Patrick Faber (politician)

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Patrick Faber
Member of the Belize House of Representatives for Collet
Assumed office
5 March 2003
Preceded byRemijio Montejo
Personal details
Born (1978-03-21) 21 March 1978 (age 41)
Belize City, Belize
NationalityBelizean
Political partyUnited Democratic Party
ResidenceBelize City, Belize
Alma materValdosta State University
University of North Florida

Patrick Jason Faber (born 21 March 1978) is a Belizean politician. He is currently the Minister of Education, Youth Sports and Culture since 2012, he is also the Deputy Prime Minister[1] and deputy leader of the UDP in Belize since 2016[2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Faber was born in Belize City, Belize, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1998 from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, as well as a Master's in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida[5] in 2003. He is currently working on a Doctor of Public Administration degree from Valdosta State University.

Political career[edit]

Faber has been a member of the United Democratic Party of Belize since he worked as a street campaigner at the age of 14, he has since served as youth director, member of the party's central executive, and candidate for the Belize City Council. In 2010, at the National Convention of the United Democratic Party, he was elected overwhelmingly to the role of Party Chairman.

Faber is currently one of the youngest members of the Belizean House of Representatives and the Cabinet of Prime Minister Dean Barrow. According to Belizean media, public confidence in Faber, the Ministry of Education and its restructuring has been positive. Consequently, Sir Colville Young, the Governor General of Belize, entrusted Faber with also running the Ministry of Youth. Faber has even served occasionally as acting prime minister, being responsible for running the affairs of state when the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are out of the country.[6]

Despite recent political difficulties, Faber is widely expected to stand as a candidate for UDP party leader in May 2019 to succeed the retiring Barrow.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Faber is divorced and has two sons and one daughter, Krischnan (2005), Patrick Jr (2008) and Amani (2018).[citation needed] On 17 November 2017, Faber was a passenger in a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft of Tropic Air which struck a vehicle shortly after take-off from Placencia Airport for Punta Gorda Airport and subsequently ditched in the sea. All seven people on board survived.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon. Patrick Faber Sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister". The San Pedro Sun. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  2. ^ "New Belize PM names 16-member Cabinet". CANA News. 12 February 2008. Archived from the original on February 27, 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-29. Retrieved 2012-03-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2012-03-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.unf.edu/ia/pr/development_communication/fabgrads/Patrick,_Faber.aspx
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2012-03-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "John Briceño Says Ad Plays into Negative Sentiments on Faber Leadership", Great Belize Television, 16 May 2017. (accessed 21 May 2017)
  8. ^ "PM Barrow gives timeline for departure", Breaking Belize News, 16 May 2018. (accessed 8 October 2018)