Minister of Tourism Anthony Mahler Condemns Leaked Cabinet Paper
When it comes to the leaked Cabinet Paper, Minister Anthony Mahler says he shares the Prime Minister’s upset, saying that there is level of confidentiality that surrounds Cabinet discussion. He also noted, however, that the leak could have come from anywhere other than Cabinet members.
Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism & Diaspora Relations: “We signed an agreement or an oath of confidentiality. I don’t play those games. We can have an honest sober discussion so whoever leaked the document or however – it doesn’t necessarily have to be inside cabinet because you have other people in other offices that prepare the cabinet papers to get them through a process so it doesn’t necessarily mean that it came from the cabinet but whoever leaked the document I just say that’s a level of unprofessionalism. We don’t operate in that manner. We bring every single thing to cabinet and we ventilate it and we discuss it, sometimes we fight about it but if you are a family you have good days and bad days and you love one another one day and you fight and you make up back and that’s alright but I don’t believe that any one minister should have any authority to sign any document on behalf of the people of Belize. There should be a clear process or policy in place whereby these things are ventilated properly and as we go along in our democracy those things will come in place more and more.”
During the interview, Minister Mahler did express support for the Stake Bank Project which we will share with you in subsequent newscasts.