Was someone paid to block the gates at Port of Belize Limited three weeks ago? That is the question that still remains. On July 22 GSU officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets at workers of PBL while they were protesting. On that day a bus, which belonged to tour operator Yhony Rosado, was parked in front of the gate of PBL blocking anyone from entering the facility. Since then several screenshots emerged suggesting that it was all planned and that person’s involved were paid up to $40,000 to do it. In speaking with the bus owner he explained that his bus was stolen and that he never accepted any money from anyone. Another person that was allegedly paid for being involved was the Christian Workers Union President, Evan Mose Hyde. We spoke with Hyde who told us that he had nothing to do with the blockade or any $40,000.
Evan Mose Hyde, President, Christian Workers Union: “I’m not involved with that as I’ve said repeatedly and I don’t have any apology for it. We asked for solidarity and we appreciated that we got solidarity and we don’t know anything that happened in whatever was going on behind but definitely I say to the brothers of FECTAB who have always been in solidarity with us even from the original stand down they have been providing us with support, they came out one day , they had a barbecue with us so I will always have respect for their position of solidarity it has been recorded and it has been respected.”
Reporter: So you have nothing to do with the $40,000.
Evan Mose Hyde, President, Christian Workers Union: “No sir. No sir nothing at all. I don’t know anything about it except what you’ve seen, what I’ve seen.”