Government must operate for the benefit of all of
people of Belize and not for the benefit of a political party.
under the Law:
Government must treat every person equally
regardless of race, religion, gender, age, or party allegiance.
must redistrict to equalize constituencies as required by the Belize
Constitution to ensure a balanced representation of the people, giving
equal weight to all voices in our democracy.
must champion the rule of law through its own compliance with our laws
and by enforcing our laws without preferential treatment for anyone.
discretion must be eliminated.
Branches of Government:
Government must ensure the independence of the
executive, legislative and judicial branches of government with
rigorously enforced checks and balances that guard independence to
prevent governmental abuse of power by any one branch of government.
of Corruption, Accountability and Transparency:
All levels of government must be transparent and
accountable to the people, with zero tolerance for lack of transparency
and accountability, particularly with respect to fiscal matters,
a. Annual independent audits of all government bodies with all such audits timely and publicly available in paper and electronic formats.
b. Active compliance and enforcement of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption Treaty which Belize ratified on 2 August 2002.
compliance by all elected and appointed Government officials with the
Codes of Conduct established by Section 121 of the Belize Constitution
and the Prevention of Corruption in Public Life Act of 2007, including
annual publication of reports of their financial dealings.
i. Anti-corruption laws must include penalties sufficient to deter corruption, including fines and jail time, and these laws must be enforceable by the public.
of interest laws must be developed and strengthened.
d. Placing the Social Security System on a sound financial footing starting with a complete and public audit of the Social Security system.
e. Meaningfully involving the public in development of governmental policies and ensuring that the public is fully informed of all governmental plans, actions and activities.
and enforcement of sweeping reforms of the Freedom of Information Act to
make it a truly viable tool in rooting out corruption.
Government must protect our territorial borders,
without compromise and without negotiation of Belize territorial rights.
Local governments must have more autonomy and
control of community affairs with all constituencies sharing resources
on a per capita basis.
a. Government shall actively assist village councils in enacting appropriate village by-laws for self-governance under the Village Councils Act, and
should have a guaranteed share of resources regardless of the political
affiliation of the Area Representative
Campaign Finance Reform: Government must enact and enforce campaign finance reforms limiting amounts that may be spent on campaigns, regulating the use of campaign funds, and requiring full disclosure of annual campaign contributions of more than $5,000 by any one individual or business.