Shyne was officially deported yesterday and touched down in Belize escorted by a U.S. Marshall after serving almost 9 years in jail for his role in a nightclub shooting in New York city. According to the Belizean, he was welcomed by his father Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize, his mother and other family members. Before showering & eating he headed straight to Princess Royal Youth Hostel where he gave the kids a motivational visit. He said it was important to him because he spent two years in a youth home when he was younger. He then headed to the Radisson where he rented out a whole floor so that he could have privacy for a few weeks. Via his uncle:
Shyne is home. He wants to say how happy he is to be home and to be a free man. He would love to have a conversation with the media but because he was legally advised by Professor Ogletree, he must not speak to the media because he doesn’t want to prejudice his situation with the US government or with the Belize government. So he asked me to ask you that he does not want to disrespect you the media, but please to understand what is going on. You could see the tears in his eyes as they hugged and the romantic situation in there especially with his Grandmother and with his father, with his younger brother Anwar, they hugged and did not want to let go of each other.”
“His residence at my place is two weeks away from completion so he has rented a complete floor at the Radisson Fort George Hotel. So every room on a floor was taken by him whether he will use it or not. He said that after going through the eight and a half years he has gone through, he needs some privacy, he needs not to be around anybody, he needs just to sit down in isolation and contemplate his life. And I think that we need to respect that. If you notice, he has lost an extreme amount of weight.”
Professor Charles Ogletree is expected to make a statement in Belize on Saturday. He is still attempting to obtain a pardon from Governer Patterson so that Shyne can return to the U.S.