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Jun 8, 2015

Macca Explains Petrocaribe Funded Father’s Day Cheer

Ivan Ramos

Ivan Ramos didn’t have much favors with the party after he accepted the controversial Petrocaribe Father’s Day Cheer from G.O.B.  Deputy Party Leader Julius Espat went on record to condemn the acceptance of monies because the party is suing the government on the grounds that the use of the monies is illegal since it did not get House approval.  Espat told News Five that Ramos should be sanctioned for accepting the monies. Today, we asked him about that decision.


Andrea Polanco

“Some look at it, your decision to accept the Father’s Day Cheer, some look at it as if you’re going against, disrespecting the party. Would you say this is so?”


Ivan Ramos, Resigned from House of Representatives

“No, no, no. Let me say this, as much as the party seeming took a position. The people here yesterday were saying simply take the money it is our money. That is the response of people in our party to take the money because we need the money. I don’t look at it as disrespect. Am I not also a leader in the party at the time?”


Andrea Polanco

“So, you’d say that your decision was pro people, pro development instead of pro-party?”


Ivan Ramos

“Yes and that has been our response. If you go back to various house meetings, the four of us very often would make submissions calling out the government to say hey you need to fix streets and do the other. That is what we have been doing so it is a bit contradictory to say that we want this for our area and for our people and then we take positions otherwise.”


You heard Ramos say that he was pro-development and pro-people, saying that constituents wanted the monies, so on Tuesday; we have much more on his response to the Father’s Day Cheer and his views on the Mena-Sabal bye-election.

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