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“We live in a violent country,” says PM Barrow

Posted: Saturday, July 1, 2017. 8:51 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: At yesterday’s house meeting, Cayo South area representative, Julius Espat shared his concerns about the escalation of crime in his constituency and the country.

Espat also spoke about Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett’s comments on the media about charging 20 Teakettle village protesters for burning tires on the road.

PM Barrow agreed with Espat that more attention must be given to the Cayo South constituency and said, “ We clearly live in a violent country.”

Barrow went on to say that “and it’s true to say that this phenomenon of violence is a crisis”.

Barrow told parliament that Government is bound to react in exactly the way he( Julius) has petitioned.

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  1. Ansel West says:

    Violence isn’t the answer to anything Brother. Stop promoting It. It’s not healthy for our country and we are not about that life. Sing that tune somewhere else. One cannot mix apples with oranges to establish an argument. Any part of any country that has the lowest poverty rate with less crimes than other districts is based soley on it’s demographical make up and the structure of its municipalities. So to class Belize City with the Toledo district in trying to address the causes and effects that fuel crime is baseless without first acknowledging it’s demographic, size and most importantly it’s municipal structures. What you should be asking is ‘WHY’ it is poorer and have less crime than other areas to grasp the concept. And gentlemen poverty is the main cause of crime don’t let anyone persuade you otherwise. Your Ministers and their Corporate Bosses know this. It’s time to slap your fucking selves and acknowledge and start WORKING against it in unison.

  2. kristina nadreau says:

    regarding human trafficking………

    The employees of the GOB, at all levels, apparently view their positions only as a means to get money without a concomitant requirement that they perform any work. Police do not enforce any laws. They do use their position and equipment to extort money and drugs from other people.

    The police in Corozal spend much of their working hours in several brothels and some bars. Their only interest in human trafficking is getting sex for themselves for little or no fee.

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