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Sep 16, 2020

More Monies Allocated for Caracol Road Project

More money was today approved for the Caracol Road Project.  The Supplementary Appropriation Bill taken to the House includes an additional one point five million dollars for the Caracol Road. Tens of millions of dollars have already been allocated and approved for the project so for the Opposition, approving a million dollars more is cause for concern, especially during the difficult times that Belizeans are facing. Opposition Leader John Briceño says that the government should not ram through the contract, but rather wait after the elections.


John Briceño

John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition

“They are in a hurry to be able to push this contract. Why are they hurrying if their term is pretty much up? They can wait another month, or two, or three or four because the elections will come soon or later but it has to come. We have said in this House that the issue of the Caracol Road is a rip off. It is something that we do not need. We do support of the first portion up to the entrance of Mountain Pine Ride but going the rest and spending a hundred and eighty million dollars, the Prime Minister’s words not mine, in this House I think it is a unconscionable that they are quickly trying to hurry to push to be able to sign contracts with people just because certain people want to enrich themselves. So I want to put these contractors on notice that they should be careful on how they are investing in this contract because when we get into government we are going to review that contract with effect of removing those funds to where the people really need. Right now it cannot be about infrastructure. It has to be about people. People are not eating. People are not working.”

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