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Posted: Thursday, December 7, 2023. 11:07 am CST.

By Aaron Humes: Barring a sudden explosion in December, Belize is set to finish with fewer than 100 murders for a calendar year for the first time in 16 years.

Through November, there were just four confirmed murders: those of Leslie Verde in Caye Caulker, Gregory Johnson and Jordan Waight in Belize City, and Canhua Zhen in the Vista del Mar area of Ladyville. (While the family of Ayana Bennett wants charges of murder to be laid against Mennonite couple Marvin and Lena Plett in her death, the Director of Public Prosecutions has ordered a charge of manslaughter.)

That puts Belize at 78 total murders through the end of November, 24 fewer than last year at the same time, but as Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa pointed out recently, the work is never done: “…while the numbers look good, at the end of the day, we are aiming for zero crime, for zero violence and so the work is always there, even though the numbers look good, at the end of the day, we cannot look at people as numbers, we have to look at each family, look at each constituency, look at each area, and try to see how we can harness peace in these areas.”

At his last briefing, Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police, concurred: “…we know that the work that the police have been doing, along with the different partners, is impacting tremendously on the crime situation in our country, and we intend to enhance what we’re doing, the several things that we’re currently working on.”

That includes an expanded system of surveillance cameras to be financed by a loan from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI): “The cameras have been installed across the country, across the city, and they are currently working on the fiber to connect them to the camera room or the surveillance room. That is right here at Racoon Street. We have also installed [many] cameras in different parts of the country, those areas that we knew were problematic to us. We have installed cameras there and we saw the crime rate [came] down tremendously in those areas. So we are doing as much as we can.”

 

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