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Oct 18, 2019

Perdomo Family Making Arrangements to Settle Debt

Godwin Hulse

Hulse reiterated the government’s position that the loan is six-year statute barred. According to him, cabinet sticks to the recommendation from the Attorney General.  But Hulse did let out that the Perdomo family is making arrangement to settle the unpopular debt.

 

Godwin Hulse, Senator for Government Business

“I don’t get into the argument whether six years or twelve years is the statute bar. The Attorney General says it is six and so for the Cabinet it is six. So on the books for six years and not having come to the notice of the Cabinet or anybody, nothing ever came at the time of owing. So it sprung on us and so this is there. Because it is statute barred we take if off the books. It does not mean that it is forgiven. It does not mean that it is uncollectible. It means that it is off the books. And there is all the pressure to repay it and I understand some arrangements are being made by his family. I’ll leave it at that stage. But I want to reiterate that maybe it is time that we dig out all those people who left and did not pay and come and make all of them get in the same boat too. Because it would only be fair.”

 

Reporter

“Some people are arguing that other students loans should be written off in like manner and I think there is a petition going around to that regard.”

 

Godwin Hulse

“Yes but when Mr. Perdomo pays back then we will say everybody pays back too. We have to keep it equal.”


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