Despite Amended Policy, Media Is Denied Access to PAC Meeting
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
“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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