The Minister of National Security John Saldivar continues on a national tour of security forces. On Thursday, the Minister and Senior officials of the Belize Police Department, the Belize Defense Force and the Belize Coast Guard concluded their tour of the Stann Creek District. Their tour of that district included visits to the Police Formations in Placencia, Seine Bight, Maya Beach, Santa Cruz, Sittee River, Hopkins and Silk Grass. Correspondent Harry Arzu spoke earlier in the week with Minister Saldivar on his visit.
John Saldivar – Minister of National Security: “It is a little different in that we are not just visiting the main municipalities but we are also going into the villages, small outposts, and stations that we have. Primarily my purpose is to look at the conditions under which our soldiers and officers work. That is the main information that I am trying to capture so that we can make a remedial work to make sure that the conditions under which our people work are improved. I am very satisfied with the work that have been doing, it is not just the military but the B.D.F., the Coast Guard and the Police. I am very satisfied for instance with the fact that since the year has begun we have a dramatic decrease in crime, we have had very good results out on our borders with our B.D.F. and also with our Coast Guard so I am very satisfied so far and I am happy to be able to inspect these installations like I said to make sure that our soldiers and officers are working under good conditions.”
Minister Saldivar and his delegation also visited the St. Margaret’s Police station, Pomona, Gales Point Manatee, the Belize Defence Force in Dangriga, the Dangriga Police Formation, and the Coast Guard base on Southern Long Caye.