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Jan 24, 2011

P.U.P. endorses Arthur Saldivar as Rural North candidate

The machineries of the both major political parties were in full gear over the past weekend. The opposition People’s United Party held two conventions; both were uncontested. In the Belize Rural North, after complaints by aspirant Jerome Wade that he was boxed out of the convention, Attorney Arthur Saldivar was endorsed as the candidate to take on area representative UDP’s Edmund “Clear the Land” Castro, who late last year was removed from Cabinet. News Five’s Jose Sanchez reports.

Jose Sanchez, Reporting

Scotland Halfmoon was the venue of the P.U.P.’s Convention to endorse attorney Arthur Saldivar as its candidate for the many villages of Belize Rural North.

After Saldivar signed on the dotted line to accept his candidacy, former Prime Minister Said Musa entered the grounds and gave his support.

said musa

Said Musa, Former Prime Minister

“To endorse Arthur Saldivar, the young man that has been projected as the future of People’s United Party.  Arthur is a symbol of that future, he is one member of that future. Some of us they call old P.U.P. and I also see many older folks here today as well, but I’m also happy to see so many young people because it shows that the P.U.P. is on the move.”

Dickie Bradley

dickie bradley

“Arthur Saldivar is a university graduate, a full bright scholar before ih gone dah law school gone turn lawyer. This dah wah man with two university degrees—unu di get two for one. If you clear the land, you wah starve. You have to plant pan the land. When u dig wah hole and you call it tilapia something, man you neva had so much mosquito ina Belize Rural North. But Marley seh whosoever diggeth a pit, shall fall in it. You can’t just go round di clear the land you noh wah have no tree, weh wah happen to the environment? You have to plant pan the land. You have to tell people yoh have to work, yoh want prosperity, we want upliftment, we want wah betta life. I am talking to you my brother, halleluiah.  Arthur Saldivar has a plan; he is a one man People’s United Party.  In Belize and across this country every day you could hear this man fighting for ih party, fighting fi Belize Rural North, fighting for the people of this country.”

Carolyn Trench Sandiford

Carolyn Trench Sandiford

“Who, in 2009 took to the airwaves and started to champion the cause of Belize Rural North, to champion against the injustices of Castro, to champion for the people whose lands were being taken away, whose scholarships were being taken away, whose jobs were being taken away until they call ahn wah serial caller. Who was it? Who was it? Arthur Saldivar.”

And with additional support from other party members, Saldivar took the podium and spoke of the social ills within society that need to be amended.

Arthur Saldivar, P.U.P. Candidate, Belize Rural North

arthur saldivar

“We have suffered greatly because we have not been getting representation, greatly because the man who said he was going to clear the land certainly cleared it but only for his own benefit, not for yours. For sixty-five percent of our population under the age of eighteen and forty, there are no jobs, there is no employment, young people have no hope under this present government. Last year two hundred and sixty parents cried. Two hundred and sixty parents cried because their children die violently on the streets of Belize—two hundred and sixty parents. Think about that. Look at your child, the child that you bore, the child that you gave life to, the child that you love who is here with you right now and just imagine the pain of that loss because I don’t forget it. I think about it everyday.”

Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.

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14 Responses for “P.U.P. endorses Arthur Saldivar as Rural North candidate”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    LET THE GAMES BEGIN………………….

  2. BZNinCALI says:

    Congratulations Mr. Saldivar, I love to see the youngsters get involved but let’s talk. Did you really offer to pay the other nuisance to go away? If you did, that is not a good start, you have enough brain matter to compete on a higher level & not end up with the stench of gutter politics all over you. Young people’s idealism can balance out the ruthlessness & corruption that seems to come with having a job as a Politician. However, I do not feel that we need another attorney in Government & while you & your partner have done an excellent job of representing your clients, some of your clients were the ones who brought tears to those 260 parents eyes.

    Please explain to the people of Belize what you are bringing to the table to turn the violence around. We don’t like them but we will get over the mosquito bites, those flying bullets are another matter. You do look good in that white shirt & suit.

  3. Josie says:

    GO ARTHUR, YOU GOT MY VOTE

  4. EL GUARDIAN says:

    I hope he has a spotless record as an Attorney. If I was Castro that is where I would want to start snooping. Methinks some skeletons may fall out of the closet!

  5. La Chica Bonita says:

    Saldivar is a fake and his appointment was done in a most notorious and scam filled manner. Criminal charges needs to be filed against these ppl and should inclue Max Samuels.

  6. louisville,ky says:

    Arthur; was it not you and Dicky that defended most of those accused crimminals, some of whom caused those mothers to cry? Fulbright scolar or not people here at the base don’t think it was very BRIGHT on your part to have the likes of Dicky Bradley endorsing you especially when the talk of crimminals and their activities was fresh off your breath. Two degrees for the price of one ??

  7. DISILLUSIONED says:

    They all seem so promising, energetic, full of positive ideas, and patriotic UNTIL YOU GET THEM ELECTED!
    I have a great hunch that this man is no different from all other self-serving, arrogant, greedy, lying, thieving politician, that has dominated Cabinet over the pass 30 years!

  8. queenelizabeththe4th says:

    see weh I say About this yea PUP party, they wan shove dem buccut ina we @$$!!
    This man saldivar dah nothing good, he might be a lawyer but once he hang out with dem PUP he makes no diffrence. I can’t trust dem bway yea non atall

  9. BLVNJAH says:

    NOTHING AGAINST LAWYERS, IAM SURE WE HAVE A FEW DECENT ONES, BUT I HAVE HAD MY FILL OF THE BUNCH THAT HAVE REPRESENTED US SO FAR…NOW WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE.
    THIS JUST GIVES THE IMPRESSION THAT ONLY LAWYERS AND SUCH CAN REPRESENT US. I IMAGINE THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT HAVE THE MONEY AND RESOURCES TO MOUNT A CAMPAIGN.

  10. deedee says:

    Same circus the come back but with different clowns….

  11. EL GUARDIAN says:

    If Arthur will use Dickie Bradley to endorse him that speaks volumes. Don’t let them fool you simply because they are attorneys. The 2 of them are part of a consortium of lawyers that are the laughing stock of the profession. Their Coleagues have no respect for them!

  12. La Chica Bonita says:

    I’m with El guardian all the way. Arthur and Dickie are the “nothings” of the legal proffession in Belize. No one can believe one word that is uttered out of the wet mouth of Dickie Bradley and Saldivar is being trained on how to be a lying loser just like the rest of them. Open your eyes and don’t be conned by these monsters.

  13. rural north says:

    Congrats Mr Saldivar dont pay attention to sour grapes,your are the best thing that could ever happen to BRN.We are tired of this crowd,lets drive back this tyrant, free BRN.Finally we will have representation. remember” pickney no stone empty mango tree”We need a fighter.

  14. rural north says:

    those outside of this division can say whatever they want ,they are obviously ignorant to what goes on here however who feels it knows it .get it people this is the worst we’ve been in this area we are suffering in other words plantain noh di eat like rice” get it .we see the blue light on the horizion ,A FIGHTER IS HERE TO RESCUE US.Congrats Arthur.

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