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Nov 24, 2015

Has He Been Sacked from Post at High School?

Melvin Hewlett

Melvin Hewlett is out on seven-thousand-dollar bail bond after appearing before Magistrate Deborah Rogers and pleading not guilty to the charge of drug trafficking. The school board did not wish to speculate on the allegation, but Right Reverend Roosevelt Papouloute says a preliminary meeting has been held with Hewlett.


Rt. Rev. Roosevelt Papouloute, President of the Methodist Conference of Belize

“No he is not at the school at this time.”


Duane Moody

“That was a decision taken by the board?”


Rt. Rev. Roosevelt Papouloute

“Even before the board made that decision he wasn’t at the school. Even before we met…I had a preliminary meeting with him even before that board meeting. Myself and the principal met with him even before the board meeting and he is not at the school at the moment. We are also planning to meet with different stakeholders—parents, the staff and the student body as well to address the matter as a management and as a board. That’s where we are thus far. We have not yet sent communication out as to when that meeting will take place but definitely this week, before the week is over, there will be a meeting with the parents and the staff and the student body.”


Roosevelt Papouloute

Duane Moody

“Sir are you guys at least concerned about the implications, if true of the allegations coming against Mister Hewlett given the fact that he has been one of the persons in the top of the school administration for some time now? The concerns of the people he reaches to, the students, who are very vulnerable at a time like this.”


Rt. Rev. Roosevelt Papouloute

“Well we will be very concerned. Not only for this situation, but for every situation of that nature—not only for our students at Wesley College, but for all young people as well. What but as I said, I don’t want to begin to make statements that would say that indeed what is in the news is true. I don’t know. I have to wait until the court determines that. But the implications for sure—whether it is true or not—we would have preferred that wasn’t the case at this time.”

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1 Response for “Has He Been Sacked from Post at High School?”

  1. MNHG says:

    If people don`t like you they WILL set you up.
    Some time ago , this year, a bag of marijuana was found at the Faith Nazarene School in San Ignacio, Cayo, and it seemed that someone wanted to setup the principal of that school. Luckily for her at that time , moment hour and day she was in Chetumal !!! By the Grace of God that day she was away from Belize.
    So it goes in life, evil at work 24/7, so very sorry for Mr.Hewlett, who knows the truth?
    It can be a setup also !!! Setups exist , and who knows who don`t like him ?

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