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Aug 30, 2019

Newly Appointed PUP Senators Make Debut

Isabel Bennett

Doctor Louis Zabaneh and Isabel Bennett were today sworn in as Senators for the Opposition, People’s United Party. Doctor Zabaneh and Bennett replace former Senators Paul Thompson and Valerie Woods. Their appointments were confirmed via press release from the party which stated that Leader John Briceño consulted with the party regarding the appointments. The junior senators joined Lead Opposition Senator Michel Chebat during their debut presentation in Belmopan today. Bennett and Zabaneh contributed to the debate by voicing their opinion on the three loan motions that were approved today.


Isabel Bennett, PUP Senator 

“The people of this country are holding you responsible as leaders to be able to inform them how you are going to be spending every single. The road, bridges I imagine are needed but when I think of nurses, teachers, policemen and other service people in this country how are we spending the money in other to develop these other sectors and ministries. If the leaders and those in the House right now are not able to do the hard work that is needed to guard the scarce resources that we have, it is very disappointing. Yes the roads and bridges are need but I do hope that they reconsider and put the priority where it is needed.”


Dr. Louis Zabaneh, PUP Senator

Dr. Louis Zabaneh

“The argument that investment in infrastructure has cause the tourism industry to grow is fallacious. You cannot say that, the evidence to support that. For sure infrastructural development will have an impact on tourism development. There is no question. But we cannot hold on to that argument that it is because of this large one bicep investment in infrastructure that now tourism is how it has grown.”


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