Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016. 11:18 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA), the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) and the Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) led a press conference in support of the Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) today in Belize City.
These organizations were joined by students of the St. John’s Junior College, who slammed the government for its purported involvement in corruption.
According to the students, if the corruption continues unabated there will be nothing left for the future. They have taken the opportunity to ask for the return of monies paid to Andre Vega, son of Minister of Agriculture Gaspar Vega in an illegal land transaction.
In his presentation BPP leader, Patrick Rogers, slammed Candelaria Saldivar, sister of Defense Minister, John Saldivar, who has purportedly received almost 15 months of pay from the Government of Belize while on an indefinite leave.
According to Rogers, all businesses should shut down on Wednesday in support of the BNTU’s proposed national demonstration.
COLA’S Vice President, Gilroy Usher Jr., called for the immediate investigation, charge and jailing of persons involved in any land hustle.
According to Usher, Sharon Pitts and Andre Vega both worked together.
COLA’s President, Geovanni Brackett, today told the media: “enough is enough!”
According to Bracket, the government uses its powers to intimidate the regular people when the real criminals, he says, are in Cabinet.
“If we don’t stand up now, we stand to lose this jewel,” added Brackett who called on COLA’s 800 plus members to support the BNTU’s protest on Wednesday.
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