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Jan 13, 2015

Is George McKenzie Jr. Terrorizing His Neighborhood?

George McKenzie Jr.

The police department is not commenting as to why a complaint, subsequently followed by an order of the court, against George McKenzie Junior for anti social behavior, has been made. On Monday afternoon, the twenty-year old resident of Majestic Alley was detained and handed the order, which was issued from December fifteen 2014 and would be in effect through to December 2016. The order came following a complaint by Senior Superintendent Alford Grinage of the Raccoon Street Police Headquarters that McKenzie Junior has caused harassment, alarm or distress persons not in his household.  In the absence of any comment by the police, we went to North Front Street looking for clues as to whether in fact McKenzie Junior has been harassing persons at the tourism village. Entrepreneurs in the area were dumbfounded by the police complaint, stating that McKenzie has not been a menace to them.

 

Carol Wade

Carol Wade, Hair-Braider

“All my life I know this little boy before he was born. I’ve never ever, ever see him harassing any tourist; not even talk to a tourist. All he does is come out here, take his little walk, wait till his girlfriend passes by and he and his girlfriend go home. That’s all I know about this little boy. This little boy doesn’t harass not even us…doesn’t even disrespect us. He is a good little boy. So please leave him alone.”

 

Henry Gillett

Henry Gillett, Taxi Operator

“To be honest noh, the whole thing weh start this whole bullshit noh dah one police yo know, Grinage. Dah Grinage start all kinda things. Frist of all, like anything happen anywhere ina that area there dah “Jungle,” they blame Majestic Alley, they blame George McKenzie Junior. Why? They even stop the young bwai from going ina Chon Sing…five hundred yards away. So the bwai hafto move ih house fi go live around there? How you wah do that to wah Belizean? This young bwai noh even talk to nobody if yon oh mess with ahn. If this young bwai come out yah, ih woulda come hail me, buy from Charlie and talk to me wah lee bit and go back through the alley. This young bwai noh mess with people. Ih noh even wah holla at you. ih noh even mess with tourist; ih noh like talk then fi say do wah tourist anything. He woulda come right yah, stand up, talk to me and noh mess with nobody else.  This young man noh harass nobody. He could see yo pass wah thousand times and ih noh wah tell yo nothing. He noh even mess with some people weh ih born and grown with. Dah young bwai noh harass nobody. Dah just the police di come with a lot of simple talking to try ridicule this lee bwai and make all kinda people wah mess with this young bwai fi no reason why. You cannot judge somebody from their father’s past and the try ridicule people. What you want? The lee bwai turn out ina the street to be a monster?”

 

Duane Moody

“Have you seen George McKenzie Junior on this stretch of North Front Street in the area of the tourism village harassing anyone?”

 

Clare Williams

Clare Williams, Hair-Braider

“No sir. Me personally, I know George McKenzie and whenever he comes out here, he comes and waits on the side for his girlfriend. He will run jokes with the taxi men and stuff like that. After that he goes home. I never ever see him talk to a tourist or approach a tourist before. If I say I see that, I woulda deh di tell lie. I noh deh yah fi discuss weh ih do or weh ih been through or whatever, because that is not my business. But I can only talk from out ya from weh I see and when I see that lee young bwai come out yah, he stand up on the side by the car and he just wait fi he girlfriend, talk to the taxi man, run joke with we and that’s about it. I neva see him talk to a tourist, much less harass a tourist.”

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4 Responses for “Is George McKenzie Jr. Terrorizing His Neighborhood?”

  1. say what says:

    ok so let me get this straight…one minute the mother is calling on Grinage for help and the next minute they calling out Grinage for harassment? So the mother is asking for help from the man they are claiming is harassing him?
    “I di cry out to them to help my son. Recently last week, I di call Broaster; I di call Mister Grinage. The last person I spoke to was Mister Grinage ” Jan 12, 2015 – Major

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  2. marion ali says:

    thanks for answering my questions in this follow-up story!

  3. they are full of it says:

    Wasn’t his called on the streets for a murder that happen in august. Please all those people are friends of theirs, what else would they say, channel 5 need to go interview people that dont know him. Something is going. Were there is smoke is fire. Behave.. Say what above you funny, made my night. Thanks for say that.

  4. BelizeanInAsia says:

    Well I am not one of his friends but I did have the opportunity to work with this youth for about 8 months. This young man has not stuck me as a trouble maker at all. He is very quiet. I’m sure he is not perfect. None of us are especially when we were teenagers. The problem with Belizean people that I see in general is that they like to stand aside and gossip about people even if some of the info is not factual. Aside from that, Belizeans do not support their young people as they should. Mostly, people ridicule and wish bad upon these children. I just pray that the Almighty Father looks down on this young man and help him because it seems that some only want him to become a different person. A wicked and violent person. Then, they will be happy. Then, they will applaud and say…
    ‘yes, I told you, father’s own child.’ Heavenly Father, please help this young man and let his enemies fall into the same net that they have set for him.

    Amen!

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