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Jan 19, 2022

PM Says U.D.P. Trying to Bury Commission Report

John Briceño

Since the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into the sale of government assets under the latter part of the previous administration’s reigns were revealed, former Minister of Natural Resources Hugo Patt has come back swinging.  The Commission’s Chair, Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck, has recommended that the government may have a legal case against Patt as it relates to the sale of a Tacoma pickup truck to Patt and the relationship, if any, to the sale of government lands to Kelvin Li.  Patt has since lawyered up, in the person of the former Prime Minister Dean Barrow, under whose administration the transactions occurred.  As you just heard, Patt has his own take on the matter. Today, Prime Minister John Briceño told reporters that it’s all a scheme of the U.D.P. to “bury the report.”


Prime Minister John Briceño

“They should be ashamed! They should allow the process to follow. If you feel you didn’t do anything wrong then you can go and write that. But it’s typical U.D.P.  They speak from two sides of the mouth, one instance they talk about openness and transparency and accountability and from the next mouth they say, “Oh, but if ih deal wid me, we have to stop it. We have to hide it. And they want to go and stop it at the Court. What are they afraid of? What are they afraid of?”

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