If you felt the ground shake on Friday night, that is because there is a major shift in relations between the government and Lord Michael Ashcroft. Ashcroft, the man who has been at the epicenter of an open war by the government in the past three years and in endless litigation in local and overseas courts, was in Belize last week. The occasion was a celebration to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Belize Bank. The guests assembled at the Radisson Hotel and the Prime Minister delivered the keynote address and unveiled the new logo and tagline for the Bank. There, came the first public statement by Prime Minister Dean Barrow in respect of the Ashcroft’s group of companies. In a well crafted address on the ongoing Central Bank dispute with the Belize Bank, the PM signaled that cooperation not confrontation was the way forward.
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