Saturday, April 20, 2024

Politics and Government

PUP 7 Celebrates with a Victory Rally in San Pedro Town

After the Municipal Elections held on March 6th, the People’s United Party (PUP) hosted victory rallies throughout the country in each of the six municipalities they won. In San Pedro Town, the newly elected PUP town council held their rally on Saturday, March 23rd, with Belize’s Prime Minister, Honorable John Briceño, in attendance. The celebration included a parade through the town’s streets and a program of events at the Honorable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex (Saca Chispas), which included official speeches, raffles, and live entertainment.

Low voter turnout in recent Municipal Elections

Following the municipal elections across the country on March 6th, a low voter turnout was observed, with few young or first-time voters reporting at the polls. Although the number of registered electorates increased in San Pedro Town, the turnout was slightly lower than in the 2021 Municipal Elections.

San Pedro Town Council share their 2024-2027 manifesto

Following a resounding re-election on March 6th, Mayor Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez and his six Councillors under the People’s United Party (PUP) said on Tuesday, March 12th, to be ready to continue working for the San Pedro community in their second term in office. Their manifesto is the blueprint for accomplishments and pledges in the next three years.

PUP 7 wins San Pedro Municipal Elections

Gualberto' Wally' Nunez and his Councilor candidates under the People's United Party (PUP) have maintained its San Pedro Town Council positions. They were re-elected under the campaign motto 'Stay Pan Track,' defeating the full slate of the United Democratic Party (UDP) and Independent Mayoral candidate Emergency Medical Technician Abner Bacab.

Municipal Elections are underway in San Pedro; the electorate encouraged to come out and vote

The 2024 Municipal Elections are currently taking place across the nation, and voters in San Pedro Town have been turning up steadily to cast their votes. Polling stations on the island have been open since 7AM and are located at the San Pedro High School, San Pedro Junior College, and the San Pedro Roman Catholic Primary School. San Pedro is one of the most significant municipalities in the country and is a leading commercial center in Belize. Since the last municipal elections held in 2021, registered voters have increased from 7,983 to 8,704. The unofficial turnout report at midday, as per the Belize Elections and Boundaries, was 2,229.

Exercise your Constitutional Right to vote during the 2024 Municipal Elections

In a few days, eligible voters across Belize will head to the polls to select new Town and City councils for the next three years. The 2024 municipal elections will occur on Wednesday, March 6th, and voters are reminded to exercise their constitutional rights.

15 candidates officially nominated for San Pedro 2024 Municipal Elections

On Wednesday, February 21st, all nine municipal slates nationwide were officially nominated as the municipal elections draw closer. Known as Nomination Day, in San Pedro, the People's United Party (PUP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) slate were nominated with great excitement at the Town Hall. The day also saw the participation of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Abner Bacab, who was nominated as an independent mayoral candidate.

PUP introduces nine slates for upcoming Municipal Elections at National Party Council Meeting

The People's United Party (PUP) recently held a National Rally in Belize City. The event occurred in Belize City on Saturday, February 17th, and served as a National Party Council Meeting to introduce the PUP candidates who will contest the March 6th Municipal and City Council Elections. The event, dubbed 'Stay Pan Track,' was attended by supporters from different towns across the country, including Corozal, Orange Walk, San Ignacio/Santa Elena, Benque Viejo del Carmen, Dangriga, San Pedro, and Punta Gorda, as well as Belmopan and Belize City. The rally included marching bands, flag bearers, political music performers, and speeches.

San Pedro UDP declines to participate in 2024 Municipal Election mayoral debate; regardless, organizers will hold forum

Despite attempts to organize a public mayoral debate on February 22nd between incumbent Mayor Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez (People’s United Party – PUP) and mayoral candidate Wilfred Alamilla (United Democratic Party – UDP), the debate, organized by The San Pedro Sun and Reef TV/Radio was reevaluated after Alamilla declined to participate, stating that he preferred to reach his constituency in a door-to-door campaign. Mayor Nuñez accepted the invitation to debate. This is the second time in the history of mayoral debates on the island that the UDP has declined to participate.

Where to vote in San Pedro during the 2024 Municipal Elections

On March 6th, San Pedranos will exercise their constitutional right and vote in the 2024 Municipal Elections. The voting areas known as polling stations in San Pedro Town remain unchanged. The 8,704 registered electors will vote at polling stations located at the San Pedro High School and San Pedro Junior College Campus on Seagull Street in the Boca del Rio area and San Pedro Roman Catholic Primary School on Barrier Reef Drive. Electors will receive guidance at the polling stations regarding where to vote based on the alphabetical breakdown at the voting area.

Meet your San Pedro Town Council Candidates

The San Pedro Sun invited the United Democratic Party (UDP) and People’s United Party (PUP) candidates to answer the following questions. There was no limit to word content, and edits made were for formatting only.