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Nov 9, 2016

Cervantes Says It Is His duty to Bring Down Vega

Ramon ‘Monchi’ Cervantes

For now, Cervantes is simply exploring the possibilities of legal action against his political nemesis.  In a court of law, any charges brought against Vega would have to be substantiated with hard evidence.  We’ve seen in previous matters that obtaining the necessary paperwork to prove any allegation made against a government official is quite often an exercise in futility.


Isani Cayetano

“For you to be able to successful mount this challenge and emerge triumphant in a court of law you would have to first be able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that there was indeed some act of corruption that took place in office.  Do you believe you have sufficient evidence going into a particular criminal matter to be lodged against Mr. Vega?”


Ramon ‘Monchi’ Cervantes, P.U.P. Standard Bearer, OW North

“In fact, I think the whole country knows that there is evidence.  As a matter of fact, the Attorney General had said in her press conference that there is much of that evidence of wrongdoing.  We just hope and I just hope that for the sake of the people of Belize that the government comes clean, comes forth to the people of Belize and provide those evidences because they are there and we have heard it from the same Attorney General herself that there are lots of evidences of wrongdoing.  In fact, the fact that Andre Vega and Ms. Pitts were asked to return the money is an example of the wrongdoing and that’s evidence in itself.  I’m not a lawyer but I’m speaking as a layman, that’s evidence in itself.”


Isani Cayetano

“How would you respond to critics who would write this off as you seeking political mileage out of an already scandalous situation?”


Ramon ‘Monchi’ Cervantes

“Well if the mileage comes it comes on its own.  As a private citizen, I see it as a duty, it is my duty.  It is something that I am doing for the sake of the country, we’re talking about seventy million dollars so far that we know that were paid out in these transactions and the ones that have come to light are tainted with corruption.  They are proven to be corrupt acts and wrongdoings, as the Attorney General has said.”


Andre Vega and Sharon Pitts have been given thirty days to return the four hundred thousand dollars paid out to each of them.

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