Who came on the mystery plane out of Saint Luis, Missouri in the USA on July 10th? That passenger then went on to San Pedro for business.
The press has been after this information for a month - but it's been closely guarded by the Civil Aviation Department. And, it seems even the Prime Minister had to drill down to get the info. We wanted to ask him about it at last week's press conference but we were shut down by the moderator after only two questions. Today, one of our colleagues did ask, and here's what the PM disclosed:
Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow - Prime Minister
"I have the name of the individual that came. I think the flight originated out of St. Louis. There is no question but that in terms of getting the clearance for the flight Minister Heredia from San Pedro did assist. He makes no apologies about that, because the person who came is a significant investor in Ambergris Caye. He has 20 million dollar investment called "Salt" something. Again, it's a pity that you never ask last week when I had all the information at hand. But in any event that easily I can send it to you afterwards, the name of the tourism investment that the individual has are going on Ambergris Caye and he also owns 2 additional premises. He is the owner of a penthouse and he is the owner of a condo. His itinerary was such that he had come to check on the new investment that had been started in to which I am told already 20 million US dollars have been poured, but he stayed at his condo which is maybe a mile or so away from the site of the investment. He limited himself to going back and forth between the 2 places as far as we can tell and after something like 10 days or so he went back out of the country. Although question of his circulating in the wider Ambergris Caye community and based on the protocol that we had develop about which we spoke in some detail last week there was nothing wrong with that flight and there was no lapse of judgement. There was no omission, there was no violation of any of the rules. End of story."