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Sep 6, 2016

Press Office Director to Learn Fate from Prime Minister

Dorian Pakeman

The fate of Dorian Pakeman as Director of the Government Press Office was the subject of a discussion in Cabinet this morning.  News Five understands that the issue of his employment was raised in today’s meeting, following the results of a toxicology test conducted on specimen he submitted.  That sample was given after a fatal road traffic accident on March thirtieth in Biscayne Village which claimed the life of forty-five-year-old Dean Dawson.   The well-known mechanic was ran over and killed while Pakeman was behind the wheel of a government vehicle assigned to the press office.  While a voluntary blood-alcohol test indicated that there was no trace of alcohol in his system, a separate test has pointed to the presence of cocaine in his blood at the time of the fatal accident.  We understand that a decision regarding Pakeman’s employment has been taken and while we are uncertain what that decision is, we are reliably informed that Prime Minister Barrow will be addressing the issue with him personally.  The findings were made public on Monday during a police press conference in Ladyville where it was revealed that the presence of the narcotic was found in his system.

 

Reporter

“Sir, can you officially now update us on the Dean Dawson file that was sent to the D.P.P.?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division [File: September 5th, 2016]

“The Dean Dawson is file is at the D.P.P. and we are awaiting the D.P.P.’s directives on whether or not charges will be laid on Dorian Pakeman.”

 

Reporter

“Can you comment on the substance that was allegedly found in Pakeman’s blood?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“We have gotten back a certificate from the chemist which certified that cocaine was found in Mr. Pakeman’s blood.”

 

We contacted the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions today; the D.P.P. explained that the file was received in mid-July. Interestingly, a crown counsel in her office contacted the laboratory on another case and then learnt about the testing of the other substance—that being cocaine. That certification was secured because police did not include the information on Pakeman’s file. The D.P.P. also confirmed to News Five that by Friday, the file will be returned to the police. The D.P.P. also said that the testing was done on urine and not blood, as the police indicated on Monday.

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1 Response for “Press Office Director to Learn Fate from Prime Minister”

  1. Timber says:

    So, why did t take so long and who was trying to cover this up? I’m under the impression, and anyone with a semblance of an education, that when toxicology screens are done, they should be reported and recorded immediately , no matter the results Then, why is there a discussion on his employment? He should be fired IMMEDIATELY! Eventually, what’s going to happen in Belize, and I’ve said it before, people should and will take the law in their own hands. You stand a better chance beating a rap with these illiterate police officers and the corrupt system. I’ve said time and time again, nothing will change until someone for one of these corrupt ministers is killed and then they will want to police to act without impunity. I digress.

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