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Feb 28, 2020

Condolences Pour in for Fallen B.D.F. Soldiers

Felix Enriquez

Condolences are pouring in on the tragic loss of life of the B.D.F. pilots and crew members and News Five sympathizes with the families of the victims.  This afternoon, the office of the Prime Minister extended deepest condolences to the families of the men who perished in the horrific air disaster. The message states, “On behalf of the entire nation, the Office of the Prime Minister records its gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice these brave men of honour made in laying down their lives in service to our country.” Earlier in the day, the U.S. Embassy said it was deeply saddened by the untimely deaths of the heroic individuals and stands in solidarity with the B.D.F. and Belize. A message from the P.U.P. has also been issued. Leader, John Briceño expresses condolences and pays tribute to the men who died in service to the country.  The P.U.P. states that further information is needed on what transpired and calls on the Ministry of National Security to conduct an independent and thorough investigation with the help of international experts.  This, it says, will serve to assist the families and the nation in understanding the most tragic B.D.F. airwing accident in the history of Belize.  Deeply affected by the loss of life in the ranks of the force, the Ministry of National Security also paid tribute to their own.


Felix Enriquez, C.E.O., Ministry of National Security

“The Ministry of National Security is in communication with the families of the pilots and the crew. Our Ministry stands in solidarity with the Commander and the officers and soldiers of the B.D.F. in the ongoing effort to ascertain the facts and indeed to heal their hearts wrenching wound.”

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