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Manuel Esquivel
(2 May 1940 - )
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Sir Manuel Esquivel, KCMG, PC
Former Prime Minister of Belize

As leader of the United Democratic Party, Manuel Esquivel served as Prime Minister from 1984 to 1989, and then again from 1993 to 1998.

Early life and education

Manuel Esquivel, born in Belize City when it was still the colony's capital, studied a Bachelor of Science in physics at Loyola University New Orleans; he subsequently pursued post-graduate studies in physics at Bristol University, England.

Career

After the UDP won the February 2008 election, Esquivel was appointed by Prime Minister Dean Barrow as senior advisor to government with the rank of minister on February 12, 2008.
 
Honours and Awards

He was appointed to Her Majesty's Privy Council by Queen Elizabeth II. This life-time appointment confers the title "Right Honourable". He also holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Loyola University.

He was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in the 2010 New Year Honours.

Personal life

Esquivel is married to wife Kathleen (Kathy), with three children. Daughter Laura has followed in her father's footsteps as City Councillor under the UDP since March 2006.

Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Esquivel
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Sir Manuel Esquivel
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Occupation Politician
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Date of Birth 2 May 1940
Place of Birth Belize City, Belize
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Notable Accomplishments
Prime Minister of Belize: 17 December 1984 to 7 September 1989; 3 July 1993 to 28 August 1998
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