‘Dr. Pablo Marin’ was a Google search result. Alas! This person was not of Belize. Locally, maybe the most pronounced of disrespects to the Health Care sector is to have placed a former electrician in charge of the Ministry of Health. Usually for someone to qualify at a job you need to at the very least, qualified. But this was not so when the brilliant Prime Minister was issuing the spoils of victory.
When our Intensive Care is literally visited by rats, you know that there are problems.
When you pass a PolyClinic during the week and the doors are shut, you know there is a problem.
When you are unsure, to put it mildly, if you are abiding with your administration’s Cannabis policy, you are incompetent and bordering criminal.
When you dishonour your Memorandum of Agreements in order to satisfy the political palate of your DPM hoping he will allow you to coattail, then it is corrupt and decidedly infantile.
Minister Marin, this past Monday June 4, indeed traversed into political pettiness and assured the nation that he kept all the sweets for himself. The issue here, as a reminder, was a set of exercise equipment issued to Minister Faber as a photo opportunity rampant with ‘faciness.’ The problem was that said equipment should have been placed in a south side park. If Mr. Marin was not called out of the comfort of his corner, he would still be there smirking on his success at political mischief. Now, he will therefore try to make amends by issuing another set of equipment.
Attacking Mayor Wagner for calling you, Minister Marin, out was mediocre using any measure. The Mayor does not have the need to call. He and the other Mayors had signed a Memorandum of Agreement at the foot of Independence Hill. Maybe Pablo Marin need grounds more hallowed in Belize’s history to strike a chord of honor out of him?
Additionally, Minister Marin asked the Mayor what he, Mayor Wagner, had done for Health. While you the reader laughs, let’s ‘Pause.’ We can read the Mayor’s Press Release for that information. In one year, it would seem he did more than Pablo’s 11.
When he got to the issue of fake Pharmaceuticals, the Minister of Health had lost the audience. He Minister Pablo Marin is in charge of importation of legal medicine into the country and no one else. It hurts the country, when fake medicine is introduced and sold in the pharmacies. He announced that when this happened, the products will be taken away and not returned until you can go home and return with proof of rightful importation—Not quoted exactly but very accurate info. Yes he did.
With all this we were signalled that Dean Barrow has lost touch with his rogue Cabinet. Even Pablo Marin is talking to the media joining the ranks other Ministers who frequently place a proverbial foot into their mouths. Marin had been under verbal shutters; he had been.
After helping Benque win the bandfest he is trying to bamboozle the people of Corozal by providing for himself and Faber photo opportunities. In this last attempt at a tirade he, unknowingly, admitted that he, Marin, is playing petty politics with the exercise equipment. Faber who needs all the moves he can muster was willing to receive from Marin. What a stage? The props were all there including Mayor Belisle; so, the Mayor’s Association was represented.
Pobre Pablo, he unscientifically blurts out in truly toddler fashion that “most people workout at the Marion Jones Stadium.”
The illogical and overpriced fence around Marion Jones seems to continue its bid to be the largest assembly of UDP kickback instances during this Barrow corrupt 3peat. And the electorate has to wait for them to complete the dirty dozen. Seems like forever.