Thursday, February 14, 2008

Belize Shynes Again

A big cheer for Belize as they’ve just elected their first black Prime Minister. (I’ve been obsessed with the wish to visit that country since I saw pictures of it, maybe next year).

Their new Prime Minister is Minister Dean Barrow.

Look familiar? This was a serious WTF moment for me..

And he is the father of Jamal “Shyne” Barrow.

Quick recap, Shyne was Bad Boy’s shining star who’s career was cut short (after just under 1 year) after he was indicted for attempted murder after that infamous ‘club incident’ in New York…the one where Diddy was with J-Lo. The story goes that a dude came up to Diddy and JLo waving a gun at them, and Shyne drew his gun and opened fire ……as Diddy hid under the table. Sounds like Diddy isn’t such a Bad Boy after all. Shyne maintains it was self defense but unfortunately he got 10 years …and I think he’s still got 3 to go.

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

For real...is that his dad?They sure do look alike.Damn!Where is Belize anyway?

Stephanie said...

Belize is so so pretty.Wanna visit.Had to look it up online...Wow!God created some fantastic vacation spots.

Tiger Tem said...

Ah, you found it. Its a teeny tiny country at the south eastern tip of mexico. Its between mexico and guatemala. Its quite poor but stunning. The best place to go diving is apparently Caye Caulker. I had a whole trip mapped out from Acapulco to Belize...never did it, but I will.

Clearly global geogrpahy is one of my unexpected fortes!

geisha said...

w.o.w.
i wonder how much his son affected his votes.

Tiger Tem said...

@geisha...good point. But he left Shyne and his mum when Shyne was about 10...so I wonder if that made a difference?

SET said...

THIS IS RANDOM NEWS, WE MAY HAVE NEVER HEARD, THX. I WAS LISTENING TO SHYNE ON WEDNESDAY, FUNNY.

Bobs said...

Scary!!!!!

Tiger Tem said...

@SET...I completely agree, I saw it and immediately thought..I have to share this!

@Bobs...too damn right!

Uzo said...

Hey....Diddy may have hidden under the table but he is still out, balling nd getting richer everyday...You dont always have to be a hero...LOL

And the prime minister left his family? Not sure i like that....