Caribbean Shores

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Caribbean Shores
Constituency
for the Belize House of Representatives
DistrictBelize
Electorate5,117 (2012)
Major settlementsBelize City (part)
Current constituency
Created1984
Party     People's United Party
Area RepresentativeKareem Musa

Caribbean Shores is an electoral constituency in the Belize District represented in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belize since 2015 by Kareem Musa of the People's United Party.

Profile[edit]

The Caribbean Shores constituency was one of 10 new seats created for the 1984 general election. Caribbean Shores occupies the north end of the peninsula Belize City sits on, bordered by the Freetown and Fort George constituencies to the south; the constituency has an extensive shoreline on the Caribbean Sea, hence its name.[1]

Former Prime Minister Manuel Esquivel represented Caribbean Shores from 1984 to 1998.

Area Representatives[edit]

Election Area Representative[2] Party
1984 Manuel Esquivel UDP
1998 Jose Coye PUP
2008 Carlos Perdomo UDP
2012 Santino Castillo UDP
2015 Kareem Musa PUP

Elections[edit]

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
2012 general election [3]
Electorate: 5,117
Turnout: 3,363 (65.72%) −7.77
UDP hold
Majority: 676 (20.1%) −11.53
Santino CastilloUDP2,00159.5−5.94
David Hoy PUP1,32539.4+5.59
2008 general election [4]
Electorate: 4,564
Turnout: 3,354 (73.49%) −1.61
UDP gain from PUP
Majority: 1,061 (31.63%) +26.28
Carlos PerdomoUDP2,19565.44+18.51
Jose Coye PUP1,13433.81−18.47
2003 general election [5]
Electorate: 4,022
Turnout: 3,021 (75.1%) −14.86
PUP hold
Majority: 163 (5.35%) −6.69
Jose CoyePUP1,59252.28−3.34
Oscar Ayuso UDP1,42946.93+3.35
1998 general election [6]
Electorate: 3,058
Turnout: 2,751 (89.96%) +23.57
PUP gain from UDP
Majority: 331 (12.04%) +10.44
Jose CoyePUP1,53055.62+6.42
Manuel Esquivel UDP1,19943.58−7.22
Marilyn Pollard PDP150.55-
1993 general election [7][8]
Electorate: 3,901
Turnout: 2,590 (66.39%) +3.6
UDP hold
Majority: 40 (1.6%) −8.8
Manuel EsquivelUDP1,31550.8−4.0
Jose Coye PUP1,27549.2+4.8
1989 general election [9][10]
Electorate: 2,779
Turnout: 1,745 (62.79%) −5.5
UDP hold
Majority: 182 (10.4%) −22.4
Manuel EsquivelUDP95754.8−11.2
Louis Humbhreys PUP77544.4+11.2
1984 general election [11][12]
Electorate: 2,211
Turnout: 1,510 (68.29%) n/a
UDP win
Majority: 476 (32.8%) n/a
Manuel EsquivelUDP97766.0-
Louis Humbhreys PUP50133.2-
E. Meighan Independent20.1-

References[edit]

National Assembly of Belize
Preceded by
Freetown
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1984–1989
Succeeded by
Pickstock
Preceded by
Corozal South East
Constituency represented by the Leader of the Opposition
1989–1993
Succeeded by
Pickstock
Preceded by
Pickstock
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1993–1998
Succeeded by
Fort George