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Sep 4, 2013

Despite Amended Policy, Media Is Denied Access to PAC Meeting

Julius Espat

While pro-tem PAC Chairman John Saldivar has said that all meetings of the PAC from now on will be open to the public, this one wasn’t. The media wasn’t even allowed into the offices of the National Assembly, much less anywhere the committee room. Prime Minister Dean Barrow had said that meetings would be public, but Espat says that was just another lie.

 

Julius Espat, Chairman, Public Accounts Committee

“That the meeting will not be held public well this is just to show you that what the Prime Minister says and what Cabinet says is a lie, has always been. He made a public statement on August 31st that all meetings will be public, what are they hiding we have nothing to hide, so that was a major problem there.”

 

John Saldivar, Pro-tem Chairman, Public Accounts Committee

John Saldivar

“I don’t know who made the announcement that the meeting was a public meeting. The meeting was a private meeting held in the committee room.”

 

As we’ve stated, the next meeting of PAC will be held on September twenty-third.

 

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1 Response for “Despite Amended Policy, Media Is Denied Access to PAC Meeting”

  1. melvin says:

    Really sad how our democracy & Gov’t is failing in our own country the UDP only think for themselves and their cronies and don’t feel for wat the poor people of this country are going trough,things are really hard mein,every year we see it harder and harder,the cost of living,our failing health centers/hospitals ,some of them without medications,because i took my mom for a chekup at NRH and the nurse said “sorry no ay medecinas porfavor comprarlo en la farmacia,”-NRH,KHMH-WRH,SRH, shuks sad situation and reality-how many babies lost their lives at KHMH- because of the incompetence of the ministry of health and the govt’ and noting has been done for it, unemployment, robberies,father abandoning their kids and not paying maintainance,corruptions -land grabs by cronies while we/many Belizeans cannot have one – while corrupt politricians and families have tens and tens of lots, its really a problem the UDP should be focusing on and stop playing politics that ‘MAJORITY RULES”?we deserve better all Belizeans no matta wat “P”.

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