This afternoon the Ministry of Defense also responded to the use of Coast Guard vessels by the Belmopan Bandits. The Ministry, which coincidentally is headed by Minister Saldivar, methodically explains why shuttling the Belmopan Bandits Basketball team to and from San Pedro using coast guard vessels is not construed as misuse of public funds.
According to the release, ‘the commanders of BCG and Belize Defense Force (BDF) may deploy them for other activities as they see fit, providing that these activities do not contravene any local or international laws or military standing orders.’
The release adds that the Ministry of Defense has always been an avid supporter of the sporting community and has established partnerships within the sporting community of Belize.
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