Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020. 3:06 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: In light of mounting allegations and calls for his resignation from cabinet, John Saldivar, who resigned as UDP leader-elect yesterday formally resigned from cabinet a short while ago. As a result Saldivar is no longer Belize’s Minister of National Security and is no longer on the indefinite suspension he was placed on yesterday.
This afternoon Saldivar submitted his letter of resignation to Prime Minister Dean Barrow.
The release stated that “Saldivar’s resignation is with immediate effect and is done”. The resignation is also intended to give Saldivar “an opportunity to get out from under the cloud of suspicion resulting from the barrage of accusations leveled against him”. The government release noted that Saldivar expressed the hope of regaining the confidence of the public and the support of Cabinet once he has cleared his name,”.
The nation is also informed that the Prime Minister has immediately embarked on consultations with his Cabinet colleagues and expects shortly to designate a new Minister of National Security.
In the meantime, Minister of State Elodio Aragon, Jr. will oversee the affairs of the Ministry.
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