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Sep 3, 2014

Broaster Skirts Around GSU/PUP Tiff

The very public war of words between former Prime Minister Said Musa and GSU Commander Mark Flowers has gone viral. It’s the big thing on the airwaves, morning shows and social media. Musa took some blows at the GSU at a political convention over the weekend, and Flowers sent some blows right back, and then some. Flowers actually went on a somewhat political rant, calling Musa a narcissist and accusing him of gross irresponsibility just to get votes. Today, News Five spoke to Deputy Commander of Eastern Division Edward Broaster and asked for his opinion of the very unpleasant, very public battle between politician and policeman. But Broaster is not being suckered into touching that one, and neatly sidestepped it. 

 

Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster, Deputy Commander, Eastern Division

Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster

“I’m not going to get into that fight there. I think that whatever has been said has been said. We on this side are encouraging and promoting the good working relationship with the community and we are doing our endeavour best in ensuring that we get that end game in having the community working with the Police.”

 

Reporter

“With the GSU I think that you would not hear any complaints from the law-abiding citizens regarding GSU.”

 

Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster

“The GSU goes in with a no-nonsense attitude I believe and there are times when there are gangs and there are groups that intimidate the regular patrols and prevent them from executing their duty. Only the GSU can answer for what is being done on the ground with respect to whatever operations they have engaged in the different neighbourhoods. It’s not pretty, it’s not nice when you go into a particular neighbourhood and the particular neighbourhood is anti-Police or pro-criminal.”

 

The PUP has called for the immediate removal of Flowers as head of the G.S.U. because they say he disrespected the former Prime Minister. PUP Leader Francis Fonseca has also made a somewhat premature commitment to disband the GSU.  

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4 Responses for “Broaster Skirts Around GSU/PUP Tiff”

  1. 2cents says:

    Musa is an idiot, just not something to say or even consider in times like these. Rather he should be talking about empowering the poor black people who are turning to drugs. But we know his motivation is power and not the betterment of the people. Even at the risk of instigating problems with the police and the community. Please he wants to police to not question his stupidity. Musa wake up this is 2014. Get a clue!

  2. dats just gud says:

    I fully agree with you “2cents” the cause of high crime in Belize are the relatives of these criminals who tolerate them in committing crime.

    And the media just add fuel to the fire; all the questions asked are for and on behalf of the criminals no reasonable sensible questions are asked………..the Police are not crazy to just enter into a home an action causes a reaction……

    The sad part of it is that overall in this Belize whether you like or not, the real truth is; parents, grandparents, guardians, politicians lawyers, some Police and the media all contribute to the high escalating crime………..until a plug is inserted in all the above sets of people that are the causes only then, maybe only then this country will be successful in reducing crime…………….

  3. jake says:

    2cents I agree I think the GSU was PUP’s baby to start with and now they hate it!

  4. Lone Wolf says:

    i ACTUALLY WANT GSU TO RETURN TO ITS ROUGHER DAYS. THESE BELIZE CITY BOYS ARE STARTING UP AGAIN WITH THE KILLINGS. THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO COMPLAIN ABOUT GSU ARE CRIMINALS, RELATIVES OF CRIMINALS, NEIGHBORS OF CRIMINALS, PEOPLE WHO LIVE OFF CRIMINALLY EARNED MONEY, PEOPLE WHO ARE ANTI POLICE AND PEOPLE WHO NECESSARILY ATTRACT GSU’s ATTENTION BY FREQUENTING CERTAIN PLACES OR ASSOCIATING WITH CERTAIN PEOPLE OR PEOPLE WHO ARE UPSTART WHEN GSU APPROACHES THEM BECAUSE THEY LOOK SUSPICIOUS INSTEAD OF COOPERATING AND GETTING THE SEARCH OVER AND DONE WITH. if the gsu was so bad an harassing people how come i have not been harassed? Its because I am not one of the people I have described as being magnets for the GSU and Police attention.

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