Without productivity gains, any growth in GDP is exactly offset by population growth, and the average income stays the same.
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.
Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism.
None can be more negative in its impact than the limitation on human resource capacity.
The 'Belize Times' will be back. I can't at this juncture say exactly when it will be back in printed form. As you know, it is presently published online. But this historic newspaper will one day, hopefully soon, rise again.