Let us work toward greater cooperation with all Caribbean Countries, whether we speak English, Dutch, French or Spanish, whether we are independent or not, and whether we be island or continental territories.
The PUP came into office in 1998 when the public debt of Belize was over $600 million and the economy was at a standstill. When we left office in 2008, ten years later, the debt was higher, but a lot was accomplished: the economy was transformed and the social and physical infrastructure of the country significantly upgraded.
Nobody voted for me on account of my origins. People voted for me because of what I am and what I stand for.
Without productivity gains, any growth in GDP is exactly offset by population growth, and the average income stays the same.
Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism.
None can be more negative in its impact than the limitation on human resource capacity.