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Mar 6, 2014

Herman Longsworth blasts the Deputy Prime Minister

It seemed like a good move…providing a little upliftment to the lives of those living in poverty in the ill-names Conch Shell Bay. On Wednesday, aspiring politician Phillip Willoughby covered all bases… the requisite walk though dilapidated homes, the pressing of hands, back-patting and concerned features. He even appeared on camera holding a baby during his interview. It was a moment made for television, but that moment has unleashed a firestorm of criticism from Albert Area Representative, Herman Longsworth. Willoughby wants to run in Albert too. Today, Longsworth lashed out, not so much at the young rookie, but at Minister of Natural Resources and Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega. He publicly scolded Vega for working to undermine him in Albert, saying that is just plain wrong.

 

Herman Longsworth, Albert Area Representative

Herman Longsworth

“The truth is that I have been around for two years…been around for two years only. I have done the very best I can to assist people. I don’t believe that I should publicize and make a public scene because I am helping people with their resources…something that they hired me to do. I will not do that. But those people I have helped…they know who they are and they know what that help feels like. When the day comes to go to the polls, that’s another story. I will say however, that two things worry me a little bit about what has happened. One…this is almost nine years that Mr. Willoughby has been a City Councilor…did it take him nine years to figure out that the people in Conch Shell bay needed assistance…come on man? I mean, I’ve been there two years and I have been trying to help. The other issue that I have, and I need to say this publicly…the day after I sat with my colleague who is responsible for lands and told him that I had lease papers for people in Conch Shell Bay who needed to regularize their documents…none other than his Commissioner of Lands is walking through Conch Shell Bay with my opponent.”

 

Reporter

“So obviously some bigger games are being played because Willoughby has an ad with German Vega in it?”

 

Herman Longsworth

“He can have an ad with anybody in it. Willoughby has the right to contest me, just like I had a right to contest Tom Morrison when I did…”

 

Reporter

“However your Cabinet colleague should support an elected representative.”

 

Herman Longsworth

“I hear that and there is no responsibility, there is no onus to say yes he must. But I don’t think it is right that he should be undermining. If you don’t support you don’t support, and you have the right to that. I chose who I wanted to support when I needed to support. I have that right. But I have never undermined anybody and I’ve never tried to.”

 

We assume that the Deputy Prime Minister won’t take too kindly to the verbal spanking by the relative newcomer Longsworth.

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5 Responses for “Herman Longsworth blasts the Deputy Prime Minister”

  1. Timber says:

    Why are you crying now Herman? You walk around aloof and moved away from your neighborhood when you got into politics. You used to sit at Dits restaurant and chat and hang out. Now you pass and don’t even say to those who remain over the years. Remember the days when there was hardly anything to eat and you used to be in and out of our house? Hmmmmmm Herman. Your area around Amara Avenue in Belize City is not good enough for you anymore because you have “come up.” It’s amazing how you and Phillip are jockeying for position now because both of you see bigger money in Central Government. Didn’t even know until recently that Phillip was married to my Aunt’s niece, whom he treats her and her mother like a piece of …., like they are second class citizens. I remember when he met me a few years ago and gave me a promise about giving me couple pieces of land in exchange for something valuable that I had and he wanted. I turned that offer down because my family worked for what they have, land, house etc. No minister can knock on our doors and say we owe them because we toiled and saved.

  2. sickntired says:

    Longsworth got good sense fi realise that if he stay quiet them will take chance of him and roll him away before he even know what di ketch him. He betta shout loud so them pay attention and stop mess with him. See how bev walk all ova hutchy with vega help. I guess longsworth next.

  3. Lord LOL says:

    Pay back is a b***h, you went and support Faber to contest Vega to be deputy, Vega won and now he is returning the favor.
    I am seeing major cracks in the UDP, I guess it may soon implode.

  4. r-dale says:

    Herman, either buy a bigger hat or buy a smaller head. Come on man when you went to the hat shop didn’t they have big kid sizes too.

  5. moses x says:

    anansie di tell story. We di listen.

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