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More boots will be added on the ground, says PM Barrow

Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018. 5:51 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Prime Minister, Dean Barrow held a press conference this afternoon to inform the public on the strategies that his government will take to fight the escalation of crime in Belize City.

Barrow began the press conference by expressing that government is angered and shocked at what has happened over the last 24 hours in Belize City.

The Prime Minister extended sympathies to the families of the murder victims and reassured Belizeans that the security forces of the country will work in joint collaboration in an effort to neutralize the crime situation.

Barrow informed that this morning, Ministers from Belize City and security officials met and agreed on a number of robust strategies to fight crime in the old capital.

An important strategy that will be instituted immediately is adding more boots to the ground said Barrow. He also added that the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Defense will be combined into one Ministry which will be -The Ministry of National Security and will be headed by John Saldivar.

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