Prime Minister and Former Candidate on rejection
The crowd outside the Charles Bartlett Hyde building waited in anticipation for a decision. Having lost the battle in the courts, Schakron emerged visibly shaken. For Prime Minister Dean Barrow, it was a matter of law but Schakron made an impassionate statement saying it is not over and that she will continue the good fight.
Yolanda Schakron, Nomination Rejected
“First of all, I want to show you that I am a Belizean and my passport hasn’t expired. I want you to know that I am not giving up. I see the suffering and the pain in lake independence. Dean Barrow, you dah wah cold man, I would tell you that to your face. You go dah di states when you got married, I get married in Belize, I came back home. I am a Belizean, I love my country. It’s not over yet. I will continue the fight because I see the pain and the suffering that you have put the Belizean people for these four years. Dean Barrow, it’s not over. You and the U.D.P. will not conquer me. I want you to know that the women of Belize are listening. It’s not over, Dean Barrow. I will continue the fight even if I am not allowed to run for Lake I, I will continue the fight for the people of this country and I will continue, I will continue until you, Dean Barrow and the United Democratic Party is out of power. I will continue being a member of the People’s United Party and will work hard to put you out of power. We have had enough. I know that God is on my side and God is my strength and Dean Barrow, you cannot fight the power of Jesus Christ. So March the seventh, the People’s United Party will be returned to power and the people will be free.”
Prime Minister Dean Barrow
“I don’t want to sound in any way haughty but lord, I am not—please nobody better not suggest that I am mixing it up with Miss Schakron. I am, as far as I am concerned, I am above that. This is a matter of the law; this is a matter of dishonesty on the part of the People’s United Party in not disclosing from the start that this lady was a dual citizen. The law must take its course. The P.U.P.s that we saw at the time when the U.D.P. tried to change that law, how adamant and insistent they were to turn around now and run somebody in violation of the law, is the greatest hypocrisy and they will pay for it at the polls.”Email This Story