Belize - Belize News - - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » Featured, Miscellaneous, People & Places » Cayo Tour Guides Protest Outside Assembly Building
Oct 2, 2014

Cayo Tour Guides Protest Outside Assembly Building

Jorge De Leon

Even as the discussion surrounding murdered special constable Danny Conorquie took center stage inside the House, outside the members of the Cayo Tour Guide Association stood in protest. They want to call attention to the deficiencies in the security protocols at the tourism sites like Caracol. These guides say that if not for the courage of one Tourism Police officer, guides and tourists on the site on September twenty-fifth might be dead.


Jorge De Leon, Tour Guide

“We don’t know what their plans were, but whatever their plans were, it was interrupted when the police officer that responded to the shots. If he wouldn’t, he is a hero. And I think that Belize, the whole country, we need to recognize that this officer saved my life, saved the life of all the guys that were there and all the tourists. Marlon Monte Peck…And so far, I don’t know if the San Ignacio Police or the Prime Minister—I don’t know if they gave him a call—but I think that he deserves for the prime minister to give him a call and say thank you for your bravery; thank you for what you did for the people there and for Belize. It has not been done, but thanks to him, whatever their plans were…it was interrupted. These guys waited until almost midday to attack. They knew that if they were to go against the B.D.F. that were at Caracol, they stood no chance because of the firepower that the B.D.F. has. So they looked for the weakest and I say weakest in the term that they are not equipped with the proper guns; they have a shotgun. They don’t have a bulletproof vest. And this is part of what we are demanding; that these people that are there protecting us, be very well equipped. You give them the best so that they provide security for us and the people there. And they choose this particular guy, they killed him and I’m sure if Marlon would not have answered, their next step would have been to take control of all the tourists and all guys that were coming into the plaza. And once they would have had these people, they would have used them as a shield and they would have gotten whatever they wanted. One they would have gotten the horses back that they had lost the night before and more than likely they’d have already killed one person. These people, whoever did this, doesn’t have a heart. He is a coldblooded killer and there would have been nothing to stop him from killing any other person.”

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

Advertise Here

You must be logged in to post a comment Login