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Jun 4, 2020

John Briceño: “I don’t think anybody can take Mister Saldivar seriously”

John Briceño also weighed in on John Saldivar’s economic recovery strategy. The disgraced former Minister of National Security was forced to resign after he admitted to having received monies from now convicted fraudster Lev Dermen. He became the leader-elect of the United Democratic for less than seventy hours and now the Belmopan area representative says he has the plan to stimulate the economy. Briceño says he was taken aback when he learnt that Saldivar would even consider returning to the political arena.


John Briceño

John Briceño, Leader of Opposition

“I was shocked that John Saldivar would even consider that he has the wherewithal to even run again as the leader of the U.D.P.  We should not forget that two days after he was elected the leader of the United Democratic Party he was forced to resign because he lied to the Prime Minister, he lied to the cabinet and he lied to the country. Just on that basis I don’t think John Saldivar should be allowed to even think about wanting to run and represent one of the major political parties in this country. But I think what is even most disappointing is that the U.D.P. themselves we know that they are in a crisis, a leadership crisis that they can’t seem to find a suitable leader for their party and now are so desperate that it seems that they are prepared to give John Saldivar another shot.   The point I would like to make is that John Saldivar has been a member of Cabinet since 2008. He has been in cabinet for more than twelve years. Where was he when we were bringing issues that the productive sector needed assistance? Where was her when we were saying that there was a crisis in sugar, a crisis in shrimp, a crisis in the citrus industry? Where was he when just lately because of the foolishness of the U.D.P. government that the cattle ranchers can no longer sell onto to Guatemala? Where was he? What was he saying about that? And now he is going to talk about an economic plan after spending five hundred million dollars from pertrocaribe when we were recommending that we should set aside some monies to lend to the productive sector. After spending over six hundred million dollars from petroleum oil money which is finished and after spending over eleven billion dollars and now John Saldivar wants to talk that he has the answer to the economic challenges tht we are facing? Come on, I don’t think anybody can take Mister Saldivar seriously.”

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