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Dec 11, 2013

PM confirms allocations and has no apology to offer

Dean Barrow

On Tuesday, P.U.P. leader Francis Fonseca rained gloom on Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s Christmas Cheer Program. That program will see the allocation of ninety-thousand dollars to U.D.P. Area representatives, twenty-five thousand dollars to P.U.P. Area Representatives and twenty-five thousand dollars to U.D.P. caretakers. The Leader of the Opposition made it clear that he isn’t condemning the program in principle, but rather the allocation. Firstly, Fonseca claims that all constituents should receive the same amount of cheer. And secondly, he says that it is ridiculous and just plain wrong for unelected political aspirants, dubbed caretakers, to be given government monies to use as they wish. Today, PM Barrow confirmed the allocations, and not surprisingly, had no apology to offer. He says that the allocations in the Christmas Cheer Program are perfectly in order.

 

Dean Barrow, Prime Minister

“No minister, no area representative, no caretaker can receive any cash. The only person who have so far applied for cash is the opposition deputy leader, Julius Espat. We kind of understand the circumstance, he obviously went and bought toys in Panama before the Christmas Cheer Program was announced and now he wants us to reimburse him, ain’t going to happen. You can’t get any cash and in terms of the U.D.P. caretakers all they are able to do is suggest recipients for Christmas goodies which will be distributed by the our channel through the Ministry of Human Development. So, nothing is wrong it is in my view completely fair that members of the government should be able to have distributed rather more than members of the opposition. And I am saying last year it was same Mr. Espat who came to me and said do something for the opposition and I immediately complied. Last year they had access to the distribution to ten thousand dollars worth of supply. I never got when I was in opposition for then long year a penny from the then government. By way of Christmas Cheer by way of constituency allocation by way of nothing we are miles ahead of these people in terms of trying to get resources out to citizens and allowing them to participate at a certain level, up to a certain point in the distribution of those resources. They are not determining how public funds are being distributed; they are making recommendation which the ministry has to accept. It is the ministry that distributes but I understand what you are trying to get at and I am saying that as long as the resources get to the people in the constituency. What it then means is that in opposition constituency, fifty thousand dollars worth of resources are going to get to the people. Man that is what is really important.”

 

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6 Responses for “PM confirms allocations and has no apology to offer”

  1. Joe Blank says:

    In an era where civil servants are being asked to tighten their belts, this PM, King, is shameless in his actions. Here is the master pimp at work. This is a long standing tradition of playing with tax payers money. We are to blame to let his arrogance and south-side bully ways go unchecked. People always complain that the “system is a fraud”. Sadly, complicit in this fraud are those who receive the dirty money. Shameless populism has ruined so many countries. If u don’t want to be poor, maybe u should make the best of your educational opportunities and stop having so many children and stop stealing our hard earn money that government takes away from working people to give to unambitious people. That is the true fraud!

  2. Hatari says:

    You’re right on Joe, why should hardworking people who pay their taxes have to support the bums? I am not against charity and helping those that really need help BUT to just hand our money out to basically buy votes is wrong.

  3. No more beano fo deano says:

    I can’t get a grip on the numbers.

    Seems like it is about four passports to be sold for the UDP xmas party. One passport for the Puppie’s bone, actually for the people under their oppression . And another passport for UDP in some special category.

    Seems kind of low, is this to say the passports being sold and the corruption officers are doing their work for free? I guess it is Xmas time.

    Hmm, Is Xmas the time of year for big passports sales? I would think Xmas is not a big deal in China and sales are flat.

    THANK YOU GOB CORRUPTION OFFICERS!!! For thinking of us!
    Merry Xmas and a happy new year!

  4. No more beano fo deano says:

    Love seeing Ali Baba breaking out his pinky sword.
    Shows how powerful the king of the thieves is.
    Just one pinky sword keeps the enemy back, his 40 friends laugh knowing they are safe.
    One word in cabinet, money flows.
    One stroke of a pen, no crime committed, all is forgiven.
    what’s in your wallet Penner, Hulse and Castro? Nice.

    One pinky sword rules the nation.
    Good against Guats too.

  5. No more beano fo deano says:

    BTW, Ali Baba never offers apologies, ever.

    Bad precedent, would confuse the 40 thieves,the public would mourn.

  6. Uncle Benji says:

    We Belize pipil stupid. We expect Dean Ali BaBa-rrow to be apolegetic about how and who he robs or bribes. Gawd, we stupid.

    A good con man, a good thief, a master of deceit is what Ali BaBa-rrow is all about. We should expect nothing from Dean Ali BaBa-rrow, if it is not pilferage and “CastroRizing.”

    Congrats on the new facial look Dean Ali BaBa-rrow. It gives you an aura of being a master thief that excels at his trade………… robbing the public.

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