Monday, March 30, 2009

Former PM Injured in Auto Accident

- Press Release, Office of the Prime Minister, Belmopan, March 30, 2009 - Former Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Manuel Esquivel, was injured this morning when his car apparently slid off the Western Highway as he was being driven to Belmopan. The accident occurred near the entrance to Mahogany Heights. Mr. Esquivel sustained severe facial trauma and a fracture on the left upper arm.The former Prime Minister is in a stable condition and resting at Belize Medical Associates Hospital. Arrangements are currently being made to fly him out of the country for reconstructive facial surgery. Mr. Esquivel’s driver, Mr. William Schnarr, was also injured in the accident. He is being treated at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The Rt. Hon. Manuel Esquivel was appointed Senior Financial Advisor to the Government of Belize with Ministerial Rank following the change of Government at the 2008 general election. He served as Prime Minister from 1984 to 1989 and 1993 to 1998.

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