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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017. 11:32 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: According to a report from Channel 7 News, four other UDP ministers including Pablo Marin, Angel Campos, Hugo Patt and Frank “Pawpa” Mena have stated they will not support a parliamentary motion to approve paying $90 million to the Belize Bank for the secret United Health Services (UHS) loan agreement made by the Said Musa PUP administration.

According to 7News, Minister Edmund Castro said he would wait to see what Cabinet’s position was on the matter before making a decision.

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Marin, Campos, Patt and Mena each took a tough stance against the motion to be brought to parliament by Prime Minister Dean Barrow to approve paying out the $90 million. Other UDP ministers, Michael Finnegan, Tracy Taegar-Panton, Anthony “Boots” Martinez and John Saldivar had already spoken out, telling the media they would not support the motion either.

The payout must be approved by parliament before Belize Bank can collect on the debt owed to it as a result of the 2004 agreement made by Musa’s PUP administration.

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