Police protection for former Belize PM

BELIZE CITY, Belize, Thursday January 17, 2013 – The government of Prime Minster Dean Barrow has offered police protection for former Prime Minister Said Musa.

This follows an incident on Tuesday in which multiple gunshots were fired into the Belize City home of the veteran parliamentarian.

Musa told reporters here that late Tuesday, he and his wife had just retired to bed, when they heard the gunshots ring out. 

The former Prime Minister said on looking outside, they saw nothing and proceeded to bed.

However on Wednesday morning he realized what happened

“I noticed the main door had a hole in it. I looked down and saw a piece of metal, like a slug”

On further inspection, the former Prime Minister noticed that “the door had been shot through,” and that the rear passenger side window of his wife’s vehicle had been shattered.

Musa who was Prime Minister between 1998 and 2008, said he proceeded to report the matter to the police who responded immediately.

He told reporters that he and his wife had received death threats in mid-December, and that matter was being investigated.

In the wake of this latest incident, Prime Minister Dean Barrow has offered police protection to the former Prime Minister who has accepted the offer. 

A similar offer has been made to the Leader of the Opposition Francis Fonseca, but Fonseca has only said that he is still contemplating the offer. (CMC) Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)