Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2022. 12:17 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: Senator representative of the Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) Osmany Salas has announced his resignation effective the end of this month.
He told his colleagues in the Senate this morning that he is moving to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Belize as country lead for the Project “Finance for Permanence” for three years.
In order to maintain his personal integrity and avoid even the slightest hint of impropriety, he decided with some reluctance to step down.
Salas thanked his fellow friends in the Senate for their availability and camaraderie and the work of the Leader of Government Business in advancing the Senate agenda – including, when necessary, pausing it to obtain proper advice and support on concerns raised by the Upper House.
The Orange Walk-based businessman was the first historic appointment of a 13th member of the Senate in January 2017, and said he would miss his work in Belmopan, but be heartened by what he learned working there while also urging further Constitutional and legislative reforms.
Both Senator Courtenay and Lead Opposition Senator Michael Peyrefitte in turn offered their congratulations as well as fellow Senators.