In light of the Lev Dermen scandal, the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) stated that they will be closely monitoring the findings of his trial. This has to do in particular with the allegations being made against Minister of Security John Saldivar and his involvement with the scandal. The union stated that the topic has not been at the center of their discussions due to these allegations not being proven as yet but are ready to take action if needed. According to the NTUCB president, Marvin Mora, situations like these are the reasons why the United Nations Convention against Corruption needs to be implemented.
Marvin Mora, President, National Trade Union Congress of Belize:“The National Trade Union Congress of Belize usually goes through a process of discussions where we look at the matter at hand, if it’s a matter of national importance, if it’s a matter that will adversely affect our country we ferment discussions based on evidence and facts that are brought forward. The issue of Lev Dermen and his accusations levied at one of our ministers and elected officials has not been ventilated at NTUCB as yet; I can tell you though that if any improprieties are found to be obvious the NTUCB will 100% be against those. In fact it is because of issues like these that the NTUCB has found it absolutely necessary to pen down the resolution that has us here today.”
The Lev Dermen trial is an ongoing case at the U.S. District Court of Utah.