Leader of the Opposition Addresses Economic Liberation and National Issues
Leader of the Opposition, Moses Barrow, tackled several national issues in his 27-minute speech ranging from crime to economics, and from poverty to politics. The first part of his address focused on economic liberation, mental freedom, and the need to go back to our roots.
Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Leader of the Opposition: “Now more than ever that spirit of resistance is needed as we face a new foe in a battle for mental liberation and economic independence. The Flowers Bank 14 did not make their way to Belize Town to cast their deciding vote to stand and fight the tyrants from Spain who had one of the most powerful militaries in the world. George Price and Philip Goldson did not risk their freedom and persecution for us to have anything less than complete freedom which requires a liberation of the mind and economic independence. This battle for complete freedom and economic independence will only come when more of you in this audience and those watching and listening, when more of you find the Flowers Bank 14, the George Price, the Goldson, the Soberanis, the Maude Williams, the Gwen Liz spirit that lies within each and every Belizean. Regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, orientation, we are all one Belize. With one spirit of ingenuity, indomitability, and invincibility that we must find within our souls in order to triumph over the despots who stand between poverty and wealth creation.”
On the political front, Opposition Leader furthered his address by attacking the government on recent decisions made in government that he says are not in the best interest of the public.
Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Leader of the Opposition: “The embattled Briceno administration mired in the portico, corruption, senate investigation, accusations of ministerial sexual assault, murderous land corruption, among other dubious acts of bad governance, has borrowed almost a billion dollars in three years yet we are further away from that economic independence and complete freedom than ever. Instead of constitutional reform that will expand our rights, give greater protection to our rights, give greater freedoms and strengthen our democracy, our constitution is being weaponized to target the opposition and disenfranchise segments of our society.”