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Mar 2, 2016

New Slate of Senators for the PUP

John Briceno

Today Briceño made the announcement of new Senators who will replace Lisa Shoman, Patrick Andrews and Anthony Sylvestre in the National Assembly. All three had remained in that position in the wake of the 2015 general elections, with the understanding that whoever emerged as PUP leader after the January thirty-first convention would name his replacements. Various names have been thrown about, but today Briceño made it official.


John Briceño, PUP Leader

“We have chosen…we are nominating three persons. We are nominating Eamon Courtenay who is going to be our lead in the Senate. We are also nominating Valerie Woods, a very articulate Belizean woman who has great respect both in the business community and the NGO community especially in tourism. Also the third person we are nominating is Paul Thompson. Paul Thompson is a well known person in Belize in the sporting community. He has been very active especially with young people. I believe these three persons can represent us well and that they are going to do good work in the Senate. We expect a lot from them and we are also going to demand a lot from these three Senators.”

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1 Response for “New Slate of Senators for the PUP”

  1. Timber says:

    Come on Johnny, Paul? As well as I know him as a younger guy who went to St. Ignatius and SJC and I saw him campaigning for general elections, Paul isn’t the answer. We need to get away from this type of politics and start heading in a new direction. I was in Belize prior to and on election day. Paul cannot speak! He cannot articulate nor is eloquent enough. He might be in your corner, but he’s not it. Stuart should have advised you better on this. There are a few who are out there who went to SJC and wouldn’t mind joining forces and form probably the best PUP party that has ever been formed, but we are watching. The difference between us and most who flock around any political party, we have made a name for ourselves, career-wise so we won’t tolerate the b.s. Paul has not had a real job since the last PUP government, yes, I said it and there’s a lot of us out there wondering how was he able to sustain himself. Remember, he was Mark Espat’s right hand man. I digress.

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