A Broke Budget

On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the Prime Minister Hon. John Briceņo met with representatives of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and the Belize Business Bureau.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Hon. Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations; Hon. Christopher Coye, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Investment; Mrs. Narda Garcia, CEO in the Office of the Prime Minister; and Mr. Joseph Waight, Financial Secretary.

Discussions focused on the realistic financial situation facing the nation, with a view to rebuilding the economy. The session was constructive with valuable input received from the private sector stakeholders.

The team will be conducting meetings with the unions and other social partners in the days ahead, in full realization that Belize will need all-hands-on-deck to maneuver the difficult financial situation caused by the chronic mismanagement of the economy in past years and further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Office of the Prime Minister remains grateful for the consistent support it has received from its partners and extends assurances of inclusion in decision-making in the interest of accountability, prudent financial management, integrity and good governance.