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Aug 13, 2021

Matura Says Decades of Corruption Have Sown Deep Distrust of Government

Audrey Matura

Matura is of the view that Belizeans have not latched onto the notion of taking the vaccine because people simply have lost trust in our political leaders over time.


Audrey Matura, Attorney-at-law

“People are acting out of fear. There are a lot of people who don’t understand. There’s now access to all kinds of conspiracy theories. There’s access to all kinds of crazy ideas. But more important, those things take hold, Marion because for decades in our country since Independence we have had one corrupt government after the other and other.  You’ve never really trusted them, So now you are asking people to undo decades of distrust to suddenly say “Oh! The government is doing the right thing for me.” Now all along they’ve not been doing the right thing for you.  And that national sense of distrust is coming home to roost now.  So what the Government is reaping is also years of ignorance that they have benefited from.   You’re making people feel like you’re attacking them and this is the only time they will get to fight back because when they’re at the polls they don’t really get to fight back.  We are being irrational even though it’s against our own interest but you’re reaping like I said decades of corruption and decades of keeping people down.”


News Five reached out to several other attorneys asking for their input on this matter, but they all declined to comment, one of them on the basis that sharing his personal thoughts would conflict with his representation of a client. 

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