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Mar 6, 2013

Opposition says government gets an F on report card

March seventh marks one year since general elections returned the incumbent United Democratic Party to office. Today the Opposition, People’s United Party, help a press conference at party headquarters Independence Hall to offer a report card on the government and very pointedly, on the performance of Prime Minister Dean Barrow for the period 2008 – 2013. According to the opposition, the government is failing miserably in some, but they rated the government with top marks in other areas. And even with the next general elections likely four years in the future, the P.U.P. presented a sample of its priority agenda as government.


Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, Deputy Leader, P.U.P.

“Higher taxes, A; corruption, A-plus; arrogance, A; nepotism, A-plus; cost of living, F; fighting crime, F; job creation, F; land distribution, F; rule of law, F; healthcare, F; education, F; economic growth, F; agriculture, F.”


Francis Fonseca

Francis Fonseca, Leader of the Opposition

“This, my friends is Belize in 2013—a failing state under a failed U.D.P. administration. A country in crisis under a corrupt visions-less government with no plan to create jobs, attract investment and grow the economy. No clear plan to address the scourge of crime and to reform our health and education systems. Ladies and gentlemen, Belize’s failure after five years of U.D.P. government is rooted in one man, Dean Barrow.”


Dolores Balderamos-Garcia

Dolores Balderamos-Garcia

“We will move quickly to stimulate business especially for small entrepreneurs and bring about a growth in the economy that everyone can benefit from. We will increase enrollment in the institutes for vocational and technical training and education. And we will target relevant education and skills training for young people and women and men all across our country. Most importantly, we will restore decency in government and respect for the judicial system. We will also give immediate attention—and I am sure that colleagues this afternoon will agree—we will give immediate attention to infrastructure, roads, streets, drains, water and electricity and other basic needs of the people and of communities most in need; especially in the rural areas. And of course ladies and gentlemen, to conclude before we call off the whole of the report card, we will stop the nastiness and the meanness, the misbehavior and the impunity with which ministers and ministers of state act.”


According to Leader of the Opposition Francis Fonseca, today’s event signals the resolve of his party to take the fight against the government to another level.

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8 Responses for “Opposition says government gets an F on report card”

  1. Nigel says:

    This is akin to the gifted class grading the special-ed class (no offence to mentally challenged people) and don’t get me wrong as this set that choose to judge isn’t really gifted in the sense of smart, at least not where it counts as they only use their intelligence to most eloquently perpetrate all that they have scrutinized in their pharisaical grading system. The Devil judges the Devil… there has never been any greater farce such as this. How the does the lyrics from Buju Banton’s “Untold stories” go…’Thief never love to see a thief with a long bag”. I guess it bolster’s the people confidence to know that the opposition is concerned about the performance of their “sworn enemies” when their performance from 1998 to 2008 was like holding up a mirror to say the least. However people like our ever popular rod the racist still drags his knuckles every general elections to vote for them. But there is a great irony to this knuckle draggers loyalty as little does he know a vote for PUP is still by proxy a vote for UDP as they are still the one two faced tricksters and thieves by profession fighting over the long bag ill-gotten from the people. Rod the only color your handlers and the handlers from the UDP are concerned about is the color of money. Let rod the racist spew his hate as long as he and the stiff necked fools like him keep the hate amongst themselves and they don’t direct it at the people that hold the choke chains affixed to their primate crotch sniffers neck. We are all subjects of the new order that rules over our beloved Belize and the ever permeating order of things holds us the ordinary people so suffocatingly tight by the chains that we have willingly affixed to our necks.
    And rod the racist take a year or four to take in what I have said about you and then you may be able to manage a little bit of coherence in your response and until then we all know you were made to hate Dean Barrow, the UDP and all manner of Blacks for that matter and he is a bigot etc. etc. so do us and your poor destroyed mind a favor and keep your hate to yourself or don a white bed sheet with the letters KKK emblazoned to it and ride your boat (yeah you definitely from San Pedro) out past the reef and jump over board… one less useless voter as far as I am concerned.

  2. Johns says:

    This has to be a joke! PUP failing the UDP? LOL

  3. Louisville,Ky says:

    Dolores, you keep saying we will, we will, we will. When will you? Is it tomorrow, four days from tomorrow, or four years from tomorrow. Do you know something that we don’t? Kindly disabuse us, Lady Minister.

  4. Bear says:

    The report card is correct, but I don’t believe PUP is the right replacement. Proved to be equally corrupt top to bottom, and they got kicked out of office in a landslide in 2008 because we couldn’t take their incompetence, arrogance, and corruption any more. So returning to PUP is not a rational option.

    There will be elections soon enough, and today is the time for a handful of patriotic, hardworking leaders to start to work on winning public support for a new program, a “Contract with Belize,” to elect honest reformers to as many seats as possible. Even a minority third party can have great impact, beyond its numbers, if its support is necessary to form a majority ruling coalition; it happens in Europe all the time.

    It’s either that, or a military coup, or revolution, preferably a peaceful, mass popular movement to topple the current system. But revolution one way or another, with a new start and all the old demagogues removed from the political scene.

  5. Initiate says:

    Nigel, I doubt Rod is even breathing anymore. Hold it down!!!! lol!!! boy if that doesn’t take care of Rod, I don’t know what it will take!!

  6. Rod says:

    Nigel you are like the decease sperm of a syphiletic camel no wonder Belize is the state it’s in you must be judas barrow Breda you see with your own eyes what’s going on and still don’t believe you must be one of his ministers or you are just plain out stupid this is the most corrupt incompetent gov in the history, of Belize and you will go down in history as being so. Next. Why don’t you go tell the mothers and fathers sisters and brothers of all the people who have been murdered since this pm and gov have been in power how good your pm and gov has been over a thousand people have been murdered since this pm and gov have been in power and you want to still say what a good job they are doing wow wow wow you like judas barrow make me wa vomit keep supporting bigot barrow the man who hates anyone who is not black. Just look pa gov. Out a all the top positions in gov. Only one or two non black all the rest black weather they are qualified or not this is judas barrow agenda and I can tell you it is racism in reverse just like barrow is Robin Hood in reverse the thief from the poo fu give to the rich like all his ministers .

  7. Initiate says:

    OOh mein Nigel, it seems you only stroke the invisible monster from his sleep!!!

  8. Nigel says:

    Rod I told you to take some time to respond and based on your response that is the reason I had advised you to take your time Rod. Abraham Lincoln said “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than speak out and remove all doubt” you opened your mouth rod and removed all doubt. I think it is also very disquieting that you don’t even have the intellectual capacity to read and dissect what you are reading. I guess because I am not able to write using visual aid’s (pretty colourful pictures) you weren’t able to understand what I wrote. What part of the two political masters being the same you don’t understand? I was simply inferring that the one that is judging the other is just a little worse than the next and I at no time took sides as I think they are one of the same thus it would be impossible to take a side of a singular being.
    Ok Rod the racist let me not be too long in my response as given your level of intellect I can only assume that you do not have the level of intelligence to process thoughts written in lengthy pros. But I will say this much to you there is no such thing as “racism in revers” as racism is racism and it has nothing to do with the colour of one’s skin. Racism as defined by is “a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others”. I painstakingly searched the internet and other dictionaries I had laying around and they had no definitions for black racism, white racism, brown racism, Hispanic racism, Chinese racism, Mayan racism or any of the other ethnicities that call Belize home. So if the accepted definition of racism is correct the concept of racism does not belong to any one race of people but to human kind as a whole. The “little words” explanation rod the racist is that racism is that there is no such thing as “reverse racism”, that is just an illogical concept spawned from the mind of a real racist. Just by your statement alone shows you believe that racism should exist and is acceptable only if it is directed at blacks and you are lending credence to the theory thought up by all the major peddlers of hate (KKK, the Neo Nazis and other hate mongering groups) that racial hatred should be reserved only for Negroes. This concept can only be manifested in the mind and heart of a real racist and bigot such as yourself rod the racist. As for the “decease sperm of a syphiletic (the word is syphilitic rod) camel” statement I think you meant diseased as the mere concept of a decease sperm holds no logical credence in the annals of proper thought as being a “decease sperm” denotes that life is absent and thus if I was truly a deceased sperm I would not be verbally handing you’re a$$ to you as I would no longer be capable of thought or bio-motion. Rod I would say that you were a disgrace to the human race but I shudder to think you are actually human as I refuse to believe that human beings can be your level of dumb.

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