AG vs Corruption, Not AG vs Chamber

  AG vs Corruption, Not AG vs Chamber “Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.” ~Richard Armour “Any call for good governance, or governing of any kind, is met with derisive partisan insults encouraged and perpetuated by those who […]

Belize Needs Leaders, Not Politicians

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.” -Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Our leaders have no interest in leading, nor do they feel any pressure from the electorate to do so. This comes as no surprise to anyone paying close attention to the data that chronicles how well […]

A Rose by any Other Name is Still a Bribe

“The Eskimos have thirty words for describing different kinds of snow, and modern Russian has about the same number of expressions to describe giving a bribe to a state official.” ― Viktor Pelevin Last night and the night before on the news, Belizeans would have been stunned to see reports on a most unusual event: […]

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 […]