The March seventh General and Municipal elections are now in the history books, but the government’s and municipals’ terms in office are now approaching the 100 day mark. Keenly watching their performance is the opposition People’s United Party, who today held a news conference at its Queen Street headquarters to call them out on what the PUP says is a less than acceptable job so far. First up was PUP party leader, Francis Fonseca, who before he blasted the government, expressed solidarity with the Prime Minister Dean Barrow and his wife, Kim Simplis Barrow, as Kim battles with breast cancer. Not missing a beat, Fonseca went straight to business, disapproving of what he says is a lack of direction and vision, 97 days into government.
Fonseca went on to warn the government that the opposition will refuse to cooperate with the government if unelected party operatives continue to influence government decisions.
While Fonseca appealed to Prime Minister Barrow to give public officers their salary increases, Cayo South Area Representative, Julius Espat, criticized the government for not creating economic opportunities for more Belizeans.
One of the salient issues that the opposition speakers dealt with is crime and Senator Karen Bodden called on the BNTU and other bodies to break their silence on the level of crime against the Belizean society.
Other speakers included Area Representatives, Dolores Balderamos Garcia, Rodwell Ferguson, Florencio Marin, Mike Espat, Marco Mensez, Oscar Requena, and Senator Lisa Shoman.