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Nov 3, 2015

A Final Call to the Electorate

By this time on Wednesday the polls will have closed and counting will be taking place to determine who will form the next government. The U.D.P. is asking for an unprecedented third term because they say that the best is yet to come. The P.U.P. says that power has been vested in one man for too long, and it is now time to give that power to the people. Tonight we look at the messages before the power is, really, placed in the hands of the people of Belize.

 

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“No one can deny the achievements we have made, the advances we have recorded. They are without precedent in the history of this land, and the transformation for which we have become known is both deep and wide, both social and infrastructural. Our public works program has meant thousands of new jobs, massive rural and urban renewal and vast physical and material uplift. Our boost and food pantry safety net has resulted in a dramatically less pressured and more equal society. We have tamed the runaway public debt, we have increased government spending, we have delivered the goods and services, we have expanded educational opportunities, we have trained small businesses and provided access to credit…we have endowed call centres and taken service industries to new levels. We have bolstered productivity in shrimp and bananas and sugar. We have increased salaries for statutory bodies and civil servants and our teachers, soldiers, nurses, Police and public officers are better paid than ever. We have taken back control of our essential services, but we have also welcomed new foreign investment in every area. Now, the Belizean dollar is the strongest yet.”

 

Francis Fonseca, P.U.P. Leader

Francis Fonseca

“A vote for the PUP on November fourth is a vote for jobs, lower taxes and more money in your pockets. A vote for the PUP is a vote for free education from pre-school to sixth form. A vote for the PUP is a vote for the 13th Senator, a strengthened Integrity Commission and a restructured Public Accounts Committee. A vote for the PUP is a vote for nationwide NHI and freehold title for your land. A vote for the PUP is a vote of NO to the ICJ. After eight years of one man rule, eight years of nepotism and corruption, eight years of growing poverty, inequality, massive debt, senseless crime and violence, eight years of failure to protect and defend our national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Belize needs a change, a new beginning, a fresh start, a new team of leaders.”

 

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2 Responses for “A Final Call to the Electorate”

  1. Marie says:

    We don’t need a 13th senator, enough corrupt politicians already exists.

  2. BeliCana says:

    As a born Belizean citizen now living in Canada with Canadian citizenship I now see what a joke politics is in Belize.
    Having just witnessed and participated in the Canada General Elections. Belize is a racist country.
    In Canada we have government ministers who are citizens of Canada and at the same time of other countries, such as India, China, France, ect.
    In Belize you must be Belizean only…Racist.
    In Canada the governor general we have had a black woman born in Haiti, an Asian born in China and many others.
    In Belize to be govenor general you must be Belize born and black…Racist.

    This is why Belize will Never Improve Because We Are a Racist Country.

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