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Feb 5, 2014

Barrow says scandals can topple his government

 

Dean Barrow

In recent months, the Elvin Penner passport scandal followed by the visa hustle, the Castro Airports Authority cheques and the “hotbed of corruption” in the land departments, among others, have shaken the Barrow Administration to its core. And the Prime Minister has been found defending every scandal because of the razor-thin majority in the House. Today, with the same openness that he acknowledged the effect of the scandals on his administration, the Prime Minister also admitted that if it continues unchecked, he may be forced to seek a new mandate from the people, even though it is not something he will accept with relish. And if that happens, says PM Barrow, there is every possibility that his administration would fall.

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Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“Every time I take action, as I tell you am sworn to do and as I am telling you I will continue to do, there are political repercussions because of the slimness of the majority. I bear that well in mind as I take the actions that I take. Ultimately if I have to take more actions and it results in two persons or perhaps three persons who are in the House, resigning from the party thus triggering either bye-elections or a general election, I will simply have to do what my duty and conscience tell me I must do and live with the consequences, which will no doubt be a loss of the consequent general elections. I am not going to go there easily as I said, but if I have to, I will go there.”

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9 Responses for “Barrow says scandals can topple his government”

  1. Joe Blank says:

    I have long predicted that Deano is unlikely to hold out. He is too proud a man to continue to take this public flogging. He along with Lois, Michael Young, Dennis, Anwar, and the rest of the UDP elite are set. They have lined their pockets with “legal corruption.” The other illiterate crooks have to do it the shameless way. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  2. curious says:

    Barrow reely di look old now bekaaz e di try fi hold aan to powa but dat wah cast am big time. di mo e deh een deh di mo e paaty wah get eena trubl. Di nex paaty shudda seerasly investigate dem ya skandals wid dem krooked ministaz. e sound like three mo a dem krooked ministaz deh eena hat waata. FIGA DEH MINISTAZ DI WORRY BOUT WAH NEX TERM EENA GOVAMENT? DEH DI LOOK FI HUSSLE AN FULL DEH PAKET. KROOKED BAASTADS. SOME A DEM SHUDDA GET LAK UP BEKAAZ DEH NO OWN BELIZE, DEH GET PUT DEH FI RUN DI KUNTRY.

    TEECHAZ UNIANS UNU HAF FI KEEP UP DI PRESHA. UNU DAH DI WANS WEH TEECH DI LEE WANS DEM FI GROW UP FI TUN MINISTAZ AN TINGS. HOW UNU WAH TEECH CIVICS WEN DEM YA BREDDAZ DEH DA LONE KROOKS? HOW UNU WAH TEECH BOUT LAW MAKERS WEN DEH YA BREDDAS DI GET WEH WID WA LAT A KORUPSHAN AN DI BRUK DI LAWS DEM? DI CHANGE STAAT RITE FRAM UNU TEECHAZ SO LIKE HOW DI LAW FALL DOWN PAN E BATTAM, MAYBE UNU DA DI ANSWA. SO NO FRAID, FLEX UNU MUSCLES.

  3. Ali BaBarrow, king of Belizean thieves says:

    CAN????
    DID!!!!

    Past tense Ali, you have no credible ethical authority.
    Your governance folded a long time ago with your ethics.
    GOB is run by a band of 40+1 thieves.
    Everything this government touches is either corrupted or ineffectual.
    Closest thing you got to competence is thieving the people.
    You squandered the wealth of the nation. Congrats!

    Someone, please tell this clown he has no clothes.
    Step aside, people need to go to prison.
    you do not have the stomach for that, they are your 40,
    which is why you should not be prime minister.

  4. Ali BaBarrow, king of Belizean thieves says:

    what a joke, I just keep laughing when I read this nonsense, empty statement.
    I get it you are going to grow a conscience and sprout duty this week, and make it official next week.
    drum roll pleaze……

    “I will simply have to do what my duty and conscience tell me I must do and live with the consequences”

    Like you are going to prosecute yourself and put yourself in prison, and run the government from Hattieville???

    Sounds like more of the same.

    The next ch5 poll:
    Should the prime minister resign and all government criminals be prosecuted, fined, sent to prison, and all ill gotten gain returned to the rightful owners, the country of Belize.

  5. Ali BaBarrow, king of Belizean thieves says:

    “Barrow says scandals can topple his government”

    shucks, this is a re-run.
    Ali said that months ago.
    I guess it happened, he just does not know it. Or is faking.

    Edmond, let’s go booty call, teach me to be like you. I am thinking Chinese take out.
    Show the kids what it is like to be a government minister and order everything off the menu, and then some more.

  6. Rod says:

    You are nothing but a big corrupt thief and bigot judas

  7. Common Sense says:

    Blue Shirt
    Apologetic
    this is looking and feeling like his “Said Musa moment”….karma…..
    All is not lost king Dean, there are several thing, but mainly…..there is no credible alternative worthy of a vote.
    World is turning to legalizing the herb…..legalize and the third term is yours along with an increase in tourism and self-attracted income. It’s the way out, all will be forgiven and your name will be immortalized.

  8. Ixchel Pop says:

    It guess this is feeling a lot like a Musa moment; this being the lowest point for the government, it is still not as bad as the MUSA-FONSECA corruption era . No matter how bad it gets I can’t shake off that dark period in our history. Even so, the saddest thing is that our option for the other party is perhaps even worse so again the people of Belize are caught in the bind of deciding if they want to keep this current government or go back to the good ole days of Musa-Fonseca. I guess people will think about that and make a judgment to see if they are ok with this or if are prepare for the Foseca-Musa Gatsbyesque type corruption.

  9. ceo says:

    If you do the correct thing you will win in the end because good always win!

    You will be more respected and remembered and come next election if you soround yourself with different and better friends you can win again.

    God loveth a contrite heart!

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