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Sep 15, 2017

U.D.P. First Deputy Admits ‘All is Not Well’ Following Vega Scandals

Gaspar Vega

Former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega and his family are embroiled in a seemingly endless land scandal, a different episode surfacing in the media virtually every week.  The excessive land grab led to Vega’s resignation as Minister of Natural Resources in October 2015 and his seat as second in command of the United Democratic Party also vacated in short order.  Vega’s successor as DPM and Deputy Party Leader, Patrick Faber, has been vocal about his position on corruption.  Faber’s stance subsequently resulted in a Facebook exchange with Belmopan Area Representative John Saldivar, an ally of the embattled Orange Walk North area rep. Faber posted that he hoped the party won’t support corruption when Saldivar showed up in Orange Walk to bolster Vega in the face of an anti-corruption rally. At the time, Vega indicated publicly that he intends to run once again in that constituency should a suitable candidate not be selected ahead of the general elections in 2020.  Today, we sought comment from Faber regarding the latest developments within the U.D.P.


Patrick Faber

Patrick Faber, Deputy Party Leader, U.D.P.

“I’ve gone on the record to say that for me, all is not necessarily well in the U.D.P.   I think that is no secret to anybody, I’m not telling any tales out of school there.  There are many of us in the U.D.P. who are not satisfied with some of what has happened, a lot of what has happened and not to create any kind of disunity, but we have always been a party that boasts our integrity and our honesty and where that is not found I feel compelled to make sure that that is flushed out.”



“So you’re saying that action should be taken against the members?”


Patrick Faber

“Well I am saying that it is an internal thing for our party but there’s the government aspect.  My fight is always internally with my party, to get things right so that when we offer ourselves to the people that we do so knowing that we put forward good quality candidates.  And if there are people who don’t fit right with that kind of mentality and that kind of setting then I oppose them being on the ticket indeed.”

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1 Response for “U.D.P. First Deputy Admits ‘All is Not Well’ Following Vega Scandals”

  1. GoProDrone says:

    We need to examine the land grab deals by another former Deputy PM from further up north. He was in power before the internet days and social media so no one knew about it.

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