Prime Minister, the Hon. Dean O. Barrow, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Kim Simplis-Barrow, left Belize on Thursday April 15th for Chicago, Illinois. While there the Prime Minister will meet with potential investors, members of the Belizean Community, and the Mayor of Chicago, Mr. Richard J.

Daley.The Minister of Education, the Hon. Patrick Faber, and Belize's Ambassador to the United States, H.E., Nestor Mendez, will also accompany the Prime Minister. During the Prime Minister's absence from the country, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Hon. Gaspar Vega, will serve as Acting Prime Minister.