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Aug 22, 2023

“What we should be talking about is a criminal investigation.” – Shyne Barrow

Shyne Barrow

But what about a criminal investigation being launched by the Belize Police Department?  While the Attorney General is assigned to look into the matter separately, Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow is demanding a probe into allegations made by Auxillou in a statement that was leaked to the media on Monday.  He also calls into question the integrity of the Briceño administration given the circumstances surrounding the reported incidents.


Shyne Barrow, Leader of the Opposition

“You see the problem with credibility is that once you lose it, it’s gone, very difficult to build back and this government is not even attempting to do things to restore their credibility.  They have zero.  So when you tell me that a ministerial colleague of Andre Perez is the person tasked with investigating him, that is absolutely absurd, that is a farce, that is an insult to the Belizean people.  What we should be talking about is a criminal investigation.  When I was accused, nobody said, ‘Oh well da two side, oh da wah man and wife thing that.”  No.  I was demonized, I was categorized and I was stigmatized for the rest of my life.  When you Google my name, those allegations will come up, that I was never charged for, never arrested for and that was retracted, and that my partner came out and endorsed me to be area representative for Mesopotamia and has supported me ever since.  So, again, what are we doing now where you want to lower the threshold?  The PUP said that the threshold that Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow led the country with was not enough.  Firing them from Cabinet was not enough, they should be criminally investigated, arrested and charged.  So now, why are we going backwards?  What is the retrograde about?”

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