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Thursday, 15 April 2010 00:00

In this life there is a saying that goes like this “Whatever is done in the dark will one day come to light” This past weekend, a startling revelation came to light. It shows that the PUP was as corrupt THEN as the PUP is NOW.

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A few days ago THEN & NOW was inside a popular supermarket in town when a conversation was struck with a fellow shopper who informed that he

was passing through on his return home to Guatemala City. The Guatemalan was trying to touch base with a politician of the 60’s from Cayo. He knew the “politico” as he called him, from the days when this “politico” made numerous trips to Guatemala to collect money.
 
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The Guatemalan was having a hard time coming up with the name of the “politico” associate. THEN & NOW could offer little assistance as it was before my time. 
 
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None of the names offered by THEN & NOW clicked with the Guatemalan who indicated that he is a retired Guatemalan Government agriculture department employee. THEN, after rocking his brain for a long time, the name finally came to the Guatemalan - first the Surname and then the Christian name.
 
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THEN came the shocker, THEN & NOW’s jaw almost fell to the floor in surprise. The man who claims to have all the history from El Cayo in his head, the veteran PUP politician who has become a nuisance on the airwaves as the know-it-all of Belizean history majoring in El Cayo happenings, The “Saberlo todo” was collecting money from the Guatemalans in the 1960’s. 
 
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Here was this Guatemalan, with the sole intention of touching base with a “politico” of his distant past and in so doing divulging EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Little did he know that he was chatting with THEN & NOW and the puss was let out of the bag.

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We have heard of the Emeritus Skettel attempting to sell us out “lot-stock-and- barrel” to Guatemala. NOW comes this latest revelation of the El Cayo Historian Skettel collecting money from the Guatemalans. The Emeritus Skettel and the Historian Skettel are bosom buddies of that fading era. The chickens have NOW come home to roost.
 
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Let the record officially show that THEN & NOW has lost all respect for the El Cayo Historian Skettel, not that there was much of that in the first place, who professes so much love for Belize in the twilight of his years. Let him NOW record in his-story of all the money he collected from the Guatemalans in his early days as a Belizean “Politico”.
 
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And NOW, shifting gears to the contemporary skettels. First we go to Juan Mentira Skettel – the skettel who wants to be prime minister. If he could not understand how a simple thing like the Boledo/Lottery would work, how on earth can he even start to comprehend the internal working of an entire nation?
 
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Juan Mentira’s mental capacity is so weak that in his weekly Hypocrite Of The Week column in his Belize Slimes this week is featuring Clear the Land Castro. And what is the criticism about?  It’s because the Hon. Minister of State sponsored 10 cyclists in the Holy Saturday Cross Country Classis.  Can you imagine? An elected representative of the people sponsors a team of ten youths in sports and the man who wants to be prime minister criticizes him for that!
 
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 What else do you expect from a man who simply did not understand how the boledo/lottery would work. Like Prime Minister Dean Barrow, THEN  & NOW gives Juan Mentira a lesson that might assist him in understanding how the Hon. Minister of State could have sponsored 10 cyclists in the Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic.
 
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Juan Mentira, It’s called CARING and SHARING, the Hon. Minister of State is not one who sees himself bigger than anyone and in his off time he goes out there and solicits funds thereby providing them with an alternative to a life of crime and violence. Despite this explanation, Juan Mentira might still not understand especially given that he is the same individual who, for the life of himself, just simply could not understand how the simple boledo/lottery would work.
 
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The Hon. Minister of State has expended countless hours visiting friends and associates asking for sponsorship for those 10 cyclists. Then of course Juan Mentira will never understand it because of the over 200 million dollars worth of cash assets he boasts, he could not find it in his heart to take out a single dollar to donate a single prize for this national sporting event. Dear Readers, This is the man who wants to be your prime minister. This is the man who wants to lead your nation.
 
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It is no secret that the man with the most to lose as village council elections unfold is none other than Juan Mentira. The imminent landslide defeat rings the death knell of Juan Mentira’s short lived leadership of Sketteldom and so he will do anything to save his hide.
 
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Juan Mentira must win by any means necessary even if it means resorting to violence. Look out Belize, Juan Mentira is a desperate man. The incident in San Juan is just the beginning of the actions of this desperate individual.
 
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Orange Walk police are openly commenting that Juan Mentira’s behavior at their district head station was totally unbecoming of a man who wants to be prime minister. He acted like a hooligan. He was disrespectful to law enforcement officers. “This man is not fit to lead this country” is the refrain coming from inside the walls of the Orange Walk Police Station and the larger outreaches of the Orange Walk District.
 
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Juan Mentira’s actions should have been recorded by another television crew apart from his personal TV station crew if only to give the nation a real idea of the real side of Juan Mentira. His TV station will NEVER broadcast Juan Mentira’s disorderly behavior. Then again, what else do you expect from a man whose head will roll after suffering a humiliating defeat in these rounds of Village Council Elections?
 
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The TV footage in Orange Walk was missed by TV crews other than Juan Mentira’s crew. Notwithstanding, and you can mark these words: In his desperation Juan Mentira is bound to act in like fashion elsewhere as village council elections continues over the next several weeks.
 
THEN AND NOW wants to assure Juan Mentira that another opportunity will not be lost as there will be cameras waiting to give the nation the true images of the real Juan Mentira. 
 
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Word coming out of the Gordon Smith Musa faction is that Sketteldom will not wait for long after the village council elections to begin aggressively, and if possible violently, demand for Juan Mentira to call national convention. While we joke about his squeaky voice, the Gordon Smith Musa faction is openly and seriously commenting that he lacks even the voice of a leader. 
 
NOW turning to the Gully Syde, judging from the cuts and bruises anyone could easily come to the conclusion that the Gully Syde Rasta lawyer was sitting too close “Pon Di Gully Syde” and that he might have slipped down a very deep gully hence the many cuts and bruises all over his body. Well, NOT SO! says a friend of THEN & NOW.
 
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The information reaching THEN & NOW is that the wife caught him not “Pon Di Gully Syde” but instead “Pon A Fresh Move Syde”. Having been caught red handed and instead of apologizing to the Mrs., the Gully Syde lawyer decided to pull a page directly out of the Domestic Violence book of his buddy, Glenn “The Hammer” Tillett and bway, did he administer a licking on the wife.
 
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THEN it so happened that the wife’s brothers caught up with the Gully Syde lawyer and what a licking they put on him. Like the songs says “the man cry like wah baby” and after the brothers administered that strong dose of corporal punishment on the Gully Syde lawyer, they threw him, not “Pon the Gully Syde” but rather “Pon the Drain Syde.”
 
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Realizing that there is no room for them in Sketteldom, there were recent strong indication that the Super Bondage Espat Skettel and his Scholarship Fraud Hyde Skettel brother-in-law were seriously planning on making a move to hijack Wil Maheia’s Party but Maheia is not letting go that easily. Maheia is saying that they can come as Deputy Leaders but NEVER in the top seat.