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Sep 17, 2018

A Giant in the U.D.P. Passes; Dean Lindo Dead at 86

Dean Lindo

Word has been received of the passing of Dean Lindo, one of the founders and a former leader of the United Democratic Party.  He died at his home in Buttonwood Bay, Belize City after ailing for some time with a number of health issues.  His political trajectory started in 1969, when he ran under the banner of National Independence Party but lost to P.U.P.’s Alexander Hunter in the Fort George Constituency. The formidable politician continued to contest the area winning two elections and losing two to former PM Said Musa who still remains the area rep of Fort George.  He left electoral politics and practised law. Lindo was also the uncle of the current PM, Dean Barrow. At the time of his passing he was eighty-six years old. Lindo is by and large considered a man with a huge presence inside the U.D.P.  He was once a former Minister of Natural Resources and Agriculture and is being eulogised from across party lines. Lindo was also a keen sportsman in cricket. Here’s a clip on a book he authored on the history of cricket:

 

[Excerpt of Dean Lindo on History of Cricket...]


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