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Aug 24, 2018

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez: “I Don’t Care What Darrell Bradley Says”

Port Loyola area representative Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez gave a fiery response to the media when he was pressed about the third piece of missing equipment which belongs to the City Council. Earlier in the month, an audit of the Works Department at the council revealed that three heavy duty equipment, a Caterpillar Bulldozer, an eighteen-foot flatbed trailer, and a John Deere tractor could not be accounted for in its inventory.  The audit report pointed to Minister Martinez and a day after the news broke, the equipment was located.  The flatbed trailer and the bulldozer were returned to the City Council, but the tractor remains missing and reports are that it is being repaired somewhere in the Cayo District. So when the media caught up with Martinez on Thursday, he was asked to respond to the comments made by former Mayor Darrell Bradley who said that the council did not receive the equipment even though many attempts were made.

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez, Area Representative, Port Loyola

“I don’t care what Darrell Bradley says. I don’t care you know. This hear-say, this say, listen to me carefully, I’m the Minister of Human Development. I have never work at city council; have nothing to do with city council. So I don’t care what he says. You need to question the officials at city council, not me at all. Was I an employee?”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“But you were a part of acquiring the equipment.”

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“I was never a part of acquiring.  I sat in a meeting but I was never a part of acquiring nothing.”

 

Reporter

“Then the equipment ended up on the compound.”

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“Let me put it this way here.”

 

Reporter

“Which they mayor said they never used.”

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“Man make I tell you something…they never used it!?”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“They never used because they never got it he says.”

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“Never use the compound?”

 

Reporter

“The compound because you said they mi the borrow it.”

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“Man the green building is right there. Go and talk to the Mayor, talk to the people that work at city council. Talk to Joseph Lawrence. Talk to all of them. It’s up there they were housed.

 

Reporter

And since you were instrumental in locating two of the pieces of equipment, the third still has not been located. They say it is somewhere in Unitedville but they can’t find it.

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“That is not me. They didn’t find the man who had it? Then that is a question for the man who find it, not for me.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“Maybe they need your assistance…”

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“They do not need my assistance for nothing sir. They don’t need my assistance for nothing. Why they need my assistance for?”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“You found the two other….”

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“They found the man who had the three…So why would they need my assistance.”

 

Reporter

“You helped to find.”

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“I didn’t help to find nothing.”

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