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Jan 29, 2019

HRCB to meet with Compol about deteriorating holding cells

Well, since the photos have been widely shared across social media and the H.R.C.B. fired off a press release to voice its discontent – Commissioner of Police Chester Williams reached out to the H.R.C.B. Arthurs says that they have a meeting scheduled for Wednesday to see how best they can address the matter. Arthurs says he believes it may be a matter of management which falls on the department but they will remain vigilant and will continue to advocate for healthier conditions for detainees.


Kevin Arthurs, Vice President, Human Rights Commission of Belize

Kevin Arthurs

“As you know there has been the installation of a new commissioner of police. We have had cordial relations and very good relations with the past commissioner of police. And we are scheduled to have a sit down with him to work on mutual areas of interest and cooperation that we could do. Mr. Williams actually reached out and said that he was aware of both the post ant the press release and that he was actually on it. That he had secured contractors who are coming in and we are going to meet with him tomorrow. To have an initial meeting and then to have a meeting in Belmopan to work on this and other issues. The role of the commission now is to reach out to the public. To have them continue to be vigilant and to have them keep on informing the general public and the commission of these infractions and to keep the police department accountable as

as stakeholders in this initiative.”


On Wednesday we’ll hear from Commissioner of Police Chester Williams about what the Department will do to address this persisting issue. Wednesday also happens to be the first day that the “Commissioner’s Office” will re-open in the City at the Raccoon Street Police Station. Williams will be hosting clinics to meet with members of the public on law and order matters. We’ll tell you how the first day goes in Wednesday’s newscast.


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