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Jun 1, 2017

P.U.P. Throw Support Behind Alvarine Burgess

John Briceño

Reaction to the testimony of Alvarene Burgess has been sharply divided along political lines. The Government’s supporters believe she has no basis for her claims; the Opposition has largely cheered her on. On Wednesday, Opposition Leader John Briceño sat in the gallery and watched it all. He told reporters that he doesn’t think she has any reason to lie under oath.


John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition

“Well, I don’t think that I am in a position to able to cast any judgement or any aspersion on any of the witnesses. They have been summoned here to give their side of the story. I see no reason why Ms. Alvarine Burgess would come here to lie in the Senate, she was even taken to the Supreme Court when Minister Castro sued her for defamation of character and towards the end of that Minister Castro, as I’m told, was advised that he need to withdraw that case because then he would have been in trouble. So I don’t see why she would be here in trying to make up any story.”

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