The United Nations Development Programme has
release its annual "Human Development Report." That
study, presented yesterday to the Prime Minister,
ranks 162 countries according to a set of criteria,
which includes standard of living, life expectancy and
education. Belize, ranked at number 54, is slowly
moving up in the world as last year we came in at 58.
Norway topped the human development list, while the
USA placed 6th. Barbados, at number 31, was the
highest ranking Caribbean nation, Jamaica placed
78th, Mexico came in 51st, while Nicaragua, Honduras
and Guatemala ranked 106, 107 and 108 respectively.
The full report can be found on the web at