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Feb 14, 2012

Seasoned Hunter goes Independent in Rural North

Fred Hunter Sr.

Seasoned politician Fred Hunter Senior, who has served as a member of the House of Representatives under the leadership of the late George Cadle Price, has decided to toss his hat into the ring as an independent candidate for Belize Rural Central.  Hunter, a resident of that constituency since the late 1940s, told News Five today that his return to electoral politics comes from seeing the plight of the people living in Rural Central.  According to Hunter, neither of the two major political parties has been able to address the needs of constituents in rural Belize.

Fred Hunter Sr., Independent Candidate

“I serve the people man. George Price said to serve the people; god’s pikney. The poor, the widows and the offense dah god’s children. you hurt them, you in trouble. If you want god to smile on you, you help the ones who need the most help. The rich don’t need help. My motto is not that the rich should have less, but that the poor should have more. But when you get in there, you get lost, you get first; you noh in there for yourself. That’s why mi people in Rural North still love mi; anywhere I go they welcome me. I am not there; I retired. But the system has forced me to come out of retirement. I noh retired because I di work till I dead because I like mi cattle; I like farming. I am on the Belize Business Bureau—I’m the vice chairman of the industry. I am the treasurer for the Belize Livestock Association, the District one. When I was representative for the Rural North, I opened a meat shop for the Belize District Livestock Association. They called it Broadwater Park meat Shop right at the Farmer’s Market. When I lost, it broke up.”

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3 Responses for “Seasoned Hunter goes Independent in Rural North”

  1. JUST SAYIN says:

    I know Mr. Hunter when he ws a Government Minister at that time I was very young, he was and has always been for the people, he is the most grass roots Minister in the country, he would visit you at your house and have dinner or tea with you and still does today, his love for agriculture is still there. He is truly a Minister for the people. I am glad he is running independent and he has my support

  2. Rds says:

    Now that’s somebody i won’t mind voting for, I remember as a kid coming up my parents talked about the things he did, so it’s good to have him back…

  3. King of Coro says:

    Mr. Hunter go buy a helicopter and fly far away. You were one of the most corrupt politicians in the old days. Now the crooked money is gone and you need more so you can continue to dine on lobster and wash it down with whiskey.

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