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Apr 6, 2016

Entities Explore Alternatives to Curfew

Luwani Cayetano

Cayetano says that the discussion focused primarily on alternatives to the curfew.


Luwani Cayetano, Child Protection Officer, UNICEF Belize

“In that meeting we talked about things that we support. We talked about the importance of strengthening parents and families; we talked about the importance of having children in school, the importance of having quality after school for children. And all of these things together help to reduce crime.”


Duane Moody

“So that is the solution for the problem?”


Luwani Cayetano

“I think that the solution is that all the organizations that work in the sector work together towards reduction of crime. So some agencies are responsible for strengthening parents and communities; some agencies work directly with the young people; some agencies work on institutional strengthening and the family court part of the system. And so it is very important that all of those partners work closely together to be able to find a solution to the problem. We think that those things can happen now. We are willing and we explained this in the meeting; we are willing to work on some of those alternatives that I talked about earlier. We are willing to collaborate and partner with the partners that we have been partnering with and of course with the police. As I said, this is an approach that needs coordination; it needs various stakeholders to be together and onboard around finding multiple solutions that can impact the problem.”

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1 Response for “Entities Explore Alternatives to Curfew”

  1. steven says:

    I am sorry Ms. Cayetano…I know you are in front of the camera and you need to sound like if you are doing your job. But you and the other stake holders you mention have ALL FAILED. If you would have been doing your job, there would be no need for the curfew. But you need to sound responsible and so the bla bla bla…just talk….sad…I say keep the curfew going until…YOU GUYS get your act together…let me see actions and enuf bla bla bla…

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