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Nov 20, 2014

Espat Debates Validity of Petrocaribe Loan Motion

Julius Espat

Member for Cayo South Julius Espat has been a particular thorn in the side of the government. It is his name, as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee that is affixed to a lawsuit against Prime Minister Dean Barrow. On Tuesday he lashed out at Barrow in particular, revisiting an old wound caused by the biting words of former U.D.P. Mayor Zenaida Moya. According to Espat, Moya was right.

 

Julius Espat, Area Rep., Cayo South

“One has to wonder why a Prime Minister would spend millions of dollars on ads, millions of dollars on amassing a paid political fanatical crowd, personally calling business owners to stop financing political people from the PUP side, personally calling his contractors so that they send out their people to the stuff today…I know because in Cayo South we had about ten people that wanted to come. They called me and said boss Imer Hernandez said if I don’t come he will fire me. And I told them well let him fire you because we will take him to court too. Mr. Speaker, the message that they are spreading is a message of hate and it is a lie. It is a lie, it is a lie, it is a lie. We are not against development. The sole purpose of amassing that crowd is so they can stand up. They feel like men today you see, because they are afraid of us, you see, because they cannot stand up alone. Zenaida was right Mr. Speaker., she was right.”

 

The debate started almost an hour late and lasted until nearly seven,

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