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UDP GETS THE BOOT
Former Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow as he signed the Paris Agreement
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had failed to kick out governments and
in the case of Jamaica, St. Kitts and St.
Vincent, their governments increased
their parliamentary leads.
“It is with extreme gratitude that I
address our nation tonight fully aware
that this 2020 election is a clarion call
for our young nation to grow up, to face
the challenges of our generation and
to advance our peaceful and progressive
revolutions. But most importantly
to bring our people together as never
before so that as one we can build
a nation where everyone matters and
everyone is once again to be a proud
Belizean,” said Briceno, as he thanked
“my wife who is very emotional.”
Opposition Leader Faber conceded
defeat late into the night and wished
Briceno “a successful administration.
“I call on all our people UDP’s, PUP’s
and those that voted for the third-party
and independent candidates to choose
national unity as we band together in
the face of the challenges we will no
doubt face. While there were winners
and losers, the democracy that we have
continued to enjoy throughout the life
of this great young nation is by far the
greatest winner today,” said Faber.
A total of 88 candidates from four
parties had contested the elections.
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Jamaican town celebrates VP elect
late mother and embraced her Indian
ancestry in her victory speech in Wilmington,
Del. Saturday night, the Gleaner
noted that “there was silence about
her father and her roots in Jamaica –
evidence of the fractured relationship
she has had with the professor, who is
The Gleaner said that “bad blood
resurfaced when she joked in an interview
about the smoking of ganja as second
nature to Jamaicans – a reference
that irritated her father, who publicly
But that rift is not top of mind for
Sherman Harris, who last saw Kamala
years ago when they were much
younger, according to the Gleaner.
“I knew from the beginning that she
would have won because anything she
is involved in becomes a total success,”
Sherman told the Gleaner. “She’s not
an easy girl.
“We are accustomed to success, and
I think we are all elated about her success,”
he added. “We are very happy for
her, very happy.
“And all the family, the rest of family
that lives in Miami, they are joyful,
too,” Sherman Harris continued. “Everybody
is elated and happy.”
Former Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
chairperson, Barbados Prime
Minister, Mia Mottley, and Jamaica’s
Prime Minister Andrew Holness have
joined global leaders in congratulating
US President-elect Joe Biden and Harris,
the Gleaner reported.
“America has spoken, and the world
is inspired,” said Motley on Twitter.
“I am sure that we here in the Caribbean
will look forward with optimism
to working with the new administration
to confront a number of global
issues- from the awful pandemic, to
the climate crisis which we face, to
the pursuit of racial justice,” Mottley
Holness also expressed pride for
Harris’ Jamaican roots, as he congratulated
Biden and Harris’ win, according
to the Gleaner.
“America will have its first female
vice president in the person of Kamala
Harris, and we are proud that she bears
Jamaican heritage,” he tweeted.
“I salute her,” he added. “We look
forward to working with the new
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