There's change afoot in the Corozal Free Zone. David Akierman who has been Chairman of the Zone since 2008 - is stepping aside. The Prime Minister told the media today that it was a mutually agreed decision when they met last week Friday:..
Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister
"Yes, Dave and I met I think last Friday before I went away and we agreed that he would exit. He had in fact, from last year, said to me that he had some health challenges and he did not want to be renewed. At that time I was able to persuade him to stay on. And so by mutual understanding, he will not seek to renew. The replacement is likely to be, I haven't yet signed a contract, this has move very quickly, but the replacement is likely to be the ex-controller of customs, Mr. Greg Gibson. Dave Akierman was, I think, outstanding, both in terms of competence and probity but I feel that we have chosen a worthy replacement."