We've reported on the success that Prime Minister Dean Barrow had with his back surgery in California.

Since then, he's been back in Belize recovering, and today, Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega was asked for an update, since he has been meeting with Barrow. He said that at this time, everything has been going smoothly, and that the Prime Minister is recovering at a rapid rate:

Hon. Gaspar Vega, Deputy Prime Minister
"He is doing very good. I am very surprised to his recovery, he is doing extremely well. God must have answered everybody prayers and we hope that the recovery will be on the long term as successful as how it has been in these few days."

As we told you, the Prime Minister's surgery earlier this month took 2 and a half hours, and shortly after he was alert and able to walk.

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