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Nov 4, 2011

Ann-Marie ready for Santi and Chandra

Ann-Marie Williams

Women in Politics (WIP); it’s the project that seeks to address the clear shortage of women in the political arena. Now it’s the women, two of them, who now outnumber the men for the candidacy in Caribbean Shores. The woman behind the WIP Project, Ann Marie Williams says the division has opened up at the opportune time. And while she has been unsuccessful in previous political bids, Williams told News Five today that she has a new strategy and she can offer the people of Caribbean Shores what the previous area representatives have been unable to deliver.

Ann-Marie Williams, U.D.P. Aspirant for Caribbean Shores

“Well, certainly work harder and make sure that I don’t depend on anyone to say they will support me. Make sure that everything I’m doing it of my own volition and my team because it’s not somebody that asked me to do this. The conviction in my soul has been deepened. This is something that I am doing because I want to do it and I need to do it and I think that comes across very clear. And because of that, there’s an impetus for you to work even harder. So that’s where I’m coming from.”

Delahnie Bain

“And as a candidate, what would you say you can bring to Caribbean Shores?”

Ann-Marie Williams

“Well, a whole lot of things I can bring to Caribbean Shores. I can bring the type of leadership that has been absent from Caribbean Shores. In everything you do, it’s not just to do it because you’re doing it out of duty. You do things to effect change because if we’re here and we’re just doing things and you’re not seeing changes, well it’s best we all just picked up and moved. I really believe that the people of Caribbean Shores have not had the type of representation that’s deserving of them. We have an electorate that I consider very intelligent; particularly in the area where I live in polling area 3-A. we have people who are homeowners, they’ve been committed to the cause, they want to see good and because the leadership has been absent it never quite happened. So I bring the kind of leadership that we all can work together and make things happen in “Cari Shores”, as I like to call it. I think my record speaks for itself. I have been involved in a lot of organizations from the ground up, I’m very strong in my church, I’ve been involved in Women’s Organizations, I’m an activist, I work along with families and children because our society must go where it needs to go. We’re thirty years old and I think we’re shortchanging ourselves. 00:03:48 Again, as an advocate for women’s rights, we have a house of representatives of thirty-one men. Women make up fifty-one percent of the voting population and there’s not a single woman there. What does that say about us? What are we saying to our daughters? We’re trying to develop and grow, but we cannot have true development if we leave half of our population behind. And a lot of people in decision making positions don’t seem to get that or they don’t care. Well, I get it and I care and the people who I am reaching out to, they get it and they care.”

And while Williams is an advocate for women, she says that the intention is not to leave the men behind because everyone has to be involved to make Caribbean Shores better.

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1 Response for “Ann-Marie ready for Santi and Chandra”

  1. Iniate says:

    Well, I’m happy the UDP is getting a volume of competent people that want to serve under the UDP. That’s good for Belize.
    Would be really really excellent if all 31 constituencies had 6 competent persons wanting to run in one area – 3 for the UDP and 3 for the PUP.

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