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May 27, 2014

P.U.P. Leader demanding apology from PM Barrow

Mark King

Last Thursday, Minister of State Mark King told the media that his government looks after U.D.P. first, Belizeans second and P.U.P. last. While those words are likely true, in this case honesty may not have been the best policy. King’s comments have gone viral. By Friday, the People’s United Party fired off a release calling the comments, and not so subtly Mark King, ignorant and arrogant. P.U.P. Leader, Francis Fonseca, today told News Five that he is demanding an apology from Prime Minister Dean Barrow.

 

Francis Fonseca, P.U.P. Leader

Francis Fonseca

“I think all Belizeans should be offended, whether you are P.U.P. or even U.D.P. you should be offended by the fact that this Minister of State representing the U.D.P. government is saying that we will decide who gets what in this country and we will decide who eats first. It’s absolutely disgraceful…I describe the comments as both ignorant and arrogant. But regrettably his comments are consistent with the actions and words of this U.D.P. government…very consistent. The latest example Belizeans will recall is this whole Mother’s Day Program where the government made it clear that the only mothers who matter in this country are U.D.P. mothers. That was effectively the message being sent by the leader of our country to the country…saying that if you’re a P.U.P. mother you don’t count, saying that if you’re not somebody who one of my U.D.P. representatives considers a supporter then to hell with you, you don’t matter. So it’s consistent with the leadership of our country, it’s consistent with the leadership of the U.D.P.  Mr. Barrow sets the tone, he sets the example and he is the one who I hold accountable. As we said in the release I call on him to apologize on behalf of his Minister of State because we’ve come to expect that kind of nonsense and ignorance from Mark King, but we expect the leader of our country to know better and we expect him to apologize on behalf of Mark King, apologize on behalf of his government and to set the record straight and to say no, that is not the Belize we want to live in.”

 

The Southern Caucus of the P.U.P. today issued a release condemning King’s statements. But that body goes further to state that where the NCL project is concerned, Chairman of the Cabinet Investment Sub-committee Senator Godwin Hulse has given credibility to King’s comments. The release denounces what it calls, “a purely partisan approach for all future distribution of contracts, employment and other opportunities that may arise from the NCL project.”

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4 Responses for “P.U.P. Leader demanding apology from PM Barrow”

  1. Joe Blank says:

    Lol! The UDP cannot apologize for what is a part of their DNA. Thuggery, intimidation, pettiness, and vindictiveness are synonymous with being UDP. Mark King was of the opinion that he was being a ‘macho man’. To most of us, he is just another buffoon “ghetto superstar”. So, Barrow can keep his apology.

  2. xyz says:

    Mark king’s words is a reflection of how the entire UDP party thinks – the UDP has been in power too long. Mark king is too arrogant and too dumb to apologize. Dean Barrow- the brightest of the flock should man-up and apologize to the entire nation. They need to realize that some of the people who voted for them are not ‘known UDP’s’ and they definitely are offended by those remarks; its about time to have a change of leadership in this country; more people like Mark King makes it easier for the PUP!…….GO MARK KING GO!!!!!! HA HA HAAAA

  3. Bzn says:

    THE PUDP ARE ALL A BUNCH OF GREEDY CLOWNS…. IT IS TIME FOR US BZN TO STAND UP N TAKE BACK BELIZE FROM THIS IMBECILES… QUIT BEING TAKEN FOR FOOLS BY THESE POLITICIANS…. QUIT SELLING YOUR VOTES FOR A LEE $100 N AFTER THAT YOUR CRYING THINGS HARD… RALLY BZ RALLY…… JUNE 8TH 4PM,, BZ CITY BATTLEFIELD PARK….

  4. tellmesomethingidontknow says:

    when you stupid you talk stupidness, stupid is as stupid does. cant expect nothing smart of this poor excuse of a man

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