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Dec 1, 2023

PM Briceño Says Belmopan CitCo Fiasco is an Embarrassment

The internal debacle that continues to humiliate the Belmopan City Council has gotten the attention of Prime Minister John Briceño.  As we reported earlier this week, Mayor Sheran Palacio is presently in Dubai attending COP28.  In her absence she has left councilor Hope Amadi in charge of CitCo as acting mayor.  While the Department of Local Government has issued a statement informing that the rightful acting mayor should be Sanie Cal, councilor Amadi has said that he will remain in that capacity until further word from the mayor. Earlier today, when reporters caught up with PM Briceño, he was asked whether the ongoing fiasco is an embarrassment to his administration.


John Briceño, Prime Minister

“It’s not an embarrassment to my government, it‘s an embarrassment to what‘s going on in the Belmopan City Council.  It is unfortunate that the mayor has decided to go public knowing fully well that what she has done is really against the laws of the [Belmopan] City Council and the minister was simply following the law and he quoted and cited the area of the law as to why it is that she did not have the authority to just name anybody as deputy mayor.”

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