Yassar has paid his dues in Belize as a pioneer of the arts, something not recognized until recently. The Image Factory did not happen overnight and was started when UDP was in control of the Gov't.
Being the PM's son definitely gives him an advantage, now. Having him as a reference is a bonus and I doubt he would give a reference if the person is not worthy of one. Well done cooper. I would love to see your work.
For the new comers to Belize, both parties take HUGE payoffs. Some spend more than others. Belizeans have power when they vote and love to get rid of the fat cats. This is the first admin. that won a re-election since indendence. They love gettin' the encumbent out of office. I see it happening again soon. It won't change much, only the faces. Belize will continue to grow with it's own set of unique challenges.
Work Permits are hard to get and they should be. How hard is it to get an IMMIGRANT VISA (not visitor) to the USA? Who do you think has more job openings, Belize or the US? Which country is easier to move into and get a job without years of red tape? I think Belize needs to get harder on who they let work here. Hopefully soon.
"Them belly full but them hungry" - Bob Marley
SIN (c u on vacation)