The Public Service Union (PSU) is on a roll as there is yet another victory to report on tonight. If you recall, the union was embroiled in a battle with the Belmopan City Council and Simplex Designs Limited over the Hilltop property in Belmopan. Tonight, however, all is well on the hilltop. Not only will the PSU be financially compensated for the property but they will receive other goodies. With this agreement made, the court case that they had brought against the Belmopan City Council has been withdrawn. Love News spoke with the PSU’s Vice President, Dean Flowers who confirmed that this is all water under the bridge.
Dean Flowers, First Vice President, Public Service Union: “We are yet to sign off on the final agreement but in principle I am happy to say that we have moved on and I look forward to withdrawal of the court case that we had against the council and in due course I trust that we’ll be able to publish the final agreement if the legal language in that agreement allows for that.”
Reporter: To my understanding you guys will be receiving a parcel of land for the replacement of the Hill Top property ?
Dean Flowers, First Vice President, Public Service Union: “Yeah. Yes part of the settlement is an alternate lease of property and I’m proud to say that we were successfully able to identify a suitable piece of property, prime piece of property in the center of Belmopan and so the public service is not about dragging on a fight and we’re satisfied with the compensation, we’re satisfied with the entire package that was offered to us and we move on. We look forward to closing that deal I’m hoping by the end of this week.”
The Hilltop Property was sold for four hundred thousand dollars to Simplex Design after the City Council stated that the PSU had not been living up to their lease agreement; which is a statement that the PSU has since refuted. Hilltop has been the PSU’s headquarters for the past nineteen years.