And then it all makes sense!

“It is not the responsibility of government to hold the hands of the productive sector. That is what got us into trouble with the UHS…The productive sector must stand on their own feet, and whenever they enter into obligations they must be prepared and capable enough to manage their affairs properly. Government always supports, but […]

What’s the source of Belize’s fiscal struggles?

It would seem that almost every time we approach the ending of a fiscal year, at least of late, there are these looming, almost boogeyman-like fears of a broke Central Government and talks about ballooning public debt. Add to the equation a pending election, and an ostensible rationing of diesel fuel, and the average citizen […]

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 […]

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 […]