On Thursday, February 13, 2020, The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) announced that the Hon. John Saldivar submitted to the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow his letter of resignation from the Cabinet of Belize.
Hon. Saldivar’s resignation is with immediate effect and is done, Hon Saldivar explained, to give himself an opportunity to get out from under the cloud of suspicion resulting from the barrage of accusations leveled against him. He expressed the hope of regaining the confidence of the public and the support of Cabinet once he has cleared his name.
The OPM further announced that the Prime Minister has immediately embarked on consultations with his Cabinet colleagues and expects shortly to designate a new Minister of National Security. In the meantime, Minister of State Hon. Elodio Aragon, Jr. will oversee the affairs of the Ministry.