Prime Minister Dean Barrow gave a rare public address last night. It was to the Chamber of Commerce in Belize City and the PM made it clear, that he will not be passing this way again.

The PM gave an overview of the economy, and upcoming projects, concluding, quote, "Belize can certainly expect higher than average growth over the next 24 months."

And then he added, "Since this will be my last opportunity to address your annual gathering, I close by saying how thankful I am for what has in the main been a constructive relationship with the Chamber."

We would have wished to have video of the speech, but the Chamber, which says that it is all for transparency, advocated just the opposite when it kicked our news team out, saying we couldn't tape the event, and even asked that we leave the lobby area.

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