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Jul 4, 2012

Boots clarifies Social Transformation budget figures

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

In the wake of the recent budget presentation for fiscal year 2012-2013, several experts have been weighing in on the financial outlook for the country going forward.  While it has been widely described as a disciplined budget there have been increases in key areas of several government ministries, including the Ministry of Social Transformation which oversees the Barrow Administration’s flagship ‘pro-poor initiatives’.  In Monday’s newscast, we reported decreases in a number of areas within that ministry, specifically budgetary constraints that would affect the Women’s Department, the Youth Hostel as well as for community development. However, Minister of Social Transformation Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez clarified the figures and told News Five that those departments have seen considerable increases across the board. 


Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez, Minister of Social Transformation

“In the news it is reported that community development has been cut by over twenty-three thousand or twenty-three thousand dollars.  That is not so, community development is up from last year’s budget, twenty-three thousand, eight hundred and eighty-four dollars.  Also too, the Youth Hostel, last year’s budget was seven hundred and nine thousand, nine hundred and thirty-two dollars.  This year’s budget is eight hundred and six thousand, three hundred and seven dollars.  That brings us to an increase of ninety-six thousand, three hundred and seventy-five dollars.  The Women’s Department also too; it was reported that there was a cut of fifty-four thousand dollars and that was the opposite.  Last year’s budget was four hundred and eighty-five thousand, six hundred and fifty dollars and this year’s budget is five hundred and forty thousand, five hundred and eighty-eight dollars, that should give it an increase of fifty-four thousand, nine hundred and thirty-eight dollars, all the three lines from the budget that was reported was not factual.  As a matter of fact, it was the increase, not the decrease, simple mathematics.  I don’t know where somebody got it wrong but obviously in the analysis they were way off and especially in terms of the math.”

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9 Responses for “Boots clarifies Social Transformation budget figures”

  1. Rod says:

    No one in this useless impotent gov. Know nothing bout math much less boots he da mi wa dunce Ina school all this gov know fi du tha take take take the most useless incompetent impotent gov. And pm in the history of this great nation.

  2. Al says:

    Boots Martinez, will someone please tell me what this mans educational background is. He is not able to put two proper sentences together, yet he holds a place in government. I wonder how many pieces of zinc and patchwork has he done on voters houses to get signatures. People you need to elect sensible educated people who understand what it really takes to run a country not just for today for for the future.

  3. Uncle Benji says:

    Social Transformation? What is that? Could someone explain this to me? Booty Martinez and anything “transformation” in the same sentence is a misnomer.

    What area of the Southside has the highest crime area? Is it Booty Martinez division. Now that is transformation.

    What area of the Southside has the worst streets and biggest potholes? Is it Booty Martinez division. Now that is transformation.

    I guess transformation and Booty Martinez does go hand in hand. Sorry Booty,

  4. Ricky Malthus says:

    Boots can’t even count from one to ten and you expect him to talk or explain a budget or a line item in a budget? Boots and Bernard Pitts are the pitts and shoul just go on drinking white rum ad infinitum. Disgraceful and subhuman species.

  5. Die Hard UDP says:

    Boots is a genius, he started building septic tank and plywood house, now he builds mansions for his harem, this guy is a quick learner, in the first administration he was a civil engineer and a road builder and now he is a social anthropologist. Genius I tell you, you all haters.!!

  6. Storm says:

    With all your extra money, we will be expecting GREAT THINGS from you this year, Boots. Don’t let us down!

  7. Tarasbulba says:

    Da noh only wa jac-a-s dibby dibby. Goh deh Boots, gih wih weh you gat. Who give’s a rats -ss if you da noh wah educationist!!!

  8. jesse says:

    Enough,boots is a belizean lawyer,and lawyers know whats best for belizeans(hahahahah)

  9. Patt says:

    Boots is an ignorant man,, this man and most of the rest representing our government is just showing where we are going… AND TO MAKE IT WORST, HAVE HIM AS MOE,, HAHAHA.. BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!!!!!!

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