PUP Celebrates 73rd Anniversary, Honors Dedicated Members
The People’s United Party (PUP) celebrated its seventy-third anniversary this weekend. On Saturday, the PUP held a National Party Council (NPC) meeting at the St. Catherine Academy Auditorium to commemorate the milestone and conduct party business. Party Chairman, Henry Charles Usher, explained that a key feature of the NPC meeting was to honor party members and supporters from around the country, who have embodied the principles of service, which is one of the party’s core values.
Henry Charles Usher, PUP Chairman: “The People’s United Party was formed on September 29, 1950 and every year we celebrate the party’s birthday with a National Party Council in which we have the regular party council events, resolutions, speeches from our party leadership but also we always honor our George Price Service to the People awardees. These are persons who have served their community, served their country for many many years, and we honor them with the George Price Award. It’s done one per constituency, so we have 31 plus awardees this year. The Prime Minister also gives a party leader award and this year he gave it to former area representative of Corozal North, the Honorable Valdemar Don Valdé Castillo.”
The PUP was formed on September 29, 1950, out of the People’s Committee. It is the oldest political party in Belize and under the Leadership of the Right Honorable George Price, was at the forefront of the nationalist movement leading up to self-government and eventually independence.