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Oct 6, 2020

B.P.P. to Field 8 Candidates for General Elections 2020

Evan Thompson

The Belize Progressive Party is contesting the 2020 General Elections with eight candidates.  Today, the political party called a press conference to present their candidates to the public. Each candidate presented why he or she was running for electoral politics, as well some plans for the constituencies. Here’s a look at how that went earlier this afternoon.

 

Evan Thompson, Port Loyola Candidate, B.P.P.

“As a young kid growing up, I have seen politicians come and go in the area and after the five, ten, fifteen years there is not really much of a difference of the upliftment of the people education wise; jobs; quality of living and such.   The focus and change I plan to bring to Port Loyola for the most unemployed people all they want is jobs. I find that the ultimate thing people want is safety and security.”

 

Karen Banner

Karen Banner, Belize Rural North Candidate, B.P.P.

“Rock Stone Pond to Lucky Strike to Corozalito – it shocked me to know that there are areas people are living without electricity and water. My question to the Belizean public – how long are we doing this? Isn’t it sixty years? Yet you are telling my students that you have to go online and do online studies – so how are they going to do that?”

 

Lion Bennett Sr.

Lion Bennett Sr., Belize Rural Central Candidate, B.P.P.

“We believe that every Belizean upon reaching the age of eighteen is entitled to a piece of land. We see hundreds of acres, thousand perhaps sometime going to these big rich folks and some of these same corrupt politicians’ family and friends. We need to change that. We can all start by electing new leaders.”

 

Wil Maheia

Wil Maheia, Fort George Candidate, B.P.P.

“The Fort George people want a good life like every other Belizean who have a good life. The thing I am struck by most, they are not coming to me asking for money to buy rum or any other thing like that  they are saying – can you help me with tuition for my kids? I am thinking here you are – Fort George – was governed by the PUP for thirty-nine years – have you ever heard of a Musa or Barrow pickney the ask for tuition to go to school? It’s not fair Belize. It’s time to give the B.P.P. a run.”

 

The other B.P.P. standard bearers are leader Patrick Rogers for Pickstock; Edna Diaz for Corozal Southeast; Gary Matus for Queen Square and Richard McCauley for Stann Creek West.


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