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Thursday, 22 April 2010 00:00

We begin this week by expressing heartfelt sympathy to the family of a colleague in the media, Keith Kevin Swift. His sudden passing is a great lost to his family, friends and the news industry, especially to Channel 7 where he worked since 1998. Rest in peace Keith, rest in eternal peace.
 
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Shifting gears, THEN & NOW moves straight into the thick of things: Everywhere you go around the country the remark is the same: “It will be a long,

long time before the people of Belize forget the blatant, rampant and widespread level of corruption that was the hallmark of the PUP. That criminal organization involved in politics will remain in opposition as long as those same old faces remain in the PUP.”
 
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The PUP is DEAD and those old faces, every single one of them, is to be blamed for the demise of the PUP right down from Gordon Smith Musa, to Montevideo Fonseca, to Juan Mentira, to Super Bondage Espat, Friend Glenn, Lucas Concas, Scholarship Fraud Hyde, Accommodation Agreement Fonseca, Land Hog Coye, Land Grabbing Daffy Duck, Guatemala Funds Getter Hector, Tricky Dickey, Ruffian X, City Hall Fonseca, right down the line. What is needed is a BRAND new set of faces.
 
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That BRAND new set of faces must never include people like Weedy Mahler, Lady G Michael, Police Phone Card Scam Leslie, 3.34 Million Courtenay Jr., Courtenay’s 3.34 Million Pardon Friend Lisa, Social Security Fund Abuser Narda, DFC Destroyer Troy Grabb and The Serial Caller Arthur, among many others.
 
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In fact what is needed is a BRAND new opposition. The PUP must now assume its proper place in the annals of Belizean history as the MOST CORRUPT political party of all times.
 
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The PUP has been on life support for over 2 years. The time is NOW overdue to pull the plug. The tombstone has been engraved “PUP. Dead At 60 (1950-2010).” Notwithstanding its death, the ghosts of the PUP will never Rest in Peace for as long as they roam the streets of the nation, they will be a constant reminder of all the wrongs done to the current generation and generations of Belizeans yet unborn.
 
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People naturally gravitate towards charismatic politicians. Whenever a politician moves, especially the leader of a party, he is normally surrounded by supporters. It was so pathetic to see that photograph, on his Belize Slimes front page, of Juan Mentira, the soon to be ousted leader of the PUP, sitting all alone on a stone in front of the Orange Walk Police station.
 
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What further compounds the matter is that he was reportedly out there seeking release, from police custody, for a bunch of lawless PUP supporters who unleashed a wave of violence in the otherwise quiet village of Nuevo San Juan and not even the relatives for those people he was seeking to assist were there to accompany their pathetic “Leader” as he sat there on a stone; all supporters gone abroad left him all alone. 
 
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“That picture should never have been published. At a glance, it clearly depicts a weak leader” these were the remarks coming from His/Her Excellency the Ambassador with plenipotentiary access to Juan Mentira’s brother, Jaime. “That drunken J..KA.. editor should be reprimanded for not having the common sense to realize the damage he was doing to the leader.” This begs the question: What else is expected from an individual who when he is not drunk on the job, is thinking about how he can get away from work for the next drink.”
 
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As the results of village council elections unfold, the sound of death bells for Juan Mentira’s leadership is getting louder with every passing week.  If he were not a part and parcel of the destruction of Belize, THEN & NOW might have felt sorry for him. The poor soul is grasping at straws “I am not saying that we will win Trial Farm Jules, but we are making in-roads.”  Has his mind gotten so weak that he has forgotten that the ultimate prize in election is a victory and that everything else is a failure?

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Like we said several weeks ago, Juan Mentira will be on his own for village council elections. The big wigs of Skettedom are nowhere in sight. Musa, Fonseca I, Fonseca II, Mark, Cordel, Carolyn, Pistolas Marin, every single one of them is absent. They all know that the PUP is DEAD and that Juan Mentira will lose BIG.
 
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It is no secret, the other two factions of the PUP will use the results of the village council election to get rid of Juan Mentira.
 
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THEN in his clouded mind Juan Mentira somehow thought that he could do it on his own, and boy, what a licking is he taking?
 
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While elections are happening in other parts of the country, Juan Mentira, the leader of the PUP, is concentrating only in Orange Walk Villages where he is taking the biggest licking. The PUP big wigs are nowhere around. Juan Mentira is surrounded by PUP lightweights like His/Her Excellency the Ambassador, Shutty Gill and Narda.
 
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There is a familiar saying that goes like this: “Whatever you do here, you pay here” Radio listeners and TV viewers are sick and tired of hearing Lady G. Michael lamenting about the hard times he/she is going through. You are reaping that which you sowed, Lady G. Do you think we have forgotten all the abuse you dished out to the first lady editor of our newspaper? Those abusive hands of yours have quite a lot to pay for and pay for it you will.
 
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It is also said that “Birds of a feather flock together” As a domestic violator, Lady G, you must NOW feel really comfortable and at home in the arms of fellow domestic violator, Glenn “the hammer” Tillett.
 
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A few days ago, the Gully Syde Rasta lawyer tried to join the Domestic Abusers Club. While he might have been admitted, it’s gonna be quite a while before he tries to beat Mrs. Gully Syde again as he will never soon forget the trashing he received from his brother-in-laws.
 
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Turning to the Serial Caller Arthur the lawyer, this man of all persons should know that it is unconstitutional to discriminate against anyone in any form whatsoever. How can the Serial Caller countenance his remarks about going “back to the days when policemen were 6 feet 6 and fit instead of those 5 feet 5, 250 pound midgets walking around in uniform.”
 
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Is the Serial Caller suggesting that it is OK for cops to be Big, Bad and Brutal? As an attorney this man should know that policemen have the protection of the law on their side. It does not matter how small a policeman is, anyone who harms that policeman can be arrested and charged for aggravated assault.
 
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How would Serial Caller Arthur feel if these same restrictions were imposed upon the legal profession? He would never have become a lawyer. It seems like the Serial Caller has not looked at the man in the mirror or he would not be passing these kinds of reckless and discriminatory remarks. If he was looking at the man in the mirror, the Serial Caller lawyer would have realized that he is a midget.
 
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Continuing with Serial Caller Arthur the lawyer, he is advised to slow down behind those ambulances as one of these days he is going to slam straight into the back of one of them and it will not be a pretty sight. One such incident that comes to mind is the 7 miles northern highway traffic accident, the victims were bleeding and still trapped in their cars while the ambulance chasing lawyer was trying to get the business to represent them.