Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Caye Caulker to March Against Crime

Press Release – The Caye Caulker Neighborhood Watch Program Limited (C.C.N.W.P.L.) firstly would like to publicly express its heartfelt condolences to the Young and Badillo families on the untimely passing of Mrs. Lurline Young. Mrs. Young will always be remembered in our thoughts and prayers as a woman that was loved by many.

Secondly, time and time again there have been reports by tourists and residents alike of criminal activity or intended criminal activity on Caye Caulker to the Caye Caulker Police Department. On numerous occasions these calls for assistance to the Caye Caulker Police Department have gone unanswered and un-investigated.

Time and time again tourists and villagers have been turned away or actively discouraged by the Caye Caulker Police Department not to report any attempted wrongdoing or criminal activity on the island. There are further allegations that many officers of the Caye Caulker Police Department are in collusion with various persons who are connected to criminal or drug related activity.

The C.C.N.W.P.L appeals to Hon. Manuel Heredia – Area Representative for Caye Caulker and San Pedro – Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture; The Belize Tourism Board; the Commissioner of the Police Department – Crispin Jefferies for a full immediate replacement of all members of the Caye Caulker Police Department as this police contingent ever in the history of Caye Caulker. This must be done to safeguard the interests of Caye Caulker’s tourist industry.

Finally, the C.C.N.W.P.L also ask all residents of Caye Caulker to participate in a “March Against Crime” walk on Thursday, October 8th at 2:00 p.m. at the Central Park to express their solidarity in combating crime on Caye Caulker. Together we must protect Caye Caulker. End of Release.

1 comment:

jayceebc said...

I visit San Pedro and Caye Caulker every year and love it there.
I hope the increase in crime can be brought under control.
I'd hate the think I'd quit visiting these places because of the rise in criminal activities.

John Carroll - St. Petersburg, FL