrewed by an unknown individual. Vaughan said that after driving some 20 miles he heard a strange noise coming from the car, which caused him to stop and check the vehicle. He then noticed that the entire wheel was nearly coming off.

Someone wants Vaughan silenced.

Vaughan Gill

And it’s not only the agent who was targeted. Another media personality, growing in popularity for his fiery stance, was the victim of two attacks. PLUS TV News Director Louis Wade co-hosts the Rise and Shine morning show on Plus TV. Pastor Wade, as he is also known, is very fiery on the show. He is not afraid of calling a spade a spade which means putting the Barrow Administration on blast when it’s needed. With high incompetence in the UDP, which the PM himself has admitted with his “we get it wrong 9 of 10 times” remark, the Barrow Administration has come under criticism very often.

Two weeks ago, when Pastor Wade blamed politicians for the high level of crime in Belize, UDP operative Alberto August took offense and called the show in an attempt to attack the co-host. Pastor Wade held his ground and shut down August telling him “don’t bring politics in this program…don’t walk me through excuses and speeches”.

Now it seems someone wanted to send a stern message to Pastor Wade. On Tuesday morning, he found his wife’s car windshield smashed in. The vehicle is parked in their fenced yard which is protected by dogs. And then over the weekend, his wife exited her car and was walking to Church when she was stoned. She was not able to identify anyone in the area.

The UDP must be reprimanded for their attempts to intimidate outspoken Belizeans. These callous attacks cannot go unpunished, and the freedom we practice in Belize must be preserved.

http://www.belizetimes.bz/2012/10/25/udp-fear-and-intimidation-tactics/

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