By BBN Staff: When mechanic Terrance Rhaburn was killed in December 2020, the US Embassy in Belmopan issued a statement, pledging to continue its support of initiatives in the St. Martin’s community he was from. In a show of that support this week, the Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges, visited Rhaburn’s grave to pay his respects.
Gilges visited the grave, accompanied by Rhaburn’s mother Barbara Humes. Rhaburn was killed just one week after the launch of the St. Martin’s Community Resource Hub which was established under the “Empowering Communities to Empower Themselves” (ECTET) initiative.
Gilges himself was present at the launch, which Rhaburn attended as one of the beneficiaries under the program.
His death was a shock to the community, as he was known in the area as a peaceful individual, with no known enemies.