Standard and Poor's Rating Services has affirmed the B minus slash B credit rating with a stable look for Belize. S and P says the rating reflects the lingering government debt, vulnerability of external debt service, expected widening of current account deficits, limited growth prospects over the next five years, and weak political institutions. In its overview, S and P says the debt and interest burden remain high and it is expected that net foreign direct investment (F.D.I.) will sustain foreign reserves this year while declining oil production and payment of compensation claims will likely widen the current account deficit starting in 2015.

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