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Jun 6, 2018

Albert Rep Plans Meeting with Constituents on Crime Issue

Tracy Panton

As we showed you earlier, Area Representative for Albert Division Tracy Panton was out and about today in the downtown area, accompanied by the Belize Police Department. Panton says that she has received a number of reports and calls from businesses and residents who are concerned about the crime. She says that while the police will be doing its work on the ground, she has personally called on the business community, schools and the residents to come together to do their part to ensure safety in the immediately affected area. There will be a meeting with all partners to chart a way forward.


Tracy Panton, Area Rep, Albert Division

“One of the reasons we are working very closely with the police is because we have received these concerns from the schools, church community, as well as the business community and residents of the area. We had, a few weeks ago, a meeting with the school and church community, as well as we have a meeting now being arranged with the business community collectively. While the police has its work to do, we also need the business community to come on board and use our resources as best as we can.  There is a concern in the increase of random acts of crime, particularly more recently in the increase in armed robberies in downtown Belize City. The business community had shared with us, particularly the Indian community that they have to close their stores earlier; they have less opportunity to do business because of fear. We hope that if we can work together as a wider community we can help to alleviate some of the fear and put in some safety measures that can help to bring back a sense of confidence.”

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1 Response for “Albert Rep Plans Meeting with Constituents on Crime Issue”

  1. Marie says:

    Safety and crime reporting should be everyone’s business especially if you live in the area; by working together you will feel a sense of security.

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