by Gilroy Usher, PUP Standard Bearer for Port Loyola
The stand up for your rights rally that was organized by the PUP Port Loyola Committee and yours truly on Sunday July 5 at the basketball court on C.A. Blvd across from the Muslim School. It was a tremendous success.
Practical plans were outlined to address pressing issues in the area including landlessness, proper housing, job creation, support for small business, and corruption in government, and they were all well received.
Dynamic speakers at the event included yours truly Gilroy Usher, Sr., Norman Usher- Chairman PUP Port Loyola Committee, Major Lloyd Jones -Campaign Manager for PUP Port, Senator Isabel Bennett, Michael “Chips” Norales -Deputy Mayor of Belize City, Councilor Oscar Arnold- PUP Standard Bearer for Collet, Councilor Allan Pollard -PUP Standard Bearer for Queen Square, Councilor Aisha Gentle, University of Belize student Dajah Blades, Anthony Mahler -PUP Standard Bearer for Pickstock, and Henry Charles Usher -Chairman People’s United Party. Other distinguished persons in attendance were Collet Montejo -PUP Deputy Secretary General and Councilor Albert Vaughan.
There was an excellent turnout from Port Loyola. All the seats were filled and scores of persons were standing all around.
Sunday’s Stand Up For Your Rights rally was also historic, because it was the first time in Port and probably the entire Belize City that an individual with the support of concerned citizens from an area had organized an event of that scale to voice concerns about major issues in their community.
Sincere thanks to all those who assisted in anyway in making Sunday’s rally the success it was especially the residents of Port Loyola whose presence showed great appreciation for a very informative and fulfilled afternoon.
Our upcoming activity will be a demonstration for land for residents of Port Loyola and Belizeans in general at the Lands Department in Belize City near the gas stations on Central American Blvd on Monday August 3rd, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The demonstration for land will be a monthly activity for the next four months.