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Belize: A Caribbean Nation in Central America

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Selected Speeches of Said Musa

In Belize: A Caribbean Nation in Central America, Godfrey Smith brings together a selection of speeches delivered by Said Musa during his tenure as Prime Minister, with the exception of the speech made in his capacity as Foreign Affairs Minister and delivered to the United Nations General Assembly

Author: Godfrey P. Smith 

Product Description

Said Musa is the former Prime Minster of Belize (1998-2008) having been actively involved in politics in Belize for over 30 years. Having served as Crown Counsel, Magistrate, Senator, Member of the House of Representatives, Attorney General, Minister of Education, Minister of Economic Development and Minister of Foreign Affairs, he is the only leader to have won successive national elections since independence in 1981.

In Belize: A Caribbean Nation in Central America, Godfrey Smith brings together a selection of speeches delivered by Said Musa during his tenure as Prime Minister, with the exception of the speech made in his capacity as Foreign Affairs Minister and delivered to the United Nations General Assembly.

 The speeches cover diverse local (Belizean), regional and international topics and issues and provide a useful insight into the philosophy, personality and value system of this regional leader as well as his vision for the development of Belize and its unique dual role as both a Central American and Caribbean nation.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 in
ISBN:

978-976- 637-216-3

Pages:

376

Binding:

Paperback

Publication Date:

2005

About the Author

Godfrey P. Smith is an Attorney-at-Law and former Attorney General of Belize.

Contents

Foreign Policy
1. Contending with Unbridled Globalization
2. A New Appointment with History : Bringing Democracy to Global Governance
3. The New World Model, Poverty and Democracy: Facing the Consequences
4. A Century of Extremes

The Economy
5. Getting the Economic Train Moving Again
6. Removing Obstacles to Economic Growth
7. Stabilizing the International Financial System
8. Building on the Past to Create a Better Future
9. Belizeans at the Centre of Development
10. 21/21: Creating Opportunity from Adversity
11. The Moment of Truth
12. A Mandate for Economic Action

Development Issues
13. Opening Belize to the World
14. Calling the World to Account
15. Building a New World Order
16. Touching the Lives of Belizeans in a Real Way
17. Securing the Future of Our Children
18. Facing Challenges, Expanding Choices
19. Lifting the Death Sentence of HIV/AIDS
20. Let’s Face It
21. No Turning Back: Our Best is Yet to Come
22. Steering the Course of the Nation
23. The Engine of Development is Human Creativity
24. Humanity Calls Out for a Better and Fairer World
25. Making Democracy Work for Economic Growth with Equity
26. What kind of Education for our Youth?
27. Towards a Belizean Utopia
28. Believing is Achieving
29. Showcasing Belize’s Productive Sector

Regional Issues
30. The Future of CARICOM in the Twenty-first Century
31. Answering the Call of the People
32. What Kind of Leadership for the Caribbean?
33. We Cannot Do it Alone
34. We Are not an Island, But People of the Sea
35. Facing Security Threats in Central America
36. Greater Caribbean: Roots and Routes
37. Solidarity in the ACP
38. Advancing Caribbean Integration

Good Governance & Political Reform
39. So Let it Be Done
40. Forging Ahead with Political Reform
41. Combating Corruption through Good Governance
42. A Sacred Trust that We Will Not Betray
43. A Mandate for Political Reform
44. The Good Governance Plan of Action

Nationalism
45. Keeping Faith with History
46. Testing our National Resolve
47. Everything is Possible
48. Contending with Destiny
49. An Issue of Vital National Interest: You Choose
50. Masters of Our Destiny
51. March 5, 2003: Date with Destiny
52. Why Study Mayan and African History
53. A Victory for the People

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