We proudly introduce you to the People's United Party Councillor Candidate for San Pedro Town, Adaly Ayuso.
Born and Raised in San Pedro, Adaly has always been active in our community. Since being crowned Miss San Pedro in 2000, Adaly has been part of the pageant life in San Pedro serving as one of the organizers of the Miss San Pedro Pageant during 2007-2011 and La Reyna de La Costa Maya pageant from 2010 to 2018. As a child she loved El Gran Carnaval and as an adult She has continued the traditional dancing of carnaval comparsas. Adaly began her career in customer service at the Operations Department of Tropic Air Ltd and then moved on to the Accounting Department where she fine-tuned her book keeping and financial savvy skills. In 2014, she became the Manager of Ramon’s Village Resort Gift Shops where she has continued to foster these skills as she is not only responsible for customer's shopping experience but also of the daily operations of the business. Her extensive knowledge is not limited to only customer service, but also extends into accounting and management. These skills will prove beneficial to the successful daily operations of the San Pedro Town Council. Adaly, is the epitome of a working mom, as she not only formed part of the PTA at La Isla Bonita School, but she was also a part of the disciplinary committee of San Pedro High School where her children attend classes. This hard-working determined woman draws her inspiration from her father, Mr. Omar Guerrero who also served his island home. Adaly believes that we need a town council that will use its resources to empower its people and invest in the enhancement of the existing infrastructure.
We proudly introducd the People’s United Party Councilor Candidate for San Pedro Town, Jose “Cas” Castellanos.
Jose Alfredo Castellanos, also known as “Cas”, made San Pedro Town his home when he moved here as a Police Officer in the Criminal Investigation Branch 15 years ago. As a CIB officer he saw first hand the challenges our island faces with crime and poverty, especially the effects it has on the vulnerable members of our society: the children. With a passion for security and safety and years of experience in the police department he ventured into owning his security company, Castellanos Security Service Ltd. His company has employed many locals and provided security services to high end resorts and small businesses alike. Like many long time residents, he fell in love with not only the island but also with his lovely wife. He married island girl Valeria Janelle Rivero in 2009 and had two beautiful daughters. Cas is a firm believer that in order to combat crime we must empower the children and youth with extracurricular activities, in particular sports. As an avid football, basketball and softball player, he believes that sports should be an integral factor in the mental and physical development of children. The involvement of our children and youth is critical as it allows them to learn positive values such as respect, self-love, sharing and commitment among others.
We proudly introduce the People’s United Party Councilor Candidate for San Pedro Town, Ernesto “Neto” Bardalez.
Ernesto Bardalez, is affectionately known as “Neto” by his friends and family. He grew up in the heart of San Pedro Town surrounded by his parents, brother, tias, tios, grandparents and many cousins. It is with his family that he learned the importance of teamwork and of serving the community you live in. As a young man, it became his passion to serve and become involved in the growth of this beautiful and unique community. Like many of the young men and women of his time, he joined the thriving tourism industry of San Pedro Town. As a tourism worker, Ernesto picked up many roles and worked his way up from the front desk to managerial positions where he excelled. He was taught to lead, to be accountable, to be patient and to take initiative. As a manager, he brings the necessary skills needed to implement an efficient managerial structure of the town council so that it can function as it should: for the people. His 18 years in customer service and managing positions equip him with the necessary characteristics needed to reform the town council’s daily operations and ensure that the people of San Pedro Town become a priority.
We proudly introduce the People’s United Party Councilor Candidate for San Pedro Town, Dianeli Aranda.
Dianeli Aranda is a proud multicultural woman with Mestizo and Garifuna roots. She was lovingly raised in a humble home and has always treasured being part of both cultures. As a child, she enjoyed the life that our growing touristic destination offered. Swimming after class, picking sea grapes off the trees and playing in her neighbourhood with her friends. She was raised by a loving grandfather and single mother, Don Amelio Kumul y Seña Lily Kumul, who taught her that above all, character is not determined by failures but by how one rises above them. She learned not to shy away from hard work and long hours because rising doesn't come easily. She started working in the tourism industry at the tender age of 15 and served in hospitality for 14 years. She is now the manager of San Pedro Town's Aguilar and Associates Law Firm. After she contested the 2018 elections, she immersed herself in the law firm where she helped and facilitated legal services for those in need of support, in particular, to struggling women and their children. She is the mother of two young children, a six-year-old boy and a ten-year-old girl. They became the inspiration she needed to rise for change once again. The turning point for Dianeli, was the struggle women faced to feed and educate their children during the lockdowns. She, along with her team, managed to create a small pantry program to counter the struggles of families in need. She has been an adamant supporter of NGOs that advocate for women and children in our community. Dianeli, is now part of the dynamic PUP7 in San Pedro Town. She is confident that with this team, change will come.
We proudly introduce the People’s United Party Councilor Candidate for San Pedro Town, Marina Kay.
Marina Kay is a daughter of San Pedro Town; she was raised in the heart of the island and enjoyed the sandy streets, sandy beaches and the village life that San Pedro offered many years ago. Her passion, however, was in early childhood education. At the age of 20, she opened a day care centre and operated it out of her home. With the growing number of children and happy parents, she opened a pre-school in 1996 and named it: “Little Angels Pre-School”. For twenty eight years, Marina has been the owner and principal of Little Angels Pre-school. She has taught countless of San Pedro’s children the fundamentals of education. Marina has been a member of the San Pedro Lions Club since 2010 and has served as chairlady of the membership, Leo Advisor, and vice president. She is currently the president of the San Pedro Lion’s Club. Marina is happiest when serving her community and strongly believes in the words of Lions Club’s International Founder Melvin Jones “ You can’t get very far, until you start doing something for someone else.” Over the years she has been involved with the San Pedro Dance Academy and served on the board of San Pedro High School. Every year, Marina participates in El Gran Carnaval and has been involved in the traditional dancing of comparsas since she was a child. She has been the co-organizer of Mrs Flora’s Comparsa for the past 12 years. She is also very active in raising funds for many causes including medical and educational for many residents on the island. To Marina, life means family, friends, work and community.
We proudly introduce the People’s United Party Councilor Candidate for San Pedro Town, Johnnia Duarte.
Johnnia Rivero Duarte grew up in the humble fishing community of San Pedro Town. As a child, she enjoyed the company of her father who taught her that women can stand on their own and provide for their families. She is a single mother of two girls, ages 25 and 13. She then ventured into the tourism industry where she dedicated over 20 years in the service of hospitality. Johnnia has witnessed a drastic transformation of San Pedro Town, from a small fishing community to a top tourist destination. Our growing population has put a major strain on waste management efforts which has greatly affected our environment on the island. Johnnia is an advocate for recycling. Recently, she witnessed how Recycle San Pedro turns glass bottles into landfill, tiles, and plant decorations. This is something that could eventually be developed into a community-garbage separation and recycling project.Johnnia believes that as an ever growing town we must accommodate green areas within our community. These areas are important as they provide a space for socializing, decrease noise and air pollution and improve immune function. Creating green areas on our island and in downtown can be an educational project for children and youth as they can take ownership of the project. Johnnia is a proud councillor candidate of the People’s United Party in San Pedro Town because she believes that in order to make a difference we must stand together for those who cannot stand up for themselves.