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Sep 7, 2016

C.O.L.A. participates in P.U.P. march

Geovannie Brackett

Blink and you may have missed them, but Geovannie Brackett led members of his Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action and other activist organizations in their own section of the People’s United Party’s rally in Belize City today.  We asked Brackett this afternoon in an interview: is he concerned that such a close alignment may spoil C.O.L.A.’s reputation for activism? Brackett was clearly not worried.


Geovannie Brackett, President, COLA

“We are closely aligned with Louis Wade; we are closely aligned with Maria Zabaneh; we are closely aligned with Pastor Lance Lewis; we are closely aligned with Patrick Rogers, and there are a host of other people who stand on morality, transparency and accountability and we will not be ashamed to be aligned with that. Now I will tell you this very clearly: today we were out there – for the first time I have ever participated in any march led by the P.U.P., not because I am so happy, but I was there on principle, and I did my rounds of calls to make sure that the executive were comfortable with the notion. What I can tell you though, is that we will be campaigning along with other organizations like P.P.O.R.S. and the B.P.P. on many other issues of anti-corruption, and we will not be afraid to be aligned with, because everyone who goes up against the Government, is being maligned by the administration. So when it comes to that, talking bad about us will be nothing new. But we will stand.”


Brackett told us that his organization will of course hold the P.U.P. and all political parties accountable for their actions whether in or out of office. He also told us that church organizations may be planning another demonstration for September sixteenth.

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2 Responses for “C.O.L.A. participates in P.U.P. march”

  1. Brightman says:

    COLA and the churches are hypocrites and have lost all credibility.

  2. carlos says:

    Divided you will never reach your goals my friend. Belize need to united for the same cause. Forget for once PUP and UDP. These issues are against any government that is corrupt. Being UDP or PUP in power I and thousands of Belizeans will stand against corruption today and in the future. We stood against corruption against the PUP in 2005 and now we will stand against corruption against the UDP.

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