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May 4, 2015

Major Lloyd Jones is P.U.P.’s Rural North Candidate

Lloyd Jones

Retired Major Lloyd Jones is the new People’s United Party standard bearer for Belize Rural North.  The former Ports Commissioner succeeds attorney Arthur Saldivar and was formally introduced as the party’s candidate of choice during a press conference today at Independence Hall.  Jones’ spirited introduction was led by Lake Independence Standard Bearer Cordel Hyde.  His foray into electoral politics comes at a time when the ruling United Democratic Party is preparing for an upcoming convention in the Belize Rural North constituency.  The convention at the end of May will see a challenge against Area Representative Edmund ‘Clear the Land’ Castro.  Should Castro emerge victorious, he will be facing off against Jones in the next general elections.  Jones told the media this morning that he is prepared to face the incumbent even if it turns out to be a brief political campaign.


Ret. Maj. Lloyd Jones, P.U.P. Standard Bearer, Belize Rural North

“You, the Belizean people, have invested in me.  It seems only right that I should provide that talent and that skill in your service.  So why the P.U.P., and some may say, why not the U.D.P.?  Well if you read Article Five and Article Six of the constitution of the People’s United Party.  It becomes abundantly clear that the philosophy of the P.U.P. needs in order to develop and advance.  Now, we have to be honest, the P.U.P.’s challenge has been adhering to the ideals of that philosophy.  We intend to change that.  During my discussions with the Honorable Francis Fonseca, he made it clear to me that he is committed to returning the People’s United Party to those ideals and that he is committed to a new path for the P.U.P., one that will put country before party and one that will be fair to all manner of Belizeans irrespective of your political affiliation.  Let us be real people, the P.U.P. is the party that delivers.  The P.U.P. is the party that has truly transformed Belize.  We went from colony to independence.  The P.U.P. is a party of nation builders, that’s what we do and come 2017 or whenever the elections are called we are going to deliver.  And so, before I leave let me just say to the people of Belize Rural North, keep calm the major has reported for duty.  Thank you.”

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3 Responses for “Major Lloyd Jones is P.U.P.’s Rural North Candidate”

  1. venus says:

    These are trying times in Belize when an Honorable man with a love for his country is force to join a party with a dark cloud over its head.

  2. Al says:

    Listen. we have been calling out for new blood, new direction, candidates with integrity to be placed by the PUP. We may have found one. We know his stance against the Guatemalans. Its a stance that the large majority of Belize has. Not one blade of grass. Not one teaspoon of Caribbean Sea. I listened to and read over his words. It is not any of the political bullshit you hear spewed by the others. Its a start. There just may be hope still. Unfortunately, we must see action before we fully endorse. But at the very least, thank you Major, for stepping up. We need somebody like you on the fence.

  3. Saturn says:

    I would say the same for Carla Barnet, who chose to run for a party plague with corruption. “…hot bed of corruption…” Dean Barrow.

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