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Nov 16, 2016

“Boots” Throws in the Towel; Leaving Politics After Current Term

Anthony “Boots” Martinez

A political career started in the 1990s has reached its endpoint. According to Minister of Human Development and four-term area representative for Port Loyola, Anthony “Boots” Martinez, he is stepping down from political office at the end of his current term. Martinez has enjoyed successively smaller margins of victory at the polls as latest rival Gilroy Usher Senior, has gained ground on him. But Usher Senior is the least of his concern – at fifty-three years of age, and more than twenty years into his political life, Martinez says he now wants to spend more time with his family, although he still intends to keep in touch with his political contacts.


Anthony “Boots” Martinez, Area Representative, Port Loyola

“I am retiring from running as a candidate; I have had enough. I have had enough in terms of I need to live wah part of my life too. I am getting up there in age and politics, doing it the right way, takes a lot of time. I had days when my children, most of the times only see me pan weekend and we live ina di same house. When I go to work in the morning, they are sleeping. When I come home from work, dehn di sleep.”

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5 Responses for ““Boots” Throws in the Towel; Leaving Politics After Current Term”

  1. TheTruthShallSetYouFree says:

    Di man di lie through eh bloody brok up teeth hear, saying that eh daughter own the building when he in fact own it out right. This is a conflict of interest minister waaaso so so wanna bee minister of just talks, still nuh know how you qualified in the first place to be a minister. Talk like ya come from way baka bush, look more like wah bush doctor if ya ask me. If da landlord ya di try be, leave gob immediately and stop the try act like big man…go weh, tek yuh rass weh cause i nuh even know how dem mek u minister in the fuss place, guh!

  2. TheTruthShallSetYouFree says:

    He should be tiad nuh muss, eh hard when yuh nuh really qualify fi do wah job! Trust me, no body gonna cry when you leave office, give it to a person who is better qualify for the job. I think that you’ve been hiding under the shadows too long, still di use racecard black pigmentation fi qualify? yuh need more than that mista man.

  3. BelizeforBelize says:

    Politics makes you rich, di man stinking rich so he could retire and sleep ina hammock all day now. While Belizeans di fight hard fi mek a living. In a few years we will be the next Venezuel, God forbid but di way this corrupt Government spent, we in trouble. And the PUP can get it right either so de da no help.

  4. Sin says:

    They already stole enough to last a life time! I don’t understand how some of these politicians are even alive!?! It’s a trip to think that the youths would pull trigger on another broke youth over nothing but won’t pull trigger at the real people involved with their state of living. UDP da lone rass

  5. Belizean Pride says:

    of course he wants to retire since every time he goes home he carries a good amount in his socks check was it going viral people this ministers after getting rich of course retire while we never retire but die working.

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