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Sep 16, 2019

Opposition Leader Calls on G.O.B. for Partnership in Fighting Crime

John Briceño

The double murder of the teenage cousins in Belmopan, the gruesome discovery of the body of a young woman in Cotton Tree Village and the brutal killing of a male teenager in Orange Walk sent shockwaves throughout the country. Concerns and calls for a more efficient crime-fighting strategy is growing.  Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño, today reiterated that call.  Briceño calls on the government to set in place measures that would properly address the escalating crime situation in the country.


John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition

“It is not an issue that we should use as a political football because it affects everyone. But we have been saying it over and over that the government does not have a plan as how it is that we are going to go after the criminals. When don’t have a plan that is exactly what it is happening. Our economy is in a mess, people can’t get job, cost of living continues to go up. All of this breathes; it is fertile ground for crime. It is unfortunate that some of our young kids now feel that they have to get in to a life of crime, selling drugs or whatever it is and they end up being killed. We have said it over and over, we are prepared to sit down with the government, we have offered to work with the government. To this day, I have offered to meet with the Minister of National Security and not once has he deemed it important to invite us for us to sit with him for us to be able to work with him.”

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