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CEO Asks BDF Commander For Answers on Queries from Audit Team

There are some troubles in the administration at the Belize Defense Force headquarters as the Commander is being asked to respond to some queries brought about by an internal audit team over what has been deemed as irregularities.  Love News understands that an internal audit was ordered by the higher ups in the Ministry of National Security after rumours began circulating on how the military’s credit card was being used among other issues.  A letter was sent to Brigadier General David Jones, who is the signatory on the BDF’s credit card, asking him to respond to some questions that the internal audit team had set forth.  The use of the credit card was not the only issue that required a response, as there were matters surrounding the rations store among others that were listed.  Commander Jones was given two weeks to respond and as we understand it, that response may have been submitted today.  However, we were unable to confirm if that was the case.  Just last week in an interview with the Chief Executive Officer, Retired Colonel George Lovell, he had spoken on the issue of leaked documents from the BDF to the media and how he would seek legal advice on what can be done in such cases.  Incidentally, this story is making the news tonight after the letter was leaked to the media.  Love News understands that the Auditor General, the Accountant General, the Finance Officer and other officials have been apprised of the situation.  The internal audit team that went into the BDF comprised of Belize Coast Guard, the Belize Police Department and the Ministry of National Security.