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Jul 8, 2011

Smorgasbord of candidates for Belize City Mayor

darrel Bradley

The City Council and municipal elections are months away. The conventional wisdom is that the results will be a barometer of the 2013 general elections. Both parties are already gearing for the local elections. It is known that for the U.D.P., attorney Darrel Bradley will be unopposed in his bid for mayor since Councilor Philip Willoughby withdrew his interest as a potential candidate.

Yolanda Schakron

The opposition People’s United Party doesn’t yet seem to have a front runner. But we can say tonight that the high profile founder of Belizeans for Justice, Yolanda Schakron, has applied to represent the opposition. The fierce misses Schakron has built up a reputation among families of victims of violence and is a vocal critic of the police as well as a regular on television and radio. Aside from the two established parties, independents are also aspiring to run City Hall.

Stephen Okeke

Businessman Stephen Okeke is firming up plans to run as an independent candidate. He has not made his candidacy official because he is putting together a slate. This week he complained about conditions at the Michael Finnegan Market. Okeke has also been using the airwaves to voice his views on most issues.  And there’s a fourth aspiring politician.

Belize City driving instructor Ernesto Torres, another frequent voice on the radio, is already campaigning to head City Hall. Torres’ signs are surfacing at various spots around the City. So it appears that next year’s ballot will be crowded.

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14 Responses for “Smorgasbord of candidates for Belize City Mayor”

  1. Hear the truth says:

    Anybody but not Yolanda Shakron! She used poor people to gain publicity and denied being politically motivated!

  2. Storm says:

    No question, the Old Capital needs new, HONEST blood in every official position. Mayor is a good place to start setting things right.

    Let’s hope we can break the grip of the thieves, crooks, and assorted miscreants who have brought the City so low.

  3. REGGIE says:

    IT IS GOOD TO SEE A FEW NEW FACES IN THE COUNCIL RACE.YOLANDA IS A STRONG WOMAN AND I HOPE SHE WOULD MAKE IT.SHE IS ABOUT THE PEOPLE. PLUS A BUSINESS PERSON.AND MOST OF ALL SHE IS NOT A HUNGRY PERSON WHO YOU WILL HAVE IN THE KITCHEN.THAT MEAN SHE WILL LOOK OUT FOR THE BEST INTREST OF THE PEOPLE.BRADLEY IS A YOUNG PERSON COMING UP.BUT IT IS TIME TO GET LAWYERS OUT OF POLITIC LET THEM STAY IN THE COURT.AS YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE PM RITE NOW AND HE HAVE POWER AND A LAWYER AND HE CHANGE EVERYTHING TO SUITE HIMSELF.DON’T VOTE FOR LAWYERS.(PM SHOW THAT LAWYERS IS VERY EASY TO BECOME A DICTATOR)TORRES IS A VERY GOOD CITIZEN AND MEAN WELL .HE NEED TO WORK ALONG WITH YOLANDA .HE IS A VERY GOOD DRIVER AND MECHANIC.BUT TO RUN A CITY HE IS NOT READY.YOLANDA CAN USED HIM TO RUN THE TRAFFIC DEPT.TEAM YOLANDA/TORESS WIN.

  4. LOL says:

    4 jokers-they should compete for who can be on media the most.

  5. Lindsay Howard says:

    What about Paco Smith, VIP’s candidate for mayor?

  6. Victoria says:

    if the opposition has any sense they will not put yolanda shakron to be their candidate this woman has no sense

  7. tashy says:

    can i still vote if I am not in Belize but live in the USA.

  8. 2Cents says:

    It is good to see so many individuals interested in the civic duties of the city! I only hope that the citizens of Belize City keep close to mind what this current goveranace has done and take on a person who is committed to their well-being. It is amazing that Bradley who has no experience with the public or even management would contemplate using his father’s politics to continue to rape the populace.

  9. Paco Smith says:

    @ Lindsay Howard

    This is Paco Smith, the VIP’s Belize City Mayoral Candidate. Rest assured, I remain in the race and the VIP will field a complete slate to contest the Belize City Municipal Elections.

    Our omission from this news story is rather peculiar. I don’t wish to speculate, but I want to recall the 2009 Municipal Election in Belmopan. On that occasion, the VIP placed second. Maybe that could explain the current omission. In any event, I humbly ask that you kindly assist in passing on the word that the VIP remains in the mix and we will contest the 2012 Belize City Municipal Elections.

  10. Hugo Rivas says:

    YOLANDA WOULD BE THE BEST CANDIDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Justice says:

    No one is perfect but Yolanda seem to be interested in real issues!

  12. Do it right says:

    Yolanda is not competent enough to be Mayor. Bradley may not be in the public eye like Yolanda but is far more able to be mayor and he is a genuine people person that can manage the affairs of the city. Yolanda used the poor people thru Belizeans for Justice to gain supporters. We all knew her intentions from day one. She only concerned about herself and claimed she has no political agenda. If she was genuine she would keep out of politics bc once she is mayor, no matter what she does, Belizeans for justice won’t go against her bc she runs that group. ALL political. I say Bradley or Paco Smith for mayor.

  13. CLEANHEART says:

    AS I LISTEN TO NEWS NIGHT AFTER NIGHT I AM REALLY SURPRISE TO HEAR MISS YOLANDA SHACKRON RUNNING FOR MAYOR UNDER THE PUP SLATE, I THINK THIS IS A BAD MOVE FOR HER, YES I ADMIRED THE WORK SHE DID INITIALLY WITH BELIZEANS FOR JUSTICE, I HAD HIGH HOPES THAT SHE WOULD NOT SIDE WITH ANY POLITICAL PARTY, UNFORTUNATELY THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT SHE DID, NOW I AM CONVINCED THAT BY JOINING THE PUP PARTY MISS SHACKRON HAVE LOST THE RESPECT OF SOME PEOPLE.
    PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS IS MY PERSONAL VIEWS AND TO BE HONEST I AM SURE BELIZEANS CAN’T TRUST PUP, AND THERE IS A SECOND THOUGHT ON THE UDP.

    I WAS HOPING BELIZEANS FOR JUSTICE WOULD KEEP OUT OF POLITICS, AND MISS SHACKRON LIED ABOUT THAT,

  14. 2 cents says:

    Miss Shackron and Erwin X started Belizeans for Justice where is Mr. X ?

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