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Feb 1, 2012

PM leaves to join wife for medical treatment

Dean Barrow

Prime Minister Dean Barrow on Tuesday announced early general elections to coincide with the March seventh municipal elections. The campaign is now in full swing and all political parties are oiling their machineries. This Friday, parliament will be dissolved and according to section eighty-four, number six of the Constitution, the ministers will continue to function until a new government is formed. On Monday, however, the PM will be interrupting the relatively short, five week campaign for both the general and municipal elections. His national tour is also on hold. PM Barrow will travel to Miami where his wife Kim will be undergoing another round of chemotherapy. It either shows that the PM is extremely confident or he has thrown caution to wind. But recent results in Jamaica and previously in Belize show that early elections do not favor the incumbent. So the prime minister may be taking a gamble at a time when two polls say there’s a very slim margin of support between the U.D.P. and the P.U.P.

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12 Responses for “PM leaves to join wife for medical treatment”

  1. murphy says:

    Barrow called General Elections Early caz he don’t want to call it after the budget has been!!!! because if he do so, then definitely they will be voted out of office!!!!

  2. P U P Support says:

    Whatever happens, or whatever party you chose, respect the politicians family. If my wife was in this situation I would give her my unconditional support. Kudos to him for being a man. This is coming from a P U P supporter.

  3. Bulba Martinez says:

    P.U.P Supporter, I totally agree with you my friend. This has nothing to do with politics. “Who feel’s it know’s it”, Cancer is not a game like the politics we have in our country but, Kim need all the support she can get, moreso from her husband. Been there done that. Stay Strong Kim, HE (Jesus) has done it for me and my wife and HE will do it for you. BY HIS STRIPES YOU’RE HEALED. Take care and God Bless. Ayoh.

  4. redbouy says:

    i fully agree with u PUP Supporter…… respect the man family… it is his wife which should be more important than any other political issue!!!!

  5. WESTERNMERMAID says:

    WISH AND YOUR WIFE ALL THE BEST PM GOD BE WITH YOU GUYS .
    FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH NEGATIVES REMARKS JUST WANT TO SAY THE WORLD GOES AROUND AND AROUND, OK YOUR DAYS WILL COME WHEN GOD WILL REMIND YOU ABOUT YOUR NEGATIVE REMARKS TO THOSE WHO ARE SICK

  6. al says:

    Most Belizeans sympatize with PM’s wife and wish her the best but we must not forget that we here in Belize have a cancer called the UDP that also needs chemoteraphy.

  7. Awake says:

    Our prayers are with ur wife PM…but take a break and come back strong and ready to face the music because you have hurt us Belizeans in 3 main ways:
    1) Illegal Nationalization & Registration…and land to these aliens who just came over the border,
    (2) The Ministry of Education HFLE homosexual manual that Faber seems to be proud of
    and
    (3) Allowing the Deputy to deplete our Rosewood.

    We will remember those things when we go to the polls March 7th..

  8. naughtbbgrl@yahoo.com says:

    Respect to Mrs. Kim a big hug from an ole friend wishing Godspeed healing n blessings to all Belizeans!~

  9. lee441 says:

    I fully agree wit that a personsfamily shuold not be put into politics

  10. what? says:

    if his wife is sick then something is wrong if he doesn’t go with his wife. he is not being carefree, wreckless or throwing caution to the wind. that is petty. kim is sick and needs support. is johhnie being wreckless for stepping down w hen he had his ear infection? no, health comes first. respect.

  11. A Jew says:

    Agreed Awake. So many things happening here and when the PM comes back he must realize that he must also serve the country and people of Belize because everything is going worst!

  12. Papito says:

    Please tell me why, Mr. barrow, please tell me the real reason why this early election, could it be that no money no deh as people di hunt down job like cracy and that the boys are coming, IMF, or BTL and BEL bruk, or Ascroft case di come up. I hate di guess, just tell me mek a rest in peace.

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