by Khaila Gentle
BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 20, 2022
The leaders of the United Democratic Party met on Tuesday for what the party says was a fruitful meeting. According to a press release from the UDP, party leader Hon. Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Hon. Tracy Panton, and former leader Hon. Patrick Faber “agreed on a roadmap for cooperation in the best interest of Belize” after coming together at the Hon. Henry Young Building.
“The Leader of the Opposition and members of Parliament had a frank and candid discussion for several hours in which a wide range of issues were discussed that would provide for strengthening of the unity of the Party,” said the release.
Following the meeting, which was facilitated by Reverend C. David Goff, the three parliamentarians reportedly committed to a “united opposition” in order to hold the government accountable to the Belizean people.
The roadmap that was agreed upon by the three is expected to be presented for approval at the next National Party Council meeting.
The first half of 2022 and much of 2021 have been rife with conflict for the United Democratic Party, with numerous changes in leadership and controversies that have left the party deeply divided.