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Apr 26, 2018

Belizeans First for City Concerts

Bernard Wagner

Last Friday, the cost of the February tenth concert at B.T.L. Park, billed as a free entertainment event for the public, made headlines when it was disclosed that a whopping one hundred and thirty-three thousand dollars was spent on the anniversary celebration.  The revelation was part of a review being conducted by the Belize City Council on past expenses borne by the previous administration.  So, with the outrageous cost now public, will Mayor Wagner be throwing any concerts in the coming months?


Isani Cayetano

“Will the concerts discontinue?”


Bernard Wagner, Belize City Mayor

“Well I certainly will not be sanctioning any concerts.  Concerts are good, if your local people benefit.  I would have no problem if the local artists had received some of those funds.  I would have no problem if it wasn’t politicking.  Entertainment, what’s wrong with a little entertainment?  But not to the extent where you spend thirty-odd thousand on Baby Cham and that group.  I prefer, and you will see it from this council, that the local artists would begin to eat.  Our local artists would begin to eat.”

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