My name is Wil Maheia, and I have the honour of leading the Peoples' National Party – a party of people from all walks of life, from all parts of Belize, and from all ethnic groups.
Since Independence, just two interchangeable political parties have controlled Belize, trading power every few years to preserve the interests of the party elite, rather than the welfare of us and our country.
Consequently, we live in a troubled, very unfair, and very unequal society, where it sometimes seems that the odds are so greatly stacked against the honest citizen that we have no chance for a better life. After almost thirty years of red and blue government, the wealthy and corrupt are still able to treat our beloved country as their own. Belize is run for the benefit of the few, at the expense of the many.
And, despite all the fine words from UDP and PUP, we all know that the size of our bank balances still dictates our chances in life – not our hopes, our dreams, our strengths and our abilities.
Are you, like me, ready for change? My father taught me that a man or woman should not just accept the world the way it is. But instead, that each and every one of us has the right, actually, the God given duty, to look at the world we live in, and change it for the better – for ourselves – for our families – for others.
The People's National Party stands for a new Belize, a fair Belize – a Belize ruled by law, and not by money. We, like you, are sickened by the road our country has taken, and we want to make The Jewel, our home, sparkle once again.
So, please don't settle for the same old lies and broken promises. Don't be fooled into thinking that there can be no change, that you have no hope but to sell your vote and your future for a blue note. That is what those who cling to power for their own ends want you to believe. We won't offer you a blue note, but we do ask you to take the time to read our National Policy Goals, and then, if you agree with us, step up to a new way of thinking, a new way of voting – a new chance for you and your family to finally make a difference - to make your vote truly count.
The People's National Party wants to bring real change to Belize, to make life better for all of us. We invite you to join us, and we look forward to working with you to build a new and better Belize for us all.