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Sep 16, 2020

What’s Net Vasquez’s Position on Allegations Against Him?

The issue of a two-year contract signed by Vasquez on behalf of Channel Seven is also being raised since an advance was paid out on that advertising agreement.  While the PM admitted to not knowing much about that contract, he also told the media following the house meeting that he doesn’t know what Vasquez’s personal stance on the allegations are.

 

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“I honestly don’t know what personal position Mr. Vasquez takes on these allegations.  I believe that he feels that whatever occurred is not something that in fact fingers him as being dishonest.  That’s a matter, it’s a position he is certainly entitled to take and the question of the public opinion already there are those who feel one way or another about what has happened but in terms of an informed judgment, clearly that can only properly be made once the investigation is concluded.”

 

Reporter

“Everyone’s talking about the credit card.  What is your understanding of what would definitely be a plum if in fact the allegations about the advance on the contract for Channel Seven were true?”

 

Dean Barrow

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“I know that there are allegations concerning the credit card.  I have seen on Channel Seven’s own newscast that there is some questioning of a contract that was entered into between B.T.L. and Channel Seven.  I really don’t know enough about that to be able to comment.”

 

Reporter

“PM, I’d kinda want to link this to that cost-saving measure that the public service union has alluded to and this often happens within the public service that people who have long retired, this man is eighty-nine years-old.  Couldn’t there be other people who could actually get those jobs?”

 

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“Of course, but in my view, Net Vasquez was a lion in winter.  The fact that he was of an advanced age did not diminish certainly my appreciation of his many talents and I don’t think in any way it interfered with his ability to discharge his duties as chair of the B.T.L. board.  He’s an unusual man in so very many ways.”


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