By Delroy Cuthkelvin: While there are some who for selfish reasons would like history to repeat itself, the mood that existed in 2005 cannot be replicated in 2016, and the reasons are simple.
First of all, Dean Barrow is NOT Said Musa, and the UDP is NOT the PUP. One has a proven track-record of good stewardship and prudent management, while the other presided over the worst period of waste and abuse of public resources. The PUP borrowed Billions with a B with nothing to show for it, while the UDP continues to transform the nation’s infrastructure and the lives of the Belizean people, even as it restructures and repays the huge debt left behind by the PUP who created the infamous superbond.
Another major difference is that Said Musa and the PUP were intransigent and refused to listen to anyone, while Dean Barrow and the UDP continue to dialogue with all stakeholders including the churches, the unions and the business community.
For all the above reasons and more, 2016 is NOT 2005, and the general mood of public discontent and outrage that existed then cannot be replicated now.
The views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Breaking Belize News.
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