Elsa Paz Quits Race for San Pedro Mayor
(Ambergris Today, sept. 12, 2008)

In an unprecedented turn of events, with information gathered from local news media, Mayor Elsa Paz of San Pedro Town has written to Party Leader Dean Barrow telling him that she is withdrawing her candidacy as Mayor.

Ms. Paz cites her reasons as personal and she expresses her discontentment with various reasons. She says she is not comfortable with the much infighting going on inside the UDP including the Executive Committee of the San Pedro UDP. There is so much infighting that they cannot even agree on the manner in which the UDP convention will be conducted. The good Mayor has also been facing a court injunction and court hearing from two UDP stalwarts, namely Kevin Gonzalez and Yolanda Parham. The Mayor was seriously offended when two of her councilors walked out of a meeting after loud shouting and much discontentment.

Reliable information informs us that there is a self-interested group inside the Executive that wants to oust the Mayor in favor of others who can be manipulated by the UDP Executive. Several names have been circulating including a member of the Guerrero family who is the son of “The Father of the UDP”, according to Area Representative Hon. Manuel Heredia.

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