Thousands of Belizeans visit Chetumal on a monthly basis spending an average of one hundred dollars. With the new mobility law, will fewer Belizeans make the trip across the border to Chetumal? The new law will make it mandatory for Belizeans entering Chetumal in their private vehicle and staying for twelve hours to pay two hundred and fifty pesos for insurance. Those intending to stay twenty-four hours will have to pay five hundred pesos for insurance. Yesterday, the Leader of the Opposition, John Briceno, was asked whether the new law will deter Belizeans from going to Chetumal.
John Briceno, Opposition Leader: “As I understand and I listened to a message from the honorary council of Belize in Chetumal who is pointing out that so far nothing has been implemented it’s just a new commission or a new office that has been set up and they are going to be looking about the issue of starting to charge an insurance but from what I am hearing is that they are already having cold feet on that matter because they are realizing that it’s going to hurt them financially but maybe we can benefit from that.”
We tried to reach the Ambassador of Mexico for a comment, but he was out of office.