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Jun 12, 2020

Opposition Leader Withdraws from National Oversight Committee

John Briceño

Opposition Leader John Briceño has written to Prime Minister Dean Barrow informing him of his immediate withdrawal from the COVID-19 National Oversight Committee. Briceño sent the letter on Wednesday, the day he held a virtual press conference. The committee was announced on March twelfth and was designed as a bi-partisan approach in addressing the ever-evolving situation of COVID-19. Briceño had threatened to leave the committee in April, after expressing frustration on being ignored by government authorities. Briceño’s withdrawal comes as no surprise as the country has successfully dealt with the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, Briceño told the media that it is time for the P.U.P. to focus on its plan to save the economy.


John Briceño, Leader of Opposition

“I am fully satisfied that the People’s United Party presentation  on the National Oversight Committee and on the other committees contributed significantly to our country’s successful efforts to contain the coronavirus. I am proud of my party’s participation in this national effort and I thank all those who gave so selflessly .of their time, energy and ideas. It is now time for us to focus on the way forward. It is now time for the P.U.P. to roll out our plans to rescue our country, to put our economy back on a path to growth and to look ahead so that we can present our plans for good jobs, better educations, less crime and more opportunity.”

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