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Jun 4, 2014

Danini Contreras attends PAHO meeting…was Chief Pharmacist dumped?

New Director of the Drug Inspectorate Danini Contreras continues to make the news. The appointment of the daughter of Minister Erwin Contreras has created major controversy in the Ministry of Health. This morning Contreras, along with Drug Inspector Marietta Enriquez, attended a brainstorming session at the offices of PAHO in Belize City. The Ministry of Health states, officially, that on the agenda was the, “upgrade and technical capacity of the Drug Inspectorate Unit.” The Ministry states that it only makes sense that the Director of the Drug Inspectorate would attend such a meeting. But there appears to be much more to this story. News Five has been reliably informed that Chief Pharmacist Sharon Anderson was directly involved in the planning of the session with PAHO which, we are told, was set up to discuss upgrades in pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. We are also reliably informed that just days ago Ministry of Health C.E.O. Peter Allen communicated with PAHO, informing representatives that they were to have no contact with Anderson, and she was not to attend the meeting. Anderson allegedly got wind of that and went to her boss, Director of Health Services Michael Pitts, who told her that as it was to be a technical meeting, she was to attend anyway. The Chief Pharmacist, we are told, then informed PAHO of that decision, but was told that if she did attend, it would be, quote/unquote – uncomfortable. She didn’t attend, but we get the feeling that it’s not the end of the matter. There appears to be somewhat of an unravelling in the Ministry of Health, much of it revolving around C.E.O. Peter Allen.

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10 Responses for “Danini Contreras attends PAHO meeting…was Chief Pharmacist dumped?”

  1. Ali Babarrow sez, Contrerass my ass says:

    Time to upgrade medical care in Belize.

    First year medical students should be running the show.

    Anyone with medical connections and tight with Ali and the 40, at the top of the list

  2. Ali Babarrow sez, Contrerass my ass says:

    “upgrade and technical capacity of the Drug Inspectorate Unit.”

    all it is going to take is a printing press and some bank accounts.

    Belize my country, so lame, brazen and crooked!
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  3. Joe Blank says:

    Democracies are strong when strong institutional protocols are in place. The strength of these protocols are directly dependent on the custodians of this democracy. Our democracy is not only sick but terminal. Time and time again our constitution is stomped on and there is no outcry. Nothing. The problem with us is that groups in society focus on their own narrow interest. The Church makes homosexuality it’s pet issue, the civil service, civil service matters, the Bar, Samuel Awich, I guess. These groups have all failed miserably to defend our democracy in a cohesive and effective way. Not only is it disappointing and cowardly, it is outright dangerous. Shame on us all!

  4. Ryan says:

    Allen continues to bully people at ministry and staff morale seems at an all time low

  5. Louisville, Ky. says:

    Nepotism again! This too is a form of Corruption.

  6. J says:

    right because she having no experience but being the daughter of a minister automatically makes her a genius. I am a young person but there is no beating experience in any field. this girl will further ruin our already broken health care system

  7. Ixchel Pop says:

    There continues to be too much controversy surrounding CEO Allen, the cost politically to this administration is enormous. Why is it that he is given so much chances to mess things up and pretty much does as he please? Does the current government “owe ” this man something? When will he go? I know there is more to come from this figure; hardly a week goes by without them being in the media. He has lost his ability to lead the MOH. PM tell the man to go noh!

  8. Ali Babarrow sez, Contrerass my ass says:

    Micheal Pitts & Sharon Anderson should have attended the meeting to make it uncomfortable for criminals.

  9. daniel says:

    It appears the actions of her father E.C. over the years plus these current issues, will be our down fall at UDP government, so yes what does he have over GOB, to allow him to take down our government? they should place him in check so he can’t do any more harm to UDP and our country!!! Its time for Marconi Sosa to take over in Cayo West for UDP.

  10. Sam Jones says:

    Sounds like the ministry of health is being ran like a syndicated mafia organization
    Which makes Allen the leader.

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