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Feb 16, 2015

Mayor Bradley Scoffs at Coye’s Opinion on CitCo Audit

Jose Coye

The P.U.P. maintains that from what they’ve seen of the audit, and from what they haven’t seen, there is a clear indication of mismanagement. According to Coye, it’s almost impossible to gauge the movement and controls of the Council, at least by the figures, and he says that’s damning. Since there were some serious allegations being thrown out against Mayor Darrell Bradley this morning, we thought it fair to get a response from him as well.

 

Jose Coye, Accountant

“We have not seen the 2013 audit completed. This 2014 auditor is saying that it was being done but it has not yet been completed…they have no opinion. I would say then that that in itself is literally torpedoing this audit…meaning that if you could not rely on the 2012…if the 2013 that showed in the 2014 showed where adjustments had to be made of over twenty-odd million, netting out a deficit reduction from nine million to one point nine million, that to me is telling you that this one is highly questionable. So the conclusion that I would say is the most damning thing is that we don’t know where they are. It’s like going to your cash basis – it’s like being in Central America but we don’t know where in Central America. I use that as the analogy that accountants use. This one now where we’re supposed to know where you really are…what is really the worth of the Council…what is their performance in terms of revenue…what has been their prudent expenditures…what their internal controls have been like…those are the things that come into question, so in essence its questioning the management on a whole of that institution. That’s the damning thing of it.”

 

Darrell Bradley

Darrell Bradley, Belize City Mayor

“Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait…you are telling me that they got Joe Coye to give an opinion on our independent audit? Man really! Really and truly! This Joe Coye which the Caribbean Court of Justice in their judgment referred to in the most unkind way for actions that were done in the capacity of a public office…and you will tell me that over the past three years when we have been adamant about accountability and transparency and then they will bring him to question us. Man Daniel this is what I am saying, that you are wasting our time. We have a city to run, we have an election to win, and those people do not mean well for this country and they bring absolutely nothing to the discussion…nothing to the discussion.”

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2 Responses for “Mayor Bradley Scoffs at Coye’s Opinion on CitCo Audit”

  1. Greeneyes says:

    Agree with you Darrell, he has no creditability. I wouldn’t belive anything he says!

  2. Thankyouforfairness says:

    “Since there were some serious allegations being thrown out against Mayor Darrell Bradley this morning, we thought it fair to get a response from him as well.”

    It’s not a favor! This is your job! Wish the media would do it more often.

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