Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
San Pedro Mayor Paz leaving #297920
09/10/08 12:26 AM
09/10/08 12:26 AM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 2,448
Short Offline OP
Short  Offline OP
Elsa Paz Quits Race for San Pedro Mayor
posted (September 9, 2008)

[Linked Image] Elsa Paz – her last name is Spanish for peace, but for the last few weeks she’s been at the center of a war within the UDP on San Pedro. And that’s why Paz has written to Party Leader Dean Barrow telling him that she is withdrawing her candidacy as Mayor.

Paz, who was a two-term Mayor and seemed a lock to go for three today told us that there has just been too much fighting within the UDP, both the executive and the council. She told us about a dispute in the executive about how to hold a convention for new councillors. And then, last week, two of her councillors walked out of a council meeting after a shouting match with her.

Mayor Paz told us that’s it’s just been too much fussing and fighting, and right now, she wants no part of it, so she’s pulling back. In her letter to the Party Leader, she says she is withdrawing for personal reasons. No word yet on whether the party leader has accepted that withdrawal.

Live and let live
Re: San Pedro Mayor Paz leaving [Re: Short] #297930
09/10/08 08:17 AM
09/10/08 08:17 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 64,356
oregon, spr
Marty Online happy

Marty  Online Happy

Re: San Pedro Mayor Paz leaving [Re: Marty] #297937
09/10/08 08:42 AM
09/10/08 08:42 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,046
Peter Jones Offline
Peter Jones  Offline
Is this good or bad for us?

Re: San Pedro Mayor Paz leaving [Re: Peter Jones] #297938
09/10/08 08:48 AM
09/10/08 08:48 AM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,740
Las Vegas, NV
deadserious Offline
deadserious  Offline
From everything I know about Elsa Paz, it sounds bad. You have a known good entity about to be replaced with a very much unknown.

Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...
Re: San Pedro Mayor Paz leaving [Re: Peter Jones] #297939
09/10/08 08:54 AM
09/10/08 08:54 AM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 5,255
bucks county, PA
sweetjane Offline
sweetjane  Offline
guess that may depend who decides to run in her place?

i don't think i'd want to be the one in the middle of some of the controversies debated there.

will be interesting to follow this story.

Re: San Pedro Mayor Paz leaving [Re: sweetjane] #297959
09/10/08 10:21 AM
09/10/08 10:21 AM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,888
reaper Offline
reaper  Offline
In the many meetings over the years I have had with her, it seemed she always had the communtity first in her priorities.

She was always open to new ideas on making the residents and tourists life better.

Re: San Pedro Mayor Paz leaving [Re: reaper] #297963
09/10/08 10:35 AM
09/10/08 10:35 AM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,294
travelqueen Offline
travelqueen  Offline
I've only heard really good things about her... thats too bad. frown

Re: San Pedro Mayor Paz leaving [Re: travelqueen] #297970
09/10/08 11:12 AM
09/10/08 11:12 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,046
Peter Jones Offline
Peter Jones  Offline
It's a shame then that she should be the one forced into resigning. Perhaps others should be put under pressure.....

Re: San Pedro Mayor Paz leaving [Re: Peter Jones] #297976
09/10/08 11:49 AM
09/10/08 11:49 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,479
SimonB Offline

SimonB  Offline
I was told a long time ago by a friend of hers that she wasn't interested in running again, too much BS to deal with.

Re: Mayor Paz Back in the Race! [Re: SimonB] #303423
10/10/08 11:59 AM
10/10/08 11:59 AM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 2,448
Short Offline OP
Short  Offline OP
Mayor Paz Back in the Race

[Linked Image] Mayor Elsa Paz is back in the race and will be the UDP’s Mayoral candidate in March of next year. About a month ago Mayor Paz had sent her resignation letter to the Party Leader, Hon. Dean Barrow, telling him that she was withdrawing her candidacy as mayor because of personal reasons and her discontentment with some party members in the Town Council and UDP Executive. But she has reconsidered and is back in the race as the mayoral candidate for the party.

Mayor Paz accepted an interview with Ambergris Today and confirmed to us that she will be running once more for mayor of her party. “One of the main reasons why I reconsidered running for mayor was because of the people of San Pedro who have come to me asking me to give it another try,” commented Mayor Paz. “And another reason was because the Prime Minister did not accept my candidacy withdrawal.”

Paz continued by saying that she does have the support of her party and that they are currently working out their differences and trying to communicate with each other for the good of the party and the island. Mayor Paz will be endorsed as the mayoral candidate in an upcoming convention this month.

Live and let live

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Marty), 319 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online2,982
Jan 29th, 2019 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1