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Nov 6, 2018

Despite Public Row, Boots Remains a Team Player

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

In the buildup to Sunday’s convention, Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber and Area Representative Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez were engaged in a heated exchange while on the campaign trail in Port Loyola.  The public spat among the cabinet colleagues left a bitter taste in the mouths of their supporters, particularly since each endorsed different candidates.  Faber and National Security Minister John Saldivar, however, joined forces in favour of Phillip Willoughby, while Martinez and the prime minister’s sister campaigned for Mike Peyrefitte.  In the aftermath of Willoughby’s victory, will the DPM and the outgoing Minister of Human Development be able to mend fences?

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez, Area Representative, Port Loyola

“Moving forward, I am a team player.  I believe that we noh need fi go party together but we can work together and that is my main concept.  So fu me, I don’t see a difference in terms of working and moving forward.”

 

Reporter

“These gentlemen came into your kingdom, your area and dehn put ahn work pan yo eena your own Port Loyola.  Yo haftu feel wahn way personally bout that.”

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“But at the time sir, like weh I pointed out to a lot of people, including the constituency, I am doing my best, but again there is no way that nobody at constituency level or otherwise can punish me.  It was my decision not to run.  It is my decision to retire, gratuity and pension is due to me.  Even when I die, the hymn sheet weh yoh sing affa, government haftu pay fa.  Dehn haftu buy blank shot, twenty-one gun salute, mi family wahn get wahn flag.  So that was a conscious decision that I made, so there is no more… Like what I said to the people of Port Loyola, yes I will serve you as long as I am here, but one thing I could say that I am not at the hands of people of Port Loyola.”

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