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Sep 8, 2014

P.U.P. Insulted by PG Town Council Receivership…

Francis Fonseca

The monthly subvention that the PG Town Council receives, says Fonseca, is in the tune of twenty-two thousand to pay salaries for the mayor, his deputy and councilors. But the government, through the Ministry of Local Government, has taken over the financial administration of the council and installed a financial controller.


Francis Fonseca, P.U.P. Leader

“The prime minister is furtherance of this very same political agenda that he is on, has also sent in to the PG town council a financial controller. This decision we view as a abuse of authority by the Minister of Finance, the Prime Minister and a blatantly political move directed at a P.U.P. town council. It is our understanding that the decision to send in a financial controller was made at a U.D.P. national party council meeting at which the individual running against Mister Fuentes, one Fern Gutierrez, who is a member of the U.D.P. national executive, made the call of such a move, for such an appointment of a financial controller because she believes it will help her political campaign in Punta Gorda. This is scandalous and must be condemned by all Belizeans.”


Anthony Fuentes

Anthony Fuentes, Mayor, Punta Gorda

“What I’ve gotten from the ministry of local government is that anything more than fifty dollars, the financial controller would have to sign on the cheque. Also, he alone cannot sign on cheque…both myself and the deputy mayor have to sign on the cheques as well.”


But as to the allegation made against the Punta Gorda Mayor, the P.U.P. is asking for a full, unequivocal and immediate apology from the Prime Minister. 

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