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Feb 8, 2012

Cardona lashes out on U.D.P. nepotism and cronyism

Marcel Cardona

Cardona, in quoting PM Dean Barrow prior to taking office in 2008, recalled that the U.D.P.’s position on nepotism and corruption was one of zero tolerance; however, he said, Barrow has since reneged on that commitment to the people of Belize.  Cardona then went on to cite numerous instances of purported nepotism and cronyism within the Barrow Administration, involving the prime minister’s family.

Marcel Cardona

“The Prime Minister Dean Oliver Barrow now boldly and quite conveniently asserts (as Prime Minister) that he does not believe that nepotism is or refers to favoring ones family members or relatives. And so is awarding of millions upon millions of tax-payers dollars in legal services to the Prime Ministers ex-wife Lois Young Barrow and brother Denys Barrow, when there are other equally competent, if not more competent local attorneys who could do the job, not a blatant act of corruption and nepotism on the part of Mr. Anti-Corruption, Prime Minister Dean Barrow? And so is the awarding of lucrative oil contracts to the Prime Ministers nephew, Kimano Barrow, to allow him and his family to benefit from the oil bonanza in Belize, not another blatant act of public corruption and nepotism on the part of Mr. Anti-Corruption, Prime Minister Dean Barrow? And so is the appointing of the Prime Ministers Ex-wife Lois Young Barrow and his twenty-seven year old son, Anwar Barrow to the lucrative B.T.L. Board of Directors, following B.T.L.s takeover by the Government of Belize in 2009, not another blatant act of public corruption and nepotism on the part of Mr. Anti-Corruption, Prime Minister Dean Barrow ladies and gentlemen? And so is the appointing of the Prime Ministers twenty-seven year old son, Anwar Barrow, as a temporary member of the Belize Senate, not another blatant act of public corruption and nepotism on the part of Mr. Anti-Corruption, Prime Minister Dean Barrow? And so is the awarding of the lucrative National Boledo and Lottery Contract to a joint venture business between Brads and the Prime Ministers twenty-seven year old son, Anwar Barrow, not another blatant act of public corruption and nepotism on the part of Mr. Anti-Corruption, Prime Minister Dean Barrow? And so is the retention and rewarding of his close friend, confidant, and close relative or family member of Prime Minister Dean Barrow, being the current NICH President, following the discovery of what may well be classified as her secret sweetheart deal with a private investor over an exclusive and lucrative 10-year contract renewable for or to another ten years, over rights over the No’hoch Che En Archaeological Site at Caves Branch, not another blatant act of public corruption and nepotism on the part of Mr. Anti-Corruption, Prime Minister Dean Barrow?”

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19 Responses for “Cardona lashes out on U.D.P. nepotism and cronyism”

  1. Louisville,Ky says:

    Marcel, to me, ‘e sound like sour grapes my bwai.

  2. Bulba Martinez says:

    Not to mention that “Titiman Flores” was stripped as Ambasssador Of Music and had his prodigal son “Shine” as Ambasssador of our beloved country. Di rest da history!!!!

  3. it's just that simple says:

    Cardona, shut up, stop disrespecting. What’s the problem? You did not get a $50000-100000 new car? boo hoo. If you wreck that car, no problem, the government buys you a new one, Where those new wrecked cars go, nobody knows, but they have good new parts. The more cars you wreck, bigger your bragging rights and can get the newest car every year. Now you blew it. No new cars for you to wreck.

  4. MADDYVANDIJKDEREALISTO says:

    The history of politics are based on cronyism and nepotism in Belize, instead of meritocracy. It is a system that feeds of corruption.

    Cardona, How come you are not comparing Musa corruptions here too?
    Musa made all the other Musa’s and friends famous by commiting the same corruption scheme.

    Even though jobs are hard to find in Belize when Musa and corporation takes office again everyone against him will be replace with Musa family and friends again, the circle of corruption.

  5. Rod says:

    Fu more corruption and murders vote Fu bald head barrow vote udp for more of the same corruption and murders.

  6. Belizean says:

    This guy is abolutely not impressive. I would never ever vote for this empty bean bag. Maybe he was jealous that he didnt get his cut, hahaha. What hope does the public now have if this guy would come in? He has not mentioned anything about himself, only blame blame blame, which TELLS ME HOW SILLY HE IS!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Jan says:

    Typical belizean always moved by the masses. When ever someone makes a bold step in naming out its discontent to a government ina civil manner we just laugh & call him/her crazy. We need violence & destruction to open our eyes and see that we are heading down hill yep thats what Belizeans want. Im no die hard party fantanatic but we have a lot of them out there. And every Belizean has the right to go and vote for whom they want. But just think about this days there is no middle-class. We only have poor & some what if you are fortunate high-class. Its time to take the responsibility & the decisions in our hands Belize…

  8. SIgh says:

    UDP supporters here are bunch of ignorant idiots comparing the previous administration to the current stop with your stupidity that was in the past they had their lick and got voted out so what now the majority must suffer because the current one has an excuse to do it.

    The fact is the UDP is the exact same thing they were supposedly against, you know how the udp work the manipulate you same ones give you nothing and keep to themselves .

    Atleast the pup is reshuffling .

  9. Do it right says:

    Cardona needs to realize that it is not the government’s fault he got beat so badly in his constituent. Stop blaming your faults on other people and take responsibility for your actions or lack there of. Did he really need to hold a press conference to rant about the government, then as usual back down. The Belizean people are glad and relieved that we won’t be seeing his face in government any more. He didn’t want to get embarrassed in the general election, thats why he stepped down.

  10. Belizean says:

    Thanks “Do it right” you really unveiled the truth here!!! Cheers to you

  11. the real issue says:

    Gotta respect the hair do!

    Even his hair is equally divided…

    respect

  12. jesse says:

    Lets not forget that borth clubs aka pup and udp law firms do the same things every time they get in power.bottom line,none of those 2 lawfirms are good for belize,get real belizeans.

  13. jesse says:

    Lets not forget that borth clubs aka pup and udp law firms do the same things every time they get in power.bottom line,none of those 2 lawfirms are good for belize,get real belizeans.

  14. dubs says:

    It seems that Dean Barrow has done his job well. He has brainwashed the hell out of people. How can he get away with all this nonsense. You mean fu tell me people so fool. This man d seh weh dem do and all dem do da attack ah. When ih mi follow Master DEAN anything ih seh mi right. As ih oppose ah all of sudden he bad. Da like we no have no right to oppose king Barrow the ruler. Unu eva listen to him talk, he lone use big words fu confuse people and nothing make sense.

  15. ABC says:

    dubs, u said it right, all u see is ppl attacking Marcel Cardona for speaking of what was done to him as a member of the UDP, I guess everyone got brainwashed by Barrow and his jargon.

    Did u people even listen to what they did to the man in the house of representatives in front of the whole nation, just because he was opposed to what the administration was doing… we shud all listen before we go commenting non sense.

    And since you’re all talking BS, y don’t we all do something and stop bashing other ppl for the decisions they make, when we see GOB doing $#!%, we can all stop it if we’re united as one people, love for country first people :)

  16. Latina Mom says:

    You who just THAT simple, (above) know this. You da really one SIMPLE one!! You really believe your bs. You really think the High and Mighty UDP would have been giving Cardona car after car?? Which planet you living in?? The ONLY car that Cardona has ever received from the High and Mighty UDP were returned to them in good conditions. No car of their’s was “wrecked”. God forbid!! IT WOULD HAVE SURELY BEEN THE HIGHLIGHTS OF CHANNEL 7 NEWS MOCKERY!!! Any car that Cardona pleases to buy for himself or whoever he wishes, comes from his hard-earned money. May God bless Cardona with all the happiness and prosperity any honest person deserves. People like you are only envious! ENVY will eat you inside-out!!

  17. protect the reef says:

    The PUP borrowed over a billion dollars in ten years and we haven’t started to feel the grip yet. So if you find it hard right now wait…soon we will ALL feel the effects. The same for UDP look at the millions disappearing, look at dictatorship in the making . We are just caged people who don’t know what direction to take. The educated ones will know exactly what to do in a few…flee. this election is the most unpredictable, it’s hard for those who know what’s going on.

  18. Latina Mom says:

    The real issue here is to PIN THE DONKEY TAIL on election day Belizean, and make sure you do it right!! We don’t want any complaining afterwards. make sure you ministers have them wallets full in case the jobs you want to see get done are not being done in time or the way you want it! You only get the ministers you deserve!!

  19. Steve says:

    It seems that certain people are contented with the KHMH scandals, the SSB write off of debt already paid, exorbitant spending on legal fees to fight the nationalization of BTL & BEL, the dreadful 9th amendment, among other nepotism acts of scandals, whilst criticizing Marcel for standing against corruption and nepotism. It’s not sour grapes; why you want to shut up Marcel? Why you want Marcel to remember the past? Marcel is living the present. Musa has paid his price, that is why his government lost big. I encourage Marcel to be vigilant of the present.
    Belizeans should not accept people in government to destroy Belize! SAY NO TO CORRUPTIION!!!!

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