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THE SALDIVAR SAGA CONTINUES – PUP to Vet Next Week

THE SALDIVAR SAGA CONTINUES –  PUP to Vet Next Week
July 13
12:15 2018

The Reporter has been able to confirm that attorney Arthur Saldivar, the subject of much political controversy recently, has sent in his application to be a candidate for the PUP in Belmopan. That application was formally delivered to the PUP’s Secretariat on Tuesday morning, and was received, we are told, by Secretary-General Linsford Castillo.

In June, Saldivar applied for an injunction against the People’s United Party after it was decided at a National Executive meeting that he would not be eligible to contest the Convention in Belmopan scheduled for July 1st. That hearing was set to be heard in the Supreme Court on June 28th, but more time was needed for submissions to be prepared and the PUP gave an undertaking that the Convention would be pushed back to July 8th, two days after the new scheduled hearing.

But that hearing did not happen, since the PUP postponed the Convention indefinitely and announced that it would reopen the application process, extending the deadline to this Friday, July 13, 2018.

In an interview with the Reporter this week, PUP Chairman Henry Charles Usher confirmed the receipt of the application from Saldivar. He explained that next week the vetting committee of the PUP will examine Saldivar’s application, along with any other which may come in before the close of deadline at 4:00 p.m., Friday.

Currently three candidates are in place in Belmopan – Michelle Rodriguez, Oscar Mira and Wiezsman Pat.
Last week Saldivar told the media that since he had been allowed to submit an application there would be no need for the injunction hearing at this point. Sources tell us, however, that there is still a hearing pending on a substantive claim being made by Saldivar, allegedly $294,000 in compensation.

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