Former Prime Minister Dean Barrow Supports Police Commissioner Chester Williams Amid Calls for Resignation
Barrow also chipped in on the recent news reports on the Police Commissioner, Chester Williams. It turns out that Williams still enjoys the confidence of the former Prime Minister, despite numerous calls for his resignation. The commissioner was appointed by Dean Barrow back in 2018, and officially took office in January 2019. Since then, Williams has faced much scrutiny and criticism, primarily by members of the opposition members. In the interview with Love News today, Barrow says in his observation, Williams is quite capable of handling himself under the scrutiny.
Dean Barrow, Former Prime Minister of Belize: “I personally had very much of a hand in that and it’s not anything that I regret. I think Chester Williams certainly while I was there had his faults but he did, in my view, a very good job. That’s now almost three years gone since I left and in that period clearly the Commissioner has had his difficulties. I don’t follow the news closely enough to be able to comment on any particulars because I am ignorant of the particulars all I know is that generally there is always sparring certainly with Channel 7 and he does seem to come in for a great degree of public criticism. He can handle himself I will tell you that, he is very good in terms of answering any ‘charges’ brought against him in the public domain but because the crime situation is out of hand as it has been for a long long time I can see how there may be developing a hell of a groundswell in favor of moving on, in favor of the appointment of a new commissioner. I would not publicly support that. I will leave that alone. I think the Chester Willams I know is extremely bright, extremely savvy and I am convinced that he will know if and when it’s time for him to go.”
Police Commissioner Williams recently told the media that while he is not in the seat to turn rock stone, the rumors of his resignation are just rumors.