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Aug 17, 2016

P.M. Says Deputy’s Prado Story Will Be Scrutinized By Police

Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber’s assigned ministerial vehicle was plunged in the drink near Marine Parade on Sunday night as he socialized at Old Belize following, an outing to the cayes earlier in the day.  It turns out that the vehicle had been reported stolen from the residence of his girlfriend near mile four on the George Price Highway.  Who stole the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado remains a mystery, but does the story told by the Collet Area Representative hold water?  That’s what we asked PM Barrow today.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“He had called me from the Sunday night because when I first heard about it I thought that maybe he had been in the vehicle and I was concerned about his safety.  He said no and from then he told me that the vehicle had to have been stolen and now clearly a question has arisen, stolen by whom?  And the police have been told to try to get to the bottom of this and as I know that’s where things are.”



“Sir, with the admission that he left the key with a friend, that the friend subsequently left the key in the vehicle…is that optimal stewardship of the public asset? A very expensive asset as well.”


Dean Barrow

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“I think you put that question to him and he confessed that it wasn’t. He told you.”



“Well you are his boss…”


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“But who am I to disagree with that.”



“But you are his boss so then he would need another vehicle or he may… You know that land cruisers can go in the sea and still work. I think your one had the same…under different experience. But I am saying, should he need a new Prado; would the government put its money towards that being as he led to perhaps the downfall of his previous one?”


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“But Lord, the circumstances he described to me did not quite amount to him giving his friend the key and saying you can go drive the vehicle. So without getting into the details of what he told me, while this is unfortunate, I don’t know that the blame goes beyond what he conceded to you. It was not optimal stewardship of government’s resources. but I don’t know that it is such as would entitle me to say, oh, yow ah buy back yo own vehicle. I don’t think so. But he and I will obviously have to have a discussion if and when it appears that the vehicle is irreparably damaged—I don’t know that that is the case.”

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2 Responses for “P.M. Says Deputy’s Prado Story Will Be Scrutinized By Police”

  1. Steve says:

    Wasteful spending of the people’s resources. No bright future for Belize with that one who is aspiring to be PM. I’ve known enough of him to conclude that.

  2. madperson says:

    since he is now the DP he wants to also upgrade

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