Students did you see the Prime Minister and his gaggle of Representatives WRITE OFF a $40,000 student loan. Yes they did(August 16, 2019)…for the Cabinet Secretary’s supposedly unreachable son Joshua Perdomo.
It was one of those ‘He said what?’ or ‘No, he did not.’ moments.
The Prime Minister in three regulatory readings and UDP representatives saying AYE to the slipshod Speaker passed a SPECIAL LAW to write-off the loan for the failed Master’s student.
Belizeans…at least in the Sanctuary Bay Saga there was a semblance of shame and conscience so therefore there was tremendous energy placed in covering up and being stealth.
But the FTC unapologetically wrenched the closet from around the entire UDP. In one fell swoop they were shivering naked and exposed. There is no need to fraudulently move around anymore. It is all done in plain sight—triple shamelessly.
All in the same set of motions Humpty Dumpty dragged Belizeans 100 Million Dollars down into the Red. We all now know that UDP RED means kickbacks following a bloated contract using a Belizean-detested loan.
The idea that the UDP will not see cash with said Taiwan prevailing loan seemed wonderful. BUT the idea that some company in Guatemala (even if Taiwan-based) automatically gets the contract exposes mystery. So we get a loan from Taiwan to give back to the Taiwanese to upgrade(whatever that means) a road with two needed bridges. Who does that? Is this what UDP had to accept in payment for other perceived favours? Is the UDP compromised? Are they dragging down ALL of Belize with them?
Oh… and that was not enough. The shameless UDP also WROTE OFF 90 Million of your dollars in Land Taxes. If you owe Land Taxes, they might have written it off. They wouldn’t just pardon UDP rich landowners. Would they???
In effect, inclusive of interest, August 16 is just another day that will go down in UDP infamy costing our children about 300 million.