Attorney Arthur Saldivar filed a claim on behalf of nine persons who believe that Statutory Instrument Number Seventy-Four is unconstitutional. S.I. 74 mandates frontline workers to be vaccinated or present a negative PCR or rapid test every two weeks at their own expense. The claimants say that the S.I. restricts their rights and freedoms and are asking the court for vindicatory damages due to the breach of their rights. We asked Prime Minister John Briceno for a reaction to the lawsuit.
Reporter: Are you concerned about the case claim launched filed by Arthur Saldivar ? He represents nine clients I think they’re challenging SI74.
John Briceno, Prime Minister of Belize: “Well I mean I could tell you if there’s one lawyer I won’t use you know who that person will be but seriously every citizen has the right to challenge any law and have access to the courts. We will go and defend that vigorously and I do believe that that’s going to be struck out.”