Belize City, Belize (March 13th 2016):- Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Prime Minister Dean Barrow of Belize to be a member of her Privy Council.
The honor has been given to two Prime Ministers of Belize, the Rt. Hon. Manuel Esquivel and the Rt. Hon.Said Musa. Prime Minister Barrow is the third person from Belize to be elevated to the Privy Council.
The Privy Council is a body of mostly senior politicians who advise the Sovereign from time to time. Members of the Commonwealth are included, but they rarely if ever get a chance to advise the Queen.
Prime Minister Dean Barrow and his wife Kim, were received at Buckingham Palace last week for the formal induction and a short chat.
The Privy Council consists of about 500 people, largely political, but includes senior judges of the U.K. and archbishops.
Members are required to make a pledge of secrecy and swear loyalty to the Sovereign. Membership in the Privy Council lasts a lifetime.