Thursday, May 30, 2019
Just post-referendum, May 11, Moses Michael Leviy Barrow, is in the news for getting himself a shiner during a fight in the parking lot of a night establishment on the Philip Goldson highway. Not to get himself out of the news, there is a repeat altercation this time on a video; this occurs on May 25. This video went viral much to his chagrin. Mr. Barrow questions on social media, why his post of a video of a youth performing at his Popcaan concert does not also go viral. Maybe the public do not wish to be associated with him as a daddy-picked Ambassador.
Best guess is that this Mr. Barrow is getting paid at the same level as our new Ambassador or Special Envoy or Agent to the ICJ, His Excellency Assad Shoman. Somewhere in this the importance of Belize is lost in the bevy of UDP super-mismanagement cases.
Mr. Barrow or Shyne, without an iota in his résumé except being the PM’s son, has been a part of the National Institute of Culture and History(NICH) as Belize’s Music Ambassador to nowhere for some nine years now. Our US-deported ambassador claims in another post that he made mistakes when he was young. Seems to Belize that the same type of mistake is now reoccurring—just outside of nightclubs. Is this similar to the pre-Y2K event in the USA? Puff Daddy(or P. Diddy) might know. Maybe Nathania Rueben?
The story this time occurs at an event post-Popcaan concert—an artist Shyne figures is great for Belizean Culture and History—coincidentally or not, at the same multi-business building where the previous altercation with a Bradley Roe had taken place; charges for that episode have been withdrawn by Mr. Barrow. The now security laden first Standard Bearer arrogantly—as can be seen in the viral video—moves up the steps to another section of the building to harass the Building owner. Note: Shyne is a guest in this building. Nevertheless, he requests that Bradley Roe be asked to leave since he, Bradley, should not be admitted to this building. What nerve! Much of this is known since the unhinged first son did not care that there were many witness to his social meltdown. A full video of the event was erased in a dubious manner. The excerpt video that went viral to the chagrin of Mr. Barrow has exposed only how he violently points at a gentleman’s face and hurls a personal insult(request, download and listen). The video is in the public realm just as Shyne is for multiple reasons.
Why does all this matter? Put aside the political red flags and nepotism charge that might surround Mr. Barrow due to his father. Put aside for a bit his bid to be a Representative for the Mesopotamia constituency? Consider this: Does Belize need a person who our children should be looking up to enhance their musical dreams to be constantly involved in altercations and then hide behind posts? In 2010, Shyne was placed in charge of music programs for schools, imagine. More music is never enough, so competing with the Governor-General in this case could have been good for Belize.
But, the good Sir Colville can boast Band Fest and equipment donations. What can Shyne boast? A shiner? Popcaan? A viral video? PM Dad? A truly apologetic Shyne would do a total about turn, resign, and achieve on his own.