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Jul 2, 2015

Senator Shoman on Petrocaribe Tacos

Lisa Shoman

And there is no debate of Petrocaribe without the now famous ‘tacos and beer’ trip to Corozal. Well, in the senate, Senator Godwin Hulse justified the use of Petrocaribe funds for the “free trip”- which, you may know by now, has been publicly condemned by many as irresponsible use of the funds. And it was no laughing matter for Senator Shoman when Hulse basically endorsed the use of funds for the Collet division trip by Patrick Faber. And unlike how tacos are served, on Wednesday she served her words cold inside the Senate.


Lisa Shoman, P.U.P. Senator

“Drink beer and eat tacos does not constitute social and community assistance to the poor, socially marginalized and other sectors of the community, because if that is your vision of how you are going to help the poor and socially marginalized in this country, then the poverty is yours. You have a poverty of vision, you have a poverty of planning and you don’t understand how to lift people out of the misery and the hardship of their lives. I am sorry for anyone who thinks that beer and tacos is the way to lift people out of the poverty of their lives. Cold like that. Cold like that.”

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3 Responses for “Senator Shoman on Petrocaribe Tacos”

  1. Rod says:

    Give them more Lisa more more tell the pm why has 5000 people gone murdered since he has been in office why are so many belizeans being murdered by the hands of police and this gov.

  2. Disappointed at GOB says:

    Faber made some people happy for 1 day. What about the rest o their lives? What about me, my children and my grandchildren who will have to pay petrocaribe loan for the rest of our lives?

  3. Pueblo Unido says:

    Awesome speech!! On point!!! who vex fi vex!!! godwin – you lost it all now that you are on the inside – part of the team!!! You will be shipped back !!!

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