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Sep 9, 2011

Resounding response from viewers about GOB bargaining with criminals

At the top of the newscast we told you about innocent citizens who have been targeted by violent criminals. The blood lust amongst gangs have been set on citizens rather than on opposing street factions since last week’s meeting with the Prime Minister. PM Dean Barrow brought the Belize City gangs to the table to negotiate a truce and provide some reprieve from the urban warfare in the streets. While it has proven successful on some level, should the prime minister have to bargain with gangs to curb crime? That’s what we asked our viewers this week and the response from seventy-nine percent of voters on our e-poll was a resounding no while twenty-one percent agree with the PM. One blogger commented that “negotiations with the gangs do more harm than good. This will only give the gangs more power and exposure and the PM is legitimizing their demands by having these negotiations.”

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21 Responses for “Resounding response from viewers about GOB bargaining with criminals”

  1. thinking says:

    I had to laugh when I read the headline on lovefm “Gang members complain they were disrespected by Minister Boots” – sooooo….we’re supposed to give criminals respect?

  2. reatph says:

    ALL OF THEM SHOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED ON THE SPOT

  3. hmm says:

    well he should have negotiated for them to stop shooting, killing and robbing businesses and innocent people on the street. and they should continue to shoot and kill each other. so, now we have gangs that are UNIGANG like UNIBAM. so who suffers when the UNIGANGS stop killing each other, Who suffers when the UNIBAM stops Bamming each other? I pray the PM doesn’ negotiate with UNIBAM next becase that will be a pain in the …. for all of us.
    But seriously during this gang truce, how do the gang members earn a living? did they stop selling drugs also>? or robbing and killing the innocent also?
    i say end the truce. bring back the GSU to round them up.

  4. Original Woman says:

    Why does the PM constantly meet with these gang leaders behind closed doors, without not even the media present for coverage??? What does he have to say in private that, the entire country can’t hear??? Is this his method of resolving the calm, for the time being, the September Celebrations??? Why is he not on every televison station broadcasting to the people of Belize live, telling these gang members that he will CONTINUE the fight against the increase in crimes murder rates, and trying to encourage decent, solid, citizens of Belize, no matter what race, class, etc. that he will sit with his GSU instead, to come up with improved methods of dealing with people. This is the 3rd time I have heard of PM Barrow, having private meetings with these gangbangers. It sounds VERY SUSPICIOUS. The people of Belize needs his attention and respect. He should have addressed this issue on National TV and RADIO a long time ago, instead he constantly meets with the same people he knows are directly responsible for the heinous murders and crime sprees in Belize!!!!! I thought he represented a better change for Belize. I was so happy for him when he became PM. I can’t believe what I read sometimes, especially when I read about these “truces or peace talks”, as he calls it.it….Very dissappointed and very, very sad!!!!!!!!

  5. OriginalWoman says:

    What a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!!!! This is the 3rd time I am reading about one of those “truces or peace talks” the PM had with gamg members. It is begginning to sound very suspicious!!! Instead of addressing the issue on National televison, the Radio or Newspapers, where the general public good and bad can hear and read what he has to say, he chooses to have private meetings with the gang bangers???? Doesn’t sounds good, doesn’t look good a’tall, a’tall, a’tall!!!!

  6. FN&***&MODERATOR!!! says:

    NO GOV IN THE WORLD EVER NEGOCIATES WITH TERRORIST !!!
    TERRORIST ARE TERRORISTS !!!

  7. Islandbwoy says:

    This is such a shame and disgrance to the hard working community, when we have our elected government people, whom we placed there to do the right things and try to fix our country, bargaining instead with some thugs and criminals. Are we now asking the criminals how to live, where to walk, and what we can do, come on don’t be ridiculous. Unless there are ties between our government ppl and said criminals. Hmm I still wonder about that famous drug plane that landed south, are the gangs hired person(guns) for certain ppl in high ranking offices? Anyways we should build a new prison and send all of them all there, and once in throw away the keys. We the Belizean people and getting ENOUGH government.

  8. indian woman says:

    Original woman……… you sound like a crying baby. YOU all wanted a black man in power. Should have done your research because this is what you get. OHHHH,,, and it will get worse so save your tears.Stop the crying about this PM and do something about it.

  9. workingMAN confused says:

    Who is the BOSS? Barrow works for the gangs or gangs working for the PM?

  10. Elgin Martinez says:

    Dean Barrow is a Jakass,that’s the reason he is negotiating with the gangs.

  11. Justice says:

    Pity the whole lot did not disappear off the face of ghe earth in that meeting!

  12. Earl Grey says:

    Indian woman………NO NEED TO BE RACIST. CORRUPT POLITICIANS COME IN ALL COLORS.

  13. junkman says:

    NO !@#$%^& COMMENT I JUST FED UP OF GOB NEGOTATING WITH TERRORIST AND CRIMINALS IN SECRET GSU GET IN ACTION NOW DO YO JOB KICK THE $#!% OUTA ALL OF THEM GANG PEOPLE

  14. OriginalWoman says:

    Thank you Eark Grey……@ indian woman and you sound like an IGNORANT FOOL…..I WILL CRY as LOUD as I need to…..RIGHT is RIGHT, WRONG is WRONG YOU IDIOTTTTT, the color of one’s skin makes no difference!!!!!!!!!! And can you tell us just what YOU ARE DOING TO MAKE A GOOD DIFFERENCE????

  15. OriginalWoman says:

    Thank you Earl Grey, it is obvious she have blinders on, perhaps she felt from the beginning that a black man couldn’t possibly becaome the PM, so she is still stuck on the COLOR of his skin!!!

  16. Indian Woman says:

    Earl Grey and Original woman…..You are both right. Reason is , i was never say I was a racist. You two take it that way,The truth is…..HE IS BLACK AND THAT IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN BLACK PEOPLE ARE IN POWER, TWO TRUTHS !! Also true is that corruption has no color.But are we talking about someone else? Or somewhere else? NO. Our concern is Belize and what the Prime Minister is doing to the people and the future of our country. That is what’s at stake.Defend the doctor fly that bites you. I will kill it. Know why England pulled out? People are not a motivated bunch. Instead of everyone start looking high and low for a leader who will do for the country…..you all get entangled with other bs. Black people need to STOP being sensitive about being black.

  17. OriginalWoman says:

    And what color are YOU??? The last time I looked, some indians are BLACKER than a lot of people in the black race. So what are you trying to say???? Oh and, I did not vote for Mr. Barrow, I live in the US., where by the way as we all know, President Obama is black too. So are you saying all the murders and crime that takes place here is happening because he is a black president???? England pulled out because they had to. After STEALING Belize from it’s native people and taking black slaves that they also stole from their land (AFRICA), they (the British)claimed and fought over something (BELIZE) that wasn’t truly theirs to begin with!!! And since they pulled out, I can’t say any other PM of belize has done anything so significant for Belize, that is worth talking about!!! The more you rant, the more you sound LIKE AN IDIOTTTTT!!!!!!!!

  18. OriginalWoman says:

    Indian Woman you got the nerve to say Earl Grey and I are taking your words wrongly, then you go on to say in big bold letters, “HE IS BLACK AND THAT IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN BLACK PEOPLE ARE IN POWER, TWO TRUTHS”. Unfortunately, you are feeding yourself with your own lies and sounds as if you actually believe them….Fortunately and thank God, there are people with sense who know the difference between your truth and the REAL TRUTH!!!!

  19. The Honest truth says:

    ALL THE SIGNS AND WRITINGS ON THE WALL THAT DEAN BARROW AND THIS UDP GOVT WILL EXIT OFFICE.
    EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN THAT WHEN THE PEOPLE NO WANT U THEN U GONE.
    BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE UDP GOVT WILL GO.
    MARK MY WORDS.
    WHO DO NOT SEE IT R BLIND.
    THEY WILL GO FOR THE MUNICIPAL, THEN THE GENERAL ELECTION.
    I WILL WRITE IN 2013 TO REMIND ALL.

    LOVE U BELIZE

  20. Inadian Woman says:

    Original woman……mmmmmm…. want to know the truth? Visit Belize. Proud to live in the states? You are one of those who talk but have no clue to the realities of life. Obama is HALF BLACK!! Like I said…..get over the color of your skin and move on to better things. Again…..two truths….. Barrow is black and he is not qualified to be the PM. Two facts !! Nothing personal …… just telling it like it is.Now take a shower and go to bed.

  21. OriginalWoman says:

    Indian woman you are truly STUPID. 1/2 black??? The world still recognize President Obama as a BLACK MAN!!!! NOT a 1/2 BLACK MAN!!!! He proudly admit his mother was white and father black, but he also recognize the FACT that he is a BLACK MAN AND THAT IS HOW HE IS SEEN BY THE ENTIRE WORLD, a black man whose mother was white!!!! Nobody would ever refer to him as a white man you IDIOT!!!!!

    Proud to live in the states, yes for the opportunities and expereinces I have gained here. But also proud to be a Belizean and a citizen of BOTH BELIZE and America!!! I travel home every year, and I am thinking of retiring there. I have property and is building a 2nd home in Belize presently. I LOVE BELIZE, even though I do not live there, I AM STILL THERE!!! With people who express themselves like you do, it is indeed discouraging for others like myself who even though we live abroad, we are still connected to our HOMELAND and have to deal with arrogant, ignoramus beings like YOU!!! You say “get over the color thing” but yet you rant on and on about the color “black”….”Obama is HALF BLACK!!…..Barrow is black…”

    I may not agree with PM Barrow’s method in certain issues and concerns in Belize but, he is a qualified, educated man who could not have reached the position as PM, unless he was QUALIFIED….And the majority of Belizean felt the same way because he was voted in as the Prime Minister of Belize!!!! What he does with the qualifications and power he has obtained, is ANOTHER STORY….

    And I believe that the TOPIC of this discussion originally, was do we believe the GOB should bargain with criminals. You started a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT RACIST VIEWPOINT, and got the nerve to say people are being sensitive about being “Black”. Nothing pesrsonal but since you ARE STUCK ON “SKIN COLOR”, take a look in the mirror, YOU ARE BLACK TOO!!!! INDIANS ARE NOT WHITE,YELLOW OR BROWN, THEY ARE BLACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCK!…SOME INDIANS ARE BLACKER THAN BLACK PEOPLEl!!!!

    Now, You take a LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG SHOWER and STAY IN BED, I can smell you all the Way over here in the USA!!!

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