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KEY CONCERNS ABOUT THE SYSTEM & PRACTICE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE


CHAPTER 2: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Summary of Key Concerns about the System of Governance:

In reviewing and debating the various concerns that Belizeans have expressed about the Belize system of government, the Commission noted that these and the related calls for political reform are not unique to Belize.

Large and small nations across the globe have been experiencing a lack of trust in governments, a belief that politicians do not care and a feeling that governance has become detached from people's development.

These too seem to be the general feelings of most Belizeans.

Their key concerns about the system and practice of government which have been identified by the Commission are listed below.

These are presented in no order of priority and are further elaborated in the relevant sections of this Report.

  • Official corruption and lack of accountability of elected and public officials;

  • Doubts about the independence and effectiveness of the Courts of justice;

  • Excessive partisan control and division;

  • Lack of people's participation in the system;

  • Lack of women in positions of political leadership;;

  • The system does not work effectively for the poor;

  • Excessive centralization of powers in the Prime Minister and the Cabinet;

  • Ineffective separation of powers between the Executive and Legislature and the Judiciary;

  • The House and Senate are only rubberstamps;

  • Having a Foreign Monarch as Belize's Head of State;

  • Lack of regulation of political parties and campaign financing;

  • A political culture characterized by fear, victimization, passivity, and dependence;

  • Lack of education about our Constitution and system of governance.

The Belize Progressive Party highly recommend that you read this 17 year old report. the PUDP has done and will do absolutely nothing to fix a broken, decrepit system that benefits them.

Click to read report:

FINAL REPORT OF THE POLITICAL REFORM COMMISSION - JANUARY 2000 -

YOU ARE BETTER. YOU DESERVE BETTER. DEMAND BETTER

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