Prime Minister Right Hon Dean Barrow departed the country today. The PM went to attend meetings with the International Monetary Fund and Organization of American States. The Prime Minister will return to Belize on Saturday, April 21st, 2018. During the Prime Minister’s absence, the Hon. Hugo Patt will act as Prime Minister. This is the second time in as many weeks that Minister Patt is holding over for the PM while he is out of the country. Last week when the media met up with Minister Patt, they had asked him about his holding over for the PM for the first time and if he would be holding over again the next time the PM went out. Here is how that went.
Hon Hugo Patt, Acting PM
You could ask him , don’t ask me he’s the prime minister the authorities is on him as I said I deputize for him as I said my senior colleagues were unavailable at the time .i spoke to a couple who have expressed a bit of shock
I haven’t spoken to them so I really can’t tell you
Journalist: How your experience as acting prime minister was it anything out of the ordinary?
As I said back in the days people use to call me Romeo or Chamaco a kid on the block and this kid on the block is up for any challenge.