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Nov 17, 2017

P.U.P.’s National Convention Put Off to January

As we told you on Thursday, P.U.P. Leader John Briceño will go into the national convention unchallenged with a few changes to the National Executive, ratified during yesterday’s meeting at Independence Hall. While the projected date for the convention is January twenty-eighth, it has to be approved by the regional caucuses since it was a decision of the National Party Council. Belize City is the confirmed venue although the exact location has not been determined. Briceño reiterated the importance of the convention in speaking with reporters on Thursday.


John Briceño

John Briceño, P.U.P. Leader

“The big thing is that the National Executive have decided to change the date of the National Convention. We had the National Convention programmed for November, but because it is not going to be an elected convention the National Executive decided that we want to move it to the last Sunday of January which is going to be the twenty-eighth of January. That will give us an opportunity to be able to mobilize more and give us that energy to lead us into the municipal elections on March seventh. What we need to do now is send it to the caucuses, because it is the National Party Council that ratified that date, so we need to get the caucuses. Each of the caucuses are going to be meeting shortly, and we hope that by the end of this week or Monday at the latest, they are going to send us letters accepting the recommendation to change the date to the twenty-eighth of January, 2018, and here in Belize City. We invite you all to join us; when we come and march, march with us.  The date for publication was the twenty-seventh of October, and once that date is closed, its closed. So because that has finished and there’s going to be no elections, we are going to have the convention as a celebration. We are talking about the P.U.P., ready to lead, ready to win.”


The revamped slate sees Senior Counsel and Lead Opposition Senator Eamon Courtenay take up the role of legal advisor to the party. His previous slot of National Strategic Development Manager goes to Victor Espat. Former aspirant Anthony Mahler replaces Kareem Musa as deputy party leader for the Eastern Caucus; his post of national communications manager goes to Narda Garcia. 

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