Party Leader of the Belize People’s Front, Nancy Marin has been called out by the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) for making defamatory remarks against the BPP via social media. The BPP issued a release on the matter earlier today saying that the BPF has remarked that they have been taking monies from British Businessman, Michael Ashcroft. In a previous interview with Patrick Rogers, he passionately explained that he has never taken and will never take any monies from Ashcroft. This matter has been brewing for some time as Rogers did speak to Love News on the matter in mid-June.
Patrick Rodgers, Political Leader, Belize Progressive Party: “We have been meeting with you know aspirants, we have been looking at changing how we do things because you know they say we got money from Ashcroft [LAUGHS] that is the last last devil we will take money from. We may consider and you hear the word “may” because it’s not Patrick’s decision to make, we may consider taking the local oligarchy money because you know all the local oligarchy get chingar by Ashcroft so maybe they see the logic that if PUP win Ashcroft gabella again. So UDP, PUP Ashcroft give the two of them money well he hasn’t given no BPP money I’m stating that categorically and I any of our members were to take money from him he or she won’t be a BPP member. Now certainly the local Belizeans they don’t have any money to take their profits or anything and they are a part of us and so we need money I mean it’s member finance this party has been going with we can’t win an election that way and since Belizeans are clamoring for a two, three, four, five independents win we figure we want to answer that call for Belizeans; we want to be able to deliver some wins so we will have to sit at the table with the local oligarchy with the exclusion of the likes of Mr.Ashcroft- please Belize never make me have to answer that question again categorically we will not accept money from a KCMG. Anybody that the Queen has anointed “Sir.” me Patrick that wants to see the Republic of Belize could never sit across from the table of a “Sir”, “Madam” or any of them alright? The plan is to get all the local oligarchy to come up against Michael Ashcroft. No shame in my game, I will talk to every local oligarchy who is interested to see that virus called Mr.Ashcroft be dealt with and we don’t need to win sixteen to deal with him. We win three seats and none of them get sixteen Mr.Ashcroft is deal with.”
The BPP’s release concluded by stating that they refuse to participate in the societal and political divides that exist in Belize.