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Dec 4, 2018

90K Worth Xmas Décor Vanished under Previous Corozal Town Council

Pablo Marin

Still on the subject of Christmas cheer, the Corozal Town Council called on Minister Pablo Marin to put some of the twenty-five-thousand dollars towards its activities for the holidays. The council has been going through tough financial times and says it is “doing its utmost best given the dire financial constraints inherited from the previous Council, to have the Central Park fully decorated and ready for the Tree Lighting Ceremony by Sunday, eighth December 2018.” The release also called on former mayor Hilberto Campos and his councilors to give account for ninety-thousand dollars spent on Christmas decorations.  According to the Corozal Town Council, they have records showing that the council purchased almost one hundred thousand dollars in decorations, which are nowhere to be found. When we spoke with John Briceño on Monday, he echoed the calls of the town council and also called out Minister Marin.


John Briceño

John Briceño, Leader of Opposition

“Minister Marin doesn’t even live in Corozal Bay. He lives somewhere in the Cayo District, so he has abandoned that division and at the very least he can do is to use that monies and combine it with the town council to be able to provide this supposedly Christmas cheer that they are going to give that the Government is talking about. But what is of even more concern is that here we have the previous municipal UDP Town Council in two years they bought a combined ninety-thousand dollars worth of Christmas decorations. First of all, ninety-thousand dollars that is a lot of money, so we don’t even know if that was really bought but that was charged to council. But, secondly to find out that most or ninety percent of that has disappeared, somebody needs to be held accountable. And I would like to encourage the Corozal Town Council to take the previous mayor to task and hold him responsible. He has to answer as to what happened to this ninety thousand dollars plus of Christmas decorations.”

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