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Posted: Thursday, March 4, 2021. 2:10 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The March 3rd Municipal elections countrywide was swept away by the ruling People’s United Party (PUP), with the exception of 1 Mayor (male) and 1 Councillor (female) in the Twin Towns.

Overall, twenty-four women were elected including Corozal Bay Area Representative, Elvia Vega Samos, and Belmopan Mayor Sheran Palacio, both women breaking barriers in their respective communities.

Of the 23 women elected, only Bernadette Fernandez from the UDP was elected in San Ignacio and Santa Elena.

The other victorious women councilors are:

Corozal: Marleni Tapia

Orange Walk: Joesie Cantun, Doreth Pascacio and Joanna Rodriguez

Belize City: Kaya Cattouse, Stephanie Hamilton, Natasha Pipersburgh, Deanne Requena

San Pedro: Dianeli Aranda, Marina Kay, Adaly Ayuso, Johnnia Duarte

Belmopan: Nikki Augustine, Guadalupe Chicas, Pauline Tillett

Benque Viejo: Terry Alvarado, Vania Garcia, Avelin Martinez

San Ignacio/ Santa Elena: Bernadette Fernandez, Shirlene Neal

Dangriga: Martha Robinson

Punta Gorda: Mary Palacio

The theme for International Women’s Month 2021 is Choose to challenge.

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