Belize Rural South Standard Bearers participate in historic debates

On Friday, October 23rd, the three candidates contesting for Area Representative of Belize Rural South participated in the 2015 Standard Bearer Debate in San Pedro Town. Organized by The San Pedro Sun and Reef TV, the debate was held at the Sunbreeze Conference Room at 7PM. The three contestants answered a series of questions addressing issues affecting the community. The invitation only event was simultaneously aired on Reef TV/Radio on Channel 20 and Reef Radio at 92.3 FM to allow the public the opportunity to watch/listen to the debate. Participants included José “Elito” Arceo of the People’s United Party (PUP), José Manuel Heredia of the United Democratic Party (UDP) and Robert “Bobby” Lopez of the Belize Progressive Party (BPP).

Concerning the issue of development and consulting the public when making paramount decisions that directly affect them, only Arceo and Lopez believed it is important for the public to have the ultimate say in regard to such projects. Heredia reiterated that all projects made under his administration are for the best of the community and that the community needs to be more open minded towards development.

Another pressing issue was health. For years San Pedro has lacked proper medical facilities and all three contestants made promises to address this issue by constructing a hospital.

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