Belize Lawmaker Resigns

Above: Parliament in Belmopan, Belize

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Joseph Mahmud, member of Belize’s House of Representatives for the Cayo North constituency, has tendered his resignation.

The news was announced by Belize’s government on Monday afternoon.

Mahmud, a member of the opposition People’s United Party, advised the Office of the Clerk that his resignation would take effect with immediate effect, and Speaker of the House Michael Peyrefitte has accepted his resignation.

The move was reportedly made because Mahmud will not be seeking re-election.

A by-election will follow for the vacant seat.