Democracy and the PUP: The Slates(2 more coming up)



Monday, February 1, 2021                                                               For Immediate Release

Over the weekend, the People’s United Party hosted four (4) Delegate Conventions to elect Municipal Slates in Belize City, Belmopan, San Ignacio/Santa Elena and Benque Viejo Del Carmen.

On Saturday, the Belize City Slate was elected at a Convention held at the Belize Elementary School Auditorium. In a first-of-its-kind in Belizean political history, the 726 Delegates all voted electronically. The Party takes this opportunity to extend its sincere appreciation to the Principal of Belize High School (BHS), IT Instructor Mr. Godfrey Sosa and his students for developing what is sure to become a model software for future elections in Belize.

At the end of the voting, the new PUP Team 11 was sworn in by Party Chairman  Hon. Henry Usher.  The team, led by Mayor Bernard Wagner, is:

  1. Allan Pollard
  2. Micah Goodin
  3. Kaya Cattouse
  4. Javier Castellanos
  5. Edmund Kwan
  6. Deannie Requena
  7. Natasha Pipersburgh
  8. Albert Vaughan
  9. Michael Novelo
  10. Stephanne Hamilton

On Sunday the Party hosted three (3) Conventions in the Western Municipalities. In Belmopan, 283 Delegates casted their votes to elect Sharon Palacio as the Mayoral Candidate along with Councillor Candidates:

  1. Guadalupe Chicas
  2. Sanie Cal
  3. Nikki Augustine
  4. Hope Amadi
  5. Daren Swasey
  6. Pauline Soberanis Tillett

In San Ignacio/Santa Elena, 286 Delegates elected Ramon ‘Monchi’ Quiroz as the Mayoral Candidate along with Councillor Candidates:

  1. Matthew Preston
  2. Aaron Mai
  3. Shirlene Neal
  4. Zahir Figueroa
  5. Alberto Palma
  6. Omar Rodriguez

In Benque Viejo Del Carmen, 105 Delegates elected Jorge Rosales as the Mayoral Candidate along with Councillor Candidates:

  1. Vania Garcia
  2. Edgar Cocom
  3. Carlos Iglesias
  4. Avelin Martinez
  5. Teresita Alvarado
  6. Oscar Gongora

This coming weekend, Party Delegates in Dangriga and Punta Gorda will participate in conventions to elect their Mayoral Candidates.


Contact: Linsford Castillo

E-mail:  [email protected]

Dangriga and San Pedro coming this weekend!