Maheia, founder of PNP and PNP's candidate for Toledo East was
born in Forest Home Village on 12 April 1961. Wil attended primary
school at Forest Home Methodist School and Punta Gorda Methodist
School. He earned his Master of Sciences Degree from the University of
Idaho in 1995 with a major in Natural Resources, Recreation and
Tourism. Wil graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Environmental Studies from Northeastern Illinois University in December
Wil is currently a consultant in the areas of agriculture, tourism and the environment, and also hosts a public interest program on the PG-TV News Network. Wil and his wife, Ellen Maheia, have two children, a son, 15, and a daughter, 12. (Wil's daughter was the top PSE scorer for the Toledo District for the 2010-2011 school year!)
Wil is the founder and former Executive Director of the Toledo Institute of Development and the Environment and was Director of Integrated Conservation Development Projects at the Belize Center for Environmental Studies (BCES).
Wil enjoys playing basketball with his children, watching football, traveling in Belize (especially the rural areas), reading the newspapers (especially Evan X editorials), fishing and camping. (Wil has organized and sponsored a summer youth camp in Toledo for the last 15 years.)
Leslie, Jr., PNP's candidate for Stann Creek West, was born
in Placencia Village on 6 November 1980. Charles attended St.
John's Anglican Primary School in Placencia, Independence High School in
Independence Village, and Ecumenical Junior College in Dangriga, where
he majored in accounting, business management and economics.
Charles is the current Chairman of the Placencia Village Council. In addition, Charles and his wife, Ycela Alpuche, own and operate Leslie Tech, a computer services company, and Charly's Gifts, a specialty gift shop named after their 2-year-old daughter, Charlyce. Charles is the son of Charles Leslie, Sr., an internationally renowned fly fishing guide from Placencia, and Charles also works with his dad in operating Tarpon Caye Lodge, a small family-owned fishing lodge off the Placencia coast. Charles' mother, Mara Mayen, is from the Stann Creek Valley and is of Mayan decent.
As Placencia Village Council Chairman, Charles raised over $30,000 to invest in Placencia's sports complex, developed commercial space to provide the Village Council with income to carry out social programs for the Village, finalized the Placencia Village Council By-Laws for formal submission to the national legislature, procured the donation of a special building for Placencia's tourism police, established free public parking in the Village to alleviate traffic congestion, oversaw the completion of Phases I and II of a storm drainage system in Placencia with investments of over $25,000, and spearheaded the Village's participation in Peninsula 2020, a blueprint for the development of the Placencia Peninsula for the next 10 years. Charles is also working closely with local organizations to place the Placencia Lagoon into reserve status to preserve the area's fish stocks and storm protection for the Peninsula that is provided by the Lagoon's mangroves.
Charles enjoys r