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Jun 12, 2019

P.U.P. Leader Comments on Crime Situation

There has been an apparent spike in crimes, especially armed robberies, across the country and fatal shootings, mostly in the Old Capital. While the Ministry of National Security reported a decreased in murders from the period of January to May of this year when compared to the same period last year, there has been an alarming number of armed robberies and near-fatal shootings. This prompted the Belize Police Department to quickly devise a strategy to prevent further crimes. Today, Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño, called on the government once again to effectively address the crime situation.


John Briceño

John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition

“When it comes to crime this government has checked out. They don’t care and they make it very obvious. The Prime Minister could be concerned. The Minister of National Security talks some pretty words and then you don’t hear from him. Don’t even ask about the Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security. They have checked out. We have been offering over, and over and over. We have come up with even some concrete ideas to what we can do so it does not be seen that we are just attacking. We have been saying it over and over that crime is not a political issue.”

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