Candice Pitts

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Candice Pitts (born Belize City) is a Belizean politician and educator who is serving as Belize Ambassador to Taiwan.[1] She served as a Councillor for Belize City from March 2018 to 2021[2][3] and PUP Standard Bearer for the Mesopotamia Constituency since August 2019.[4] Pitts has also served as a professor at the University of Belize and at Albany State University in the United States.

Early life and education[change | change source]

Candice Pitts was born in Belize City, Belize. After successfully completing her primary and secondary education, Pitts went on to study at the University of Belize. She initially wanted to study abroad, but her parents still did not have enough money to pay for her to do so. At university, Pitts decided to pursue law because she was interested in the legal system.

Career[change | change source]

After her graduation, Pitts went back to the University of Belize and this time applied to be an educator there. After looking at her record in the university during her years as a student, the president appointed Pitts educator, making her the youngest person to become an educator there.

While Pitts was serving as an educator at the University of Belize, the Amandala, Belize's leading newspaper, recruited her to write for them. She accepted the offer in 2015 and worked there for three years. She first served as their political editor in 2016 and was later moved to Assistant Professor and Researcher. In 2017, Pitts wrote three publications: A book on the evolution of print media in Belize and two scholarly essays on nation building in the works of Jamaica Kincaid and Margaret Cezaire-Thompson, respectively. Pitts has written several news articles for Amandala.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Belize Ambassador Candice Pitts presents credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan)". Breaking Belize News. 6 April 2021. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  2. "Inauguration of new Belize City Council and a glimpse of their portfolios". Breaking Belize News. March 14, 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  3. "Dr. Candice Pitts will not be running in the upcoming municipal elections". Breaking Belize News. 26 January 2021. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  4. "PUP replaces two senators". Breaking Belize News. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2021.