Prime Minister, Hon. Dean Barrow left the country on Wednesday for Los Angeles, California at the invitation of Belizeans living in that region of the United States. The Belizean Task Force in Los Angeles has organized several meetings and fund-raising functions which the Prime Minister will attend. Prime Minister Barrow will also use the visit to hold consultations with medical doctors on spinal problems he has been experiencing for a while now. The Prime Minister is expected to return to Belize on Friday, 25th October, 2013 and during his absence, the Hon. Gaspar Vega, Deputy Prime Minister will act as Prime Minister of Belize.