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Prime Minister of Belize

Our Government's BETTER Than Yours

10/18/2013 6:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

READY FOR SOME INTERNATIONAL SMACK TALK??? The Prime Minister of Belize was last night ... telling us what's wrong with our government ... on his way out of an L.A. restaurant.

Dean Barrow was leaving Madeo last night, flanked by personal security, when he was asked if he had any advice for the U.S. government to avoid another shutdown.

His response -- "You have to switch to the parliamentary system."

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 ...

7:47 AM PT -- 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.


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Fredrick Dixon    

Dean was very funny and seems to be having a good time. I wonder who is paying for the Security Escort.

369 days ago


Dean Barrow is crooked just like most politicians. While he is in the USA whining and dining, a lot of Belizeans are surviving on a dollar a day. Belizeans are a blessed people. If you ever visit Belize you'll notice that it's a beautiful country and the people are just the same. While many live in proverty, the smiles on the faces of the beautiful children,living in peace without worries is priceless.

368 days ago

My comment is because of TMZ and people lack of knowledge     

Seriously!!!! your remarks towards the prime minister of Belize is not funny. You laugh and made fun of his comment, but the joke is on you because you have no knowledge of what parliament is. People on your show also should be educated of what they speak about. It just show how dumb they are and so are the followers who run with what you said. Use you own knowledge people !!!!!!

365 days ago
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