Union meets with PM on PetroCaribe Loan Act

By Alexis R. Milan
Staff Reporter

Executives of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) met with Prime Minister Dean Barrow at his office on Wednesday afternoon to discuss points of contention as well as amendments to the PetroCaribe Loan Act and though there is much to be settled the door for discussion has been opened, Union leaders said.

NTUCB President Marvin Mora said he felt the meeting was productive as the union has an opportunity to ventilate some of the critical issues of the PetroCaribe Loan Act with the Prime Minister. Mora said the amendments that Barrow presented is an attempt to address some of the major issues of the bill, which could have been considered if the government had done consultations.

According to Mora, Barrow explained to them that his decision was made based on wanting to safeguard the PetroCaribe Program. He stated the NTUCB has never been against that program but are concerned over

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