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Jul 2, 2015

Senator Joy Grant Speaks on Petrocaribe

Joy Grant

And whether it sounded like a debate or not, things were a bit calmer when Senator Joy Grant presented. She served up the usual figures and little political jabs here and there, but she told the senate that no matter how much the Petrocaribe is opposed – they, the U.D.P., did their home work. In her presentation, Senator Grant said that the process was transparent and that social partners were included.


Joy Grant, U.D.P. Senator

“To demonstrate the most unequivocal term, the administration committed to amend the act, to assuage the fears that we heard from the Belizean people. I want to be clear, that we have never said the Act was wrong. What we are saying is that we heard what Belizeans were saying that oh they would really like to know before we spend the money, how much we are going to be spending and we that we should say that we are going to come back and say how it is going to be spent. In the amendment, we have done exactly that. This act that we are discussing today has benefitted from consultation with all social partners, including the church, the unions and the chamber of commerce. The PM also met with Church and the union later on for them to tell him as the leader of this country the concerns that they have with the initiative so that we could rectify those. After hearing from the social partners, the prime minister committed to reporting to the house every three months on spending by putting forward a supplementary appropriations bill, like we saw here today. Madam President, every Petrocaribe dollar will be accounted for.”

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2 Responses for “Senator Joy Grant Speaks on Petrocaribe”

  1. Ricky Malthus says:

    Let’s see the proven, authentic financial statements by competent CPAs from any country but Belize or the Caribbean.

  2. Pueblo Unido says:

    Aye Senator Joyce!!!! Your admission is clear, thank you very much!!! Bandaid fixeruppper to save the PM’s ass!!!

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