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June 17, 2009

Dean Barrow Prime Minister of Belize

Dean Oliver Barrow (born March 2, 1951) is a Belizean politician and the Prime Minister of Belize. He is also the leader of the United Democratic Party. An attorney by trade, he served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1998 and was thenLeader of the Opposition until the UDP won the February 2008 election. Following his party's victory in the 2008 election, he became Prime Minister. He is the first black prime minister of Belize.

Barrow has four children. The oldest is rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, born November 81978.( Shyne was born out of wedlock, and is currently serving a prison sentence in the United States of America. His mother is the sister of Barrow's longest political colleague, the Hon. Michael Finnegan). His second son is a successful entrepreneur, and runs a small lending institution. His daughter Deanne practises law out of her mother's [Barrow's first wife Lois Young] firm.source

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