Curl Thompson

United Democratic Party (Belize) C. L. B. Rogers Leader of the Opposition (Belize)
Curl Thompson
Leader of the Opposition
In office
January 1983 – 14 December 1984
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralElmira Minita Gordon
Prime MinisterGeorge Cadle Price
Preceded byTheodore Aranda
Succeeded byFlorencio Marin
Member of the Belize House of Representatives for Mesopotamia
In office
21 November 1979 – 30 June 1993
Preceded byC. L. B. Rogers
Succeeded byMichael Finnegan
Personal details
Political partyUnited Democratic Party

Curl Osmond Thompson was a Belizean politician. Thompson served as an Area Representative in the Belize House of Representatives and as deputy prime minister. He was also interim leader of the United Democratic Party for a brief period in the early 1980s.


Thompson was the UDP's nominee for the Belize House in the Belize City-based Mesopotamia constituency in 1974, but was defeated by the People's United Party incumbent, C. L. B. Rogers. Thompson was elected to the seat in a 1979 rematch. In January 1983 Thompson became Leader of the Opposition upon Theodore Aranda's departure from the UDP, serving concurrently as interim party leader until Sen. Manuel Esquivel was elected as Aranda's permanent replacement, with Thompson becoming deputy party leader. Thompson served as deputy prime minister during the first Esquivel government from 1984 to 1989.[1]

Thompson was posthumously awarded the Order of Belize in September 2010.[2] Curl Thompson Street in Belize City and the Curl Thompson Building in Belmopan are named after him.


  1. ^ "The United Democratic Party at 40" Archived 2014-08-12 at the Wayback Machine, United Democratic Party. (accessed 31 March 2015)
  2. ^ "Patriots Honoured", Tropical Vision Limited, 17 September 2010. (accessed 31 March 2015)