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Dec 13, 2017

Aldo Salazar Says Chamber Was Out of Line

Aldo Salazar

The House of Representatives is on recess as of Friday, so even if the certificate is obtained in the coming days, its enforcement cannot be pursued until the House next meets, likely in special session. In the Senate, the Chamber of Commerce came under attack from one of its own, Senator Aldo Salazar, for its sharp comments on the issue. According to the U.D.P. Senator, the Chamber made no consultation with its members and he feels they overstepped their boundaries in challenging the government on the U.H.S. issue.

 

Aldo Salazar, U.D.P. Senator

“Mr. President, as I said these are national issues; the Chamber is a national body, and therefore it is not immune from criticism in relation to the statements which it makes; and as a member I feel that this must be pointed out. The first criticism in my view is with the lack of consultation prior to the issuing of the statement in relation to the decision of the Caribbean Court of Justice. As far as I am aware, the membership was not consulted at all. Because I am a member and I am on the mailing list and I was not consulted; I consulted with several other persons who were not consulted. (Interruption) We di talk bout fish and all kinds of thing; we must could talk about this issue, the ninety million dollars. In my view, the issue of this press release was a matter upon which the national membership of the Chamber should have been consulted.  The press release in itself displays a lack of respect for authority. Now some may not like the Prime Minister, or take kindly to his policies and the actions he has taken, but that does not mean that there should be a lack of respect for authority; that the office of the Prime Minister should be respected.”

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