- 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.