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Arson at Deputy Prime Minister’s Home

A vehicle worth fifty five thousand dollars was torched last night. That vehicle belongs to the Government of Belize and was assigned to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Patrick Faber. The vehicle was inside Faber’s yard in Lord’s Bank when a man who was captured on surveillance camera, hopped over the fence and proceeded to set the vehicle ablaze. Faber was inside the house when it happened and fortunately no one was hurt. Hipolito Novelo reports.

Late this evening the Government issued a release condemning  the actions of those persons who quote, “put the lives of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Patrick Faber and his two young children in danger by illegally entering his yard and setting his vehicle on fire.” End of quote. The release says quote, “The current climate created by the teachers’ strike is no excuse for this lawless behavior and Government calls on the mastermind and other persons involved in inciting violence to stop and allow the peaceful democratic process to proceed.” End of quote.