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Oct 2, 2014

Security Measures to be Put in Place at Caracol Following Danny Conorquie’s Death

John Saldivar

Back to the House of Representative. Tour guides assembled outside the house looking for quick solutions for a problem which could cost them their lives, just as it did the life of Danny Conorquie. And it seems that at least some of their cries have been heard and addressed. Today, Saldivar briefed the nation on new security policies instituted with immediate effect.

John Saldivar, Minister of National Security
“Approval has now been given for the acquisition of two vehicles for the purpose of escorting visitors to Cararol. We are also reviewing the procedure to be applied when—due to unforeseen circumstances—the B.D.F. is unable to provide escort services. The review also revealed that five horses that were confiscated the previous day by a patrol in the area had been kept at the Caracol site up to the time of the incident. Though it cannot be confirmed at this time, police strongly believe that the motive for the attack on Danny was retaliation for the confiscation of these horses. Because we believe that the presence of the horses was the motivation for the attack, a decision has been taken that with immediate effect, the Caracol site will no longer be used for the housing or storage of any confiscated animals or items. The review has also revealed that the onsite security that was provided by the two tourism police officers—one now deceased—and the three park rangers, who had limited security training, was generally inadequate, but especially inadequate when B.D.F. escorts leave the site or for some other reason are not on site. So we have decided to increase the tourism patrol officers to six and to train the necessary weapons handling and security protocol that will be provided for these officers and the rangers working at the facility. A total of twelve additional tourism officers will be assigned to the unit to ensure that six officers are always available at the site. The review also revealed that the security on the perimeter of the site was inadequate and had it not been for the presence of the B.D.F. patrol who was harbouring in the area with no specific security detail for the site, the security on the perimeter of the site would have been nil. A decision has now been made for a dedicated team of B.D.F. and police officers to be deployed to the Caracol Archaeological Site with immediate effect to provide for permanent twenty-four hour perimeter and on site security for the site, its staff and the visitors to that facility.”

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2 Responses for “Security Measures to be Put in Place at Caracol Following Danny Conorquie’s Death”

  1. Rod says:

    This does nothing as usual this corrupt dumb pm and gov. Offer nothing to solve this problem I’ve told you all the only thing and I mean the onlyyyyyy thing that will take care of this problem is for us belizeans to mine the whole lenth of our border and if they get blown up so be it we need to mine the whole border this is the only way we can stop these Guatemalans from coming over but we have a cowardly pm and gov they only good fu thief and beat up women and children.

  2. Hatari says:

    Too little too late, as usual.

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