PUP RATIFIES NEW EXECUTIVE
July 02, 2007
The People’s United Party held their national convention yesterday in Corozal Town. With a report here is Ava Diaz.
Ava Diaz:Love FM
“A release from the People’s United Party says over 10,000 delegates,officials,friends and supporters from the party,from the 31 constituencies participated in the convention.The delegates unanimously approved the members of the new national executive of the PUP who will serve until 2009.This includes party leader,Rt. Hon. Said Musa,Deputy party leaders John Briceno,Vildo Marin and Godfrey Smith.Party Chairman Francis Fonseca,Chairman Northern Caucus Valdemar Castillo,Chairman Western Caucus Mario Castellanos,Chairman Eastern Caucus Jose Coye,Chairman Southern Caucus Mike Espat,Party Treasurer Rodwell Ferguson,National Campaign Manager Ralph Fonseca,Deputy National Campaign Managers Florencio Marin Jr.,Ismael Cal,Anthony Mahler and Charles Galvez.Chariman of Policy and Reform Committee Eamon Courtney,Chairman Marshalls Marshall Nunez,President of the United Women’s group Merilyn Young,President of the Belize Youth Movement David Castillo,Communications Director Yasser Musa and Deputy Directors of Communications William Lindo and Carolyn Trench Sandiford,Leader Emeritus Rt. Hon. George Price,Legal Advisor Dolores Balderamos Garcia and Secretary General Henry Usher.
Father of the Nation George Price and Party Leader Said Musa awarded certificates of outstanding service to the party to 93 delegates,three from each of the thirty-one constituencies.Delegates to the convention proposed a number of resolutions each with a direct social objective.Calling on the government to take quick action on them.The resolutions called for the implementations in September 2007 of a free textbook program for primary school children countrywide.Home improvement assistance before the height of the hurricane season.Greater availability of basic medicines at health clinics countrywide,setting up of a transparent patroller management fund,upgrading of rural roads especially those with service productive sectors.Continuing consultation on expedition reform of the Senate,reintroduction of the bill abolishing the Privy Council and more assistance for young entrepreneurs and their start up business ventures.The resolutions are expected to be formally tabled in and taken up by the Cabinet in its next meeting.When we spoke to Secretary General Henry Usher last week,he said the convention is the start of the campaign leading up to the next general elections.
The Standard Bearer for the People’s United Party are Valdimar Castillo for Corozal North,Vildo Marin Corozal Bay,Florenco Marin Jr. Corozal South East,Dr. Gregorio Garcia Corozal Southwest,Servulo Biasar Orange Walk North,John Briceno Orange Walk Central,Dr. Marqueturio Mendez Orange Walk East,Jose Mai Orange Walk South,Earl Perez Belize Rural North,Ralph Fonseca Belize Rural Central.Merline Spain Belize Rural South,Francis Fonseca Freetown,Jose Coye Caribbean Shores,Godfrey Smith for Pickstock,Rt. Hon. Said Musa Fort George,Cordell Hyde Lake Independence,Carolyn Trench Sandiford Collet,Anthony Sylvester Jr. Queen Square,Austin Waight Mesopotamia,Mark Espat Albert,Oscar Rosado for Port Loyola,Kendall Mendez Cayo South,Otter Coleman Cayo North,Orlando Habet Cayo Northeast,Mario Castellanos Cayo Central,Charles Galvez Cayo South,Rolando Zetina Belmopan,Cassian Nunez Dangiga,Rodwell Ferguson Stann Creek West,Mike Espat Toledo East and Marshall Mesh Toledo West.Reporting for Love FM News,I am Ava Diaz.”