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Aug 30, 2021

Prime Minister on Incentives to Get Vaccinated

John Briceño

Last week social media accounts blew up with posts and comments condemning what many thought was a privileged approval granted to a well-to-do Indian couple to hold their wedding and reception at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel.  The Ministry of Health and Wellness received considerable flak for the decision, which we later learned the minister does have the discretion to make.  While Minister Chebat says he granted the permission for the nuptials to go forward, he said it was done within the confines of the regulations and after every attendee presented their vaccination cards beforehand. Today, Prime Minister John Briceño expounded on the notion of vaccinations incentive for people who decide to take the jabs.


Prime Minister John Briceño

“If you want your freedoms like with everybody else then get vaccinated. So if you don’t want to get vaccinated, then that’s within your right, but then, maybe you shouldn’t be able to go on a public transport. If you have taken the vaccine – both of you have gotten the vaccination, and then I don’t have the vaccination. I go into the bus and I get you sick, would that be fair on you? It’s not. I think we need to look at some of those things, you know, you can’t go into a restaurant. As it is we’re seeing right now with the casino, it’s a bad example, but at least it’s an example we have right now, that you must be vaccinated to go into a casino.”

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