Johnny Can’t Shut Up - Noisemakers Can’t Speak Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 12 March 2015 00:00

The Deputy Prime Minister of Said Musa’s administration, Johnny Briceno, ran his mouth for more than an hour in a conversation that was taped by a party “ally” and spoke candidly about some of his party’s most filthy laundry and shameful secrets. His most critical remarks were made towards the Musa-Fonseca regime who he considers to be the cancer of the party. 

“That cancer that came and stole millions and millions and millions and millions and millions of dollars from the people.  I’m not talking about a little bit of money…millions, tens of millions of dollars they stole, that had this been another country they would have been in jail right now…” – Hon. Johnny Briceno.

This is nothing new for Johnny B to be infected with such a violent strain of oral diarrhea. His last bout with the disease was in October of 2011 when he forgot a party meeting was live on their party radio station and he challenged members to “bring money back to the PUP”. He asked Musa:

“Where are those millionaires, those people that made millions of dollars over the 10 years when we were in government? Where are those people that benefitted and made millions? I could give you all names, but I won’t call out names. They need to write out checks; they need to bring money back to the PUP! Money so we can run our People’s United Party.”

He also scolded those PUP millionaires saying, “That money does not belong in foreign bank accounts! Bring it here…” Recently the local media has reported on a report from a consortium of international journalists that list a number of huge Swiss bank accounts from people all over the world. Nine Belizeans owned accounts totaling about US$17 million. All the accounts on the list were formed between 1999 and 2006. Millions and millions and millions and millions and millions of dollars from the people?

Since Elvin Penner was exposed by Prime Minister Barrow for wrong doing in the Ministry of Immigration, talk show hosts Mose Hyde and Louis Wade have led a crusade along with COLA, unionists and other activists to bring him to justice. They formed a group called Rod of Correction and have even led a private prosecution procedure against the exiled one. This group’s sole purported purpose is to expose corruption and bring wrong doers to justice.

Well, the exposing has been done. Why are the noisemakers, so called whistleblowers silent now???

Perhaps it is time to stop asking this question. Wade, Brackett, Hyde, Matura-Shepherd, Petillo, X, Marin, Palacio, Blades have no credibility.