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Jun 5, 2015

Minister Elrington Speaks on Danny Conorquie

Danny Conorquie was murdered in the line of duty back on September twenty-fifth, 2014. No one has ever been charged and as far as we know the Conorquie family is yet to settle compensation with the government. But who did it? There is reason to believe that Guatemalan nationals who operate wantonly in the area of the Chiquibul executed young Conorquie because some of their horses had been confiscated. The Prime Minister has said he suspects Guatemalans were responsible, but the Minister of Foreign Affairs says he does not have the facts. Elrington gave an extensive interview on Wednesday on our morning show.


William Neal, Host

“The thing that stands out to my mind, and that a lot of people are fearful, is that  the frequency of these, the incidents and the fact that there are these engagements by the Guatemalan Military that is now extending to even our own military in clearly, Belizean territory. Even the incident, for example with Connorquie being killed. We know that it is not military or who did it.”


Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs

“We don’t know who did it. That is why I am saying that you can’t engage inflammatory and fear-mongering. Right here in Belize City a lot of people get killed and we don’t know, even the police and the media and even if you listen to some of the people who are in official position, you will not know who  did it and we can’t find the person.”


Marleni Cuellar, Host

“But, Minister, even the Prime Minister has said…?”


Wilfred Elrington

Wilfred Elrington

“Yes, man, but I am saying to you that we may not have the facts you could have your suspicion, but in my case, I am not in a position to speculate, I can’t. I don’t think it is helpful.”


Marleni Cuellar

“You consider it speculation that it is believed that it is speculation that the Prime Minister said it is believed that Guatemalans killed Danny Conorquie?”


Wilfred Elrington

“I don’t have the information. I can’t speak for anybody else. I don’t have the information so I am not going to come to a conclusion. If given the information, I have no hesitation in coming to a conclusion.”


William Neal

“I think how Belizeans see is it is that the Guatemalans are creating or committing acts of provocation and they are just standing by to see how far it will go. How do you push back and say that we will not stand for these particular…?”


Wilfred Elrington

“Let me say this, we have two situations going on. We have Guatemalans coming across to forage for food and the likes and those people are continued dealt with, they are charged and the likes and no problem. Guatemala raised no problem, as far as I know, they raised no problem that we took them to court and all. We have another side, Belizeans who decide that they want to go into the proximity of Guatemala for some reason or the other, they want to know where their border is and the like and they go across, but because these things are monitored because of the dispute, we say that this is not the most prudent course. It is only when these Belizeans say they will go, and they are entitled to do that, I am saying that it is something that you will do but it is fraught with danger.”


The public outcry against the murder of Conorquie was huge because it also came to light that a warning had been put in writing that the tourism police were exposed since there was inadequate security. 

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1 Response for “Minister Elrington Speaks on Danny Conorquie”

  1. Beeshua Jehbus says:

    Wilfred, by your appearance, you appear to have seen a ghost.
    The ghost is your fleeting soul.
    Is it worse to die or to be exposed worldwide as a traitor to your subjects while signing onto the central american union while betraying those you were entrusted to represent.
    First one is to be thoroughly existed; no exceptions, then one is to experience an extended difference, then perish and die.
    It is a ‘natural’, karmic, divine consequence to one’s ‘deeds’ unto one’s neighbors as unto themselves, their Will… unto their maker.
    One is their Will. Folks are Free to choose. You chose to bow down to the will of the central bank to dissolve the country while being paid generously to betray your will, your neighbor’s’ as that which created your very soul. What does the mirror test say? Care for a discussion, a debate about the issues in Be lice? The Above network would like to know. They know. All communications are not exactly ‘secure’. As the veil comes slowly creeping from that which takes cover in the shadows of ignorance, greed, selfishness, indifference.
    Congrats to the cabinet of be lice.
    You had your chance while on the grand stage.

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