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Ray Davis shows up to Senate, NTUCB condemns him

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter

Senator Ray Davis showed up to Friday’s Senate Meeting, despite having been informed by the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) that he has been removed as their senator, and the union has condemned his actions.

Davis, who was present for the entire Sitting, which saw the passing of several Bills and Motions, voted “yes” on the Electricity Acquisition Settlement Bill. He also supported two loan motions and a supplementary Appropriation Bill.

The NTUCB, however, has released a statement saying that Davis has been duly notified that he no longer represents the union. The union added that Davis’ decision to show up and vote on matters without direction from the union is proof that he has and continues to work against those that put him there for representation.

The problem for the union, though, is that Dr. Sharmayne Saunders, their new selection as NTUCB Senator, hasn’t been approved by the Civil Society Steering Committee. That Committee, along with the union, is responsible for selecting the union senator. Reports are that the Steering Committee hasn’t yet heard Davis’ side of the story and has reserved their approval for Saunders.

The NTUCB said it is in the process of resolving the matter with the committee.

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