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Dec 5, 2019

CitCo’s Swing Bridge Contract to Bill Lindo is $120,000

During the traffic light unveiling, Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner came under fire for recent decisions that have a semblance of nepotism. Now, the City Administrator is Stephanie Lindo, her father Bill, has been awarded a contract for repairs to the Swing Bridge and her brother is one of the Council’s attorneys representing City Hall in the Candice Miller appeal. The Mayor defended the decisions saying the entire Council is in the loop.

 

Bernard Wagner, Belize City Mayor

“It is in the hundred and twenty thousand dollars range. That has been in the media for the past two, three weeks. That is why I was able to tell you that it represents zero point zero zero two percent of the forty-eight million dollars Haulover Bridge.”

 

Bernard Wagner

Reporter

“It is in your mind an issue that the city administrator’s father is the contractor and we know that also her brother Bill Lindo is one of the attorneys for the council?”

 

Bernard Wagner

“We employ three law firms to do business for us, to represent us. The law firm that William works for chose him. It is not us that chose him. We went into contract with law firms and their law firm chose him to represent us. And all of those decisions are again council’s decisions so I wouldn’t say that it is nepotism. All decisions that the decision that the City Administrator makes are sanctioned by the city council.”


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