The General Council of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize has voted to remove Ray Davis as Labor Senator. Tensions have been building since Davis abstained from voting on the Petrocaribe Loans Act when it was first passed into law on March 30 of this year. There was public chiding of Davis by the NTUCB who says it would have expected and wanted Davis to vote “no”. That issue was further compounded when the Senator Davis was absent from an important Senate in July, apparently without the knowledge of President and General Secretary of the NTUCB. In early August, Davis appeared before a tribunal to explain that absence. At a meeting on Saturday, the decision was made to remove Davis as Senator. Our colleagues at Krem spoke to the NTUCB, Marvin Mora, who was not in a position to go into the details of the decision at the time as they had not yet conveyed that decision to Davis at the time of the interview..
Marvin Mora: A decision has been reached by the congress. It was not an easy decision, in fact it was one of the hardest decisions that I’ve seen happening at the table of National Trade Union Congress of Belize.
Marvin Mora: It was not unanimous but it was a very large majority.
We understand that the Public Service Union representative and the APSSM representative walked out of the meeting before it was over as they were not in agreement with Davis’ dismissal. We were unable to reach Davis for comment today.