By Marion V. Ali, Staff Reporter
The People’s United Party (PUP) has condemned what it terms as “ignorant and arrogant comments of Minister of State, Mark King” which were publicized on Thursday evening’s news.
King was responding to questions from reporters who asked him about his company seeking a contract with Norwegian Cruise Lines.
The People’s United Party PUP, in a press release, termed the comments as describing “a patronage system of spoils in which the UDP are ranked first, the Belizean people second, and the PUP third.”
The PUP feels that the comments are consistent with the mentality of the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) and it says it recognizes that there must be a new standard that requires that “all Belizeans, regardless of political persuasion, be treated fairly, respectfully, and equitably.”
The party also calls on Prime Minister Dean Barrow to apologize to the Nation for his Minister’s callous remarks, join us in
condemning those remarks, and to remove this arrogance and ignorance from his Cabinet.