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Mar 11, 2020

PM Barrow to Host Press Conference on COVID-19

Godwin Hulse

Prime Minister Dean Barrow will be hosting a press conference on Thursday on COVID-19.  During the Senate debate on Tuesday, Senator for Government Business Godwin Hulse said that the government plans to establish a planning and implementation committee of line ministries and an oversight committee of social partners to deal with the emergency.

 

Godwin Hulse, Senator for Government Business

“I am here to inform the senator and the rest of the senators and the people of Belize that there is no taking this lightly, the cabinet has discussed it every single week and I am here to tell you without a pre-empting the Prime Minister’s release today or tomorrow that he has already established a planning and implementation committee of line ministers to deal with this as an emergency. But more so he has established an oversight committee of social partners. He has already called the N.G.O. community. I think he has called the unions. I think he has called the business to deal with this, and the opposition, to join in that over sight committee to be able to look at this in its greatest depth. The biggest nation in the world, the United States it has all the resources in the world is still trying to find its footing with this particular virus. As we understand there are several areas that are not clear. In this committee we ask you to join and make your contributions there as we do consider it something extremely serious.  And please let is us not politics corona. That is not something we want to play with.”


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