With the Prime Minister surrounded by all major media houses at this morning’s press conference, the question as to whether the media would be considered an essential service was unavoidable. Before anyone posed the question, the Prime Minister did declare that the matter was under review. It wasn’t long after, however, that he indicated that the media would be included as an essential service.
Rt.Hon Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize: “Just to say , because we anticipated this, that I spoke to the Leader of the Opposition and we have under review the question of making the media a kind of essential service – under review.”
Renee Trujillo, Love FM News: PM said that the media is being considered, is being reviewed-
Rt.Hon Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize: “You’ll get it man. You’ll get it.”
Love FM and Love Television will continue with their broadcast of the COVID-19 UPDATE Show aired daily as Belize copes with this pandemic.