By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Shyne Barrow, who recently became Leader of the Opposition in Belize, talked about his goal to become Prime Minister on the United States-based Wendy Williams Show.
“My vision is to transform Belize into a developed nation and to create equality,” said Leader of the Opposition Shyne Barrow as he talked about his goal of becoming Prime Minister on the Wendy Williams Show.
“Right now, our system is very unbalanced, and you know people are not allowed the Belizean dream.”
Barrow said he wants a Belize of equal opportunity.
“I want to create a Belize where you can go from being a working-class laborer to a multimillionaire. I don’t want it to be the oligarchs and upper echelon, they control everything, and no one can have an opportunity to succeed based on their talent and their success.”
To get to his goal, Barrow said Belizeans should have access to education and good health.
“So, education is very important. Making sure that people have access to education. Health care. For the last forty years since our independence, there’s not been remotely enough invested in health care making sure our people are healthy physically and mentally providing the medical facilities that would allow that,” Barrow said.
While the hosts kept saying they’ve never heard a story of a hip-hop artist like his story, Barrow kept pushing his Belize agenda.
“You know, making sure that we create wealth because while I want equality, I’m not against the business community. I want to create wealth. I want Belize to be a place where everyone can come in and invest, foreigners and people at home. Once the wealth is created that wealth needs to be able to be shared.”
Barrow said housing should be affordable.
“Everyone should be able to have an affordable house. Everyone should be able to go on vacation, and to educate their children and to own their land.”
Then he hit on past governments, which would include his own party. He said he expects to change the status quo.
“For 40 years we’ve had leaders who’ve taken all the money and put it offshore and them and their families have lived in the life of luxury while the Belizean people suffer. That’s not going to not be the case when I’m Prime Minister,” Barrow concluded.