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Jul 8, 2010

Can an independent mayor effectively run City Hall?

Belize’s first female mayor was expelled from her party back on May, twenty-fifth. After a decision made by the UDP’s Ethics and Integrity Committee, Mayor Zenaida Moya Flowers learnt that her membership with the U.D.P. had been cancelled and she would have thirty days to appeal her expulsion. She did but a little too late so her expulsion stands. So tonight we ask: Do you think that an independent mayor can effectively run the city without support of the U.D.P. central government?   Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or post your vote on our e-poll at You can also send an email with your comments to

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3 Responses for “Can an independent mayor effectively run City Hall?”

  1. Conflict theorist says:

    I believe that the Mayor will have a hard time running the City Hall. This is a very hard position that she’s in. For one she may have NO SUPPORT- and by this I mean, that the City Councillors may not obey her orders or directions because they may feel since she’s no longer apart of the political party, it won’t matter if they don’t listen to her to the fullest. This lack of support and disorganization that they too often show is absolutely disgusting. They should come together to serve the purpose for which they are there- to serve the public by keeping the city clean with proper working management relationships! Her ideas may all too well be opposed or fall on deaf ears, and will have to work twice or thrice as hard to get these ideas pased and implemented. Secondly, another problem i believe that she may encounter which the UDP have become known for (and note i am in no way affiliated with any party, no matter which one gets in I believe they are no better than the previous one!) is giving people the turn-around like they do many poor people of Belize after they promised the people land and money, etc. before elections ( “dreams” is exactly what they are) and when they get elected they give their cronies first and everybody else after that they hive them hell! (although some will never receive their assistance). PUP and UDP- this what I think when I think of the both- so called goal makers without plans, selling Belizeans dreams! (goals-plans=dreams) Anyways…the Mayor may have a hard time getting things done especially with possible government interferance and political victimization against her when she may be in need of financial or any other form of assistance. Do not for once think that they will not do such because for one, we all know that we have had past mischeif makers, like Patrick Faber, the tail that wags behind the Prime Ministers butt (and like people say.. Dickie seh noh call no name but Finnigan seh lik road!) so sorry Faber but Finnegan’s your colleague!). I won’t overlook him as a possible instigator or affiliate of any future disagreements between the mayor and the government. We have seen his behaviour, attitude and influence on the party. And he is BUT one example! Finally, I beleive that in some way, shape or form she can find herself a way around the lack of cohesive effort by the Ruling Party’s Councillors and the possible poli-trickal retaliation ( this should be a word, especially for usage regarding politics -* my preference “poli-tricks in Belize.

    “Good luck Ms. Moya, you’re gonna need all the help you can get to run that place properly and to keep it in order; i bid you well!”.

    You other commentators may not like what I posted here, but oh well, everyone is subjected to their own opinions, right? And besides, these are not facts they are opinions…the future can change!

    sincerely, Belizean Creole Gyal

  2. Conflict theorist says:

    i was Speed typing! Any incorrect grammar, i sincerely apologize!

  3. Darius Martinez says:

    This is a vindictive and victimizing government, so it will be difficult for the Mayor to get its support in conducting the affairs of the city.

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