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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018. 11:41 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:  Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber has condemned the Belize City Council for its decision to levy a trade license fee of a half million dollars against Apex Event Services, the company that manages the Belize Civic Center.

“I suspect that there is some element of victimization if you will. We know that the opposition party, particularly the mayor, on his campaign ranted and raved about the Civic Center,” Faber said.

He went on to say that he feels it is an attempt to see the project fail so that critics will have something negative to say about the project.

Deputy Mayor, Oscar Arnold, defended the council’s position noting that the trade license board calculates the price for a trade license by looking at the size of the business by square feet. He added that Apex is disputing the number of square feet that should form a part of the assessment and that assessments are ongoing to come to a mutually beneficial solution to the issue.

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