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Dec 28, 2015

Only U.D.P. Ministers Got Christmas Cheer

Joseph Waight

If you needed another indication that things are distinctly dread…Fin-Sec Joseph Waight confirmed that the much lauded Christmas Cheer program was handled very sparingly. In years past, U.D.P. Area Representatives were given ninety thousand dollars each, P.U.P. Area Reps forty-five thousand and U.D.P. caretakers forty-five thousand. This year, only U.D.P. ministers were given Christmas Cheer, and then, only fifty-thousand dollars.


Mike Rudon

“Christmas cheer, would you be able to give us a quantum, I know that I spoke to a couple ministers who said that they did receive but it was very low key this year.”


Joseph Waight, Financial Secretary

“I think the allocation per minister was fifty thousand dollars.


Mike Rudon

“Across the board? Just Ministers? Did area representative from the opposition get?”


Joseph Waight

 “Ministers only; no area representative from the opposition got and no caretakers.”

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3 Responses for “Only U.D.P. Ministers Got Christmas Cheer”

  1. Marie says:

    Xmas cheer should not be handed out to everyone, but the needy. That is alot of money for ministers and representatives. I bet alot of that money wasn’t spent.

  2. Teacher says:

    Get rid of the program entirely!

  3. Ryan says:

    And what did Cayo West get? Minister Contreras didn’t spend a dime at all this Xmas!

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