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Mar 21, 2018

No Anke Doehm, But San Pedrana Says Don’t Forget Faye Lin Cannon

There were reports that Anke Doehm, accused of child cruelty in the death of thirteen-year-old adopted daughter Faye Lin Cannon, was to return to court this morning for a preliminary inquiry to find out if she would answer to the charge in the Supreme Court. Her name was not on the court calendar and neither she nor attorney Senior Counsel Ellis Arnold showed up. But that did not stop a single female protestor, a University of Belize student originally from San Pedro Town, from standing in the Battlefield Park, imploring Belizeans not to forget Faye Lin’s tragic fate. We spoke to her about it.


Megan Longsworth

Megan Longsworth, Protestor

“Our young people just have to not forget about these things; life does matter. If it happened to me, I would want people to care, to remember. If this happened to any one of you I’d probably [protest] too; I don’t have to know you. It has to start with our young people and if I stand alone, I stand alone. That’s okay; I don’t mind.  We all have to show love and compassion. None of these issues across Belize have affected me in any way and my family, but I think we have to stand up and remember that these cases are open, these people existed, and until they are settled, I feel like we can [say] that we got some justice.”


Faye Lin Cannon


“So you never ever saw the girls outside of their parents’ business place?”


Megan Longsworth

“Yes, I did. I knew them from around the island; I was somewhat friends with the eldest child; we knew these things were happening. But it’s not only about this case; it’s about everything else that is happening. What is the difference between Faye Lin and me, or Faye Lin and you? We have to want justice; we want things to be settled, and we can’t walk away and forget that these things are happening. And I think that’s the case in Belize; it goes to court and we forget. We don’t pay attention to it. And if it were your child you would want people to remember, to make sure that the case is settled.”


No preliminary inquiry date has been set.

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2 Responses for “No Anke Doehm, But San Pedrana Says Don’t Forget Faye Lin Cannon”

  1. Alex Lo says:

    I agree with this young lady 100%. Let’s not let this be swept under the rug.

  2. Timber says:

    I want to commend you young lady on showing up, even as the lone person. Yes, HOW QUICKLY BELIZE PEOPLE FORGET, SINCE IT’S NOT ONE OF THEIR OWN. Whenever it hits hard to home, then they want the support of the entire world. It seems as if this, along with a host of other cases, will just be thrown to the wayside. Notice you haven’t heard anything about the two incidents, including the fire and deaths at the girls’ home. Regular employees lost their jobs when the head of the helm, Alpuche should have been fired. For as long as I’ve been blogging on this site for a little over a year, I’ve called for her head. She’s inept and a puppet. The staff is undermanned, untrained and a lot of them have their own personal issues at Human Services. Notice the outrage of these kids who were just killed recently has already died down. we haven’t heard anything about the child who’s father took her to Guatemala .This child was put in a facility temporarily where there’s another set of young girls. The list goes on and on. Family Court is no better, I hear disgusting Natalia is gone this summer, retirement age, but I bet she’s going to go stab someone behind their backs, just like Margaret Nicholas did, to get a contract. We have to purge these people from the system and get enthusiastic, young minds in. I had suggested before that you rotate these magistrates and essential workers every year, or, let them be employed on a yearly, max two year contract so that their employment is based upon their performance. To offset possible termination or the issue of contracts and retirement, you put them in a higher pay scale bracket. There’s one in Belmopan right now who doesn’t appear to have learnt from his past issues where he sat on a case for the woman he’s living with right now. He was reprimanded but I heard he still has his hustle going on and understand that he’s the go-to magistrate for guys in the department which collects the highest revenue for Belize and cases disappear against them or he makes sure they’re awarded handsomely. He collects on the back end. Those of you who are thinkers, know exactly which governmental department collects the highest revenue. I ask now, where are Kim Simpliss-Barrow, Dianne Finnegan? These are the issues you should be out there protesting about instead of receiving government’s money and foreign donations to do what. What was the purpose and the agenda of your so-called “20,000 strong?” Tell me, what have you accomplished so far besides gathering a bunch of women together for a show and who have no idea what the movement is about and wasting tax-payers’ money? I digress.

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