Jorge ‘Milin’ Espat
I am a son of Cayo West, a product of the rich culture, determination, work ethic, and resilience of its people. Where is the development which should be the inevitable result of a successful collaboration between the people and those chosen to lead them? Today we see the terrible signs of neglect all around us – neglect of our infrastructure, our sports, our housing and education, our culture. My vision is to renew the spirit of our people and bring new life to the communities of Cayo West. We must invest in our youth and give them all the opportunity to access a quality, affordable education and constructive recreation. I am a passionate advocate of vocational education, proper health services for ALL our people, adequate housing, sporting and community infrastructure, land reform so that all may benefit and tourism, so that the world can benefit from the vibrant culture of Cayo West. Together, we can get it done. Together we can bring new life to Cayo West. Under a PUP Government, that is my vision and that is my commitment.
“Milin’ Espat is the new general in Cayo West, new life in an area that has been abandoned and neglected, a constituency that has seen no real representation and little development over the past decade. Where there is a will, there is a way, and Milin has the love for his people, the passion and the determination to re-energize Cayo West and to deliver to the people.
Milin was raised in Benque Viejo del Carmen and attended Mount Carmel Primary School. He was thrust early into the family’s business, but determined to pursue his education, he attended St. John’s College Extension in Belize City and returned to the Cayo District where he finished High School in Santa Elena.
He then received the opportunity to study in the US, attending Lincoln Technical Institute in Chicago, Illinois in 1990. He later attended San Jacinto College in Texas, receiving a degree in Diesel Technology.
Milin’s family has a long history of service to Belize and Belizeans, and he was brought up with the determination to improve conditions for his people. He has served as a member of YMCA, and is the past president of Sunrise Rotary of Belize. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the People’s United Party because he knows that his calling is one of service—a service that advocates against social injustices, and one that advocates for the upliftment of the poor and marginalized.
He believes in the dreams of the great George Price and the upliftment of Cayo West. Nothing can make him happier than to see his people living a better life, experiencing growth and success for all! Milin Espat will bring real change to Cayo West.