The UDP-controlled Social Security Board has now gone into full damage control mode and is in a spinning frenzy. This, no doubt, they learned from the consummate master of deceit and sorcery, Dean Oliver, who has been known to try his hand at spinning turds into gold. So, to convince the Belizean people that the SSB has not been run into the ground by the UDP, the UDP’s campaign manager and SSB CEO Colin Young brought out another UDP campaign manager and SSB Chair of the Board Doug Singh, to say that the SSB is an independent entity and not UDP-controlled. What the hell are these guys smoking? Here at the Belize Times, we are told that Young also wanted Board members Phillip Willoughby and Ramon Witz at the head table. These two UDP flunkeys replaced Anwar Barrow, who was always busy buying some island, we understand, and Juliet Thimbriel who was always busy buying love – after all, who says money can’t buy you love, right? It doesn’t matter what they say, or how they spin it. Young says the SSB is broke so they need Belizeans to bail them out. Singh says the SSB isn’t broke, but they need Belizeans to bail them out. A real dumb and dumber scenario happening there. The bottom line is that the UDP played with the people’s money, and now the SSB is on life support. Let’s see how the people deal with this in the days ahead.
What the UDP SSB should tell the people is why the entity is broke. What the UDP SSB should do is try to collect from all those UDP councils in arrears. If the media hadn’t made a lot of noise very recently, and if an employee’s benefits weren’t denied him, the SSB wouldn’t have had a problem allowing the Belmopan City Council to remain in arrears. Young needs to tell the Belizean people how much is owed to the SSB by UDP Councils, and how much was wasted on bad investments under the UDP, and how much was spent to bail out GOB, and how much went to Imer Hernandez and other UDP cronies. That is what the Belizean people really want to know.
The Belize Times sends condolences to the family and loved ones of student Gabriella Corrales, who was knocked down by the son of one of the head honchos at Santander. We hope that justice prevails in this case, but we’re not holding our breaths. Because we know that these guys from Santander have very, very close ties to some senior people in Cabinet, and we know that some calls were made just moments after the accident. We also hear from Police sources that there were attempts to try to sweep this one under the rug, but because of the public outcry and all the scrutiny, there was nothing that could be done at the moment. Just once, we wish something would go the way it is supposed to go, without interference from Ministers who think they own the Police. We don’t wish ill for the minor who killed that child, but like the victim’s family stated, he must face REAL justice for what he has done. Leave the Police alone to do their jobs.
The big man from Belmopan, and by big we mean size of the belly only, is forming all kinds of brigades in his quest to be king of the land. The other day he formed a youth brigade, since after three terms in office he only suddenly just now realized that youths are important. Then he is looking to form a women brigade, because after so many years of being a senior UDP Minister making decisions in Cabinet, he only just now suddenly realized that women are important. But residents of Belmopan want to know about his traffic officer’s brigade. The big man from Belmopan has a whole bunch of politically appointed traffic people – way more than is needed, and one of their responsibilities is to direct traffic at Our Lady of Guadalupe when school closes. Where were they when the accident happened? That is the brigade the big man needs to be concerned about.
You know, we didn’t even comment much when the so-called gangster rapper formerly known as Shyne was slapped in the face. It wasn’t our business and we try to keep out of lovers’ quarrels and domestic issues. But this subsidy thing is shameless, and reveals who Shyne really is. Belizeans need to wake up. The UDP has all their wannabe politicians posing with these children who have been given subsidies to go to High School, as if they had anything to do with it. That money is the people’s money. That is taxpayer’s money. That money did not come from the pockets of any of these wannabe politicians. They had nothing to do with it. They did not lobby for it. They did not speak on behalf of the children who received it. All they are doing is standing up at the appointed time and posing for a picture and taking credit. Shyne should be ashamed of himself for posing with those kids from Mesop as if he has done anything for them. It is time for these idiots to go.