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Aug 15, 2016

What Caused Chief Education Officer’s Vehicle to Catch Fire?

Patrick Faber

Coincidentally, while Faber’s vehicle was being retrieved from the Caribbean Sea, Chief Education Officer Doctor Carol Babb’s Mitsubishi SUV was engulfed in flames elsewhere.  The vehicle which was previously assigned to Faber had been passed down to Babb who was driving it at the time of the fire.  According to Faber, he does not believe that the vehicle was sabotaged.  Instead, he is of the opinion that the fire was the result of an electrical fault.


Patrick Faber, Deputy Prime Minister

“I’ve had in the time that I’ve been in government, nine years, two vehicles assigned to me.  In fact, the first of those two vehicles was on fire last night.  It is now driven by the Chief Education Officer Dr. Babb and at the same time when that was happening this vehicle was catching fire while Dr. Babb was driving it and this Prado that has been assigned to me. I’m not certain. I was on the scene because when they called me, when Dr. Babb called me to say that the vehicle was on fire was around the same time that I had learned of my vehicle being in the sea and I had left Old Belize and was making my way home and so I was in the area and I actually stopped by and I actually saw the vehicle on fire.  I suspect though that that is no kind of sabotage, that it may genuinely be some kind of electrical or mechanical problem.  I don’t think mechanical, but electrical problem that that vehicle may have experienced.  As I’ve said, that use to be the vehicle that I had for five years before Dr. Babb started using it and, you know, people might look at vehicles sometimes and say wow, these are fairly new vehicles compared to [others] but they take a lot of beating in terms of moving all around this country.”

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