With just about a month to go before town council elections, the People United Party (PUP) held a huge political rally which was called Love Fest No.1. The theme of the Love Fest was: ‘One Love, One Soul, One People, that's the sound of PUP’.
By ten in the morning friends of the PUP began flooding the Boca Del Rio Park with granny, uncles and even children. It was a family event which included children's games, music by Caribbean Kings, DJ's, dancing, the bouncing house and a paint party. Eventually a master of ceremonies and very popular figure in San Pedro, Maestro Alex Nuñez energized the huge crowd of PUP supporters with some humor, some love and announcements of upcoming PUP activities and events.
The focal point of the rally was, of course, addresses by each and every councilor candidate and Mayoral candidate. Each one spoke of their plans of development that will bring progress to the lives of the entire San Pedro and Ambergris Caye.
The plans include much needed street improvement with pavement and drains, an organized garbage collection, improved services at the poly clinic with a final goal of having a full time hospital on the island, organized programs to have children and youths engaged in positive learning in library and resource center, organized programs to assist the elderly, organized programs to assist single mothers, job placement opportunities resource center, a shadow youth town council to engage youths in leadership, community engagement and even political involvement and more sporting facilities. All of these plans and others were received with thunderous applause by the audience.
At the end of the rally, the San Pedro PUP presented their new song while the PUP Dance group entertained the crowd. Blue paint also filled the air as the party erupted in a blue power party. It was an evening of fun, great speeches and high spirits.