Innovation and Growth in Belize: Impact of Tax Policy

“There is an ongoing debate about the impact of a country’s tax structure on entrepreneurship generally, and on innovation specifically. … Suffice to say that most experts believe that relatively high marginal personal and corporate income tax rates discourage entrepreneurs from taking the risks of starting new business ventures and firms. … Since new firms […]

Innovation and Growth in Belize

For the past two weeks we have been underscoring measures that contribute towards lifting potential growth in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. For this Business Perspective (BP) article we would like to continue said conversation, but with a focus that is a little closer to home. Among the common variables used to measure […]

Business Perspective November 14, 2017

Co-Hosts Kay Menzies and Dyon Elliott discuss crime and other matters, including the important functions of the Public Accounts Committee. The panel is also joined by the Executive Director of the Department of Public-Private Sector Dialogue (PPSD) Mr. Ishmael Quiroz, who discusses the various projects being championed by the PPSD, which is the secretariat of […]

Business Perspective Show for October 31, 2017

Co-hosts Kay Menzies and Dyon Elliott discuss Belize trade, inflation, and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), before being joined by guests Mrs. Kim Aikman, chief executive officer of Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mrs. Aikman discusses the BCCI’s role as the country’s only International Labour Organization (ILO)-certified Employers’ Organization. The panel is later joined […]

Innovation and Growth in Belize

For the past two weeks we have been underscoring measures that contribute towards lifting potential growth in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. For this Business Perspective (BP) article we would like to continue said conversation, but with a focus that is a little closer to home. Among the common variables used to measure […]