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Oct 3, 2014

PM Barrow Says No Doubt Conorquie Killer was Guatemalan

The police continue to investigate the murder of Danny Conorquie. But at this point that’s more an exercise of proving what everybody believes to be true. With the exception of the Foreign Minister whose head is buried firmly in the sand, there is consensus that the special constable was killed by Guatemalans. Prime Minister Dean Barrow, for one, has taken off the velvet gloves. In the House of Representatives on Thursday Barrow stated openly that while evidence is one thing, certainty that the killer is Guatemalan is quite another.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

Dean Barrow

“The Minister of National Security and before him the Foreign Minister have been careful to point out that we don’t have the evidence, but there’s no force to convince any of us in this country that it wasn’t Guatemalan nationals that perpetrated this abomination…this absolutely abominable act. I am happy that insofar as we know the Guatemalan authorities are prepared to collaborate with us. I heard the Minister of National Security give some indication of the lines that his agencies are trying to pursue in investigating this matter Clearly the Special constable’s weapon was stolen. There’s the question of trying to get the Guatemalans to try to trace that. There’s the question of the horses and the efforts of the Belize security forces to try to see if they can as well locate the ownership of those horses. None of this will necessarily get us to the point we want to be…the ability to identify with certainty who was responsible for what took place…but hopefully all that we’re doing, and with the collaboration of the Guatemalans…because we do need them to collaborate with us – hopefully we will ultimately be able to provide some sort of result to the investigation that will see us being able to tell the Belizean public who the perpetrator/perpetrators are and thereafter be able to do something about them.”

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