Islanders were hoping the national budget would include a much-needed hospital, additional schools, and proper road infrastructure. BRS Area Representative and Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr., delivered a presentation on the second day of the Budget debate, speaking at length about the achievements in his ministry. He claimed an increase in tourism and highlighted the addition of two international airlines (AeroMexico and Sun Country Airlines) that have added Belize to their destination choices. After promising an even greater growth in the tourism and travel industries, Heredia spoke of what is in store for BRS. He spoke of a brand new Police Barracks, a new pre-school, a high school, health center and an artisan market for Caye Caulker. As for Ambergris Caye, Heredia only spoke about the beach expansion at the Boca del Rio Area,

Heredia was questioned the same day the budget was approved, and the minister was quick to share with The San Pedro Sun that a multi-educational facility will be built north of San Pedro Town. He indicated that in May of this year, construction is expected to begin for a pre-school, primary and high school. When it comes to the medical facility for San Pedro, Heredia said that perhaps it would be included in the 2020-2021 national budget, and as for road infrastructure, this is a responsibility that mainly lies on the local government of each municipality across the country.

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