Posted: Saturday, July 1, 2017. 1:41 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega is under constant police guard following threats to his life and his family members, which Prime Minister Dean Barrow said came from members of the People’s United Party.
At Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives, Vega made a brief appearance, but left by midday. It was his first appearance in the House since August 2016. Area Representative for Orange Walk South, Jose Mai, called out Vega for having three police officers guarding his home 24 hours a day, and additionally having a member of the Special Branch follow his teenage son to and from school to ensure his safety.
Prime Minister Dean Barrow, accepted that Vega was, in fact, under constant police protection and would remain so until they were sure that Vega was no longer under threat.
“There were all sorts of threats made against him and his family, as far as we can determine, promulgated in particular by his defeated P.U.P. opponent from the last election,” Barrow said.
Vega’s opponent was Ramon “Monchi” Cervantes, who in last year, had contemplated filing criminal charges against Vega, with reference to an illegal land transaction involving Vega’s son Andre. PUP Party Leader John Briceño went on record to say that his party had nothing to do with the threats on Vega’s life.
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