Opposition Mourns Faithful Servants Cecil Reneau, Philip Palacio, Dr. Carl Meggs
A slew of famous Belizeans have died in recent weeks, and several of them have direct ties to the People’s United Party. A black bow has adorned the front gate of Independence Hall, the P.U.P.’s headquarters, for several weeks now following the passing of former Chief Education Officer and Mayoral candidate Doctor Cecil “Chubby” Reneau and more recently, the deaths of dentist and medical officer Doctor Carl Meggs in Orange Walk and attorney Philip Palacio outside of Belize, where he was seeking surgery for cancer and a possible brain tumour. Leader John Briceño said their individual exploits will leave them dearly remembered by all.
John Briceño, Leader, P.U.P.
“I want to, again to publicly express our condolences on behalf of the People’s United Party to these families. These three gentlemen were great Belizeans. Dr. Reneau, better known as “Chubby” Reneau, did wonders for us in the education department, in the educational field, all of his life. And Philip as a young aspiring attorney and aspiring political leader had displayed his love for his people in Southside Belize City. And Dr. Meggs, who did a lot of work when it comes to the issue of dentistry and the Belize Medical Council – he was the one that led the charges to update the laws; and the work that he continued to do for the community in Orange Walk and other places; I think these three gentlemen are going to be missed, not only by the People’s United Party, but by their respective communities, their families and their country. May they all rest in peace.”
Doctor Meggs died at the age of fifty-nine; Palacio at forty-three; and Doctor Reneau at sixty-seven.