Nemencio’s new appointment; Perdy stepping down?
In news from Belmopan, there is a major political move in the United Democratic Party. Word to News Five is that Minister of Defence and Immigration, Carlos Perdomo, is stepping out of the political arena. Perdomo, who is the area rep for Caribbean Shores has had a stormy tenure as a minister. He was stung by a huge immigration scandal and more recently, the robbery at the B.D.F. headquarters has dealt another blow to him. Perdomo, however, is saying that it is for health reasons that he is not prepared to run for office in the next election even though he won his divisional convention in December, 2010. Mike Singh is touted as his successor. Singh is currently the Executive Chair of Beltraide and the past C.E.O. of the Ministry of Tourism. He is also the brother of the Minister of Police.
In another move in the government, Corozal North Area representative, Nemencio Acosta, this morning became the Minister of State for Agriculture and Fisheries. Acosta took the oath before the Governor General to serve the remaining part of the UDP’s current term in office. Acosta’s political fortunes were going downhill; he was removed from the Sugar Industry Control Board following the 2009 riot at Tower Hill when Atanacio Gutierrez was killed. Hugo Patt replaced him went and on to beat him at convention earlier this year. That put him at odds with his government because it was felt that Patt had been favored above him.Email This Story