Prime Minister Addresses Nation on Occasion of Independence - Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow has addressed the people of Belize on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of Independence. In his address, which ran for 45 minutes, Mr. Barrow said that 30 years after Independence, Belize’s democracy is strong and getting stronger. The Prime Minister also addressed a number of national issues and made some big announcements.
The Prime Minister says cheaper internet is coming October 1st - 128K will only cost $49.99 and GOB will remove GST from internet bills. Also, cheaper phone rates are also coming on the way as well as more educational institutions being hooked up to the free internet in schools program. PM Barrow also stated that there will be no hikes in electricity bill and the country should expect lower electricity rates in the near future.
PM Barrow also stated that Monday, September 26, 2011, has been declared a national holiday for state funeral of Rt. Hon. George Price.