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Dean Barrow (Prime Minister)

Dean Barrow (Prime Minister)

Dean Barrow
(Prime Minister)

Friday, April 25, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Seven killings in ten days is enough to strike fear in any community, but the beleaguered Belize City Southside has seen more than its fair share.

Earlier this week Police established a semi-permanent command post in the Jane Usher Boulevard area, nexus of the last three murders in the City.

Today, the Prime Minister announced a purchase of more weapons for Police. But in addition to those, there is dialogue.

The Prime Minister says principals of the area met this afternoon with authorities to find a way out of the violence.

According to the Prime Minister, the efforts are more concentrated than the City-wide truce of September 2011 which reduced crime briefly.

And the recent naming of Belize as the third most homicidal country in the world and Belize City as among the worst cities for crime worldwide did not faze the Prime Minister, who notes that that was then – and this is now.

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