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Apr 7, 2011

Chamber of Commerce denounces spread of violent crime

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling for a cease fire on the streets of Belize. With the murder count growing to record numbers, now at thirty-four, it has become necessary for the association that represents most of the country’s private sector to condemn the senseless slaughter of innocent citizens, as well as those crimes that contribute to the moral decay and quality of life in the country.  The B.C.C.I. says that it has a position paper that was endorsed by several organizations in 2010. The document was submitted to the government and it called for an implementation of the recommendations of Harold Crooks which intended to improve the way the police department is managed.  The B.C.C.I. expressed that the community must also do its part and it endorses Crime Stoppers Belize as a way for witnesses to overcome their fear and forward anonymous tips for solving crimes.  The B.C.C.I. also stands ready to “to work hand in hand with the government and with other interested organizations to meaningfully arrest the escalating violence within our communities.”

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8 Responses for “Chamber of Commerce denounces spread of violent crime”

  1. rod says:

    about time about timeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee march on this usless gov. and pm march people get them out they are impotent and useless lets all march on them and show them that we will take it no more that we are tired of living in prison while they sit back with all their bodyguards getting fat and rich while we the poor people of this country suffer through unemployment high taxes high food prices high gasoline high crime high murders on and on and on lets march get these no good people out before it is too late for all of us.

  2. Earl Grey says:

    THEY NEED TO HOOK-UP WITH NGOs………..attack crime at its roots to kill it.

    THEY NEED TO BE INDEPENDENT ABOUT THEIR OWN SECURITY……..
    sadly the Government seems USELESS.

  3. Elgin Martinez says:

    Until the Guns on the streets are ceased then we can expect a cease fire.That’s where we’ve got to start.Assign a law enforcement officer to every store that sells weapons to ensure that they are not been sold to criminals.

  4. BZNinCALI says:

    Aren’t you people a little late? The rest of the country has been begging for the violence to cease for years. As long as some of you believed the victims did not look like you, you were content to take the money they were spending in your establishments, regardless of whose blood was on it.

  5. Earl Grey says:

    BZEinCALI…………I GUESS big POCKET BOOKS ARE NOW FEELING THE PINCH!!!

  6. Sasha says:

    I didn’t know there were GUN STORES in Belize. Do they run a CRIMNAL HISTORY and do FINGER PRINTS TOO?

  7. sofia says:

    LETS SUPPORT THE GANG SUPPRESSSION UNIT… IT WILL WORK.. THEY SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID OF GANG RETALIATION OR ELSE WE WILL BECOME A INGOBERNABLE STATE AND THEY WILL WIN.. WE SHOUDL MOVE HEAD ON NO MATTER WHAT..THE GANG SUPPRESSION UNIT NEEDS TO BE WELL EQUIPPED, WELL TRAINED,, GOOD EDICATION AND BACKGROUND, INTELIGENT, GOOD INTELIGENCE INVESTIGATIONA UNIT WE CAN BE PROUD OF.. IF OUR PRIME MINISTER KEEP HEAD ON TOUGH ON CRIME ALTHOUGH DRACONIAN IT IS NEEDED AND BELIEVE ME MANY PEOPLE SUPPORT IT EXCEPT THE CRIMINALS AND THOSE WWHO PROTECT THEM… CONTINUE TOUGH ON CRIME PM AND YOUR RE-ELECTION IS SECURE. LETS NOT BE AFRAID… WE HAVE TO FACE THIS CANCER BEFORE IT IS UNCURABLE EVEN THOUGH IT IS TOUGH..

  8. Swamp Dragon says:

    Thank the Chinese for the Chamber of Commerce’s involvement. Hopefully this will help keep the attention of Gov leaders.

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