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Jun 11, 2014

BSCFA’s Alfredo Ortega is arrested

Alfredo Ortega

Alfredo Ortega has been the face of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association for years. First as Chairman and now as Vice Chairman, he has been at the fore of negotiations between the BSFCA and the Belize Sugar Industries on payment for bagasse. But tonight, the well-known outspoken cane farmer is in trouble with the law. This afternoon, Ortega was detained and arrested by the Orange Walk police for not paying child support for a son with a woman, who lives in San Pedro. He was detained by the police when he was picking up his sister to hit the campaign trail. The complaint against Ortega is that he is behind in child support payment by eleven thousand dollars. While Ortega refuted that allegation, he paid up over five thousand dollars to avoid overnight detention. It doesn’t escape anyone that Ortega’s troubles with the law coincide with his entry in the political fray. He has launched his candidacy to run for the People’s United Party in the Orange Walk North constituency convention. The incumbent in that division is the powerful Deputy Prime Minister, Gaspar Vega. 

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2 Responses for “BSCFA’s Alfredo Ortega is arrested”

  1. Timber says:

    Ok. Do we want more of you, whether you’re UDP or UDP? Excuse me if my rationale doesn’t seem logical, but if you can’t or refuse to take care of your own, how can the public expect you to have their best interest or the country of Belize at heart? You know that this is political especially since you’re on the other side of the political fence. I want to see UDP have their own get arrested also .

  2. H@tari says:

    Oh yeah, this deadbeat dad will make a great politician! He’ll fit right in.

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