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Nov 5, 2019

Deputy Prime Minister: ‘there is a lot of corruption’

Patrick Faber

The Deputy Prime Minister also spoke on corruption among politicians. He says that there is a lot of corruption and the politicians are corrupt because the people are corrupt too.  He then veered into crime, referring to Saldivar’s turf in Belmopan as well as Roaring Creek, and the Camalote area where violence is pervasive. 


Patrick Faber, Deputy Prime Minister of Belize

“We have a way in this country as well where we spend a lot of money and we don’t get the bang for our buck. That’s the thing. And they always talk about corruption and when they talk about corruption they talk about the politicians of course. Me and you, mayor. But corruption goes beyond that. You know why politicians are corrupt by the way and I don’t have problem saying it. Yes there is a lot of corruption. They are corrupted because the people are corrupted too. Look at the problem of crime and violence in our country. And it is almost negligible, Belmopan, Roaring Creek and Camalote area is getting a little out of hand but by and large it is a problem in the city. Four miles by five miles, how far the city goes Mayor? Maybe it is six. One bridge there and another bridge there.  And it is right in this little block that the majority of these murders especially those that are gang related are happening and you will tell me that we can’t fix this problem.”

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