Former Bad Boy Star Turned Political Leader Shyne To Meet With Congress


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Moses Michael "Shyne" Levi Barrow has announced that he is currently traveling from Belize to Washington, D.C. with hopes of furthering the connection between America and Belize. Later this week, Barrow will meet with various state senators and members of Congress.

“Good evening everyone, I departed Belize for an official visit to the United States today,” he wrote on Instagram.

“I’ll be meeting with Members of the U.S. Congress as well as State Senators and House Members to strengthen relationships and establish new relationships to further the development of Belize.”

Barrow is the newest leader of Belize's conservative opposition party. He was elevated to this position after the party's former leader, Patrick Faber, was recorded threatening the mother of his daughter. Prior to ascending to a powerful position in politics, Barrow was surrounded by a family of politicians. His father, Dean Barrow, served on the Belize City Council before becoming the country’s first Black prime minister in 2008. Also, his uncle, Michael Finnegan, was a member of the Belize House of Representatives and a founding member of the United Democratic Party. As for the youngest Barrow, he served as the nation's musical goodwill ambassador and is currently a member of the Belize House of Representatives.

Residents of the United States may know Barrow best as Shyne, a former Bad Boy Entertainment recording artist. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Shyne made waves with two top-five albums, Shyne and Godfather Buried Alive. Unfortunately, his musical career was cut short after he was arrested in connection to a New York nightclub in 1999. The talented artist was convicted on two counts of assault, reckless endangerment and gun possession. He served ten years in prison and was deported upon his release.

Since his deportation, Shyne has made his way through politics and may soon follow in his father's footsteps by becoming the nation's prime minister.

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