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Jan 9, 2017

Why Did Chinese Restaurant Owner Chop “Chickie Blue”?

Wilfred Nicholas Jr.

A well-known foreman at the Port of Belize escaped death after he was chopped twice to the head on Friday night. In Ladyville, the Nicholas family was having an annual memorial for their son, Barney Cunningham. But later that night, word came to the gathering that Wilfred Nicholas Junior, better known as Chicky Blue, had been chopped at the Green Jade Restaurant, a block away from where he lived. According to his wife, Chicky Blue was chopped to the head as he tried to enter the restaurant owned by a Chinese businessman, who knows her family and her husband very well.  She says she arrived at the restaurant to find her husband covered in blood.


Lois Nicholas

Lois Nicholas, Wife of Chopping Victim

“Everybody from outta di house just race out there and when I gone out there, I see my husband drenched ina blood, blood just di pour down. I say weh happen? He wanted to go into the Chinese shop, the restaurant…Green Jade Restaurant. Somebody was coming out of the restaurant and he mi want go in—dehn mi di close the restaurant—and instead of the guy said they are closing or whatever, he push my husband. My husband push ahn back and dah then the pa come out with the cleaver and chop my husband two times ina ih head. That is totally wrong Duane; totally wrong. Dah noh like dah bwai deh noh know we. We live right down the lane from them; every time we go buy deh. Ih know my husband, ih know my grand kids; why ih wah do that to my husband. Supposed that Chiney man mi chop my husband deep ina ih head and kill ahn?”


Duane Moody

“I know you were saying that it was his hair that actually saved him?”

Lois Nicholas

“Yes, he have long dreads and that dah weh save ahn. Now he chop off my husband hair too…some of ih dreads get chopped off too. Yow ah see it. See it right here. Chopped right off. When ih chop, ih chop off some of ih dreads. All ih shirt weh ih mi have on, bloody, bloody up. Look pan my husband clothes…look pan this…all ah this dah blood weh deh around the collar. Watch this? No man this is uncalled for. Dehn can’t di do dehn thing yah.”

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