Belize government launches external public sector debt review

After the new Cabinet was appointed, the government of Belize has announced the commencement of a comprehensive review of external public sector debt and related liabilities. Dean Barrow, the prime minister and minister of finance and economic development, has appointed a debt review team. The team conducting the urgent review is led by Mark Espat, the other members of the team include minister of government Godwin Hulse, Financial Secretary Joseph Waight, Central Bank governor Glenford Ysaguirre, Central Bank deputy governor Chirstine Vellos, and advisor in the Ministry of Finance Alan Slusher.

The government of Belize jurisdiction also has external advisors to support the process of preparing comprehensive fiscal and macro projections, and identifying debt management alternatives.

The inaugural meeting of the debt review team was held on Friday, March 16, 2012.

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