General — 23 February 2016 — by Rowland A. Parks
George Domingo, PUP stalwart, dead at 46

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 22, 2016–George Domingo, the longtime driver of former People’s United Party (PUP) Minister and former Leader of the Opposition Hon. Francis Fonseca, died sometime around 1:00 this morning at the Buttonwood Bay Medical Center. Domingo died from heart-related complications, said Lovett Griffith, a close family friend.

Domingo was hospitalized on January 27 with a heart condition just a few days before the PUP held its National Convention in Belmopan, on January 31.

Griffith said Domingo was in the process of making a lifestyle change.

“He was trying to be healthy, but before he could make a good hold of that, he had some complications and had a heart attack. And those were the causes of his death.”

Griffith added, “I know, regrettable for him, he could not partake in that historic event. His passion was to drive, and be a part of all the solidarity, that the People’s United Party found itself rebuilding lately.”

Griffith said Domingo just celebrated his forty-sixth birthday on February 12. He had a joyous birthday. They had a family barbeque. He entertained; he was the usual George; he danced. He usually entertained, but he normally doesn’t dance, she said.

According to Griffith, Domingo’s involvement with the PUP began some twenty-something years ago with Jorge Espat in the Freetown constituency.

“From there, his passion grew as he subscribed to the philosophy of the PUP; that, he held dearly to his heart. It meant sacrifices by his family – his wife and children. These were sacrifices that his family grew to understand, so it became easier over the years,” Griffith disclosed.

George Domingo leaves to mourn his passing his mother, Jennifer Domingo, residing in the United States; his wife Sharlett Domingo; his daughters Kayla and Gia Domingo; two sons Kyle and Kaylon; stepchildren Kariff and Kamair Sutherland; and a host of friends and other relatives.

Funeral services for George Domingo will be held on Wednesday, February 24, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Martin De Porres Church; internment follows at the Lord Ridge Cemetery.

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