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Oct 8, 2015

Is the BPP’s Candidate in Pickstock a P.U.P. Mole?

Dean Barrow

Another Minister under siege is Wilfred Sedi Elrington who has been much maligned for his handling of the ongoing territorial dispute with Guatemala. Elrington is running in Pickstock, and is being challenged by the P.U.P.’s Francis Smith. He’s also, now, being challenged by the Belize Progressive Party’s Patrick Rogers. When asked about that development, PM Barrow insinuates that the move by the BPP’s Patrick Rogers is being driven in some way by the People’s United Party. Still, he says, there is no way that Elrington will be defeated in that constituency.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“This sustained attack against the Foreign Minister has now taken on an overt party political dimension, electoral dimension. I don’t think that the coalition that seems to have been put together and you must look at the fact that Patrick Rogers, who first declared for Collet, has now moved to Pickstock…that he is the first cousin of the wife of the brother of the P.U.P. candidate. He is Valerie Woods Smith’s first cousin and you will make what you will of that. I don’t see that their coming together will make one wit of a difference in terms of the campaign in Pickstock. Sedi Elrington has taken care of business, in terms of improving the quality of life for the residents of Pickstock. Just at the moment, there is a beehive of activity taking place with respect to south side poverty alleviation—both infrastructurally. You know that the Mopan Boulevard is being done and the lining of the canal is taking place. The housing component of south side poverty, sees Pickstock getting just under a million dollars, houses are being built; the ministers has maintained and expanded his employment program for single mothers. There is some additional Petrocaribe infrastructure funding for secondary streets in Pickstock. On the basis of that kind of activity and the basis of the social programs that the minister has always run, I have absolutely no doubt that Pickstock is one of the surest seats for the U.D.P. in Belize City.” 

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2 Responses for “Is the BPP’s Candidate in Pickstock a P.U.P. Mole?”

  1. GAAA says:

    Dead wrong PM Barrow he will loose cause he proved to the Belizean people that he do not care for our land…

  2. Disappointed at GOB says:

    Well….Pablo Marin and Vildo Marin are first cousins — but from different political parties….. because Dean is my cousin I can’t be BPP or PUP?????

    HAHA — Dean is funny! He will say whatever comes to mind.

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