The Prime Minister of Belize, Dean O. Barrow and his wife Kim Simplis Barrow are on a fund raising tour of Los Angeles, California, and their trip is making headlines all over the Internet. TMZ, (Ten Mile Zone) the celebrity/paparazzi news website caught up with the prime minister and his wife on Thursday, October 17, 2013 on their way out of a swanky L.A. restaurant, Madeo and asked if he had any advise for the US Government to avoid shutdown.
PM Dean Barrow responded by saying that "You have to switch to the parliamentary system."
But TMZ took this as an "International Smack Down Talk" directed towards the US Government and had a word or two about PM Barrow and Belize.
"Boom, Smack talk!
FYI - Belize operates on a parliamentary system (a form of government with no president, in which the leader of the majority party of the leader of the country).
“Boom. Smack talk!
FYI -- Belize operates on a parliamentary system (a form of government with no president, in which the leader of the majority party is the leader of the country).
Now, Belize has its problems, too -- according to the various media reports the country has a Caa1 credit rating -- which essentially translates to "piss poor."
But we hear the snorkeling is spectacular ...
Turns out, Dean Barrow has a serious celebrity connection ... 'cause his son is the rapper Shyne! According to reports, Barrow and his son are estranged ... but after Shyne was convicted of attempted murder, assault, and reckless endangerment several years ago, his dad petitioned the governor of NY for a pardon. But the request was denied, and Shyne was deported back to Belize.”
Before departing Belize The Government Press Office sent out an announcement on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, stating that Prime Minister Dean Barrow was departing the country for Los Angeles, California at the invitation of Belize Consulate and Belizean living in the Los Angeles area. The Belizean Consulate and it's task force had organized several meetings and fund raising functions which PM Barrow and his wife would attend. The release also stated that the prime minister would use the visit to hold consultations with medical doctors on spinal problems he has been experiencing.
Prime Minister Barrow is expected to return in Belize on Friday, 25rd October. 2013.
Click here to read some of the comments on TMZ: http://www.tmz.com/2013/10/18/prime-minister-dean-barrow-parliamentary-system/?adid=hero5