In a press conference on June 11th, the Prime Minister described Palacio as rude and confrontational and as for ROC, he claimed they are making a false cry and that, quote, ” suggesting that the sky is falling down, is absolutely unsustainable when you look at the facts. ”
Today, Mr. Palacio responded to the Prime Minister’s comments.
“Well, basically, that is the Prime Minister’s opinion that nothing is going on with ROC, but as far as we are concerned, this organization was born out of the fact that a number that a number of our civil society organizations are experiencing the same thing that COLA is experiencing. The matter of the disrespect and abuse that continues to happen, we are saying that yes, we are beginning a movement that has no political partisan act that has to do with national issues, and as it relates to this particular case we need to understand a very important thing here: this has to do with our national patrimony. You will also recall that theBelize National Teachers Union in particular and the Trade Union Congress of Belize were among the first organizations that had called on a thorough and proper investigation into this passport scandal and we insisted that justice must be done”.