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- Government Press Office, Belmopan, January 12, 2015 - The newly-elected Member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Omar Figueroa, was today sworn in as a Minister of State by His Excellency Sir Colville Young, the Governor General of Belize, at Belize House in Belmopan.

Hon. Figueroa was elected at the by-election held on January 5, 2015 in the Cayo North Electoral Division to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hon. Joseph Mahmud.

Hon. Figueroa scored 66.40% of the votes cast, beating his PUP rival, Richard Harrison by a majority of two to one.

Hon. Figueroa, who is an Ecologist by profession, has committed to faithfully serve the constituents of the Cayo North Division. He will be posted as a Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister.  His appointment becomes effective immediately.

Present at the swearing-in ceremony were his family, friends and supporters.

Hon. Omar Figueroa Sworn In As A Minister Of State

Hon. Omar Figueroa Sworn In As A Minister Of State

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