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Jan 10, 2011

Last minute registration of voters in U.D.P.’s Corozal Bay Convention?

While the race was easily won by Marin and Campos is looking at his options in the party; his campaign manager, Chairman of the Corozal Free Zone Chairman, David Akierman, said that the incumbent had the edge because of last minute registration of voters by the Elections and Boundaries Department on the eve of the convention.  Meanwhile, the third contender, Kenard Smart, also had his say.  He told News Five that his reason to enter the big league was because he wanted to help the underprivileged.

Kenard Smart, Lost Convention

kenard Smart

“I really want help the poor. We need fi help the poor, they suffer too long.”

Marion Ali

“Do you think this last minute campaigning here helps any? I mean people come already decided.”

Kenard Smart

“Yeah, definitely they come decided already. It does a little but most of the time like you said already, the come decided already. So from the time they come out here to vote, they know who they want to vote for already. I did my ground work so I’ll see if it pays off.”

Marion Ali

“How encouraged are you? You’re the underdog coming in.”

Kenard Smart

“We noh have no underdog in a convention. It’s all for grabs.”

david akierman

David Akierman, Campaign Manager for Mayor Hilberto Campos

“The people of Corozal needs good leadership.”

Marion Ali

“You haven’t seen that in Mister Marin?”

David Akierman

“Honestly, I have been very disappointed as to what had occurred since Friday. Well Friday we had an incident where the Elections and Boundaries was still operating at seven thirty in the night with people inside when that should be closed at seven.”

Marion Ali

“Doing what?”

David Akierman

“Well I guess registering people and you know that for me isn’t pleasant.”

Marion Ali

“And you are alleging that it was Mister Marin that…

David Akierman

“No I am not alleging it’s Mr. Marin. I am just saying that the election and boundaries was operational and no public notice was on that.”

We did approach Minister Marin to respond to the comment and he denied that he had a hand in the issue.

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4 Responses for “Last minute registration of voters in U.D.P.’s Corozal Bay Convention?”

  1. ivan cal says:

    corruption again wat can we expect so if pablo marin was tolerating this kind of nonsense from elections and bounderies we can expect the worst in closing date for general elections maybe he will reegister mexicans to vote for him and try win the elections again lone CORRUPTION..he knew about the late hours of registering voters late at nite 7:30 ? wat is going on all government offices should be closed at 5:00 pm u can imagine menonites that were not registered in czl bay were on the line ‘VOTING’ for marin of course, thousand of TAX PAYERS $$$$$$ were spent it looked more like a general elections ..there were monies to buy posters for marin but we go to the regional hospitals and there is no medication u just get ur prescription and go buy it at any farmacy….wat a shame for GOB.-AND ITS SAD FOR ALL BELIZEANS…THAT THINGS HAVE TO CONTINUE THIS CORRUPT WAY.’

  2. Earl Grey says:


  3. Bruce says:

    Seems you all have or at least getting a hospital and the Minister Marin received a UN award the details maybe found at

  4. dj x says:

    In this country Belize … People need to realize that politics is a dirty game … u got to think smart and I think people are still races to other ethnic groups … for example … he da Chiney or he da guate or hindu ..or just because the man black i wouldnt vote for him …its not that …racism have nothing to do making this country better and providing jobs to the country .. so plz dont have this mentality on just because di man spanish i wouldnt vote for him!!!!

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