Belize PM seeks support of civil groups to fight rising crime

(Jamaica Gleaner) Prime Minister of Belize Dean Barrow has met with officials from civil society groups to outline his administration’s plans for dealing with the recent increase in gang-related crime in the country.

According CANA, a statement issued after the meeting on Friday said Prime Minister Barrow presented the latest update on the current police operations to ensure citizen security and the way forward for maintaining peace.

The Government has also requested the cooperation and support of civil society to promote peace and to address the underlying social conditions adding to the country’s crime situation.

The statement said that the meeting was also attended by Opposition leader, Francis Fonseca and representatives of the church and business communities; the Crime Control Council and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize.

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