74 F
Belize City
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Home Uncategorized John Briceño sworn in as Leader of the Opposition

John Briceño sworn in as Leader of the Opposition

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 8, 2016–The newly elected leader of the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP), Hon. John Briceño, was sworn in this morning at a ceremony at Belize House by His Excellency Sir Colville Young, Governor General of Belize.

The PUP elected its new leader at a special National Convention on Sunday, January 31, and Hon. John Briceño, the Orange Walk Central area representative, emerged victorious out of the three-man race to lead the PUP, after its former leader, Hon. Francis Fonseca, resigned in the wake of the party’s defeat at the polls in the November 4, 2015 general elections.

Briceño campaigned for leadership on the slogan “Ready to Lead; Ready to Win.” He had resigned his leadership position in October 2011, just months before the March 2012 general elections.

Briceño has pledged to unite the PUP and make it viable for winning elections, something that has apparently been a challenge for the Opposition, which continued on a losing streak since it lost to the Hon. Dean Barrow-led United Democratic Party (UDP) in 2008, after serving an unprecedented two terms from 1998 to 2008.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

15,000+ dead chickens dumped in Spanish Lookout

SPANISH LOOKOUT, Cayo District, Mon. Apr. 12, 2021-- Thousands of chickens died due to what experts call a typical heatwave-induced stroke this past weekend....

Port of Magical Belize sparks Oceana’s concern

BELIZE CITY, Belize. Wed. Apr 14, 2021-- Numerous cruise port projects being proposed to the Government of Belize have been raising Oceana’s concerns due...

Reacquisition business; protect mangroves

As if we needed more troubles, to add to our precarious situation there has been an uptick in cases of Covid-19, and there are...

New Covid-19 regulations

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Apr. 15, 2021-- The Government of Belize updated the COVID-19 regulations late Wednesday night. SI No. 43 of 2021 came into...