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Nov 6, 2018

Boots is Looking Forward to Riding Off into the Sunset

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

The pending retirement of Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez was previously announced by the four-time area representative on the night of November fifth, 2015, after narrowly defeating Gilroy Usher Senior in Port Loyola.  With November 2020 still two years away, he is already looking forward to hanging up his political gloves.  The U.D.P. ground commander, whose popularity in his constituency continues to wane, is anticipating private life to spend more time with his family.  In an interview on Monday, Boots shared a more family-oriented perspective with the media.


Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez, Area Representative, Port Loyola

“See, I am a human being too you know and sometimes, thirty-odd years on the grind.  You know, really and truly, sometimes, I have a daughter, my eldest daughter is thirty-one-years-old and all her years, or majority of her years, we lived in the same house you know.  When I left in the morning, dehn still di sleep and when I cohn da night dehn done deh da bed already.  Sometimes I just just sih my children them briefly for, on the weekends.”



“So you’re doing this for family, you retirement now?”


Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“Noh only fu family, for me too, for me too.  Fu all kinda thing, you know, going into private life.  The media noh need fu hound me no more, dehn noh need fu.  I’m going into private life, you see, so it was a conscious decision that I made personally and it was a decision that I was consistent with from 2015.  The night of the general election I announced my retirement.  So dis da noh wahn ovanight decision, I announce that.”

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