Leader of Opposition Meets with British High Commissioner on Priority Issues
The Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, met with the British High Commissioner, Nicole Davison and the Deputy High Commissioner, Kate Reynolds where several issues of priority were discussed. Those issues include equal access to education, vocational training, and access to public quality healthcare, job security, citizen security, affordable housing, and equal rights for all including LGBT, renewable energy and anti-corruption. According to a release from Barrow noted that the meeting also included discussions on Belize removing the monarch as our Head of State by referendum and further affirming our National Identity through placing our National Heroes on our currency as a Sovereign Nation. He further noted that High Commissioner Davison expressed that the British Government‘s policy is to support whatever pathway the Belizean people feel is best for our self-determination. Additionally, as Belize approaches Emancipation Day on August 1, the group also spoke on reparations and how British economic investment is one way to fix and repair the historical atrocities enslaved people’s suffered in Belize.