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Jan 4, 2023

Shyne Says Charge John Saldivar for Willful Suppression

John Saldivar

Disgraced politician John Saldivar is getting ready to run for U.D.P. standard bearer in Belmopan, but he does not have the blessing of his party leader.  In fact, Shyne Barrow is calling on voters in the Garden City to choose any other candidate than Saldivar, who has been designated by the U.S. State Department as a significantly corrupt individual.  Barrow told reporters today that a charge of willful suppression should also be brought against the former Minister of National Security for using public assets for personal gain while he was a sitting member of the previous government.


Shyne Barrow

Shyne Barrow, Leader of the Opposition

“Endemic corruption is a bipartisan matter and I would think with the vigor that the Briceño administration went after Rene Montero for essentially the same thing, using their ministerial powers to abuse assets under their control for personal gain.  That is what I heard on the recording about the Mormons and Mr. Lev Dermen.  It’s clear in the constitution that you can’t use your office for personal gain.  And so, if a willful suppression charge could be slapped on Mr. Montero, I don’t see why it can’t be applied to Mr. Saldivar.  And if they are not prepared to do that, then there are not serious about fighting corruption and they can have nothing to say to the nation as we proceed.  While I hope, I implore all eligible voters in Belmopan that can vote in the U.D.P. convention for Belmopan to vote for anybody except Mr. Saldivar.  Either one of the candidates would be better for Belmopan, better for the U.D.P. and better for the country.”


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