Thursday, March 18, 2010

Emergency Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Hon. Manuel Heredia addressed neighborhood watch presidents

Presidents of all the different neighborhood watches on the island sat down at an emergency meeting with Area Representative and Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation and Mayor Elsa Paz yesterday, March 17, to tackle the main issue that is affecting our island at the moment – Crime. A recent crime spree on the island has residents on alert and many neighborhoods in fear. The emergency meeting was called in order to come up with an agenda of important issues of which to present to the Minister of Defense and National Security. Hon. Heredia is to present these issues to his colleagues in Government and the Minister of National Security who will sit down on a private meeting along with all the neighborhood watch presidents that is scheduled to take place next week. Issues on the agenda included: improving the lack of resources of the San Pedro Police Department, a security and patrol plan for the upcoming Easter break, Boosting Belize Defense Force (BDG) personnel on the island, private and professional training for private security officers and monitoring of arrivals at the local water taxi terminals. (More on this in next week’s issue of Ambergris Today Newspaper)

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