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Oct 9, 2019

Private Sector Senator Says G.O.B. Should Collect From Guarantor

Mark Lizarraga

Also voting against the write-off was Senator for the Private Sector, Mark Lizarraga. According to Lizarraga, while it was expected that the Senate would not be able to block the write-off, the point was to represent the interest of the Belizean people.


Mark Lizarraga, Senator for Private Sector

“We know that in the past regardless of what we say in the Senate things still take place. I think today I was proud that majority of Senators stood on principal in saying that we need to protect the people’s asset. We need to ensure that everybody has an equal opportunity. There are so many students that owe for their education loan. There are so many people that would love to have an education loan or to be sent away to study. At the very least these people have an obligation to come back and if they don’t come back certainly to pay for their loan. And again it is unfortunate because especially given that position of that person’s father who sit in Cabinet. It just sends a wrong signal. A valid point was made that you had somebody that made guarantee and that the government should have acted well before now to make good on that guarantee and collected from the guarantor if they couldn’t find the principal.”

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