Wednesday, June 10th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: In the wake of revelations by Minister of Education and Collet representative Patrick Faber during a political convention on Sunday that Petrocaribe funds were spent on a jaunt by constituents to Corozal, those fighting for law and order have come out swinging, contending that such spending was not contemplated in the idea of how the Venezuelan-funded project was to work.
According to Minister of Immigration and Nationality and proponent of political reform Senator Godwin Hulse, this is because people do not understand how the funding works – it is and remains part of Belize’s revenue stream through the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
The Minister also explained his understanding of the Corozal party, which he said was paid out of Minister Faber’s allotment of the Mother’s Day cheer valued at $50,000.
Senator Hulse says a full and complete explanation of the program is needed in order to satisfy Belizeans’ concerns, but for now he reiterated that no one acted unlawfully.
Minister Faber, for his part, has yet to publicly explain what he meant by his remarks on Sunday.
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