One of serious revelations by the Opposition leader in today’s press conference is that the financial state of Belize is so depressed, that a major bank is considering closing its doors.
Hon. John Briceno, Leader of the Opposition
“Choice Bank collapse, Atlantic International Bank crashed as a result of this Sanctuary Bay corruption saga, a third bank is indicating that it no longer desires of doing business in Belize today this means that hundreds of millions of dollars can be lost and hundreds of Belizean families hurt as jobs are lost and the financial services industry continues to collapse. To no one surprise, the Prime Minister have shown no concern for these matters he ahs hastily called a Press Conference to try and rescue his tarnished image unsuccessfully our nation is on a downward spiral and all our Prime Minister is concerned about is his reputation. It can’t get any worst than this, the US state department in his report earlier this year to the US Congress described our country as “As a major money laundering jurisdiction” where is the denial, where is the disclaimer, where is his threat to sue. The information contained in the recently publicized fifty page US court document highlights some of the corruption that continues to tarnish this UDP government, the Sanctuary Bay Scandal is a fact and over one hundred million US dollars were swindled and that is a fact, the swindlers used Atlantic International Bank, they sold over fourteen hundred parcels of Belizean land to hunt for hundreds of thousands of dollars each that is a fact. UDP Senator, Aldo Salazar appointed by the Prime Minister is named as representative of Sanctuary Bay and Atlantic International Bank Limited that is a fact, the name of Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Farber, tourism Minister Heredia and other well connected UDP’s are all in the court document that is a fact. The people of Belize do not believe you Mr. Barrow you sought to clear only yourself of wrong doing and no one believes your trust or deeds anymore and that is also a fact.”