In 30 years the existing way of doing things has not worked. There is no belief that 30 years more of doing things this way will change anything. For one thing, the lack of media attention to subjects like the Referendum ideas in Report #43 is contributing. The media should be publishing these ideas and the pro's and con's by various viewpoints on the individual choices within these Referendum ideas, for public debate and discussion. So, at some point the public can make an informed decision. The media is failing the country on devining the course of the future.
The PUP party itself is also failing during it's first two quarters in office. All signs indicate it is going to be business as usual, as done during the last 30 years. This way lies failure! Day to day problems aside, such as electricity, medical supplies, roads, housing are problems that are not as important as re-structuring the way we politically govern ourselves. Otherwise, these mundane day to day problems will still exist in variations for the next political party to win power in five years. One party, or the other will do either better or worse in solving these problems, but there will be no fundamental solutions or ways to change the course of the future for the nation of Belize.
The major problem facing Belize that effects everything else is Political Re-structuring. The PUP political party is refusing to face this fact, outlined time and again by outside sources, such as the IDB and UNFAO.
The PUP political party have two basic choices, to change the future of Belize.
1) Restructure the Government to change from "elected representative" government to "participatory government".
Ideally, the political re-structuring, legislation, debate, forums and referendums could be finished in one year from now. It would then behoove those of the PUP still in the mechanisms of political power to turn their minds to wiping out the second item, the national debt and balancing the budget. Perhaps 3 to 4 years from now, Belizeans could be proud of what the PUP political party had accomplished and the nation would have a new foundation on which to build a more secure future, with a smoother development and political growth curve, slowly rising for the decades ahead.
The continuation of the status quo is FAILURE by the PUP to lead and initiate! The choice is that of the PUP membership.