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Jan 10, 2011

P.U.P. treasurer, Julius Espat, endorsed as standard bearer for Cayo South

While the mercury level at the UDP Corozal Bay convention was running high, in the west, the temperature was much cooler. PUP treasurer Julius Espat was nominated and endorsed as the standard bearer for Cayo South at a convention attended by a respectable crowd of the party’s hierarchy and supporters.  Earlier in the week, there were signs of internal bickering but on Saturday, Espat’s endorsement went smoothly and unopposed.

Delahnie Bain, Reporting

Julius Espat stood before hundreds of supports in Camalote and took the oath to become the PUP standard bearer for Cayo South. Despite claims from another aspirant who felt he had been sidelined, Espat was unchallenged on Saturday when the party endorsed him.

Hilario Mes

Hilario Mes, Supporter, Julius Espat

“Today I come before you to ask that we support Julius Espat for 2013 general election so that we can show the UDP that we are fed up. I have been fed up of being disrespected.”

Nicholas Maldonado, Supporter, Julius Espat

Nicholas Maldonado

“We wish to extend gratitude on behalf of the village to Mr. Julius Espat and his team for their support to our community. We plan to continue working together to move our village forward.”

Carlos Sanchez Jr.

Carlos Sanchez Jr., PUP Executive Chairman, Cayo South

“It is my distinct privilege to be here today to pledge my support, myself and Cayo South, we’re a hundred percent with Julius. Julius has proven to be a person we can trust, a person of confidence.”

Espat also has the backing of both the current and former leaders of the PUP, expressed full confidence in welcoming him to the party.

Said Musa, Former Prime Minister

said musa

“He’s not only an architect, but he’s an architect of quality.  You look at any building, any construction that Julius Espat has done all across this country and you will see quality work and I am sure when you elect Julius Espat to Cayo South, you will have a quality representative right here in Cayo south.”

john briceno

John Briceño, Party Leader, PUP

“Julius is a humble man, Julius is a hard working man, Julius is a loving man, Julius is a man with vision, and Julius is the man for Cayo South and the People’s United Party ladies and gentlemen. So I have all confidence that the people of Cayo South will once again vote for the People’s United Party.”

And when he stepped up to the podium, he highlighted the shortcomings of the current area representative, Ramon Witz, and promised better for the residents of Cayo South.

Julius Espat, PUP Standard Bearer, Cayo South

julius espat

“It seems to me like the people from Camalote have a ghost for a representative. During my visits to the villages of Cayo south, I have been asking the following questions: where has Ramon Witz, have you seen him? Has he answered your phone calls? Have you been able to meet him at his office? He has absolutely no contact with the people from Cayo south for almost three years.  I see the need for residents of Cayo south area to have better access to local financial institutions that will enable them to take out small loans for their businesses, for education and for home expansion. It is my dream that Cayo south becomes a tourist destination by itself. We are blessed with some of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the entire country. Now as your standard bearer for the People’s United Party, I promise that we in Cayo South, will no longer be followers. Cayo South will be leaders, we will be heard. Cayo south will be heard in the house of Belmopan. Ya no mas! As your PUP standard bearer, I will make it my responsibility to get to know each and every one of you and convince you that once elected, I will serve you well.”

John Briceño

“Are you ready for the PUP. Let me hear Julius! Julius! Julius! PUP! PUP!”

Julius Espat

“The residents of Cayo South, ladies and gentlemen, deserve better. Better is possible.”

Delahnie Bain for News Five.

The PUP’s next convention will be in the Stann Creek West, where former minister Rodwell Ferguson will be endorsed.

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6 Responses for “P.U.P. treasurer, Julius Espat, endorsed as standard bearer for Cayo South”

  1. GUINEA GRASS Observer says:


    We do not want no one from Orange Walk to represent OW south like the rumored candidates- PUP (Abelardo Mai) and UDP (Rosendo Urbina)!!! Both Mai and Urbina are town-bways…they have not lived the real village life…they have not experience the same struggles…they do not use the transportation that ordinary people use…as a matter of fact, they do not travel the same roads that we do….they live in TOWN….

    it clearly shows that their interest are not really the development of the OW south but simply the Political Post….



    Guinea Grass Observer are you insinuating you’ll be running for office? Keep us informed please.

  3. GUINEA GRASS Observer says:

    @BELIZEANGYPSY…. I will be running after two general election….I will demonstrate the Belizeans what is true politics. …I hold a Masters degree in Public Administration but am seeking another Masters degree….then my PH.D. I want to be well qualified for a Ministerial Post….

    I will present proposals…real public policies, programmes, plans, projects….not MANIFESTO like PUP and UDP tend to present to the Belizeans….manifestos are promises….and promises are for the fools…

    Belizeans are indoctrinated by both political mafias…but i tend to educated my people..

  4. Earl Grey says:

    PROMISES…………………PROMISES………………… WHY SHOULD WE BELIEVE???????????????

  5. Earl Grey says:


  6. macal rivera says:

    PUP still living in the past, they just feel that they could come along and shove the buccut ina we @$$!! But guess what in the end they will get the buccut ina dem @$$ and mouth.

    I really wanted out local villagers to participate in this historic convention, they reject us because we are poor people, they bring the rich to buy us over hmm, but guess what we the poor people have the power OK, we prove this over and over, and you PUP still no ANDASTAND!!!


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