Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018. 8:00 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: This morning we reported that the Director of Administration at Belize City Council, Sharlene Rudon, was the victim of an arson.
Minutes ago the Belize City Council released a statement providing more information and condemning the act.
The statement informed that just before 11 p.m. last night Rudon’s vehicle was firebombed while parked in front of her home on Belize City’s north side.
According to the statement, witnesses saw one person running from the scene before jumping into a waiting vehicle which sped off.
“It was clearly a deliberate and dangerous act of arson, and there can be no doubt that it is directly related to the recent restructuring of the Council which has resulted in the termination of five employees,” said the statement.
BBN notes that hours before the incident Rudon had issued termination letters to several persons who were employed by the council.
In the statement, the council condemned this act and viewed it as, “domestic terrorism,” carried out by, “an agent or agents acting on behalf of one or more of the persons terminated.”
The statement continues that, “…known UDP operatives including the Editor of the Guardian Newspaper and thug Brian ‘Yellowman’ Lord were on social media viciously attacking Ms. Rudon.”
There Council asserts that there is a link between the social media attack and the terrorist-like attack against Rudon.
In closing the Council calls on the Belize Police Department to undergo a thorough investigation into this incident.
“Actions of this nature can no longer be tolerated, particularly in the current climate in the city in which violence has become the rule and not the exception,” the statement ended.
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