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Apr 4, 2018

P.U.P. Proposed Special South Side Development Zone

John Briceño

The Opposition People’s United Party had objected to the calling of any state of emergency or declaration of public emergency areas by the Governor General, accusing the Prime Minister of skirting the National Assembly which has the same powers under section eighteen of the Constitution.  But more importantly, the P.U.P. said the Government’s approach fails to touch on what they see as the root of the problem. In addition to adopting a bipartisan approach on crime through a specially appointed Commission and pouring resources into investigation of crimes, the south side, he said, must be approached through the lens of human development. 


John Briceño, P.U.P. Leader [File: March 20th, 2018]

The People’s United Party proposes that instead of treating the south side of Belize City like a war zone, and declaring a state of emergency, the Government should declare the south side of Belize City a special development zone, where financial and human capital will immediately be made available to transform the lives and the environment of the citizens. Education and skills training for all young people and at-risk youths must be provided. D.F.C. loans for small businesses, tax exemptions and duty-free all productive equipment and materials should be allowed.”

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1 Response for “P.U.P. Proposed Special South Side Development Zone”

  1. Jason says:

    Great idea- let’s give all those Chinese more tax breaks to overcome local stores

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