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Nov 4, 2014

Yolanda Schakron is Belize City Mayoral Candidate for P.U.P.

Francis Fonseca

And while there’s no decision in Cayo North, Fonseca has chosen the team which will contest municipal elections in Belize City. It’s actually no surprise, since Yolanda Schakron has made no secret of the fact that she wants to challenge Darrell Bradley. Today, the P.U.P. Leader admitted his selection when questioned, but said that the official announcement and introduction should come later this week.


Francis Fonseca, P.U.P. Leader

“We have finalized our team. We have finalised our slate. Yes our mayoral candidate will be Miss Yolanda Schakron. We have finalized the ten other members of that team and we will make that announcement very shortly.”


Mike Rudon

“Do you feel in any way intimidated by the work that has been done in Belize City by the mayor?”


Yolanda Schakron, P.U.P. Mayoral Candidate

Yolanda Schakron

“I am not at all intimidated. As you can see the work that Darrell as done speaks for itself. I mean we are not getting the value for the money. We see all the streets are breaking up and we don’t know how we are going to fix these streets. He’s saying now that we gonna have to go in to get more money to fix the streets and it is not fair to us, the taxpayers, for this to be happening. I mean, I think there needs to be transparency, accountability in the City Council because things are hard nowadays. We, the business people, everything keeps going up and it is not right. This city is not as great as people are saying. I have started to walk the city and it is in a mess; it is in a mess.”


Mike Rudon

“What exactly would it be that you will bring to the table? What areas will you focus on that needs to be fixed?”


Yolanda Schakron

“I think right now everything needs to be fixed in the City Council. I think we need to…the City Council is not only about making streets. I think there has to be a balance. We look at the City, we see people that don’t have jobs, we see a lot of homeless; we see the crime situation. I think the mayor should address these things.”


Schakron was not willing to name the members of her team, but told News Five that it includes four women. 

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4 Responses for “Yolanda Schakron is Belize City Mayoral Candidate for P.U.P.”

  1. Louisville,Ky. says:

    It took the grand ole party quite a while to do a speak easy selection of the Mayoral candidate and even longer to decide upon her Counselors. Could it be that Darryl got them ‘scarred’?
    Yeah, I understand some of the streets are breaking, here and there and his critics are saying he built streets and no drains…. Never mind that!…..For the most part, Belize Kruffy still think Darryl is the best thing at City hall since ‘caller ID’.
    Really and truly, It doesn’t matter to me, one way or the other. But, I am just saying!

  2. belizeanatheart says:

    I thought Yolanda was a USA citizen, please clarify.

  3. dats just gud says:

    Yolanda I don’t think you should challenge Darrell from that angle, give the man his props, he is the first Mayor to cement many streets. Don’t play the political game and do not use the usual political words….accountability, transparency etc…..

    Your campaign path to victory is to champion what is NOT being done to help women empower themselves and how you as the potential Mayor will empower women.

    Statistics has it that there are more women than men in Belize, so get as much women on your side……….get a SMART Campaign Manager……..

  4. Steve D says:

    I like what Yolanda has to say. She makes a lot of sense, plus I’ll bet she’d look great in a thong bikini. Ai Yai Yai

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