In many corners of this country, the issue of politics is taken with much passion and held in great sanctity as was evident in these past few weeks where there were some flare ups in the north and the west. Election Day, however, is expected to instigate some more of that aggression and so it is incumbent on the national security forces to be on the alert. In speaking with the Commander of the Belize Defense Force, Brigadier General David Jones, the military is on standby to render support to the Belize Police Department if necessary.
“During periods of elections such as these we are always on standby; we are ready to move. If the police needs any assistance in regards to any internal security issues that happen within the country, we are ready and prepared to deploy whereever in the country.”
Aside from being support to the Police Department, the Belize Defense Force has been tasked to transport ballot boxes from the polling stations. Commander Jones says that the soldiers who will be assigned for this are yet to be published.