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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017. 11:43 a.m. CST.

By Zoila Palma: Local and national media houses continue to boycott police activities in Belize.

This came after the Belize Police Department refused numerous requests to address the media regarding major crimes happening in the country over the last couple of weeks.

At yesterday’s press conference, Prime Minister Dean Barrow told the media that government has an obligation to treat the media even if (in his view) the media treats the government “badly”.

“So in a democracy, I am completely with you that the press should never be excluded. And I make the appeal because it is something that we’ve talked about and I know that I am not in any way going against the position of my colleagues,” PM Barrow said.

Barrow also stated that he will sort out the disruption of relations between the media and the police.

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