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Sep 1, 2017

How Far Should Lands Investigation Go?

Dale Trujeque

Like the Belize National Teachers’ Union and the Public Service Union, the C.W.U. is asking that a formal investigation be carried out dating back to the start of Gaspar Vega’s tenure as Minister of Natural Resources.  President Dale Trujeque told News Five that particular attention needs to be paid to the period when the Ministry was under “lockdown” as Vega installed his loyalists and they began to cherry pick what lands they wanted.

 

Dale Trujeque, President, C.W.U.

“When the Government took office in 2008, that department was under lockdown; nothing was going on. We stand by what we say in that press release: it was evident what was going on then. And now it is coming out, and I think the proper thing that can be done is that there be a thorough investigation by the appropriate authorities and if there is wrongdoing – and we know one case of wrongdoing, for certain we know the Amy case there is wrongdoing but there must be more – it can’t be just a needle in a haystack. Let the chips fall where they may – I will use their same clichéd saying; let the chips fall where they may, let them go after who needs to be investigated and prosecuted. We have to change what is happening in this country, or else we will have nothing left for our people. There are too many taking for themselves, and the few struggling out here and can’t get anything for themselves – many out here are getting nothing. So we call on the Government of the day to not take this lightly. The Amy case is not an isolated case. And I am certain; I want to believe people out here don’t believe that is the only case; and the best thing to do is throw this thing open.”

 

Trujeque also joined the call for the Public Accounts Committee’s hearings to be public rather than private, telling us that it would be just like they are not held at all if the public does not have access.

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2 Responses for “How Far Should Lands Investigation Go?”

  1. Oscar says:

    All the way to jail for these corrupt bastard’s

  2. spike says:

    If the investigation goes too deep, and staff are prosecuted, there may not be anyone left available to work in the Lands Dept.! They will all be in jail! A good thing, don’t you think! Watch out Gappy, Wilbur, Bradley, Ysenia, …

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